Dole wants to help kids get over produce paranoia with some Monster Inc. inspired recipes

Dole Mike Wazowski Fruit Stack., photo provided by Dole
Dole Mike Wazowski Fruit Stack., photo provided by Dole /
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Dole, Monsters Waffles
Dole Monsters Waffles, photo provided by Dole /

Is bigger the waffle really some Monster Waffles?

Sometimes a favorite meal can be a great way to get kids (and parents) to be more adventurous with their food choices. When you know that one part of a meal is your favorite, you are willing to try some variations on that recipe.

Waffles are a perfect choice to try some new fruits. From kiwis to pineapple to even some dragon fruit, a few bites could have you discover a new fruit that could become your favorite. Plus, with the maple syrup (or even some powder sugar or whipped cream), everything is quite tasty.

Here’s how to make Dole Monster Waffles.

Monster Waffles


  • 1 ½ cups of DOLE® green plantains, peeled and chopped(2-3plantains)
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4 tsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup DOLE® blueberries
  • 1 DOLE® kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Puree plantains, water, oil, apple sauce, egg whites, flour and salt in blender until smooth.
  2. Preheat and grease waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Divide batter in half. Ladle half into waffle iron to cover about two-thirds of the grid surface. Close the lid. Cook until steam stops emerging from the waffle iron, and waffles are golden-brown and cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Cut waffles into sections and divide among 2 plates.
  4. Toss together blueberries, kiwi and maple syrup for easy fruit compote. Serve over waffle sections.

These Dole Monster Inc inspired recipes are just a few of the many options. No one should have produce paranoia. A little sense of adventure could create a flavor journey of a lifetime.

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What is your favorite non-traditional fruit? Do you have trick to get kids to try new foods?