My solution to less-mess breakfast before school:
Chocolate Chip Waffles:
1 TB vanilla
1 TB baking powder
1/2 c. sugar (only 2 tsp. if you're eating with syrup)
1 c. milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 c. flour
1/2 bag mini chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together and cook in heated waffle iron. I like to dust the top with powdered sugar, my kids don't though.
*For Chocolate dessert waffles: add 1 oz. melted chocolate and nuts if desired
**If you want regular waffles, just omit chips and reduce sugar to 2 tsp.