Steven Universe

Episode: Together Breakfast
Even More Together Breakfast

I’d like to say that I’ve been a fan of Steven Universe since the show started, but then I’d be lying. Actually, I was quite late to the party. I was having trouble adjusting to newer shows, so I didn’t even give Steven a chance. But it’s not right for me to say I don’t like a show if I haven’t tried it, so I watched one episode. Then one more. And another and another and now here I am all caught up with everyone else. I felt so silly for thinking that the show had nothing to offer me because it has something for everyone. It’s weird and silly but serious and action-packed. Plus the characters are all so different, be it personalities, abilities, sizes, shapes, colors, whatever. And the amount of heart this show has surprised me. I love Steven’s relationship with the Gems and after I watched “Together Breakfast,” I knew I was hooked on the show.

The episode, just like the title food, is fun and sweet. Steven wakes up to an empty house and starts making breakfast. He’s got four toaster waffles with syrup. (Okay.) When he finds that the Gems still aren’t home, he adds some microwave popcorn. (Interesting.) The house is still empty. What does Steven do? He adds some whipped cream. (Now it’s out of control!) But wait, there’s more! He tops it all off with a strawberry. Now Steven comes to the conclusion that this is too good to be eaten alone. This is a “Together Breakfast” which should be eaten with the Gems like best buds. But when the Gems return, Steven’s breakfast gets turned down and ignored. Not letting that deter him, Steven follows Pearl into her room in the hopes of getting everyone together before his Together Breakfast becomes Together Brunch. This leads to him getting caught up in a waterfall, being chased by Amethyst, and sliding down to the bottom of the Crystal Temple. And just when everyone is together, they have to fight a smoke monster that takes refuge in the Together Breakfast. (“Now it has all the power of a breakfast. We have to destroy it.”) After the battle, they make a Together Breakfast that’s even more together and even more breakfast.

Recipe makes one shareable breakfast.


8 toaster waffles

1-2 bags microwave popcorn

Maple syrup

Canned whipped cream




Alright, this one’s easy. Toast the waffles according to the directions on the box. Place the waffles on a plate in two stacks of 4. Drizzle maple syrup over the waffles. Pop popcorn according to the instructions on the box/bag. Dump as much popcorn as you desire over the sticky waffles. Top with whipped cream and a strawberry. Now you can finally eat!

Steven Universe Together BreakfastSteven Universe More Together Bfst

Okay, so Steven and the Gems decide not to eat the Together Breakfast after all. (“Pizza’s a better idea.”) The Together Breakfast looks great! How can they pass that up? Well, it did try to kill them, so I guess I understand. But I live for food like this so whether I had to fight it or not, I’m eating it. Seeing Steven build the original Together Breakfast made me smile because I’ve been in his sandals and done the similar things. Just not with waffles and popcorn. Too bad the idea of eating the Together Breakfast is now ruined for Steven and the Gems because it’s even more fun to eat than it is to make. But it still brings them together, so it’s not a complete waste.


Tune in next week for more Cartoon Cravings!



  1. Jay Borenstein · May 15, 2017

    Holy shit, you actually made that!? I love SU, one of my favorite cartoons.

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    • cartooncravings · May 15, 2017

      It’s such a mess, but so fun! I’m crazy about Steven Universe, so this won’t be the last food I make from the show!

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      • Jay Borenstein · May 15, 2017

        My girlfriend actually had an SU cake made for my bday last year, banana cake with fondant. So good. Looking forward to seeing more cartoon edibles. Maybe the everything burrito from Adventure Time?


      • cartooncravings · May 15, 2017

        I bet that was great! Thanks for taking an interest in Cartoon Cravings! I’ve been eyeing up that burrito, so I need to start working on that!

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  2. Pop Culture Literary · May 20, 2017

    It makes you wonder if concoctions like this are a regular from Steven. And then, did he come up with the combining food concept, or did Amathyst teach him? It does seem like her kind of crazy food mess, but with way more heart! I hope this was fun to eat, and didn’t try to kill you.

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    • cartooncravings · May 20, 2017

      I hadn’t even thought about that! Amethyst does have some strange tastes. (I’m going to have to make that burrito!) I was prepared for a fight, but my Together Breakfast didn’t try to attack me once!


      • Pop Culture Literary · May 20, 2017

        I would encourage making the burrito, but it might actually kill you! That one doesn’t even have to attack to do the job.

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