Daily Archives: September 8, 2010

Waffle Wednesday – A Blogger’s Ode To Waffles

Happy Waffle Wednesday friends!!

This Wednesday we’re celebrating a little differently. You see, I have been busy pulling 12-hour days this week, thus no waffles were actually consumed on my part today. Instead I ate boiled eggs on the streetcar at 6am. For that, I sincerely apologize for the stink to my fellow streetcar passengers.

Instead I’ve enlisted the help of my fellow blogger friends who love and celebrate waffles just as much as I. Here are some of their favourites!

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Janetha

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Protein Waffle Recipe

ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 cup egg whites (equivalent to 6 egg whites)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (one that is around 25g per scoop)
  • 1 TB vanilla extract
  • whole BUNCH of cinnamon
  • sweetener of choice (optional, i don’t use this)

directions:

  1. blend all ingredients together in a blender or magic bullet
  2. cook on waffle iron or in griddle for pancakes as you would any other waffle or pancake
  3. top with whatever you’d like, i use PB2 or almond butter, but these are also very good plain.

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“my favorite freezer waffle brand: nature’s path waffles with flax”

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“my favorite topping: mighty maple peanut butter or log cabin sugar free syrup”

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Tamzin

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“Blueberry waffles topped with tahini and a side of soy natural yogurt. I chose it because I love blueberries in hot food, and love love love tahini on anything”

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Heather

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This waffle recipe make the perfect summer breakfast or dessert as it involves fresh strawberries and ice-cream. It’s also fairly low in calories in you’re looking for a lighter version of strawberry shortcake.”

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Another waffle recipe involving ice-cream…seems I like to combine the two. Who doesn’t love Blizzards? Who doesn’t love waffles? Why not HEABify and put them together in one bowl?”

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Taylor

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“Waffle-witches are one of the best inventions ever. Just layer a cooked egg (or egg whites) with your choice of meat, guacamole, salsa, ketchup, hummus, veggies, and maybe even some cream cheese!  Using a sweeter waffle (think Nature’s Path maple flavor) gives it a sweet/savory combo that’s delicious!”

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Leah

“I jumped on Susan’s Waffle Wednesday bandwagon the second I heard about it and ever since, Wednesday mornings are highly anticipated in this household! My husband even has a reoccurring alarm on his phone to make waffle batter on Tuesday nights! We’ve tried all sorts of concoctions for toppings and while deciding on a favorite was a challenge, there was an obvious lead.”

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“Multigrain waffles topped with mashed bananas, melted butter, and toasted walnut pieces. It’s a little bad. But it’s all good!”

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Paige

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Whole Wheat Protein Waffles

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop of protein powder – I use Jay Robb’s Brown Rice Protein Powder in vanilla
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c. + 2 T. milk
  • 2 T. stevia for baking (or whatever sweetener you prefer)
  • 2 T. flaxmeal
  • 1 t. vanilla

Directions:

Waffle: Heat your waffle iron. In the mean time, in a medium sized bowl, whisk together the first four ingredients. In a second bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix. Spray the waffle iron with a nonstick spray (I use coconut oil) and pour half of the batter into the iron. Use a spatula to smooth, if needed. Cook per your waffle iron directions.

When done, you’ll have a golden brown, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside waffle!

Topping: Combine 1.5 T. almond butter with 1 T. maple syrup and 3 T. plain Greek yogurt. Stir until well combined, and top the waffle with the mixture. This is divine.

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“I love eating ww protein waffles at breakfast because they’re clearly delicious, but also filling!”

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Lori

“I am sharing my protein waffles.  I love these because they are easy, have lots of protein, and cooking the batter in the waffle iron makes it seem like a lot (which the bulk eater in me loves). Blueberry topping is one of my favorites.”

1 egg
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup cottage cheese
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend with immersion blender or regular blender and cook in the waffle iron!

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Thankyou thankyou to the bloggers who contributed to this week’s post!! I know my waffle obsession infatuation enthusiasm may seem odd at times. But I like to think it represents that you can indulge in your favourite foods while keeping it healthy and nutritious. The above recipes and combinations are a perfect example of keeping that healthy balance!

Do you have a waffle story/photo/recipe/combo to share?? Send it to thegreatbalancingact@gmail.com and you can be featured in a future Waffle Wednesday post! What a perfect way to perk up that mid-week slump. Happy waffling! :)

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