Weekends with Waffles

Ok…. I’m sure by now you have noticed my new-found love on the weekends, waffles! Yes, this was primarily due to the fact that I got a waffle maker at my bridal shower about a month ago, but now it seems to be a new weekend tradition for me (and one that I’m pretty darn excited about!). Waffles to me are a little like oatmeal, a blank slate that you can jazz up with fruits, nuts, spices, nut butters… whatever your heart desires!

When I am looking for a waffle mix, I typically look for something with minimal ingredients, preferably whole grain, and without an added flavorings. This gives me the most freedom in flavoring or boosting up my waffle. Why do I use a pre-made base mix? Because it does just that, give me the most basic base without me having to measure out flour, baking soda, or baking powder, and is just a small step that is easier skipped.

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How do I use this base? It is very simple. For 1 average-sized waffle (not spilling out over the edges and a little crispy on the side) I use:

  • about 1/3 cup Trader Joe’s Multigrain Baking Mix
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 over ripe banana, mashed
  • dash of cinnamon

Now, like I said, this is my base. Depending on what kind of waffle I’m feeling that morning, I sometimes will also add: PB2, vanilla extract, chocolate vegan protein powder, blueberries or other berries, etc. Make sure you spray your waffle maker well before adding your batter. I typically don’t use all of the batter, but if you want a little fluffier or thicker waffle, go ahead and scrape that bowl clean! each waffle take about 2-3 minutes to cook; go more towards 3 if you want it fairly golden-brown!

Once my waffle is finished, let the toppings begin! For my PB&J Waffle show below, I use 1/2 banana, about 1/4-1/3 cup frozen raspberries warmed in the microwave, 1-2 Tbsp nut butter, a little light maple syrup, and an extra dash of cinnamon. Play around with taste, textures, and combinations to find your perfect weekend waffle! Enjoy πŸ™‚

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5 thoughts on “Weekends with Waffles

  1. Yong Grams says:

    These airy, delicate and crisp-edged waffles are so fabulous, yet so simple to throw together, they’re destined to become part of your weekend breakfast routine. Freeze leftovers, if you have any, in Ziplock bags and serve them during the week.

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