Glad you all enjoyed my randomness yesterday… we will continue with a variation on that theme with my random eats last Saturday for the next installment of What I Ate Wednesday.
“Brunch” (What happens when you wake up at noon…)
Actually, I’m probably going to cheat a bit and pretty much just focus on breakfast. For which I made waffles… Probably the first time I’ve had waffles in months, actually (though my school does have a belgian waffle maker thing… I’ve never actually gotten it, not entirely sure why!).
I remember when I first got my waffle iron. I think I used it every day for a solid week. Lately it’s been rusting, needing so much more than dusting, needing exercise, a chance to use its skills… (If you know what Disney movie I just quoted you earn 20 brownie points, just sayin’).
This batch of waffles was also because I had half a banana laying around and I wanted something healthy. It wasn’t exactly light; the oats and wheat bran gave it a heartier texture, and the lack of fat meant it wasn’t quite as crisp (a bout in the oven would probably have helped solve this but I am notoriously impatient). At any rate, it scored pretty high on the nutrition factor and when topped with some frozen berries and sugar-free syrup was a delightfully easy, ever-so-slightly decadent, and wonderful breakfast. I adapted the recipe from one on Fitting It All In, a really fun blog, go check her out! :)
Whole Wheat, Vegan, Sugar-Free Banana Waffles
Adapted from here.
1/2 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons hot water (or 2-3 tablespoons liquid egg substitute)
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons wheat bran
2 tablespoons oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 packet stevia, or to taste
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or nondairy milk of choice
additional water as needed
Preheat your waffle maker according to instructions.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together flax and water and let sit until thickened. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Stir in almond milk and “egg” until just combined. If the batter seems too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water (this may also change the texture of the waffle). Add extra sweetener to taste, but make sure not to over-mix your batter!
Spray waffle maker with nonstick spray and cook waffle according to instructions.
Put some berries on it, or some syrup, or some chocolate, or some peanut butter, or whatever your little heart desires.
Without toppings, this has 264 calories, 10 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber. Not too shabby.
I kind of snacked for awhile so dinner was low-key. And by low-key I mean I ate half of a butternut squash because it was my last day at home. The pictures aren’t the best and I put too much salt so I didn’t get the delightful sweetness, but that’s okay. It was still butternutty and delicious. ;)
I also put some of it in a wrap, because I’m minorly obsessed with wraps. In case you didn’t remember.
And because I was in a sweets-loving mood I had a late-night snack of pancakes. Again not super photogenic. But that’s okay.
Eat anything good lately? What’s your favorite waffle topping?
Can you guess the Disney movie? It’s my favorite ;)