The Super Waffle

We love breakfast around here, I mean really love breakfast. We’re always making something yummy, from green monster smoothies, to avocado egg toast, to ebelskivers. The past couple of weeks we have been on a green monster smoothie kick, and with Tex’s less than enthusiastic response to another one, I decided to make to create something else.

The challenge: a healthy, filling waffle, that remained lighter on calories.

It’s Waffle Madness!

To my surprise, it was easier than I could have imagined. I added sweetness with berries (not refined sugar), and kept it low fat with unsweetened applesauce (not butter or oil). The result was pretty fabulous–just crisp enough on the outside, but soft and slightly gooey on the inside (from the berries, not undercooking). I also added some additional protein and fiber with chia seeds.

Pink batter? Always yes.

Tex said it was possibly the best waffle he’s ever had. I’ll take it.

My waffle has superpowers.

Pal’s Protein and Fiber Waffle Wonder: (Makes 2)

Ingredients:
Waffle iron
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Dash of kosher salt
1 egg
1/2 c berries
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cooking spray

Directions:
Combine wet ingredients and let sit for a few minutes to let berries break down ever so slightly. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and whisk until incorporated.

Heat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Scoop half of the batter in to the iron and cook until done (I’m willing to bet cooking times can vary quite a bit here, but my Presto Flip Side took 3 minutes).

Top with whatever your heart desires. We use sugar-free pancake syrup (I know, artificial sweeteners are awful, but some things {like 10 calorie pancake syrup}, are really hard to part with).

Nutrition Info (per waffle):
198 calories, 5.1g fat, 29.9g carbs, 3.5g sugar, 7.3g fiber, 8.8g protein

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