Monday, May 17, 2010

Not your typical...

Breakfast! That's right. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my breakfast foods. Every morning, I like to have 3 eggs scrambled, 1/2 cup of oatmeal and a small handful of almonds. Sounds like a lot of food right? Well it's what the zone diet says I can have, so I enjoy it daily. I decided Sunday to get away from my typical breakfast and make some healthy waffles. After scouring the Internet for a good recipe, I came up empty handed. I started brainstorming, a custom waffle recipe can't be that hard. We had some nice ripe bananas, so I decided to use those to sweeten the batter. I added some peanut butter, because really who doesn't love peanut butter and bananas? I used oat flour since I prefer it to wheat flour (almond flour could also work). The result was delicious! The boys scarfed them down and even Keith said they came out great.

PB and Banana Waffles

1 and 1/2 banana

1/4 cup peanut butter (can also use almond butter)

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of sea salt

3 egg whites

1/2-3/4 cup oat flour (can also use almond flour, I make oat flour by blending oatmeal into powder)

1/2 tsp baking powder

In food processor or blender puree banana, pb, 2 eggs, vanilla and sea salt. In separate bowl mix egg whites until soft peaks form. Add oat flour to banana mixture. Add baking powder. Gently fold in egg whites. Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturers recommendations.

All in all a fantastic Sunday with my family. I even got to start my day with Pierson snuggles (or nuggles as we call them in our house, thanks to a Cavan mispronunciation).

Big day planned for today. Going to the gym, my in laws come in from RI, getting my hair done, then BBQ with my in laws and our best local friends. It's kind of a going away party for Keith. On the menu...filet mignon, three bean salad, corn on the cob, and homemade gluten free trifle. :). Hoping for a good day!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything special?

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1 comment:

  1. Hi sweetie!! Yes, I definitely did something special-- caught up with you :O) I love love love your banana/pb waffle recipe that looks SOOOOOOO DELICIOUS. I'm making this as soon as I can. Also, dinner tonight sounds magnificent. How do you do it? Can't wait to read about the BBQ and of course hear how it all turns out. Thinking of you, Keith, and the boys with all our love. XOXOXOXO