Just can’t get enough: Waffles

Waffles. My new obsession. Not sure what it is about them. Is it that warm flaky middle? Those dark rough crevasses? The highs and lows of the terrain? No idea. They’re just good.

It seems (for the last few weekends) that I have been yearning for those golden (well, mine are dark brown), crisp, fluffy waffles. During the week, I can’t wait for the weekend to finally roll around (among other reasons) to make a batch of waffles. Protein waffles of course.

Protein Waffles (Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free)

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate hemp protein powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate whey protein powder (not my first choice but it was high in protein, low in carbs, and flavored yummy…)
  • 1 heaping tbsp maca powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pasturized egg whites (or egg equiv)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 drops chocolate stevia

Mix all dry ingredient together. Mix all wet ingredients together. Mix dry ingredients into wet, until just incorporated, and you’re ready for the waffle maker. 😉

Ready for the World’s best topping? Ready for magic in the making? It’s Monday, I bet you’re ready for a nap. Anyway, I was out of pure maple syrup and needed a quick fix for the topping to my wonderful protein-filled waffles. So, after a quick raid of the fridge, pantry, Katie‘s Cashini recommendation, and laundry room (um, scratch that last one), I came up with this:

Strawhini

single serving size:

  • 5 very ripe strawberries cut up into pieces and mashed
  • 1 tbsp sesame Tahini
  • pinch salt
  • dash vanilla

Mix and dish. Mmmm.

Protein Waffles topped with Strawhini and drizzled with yacon syrup

Aside from the amazing waffle experience I had, this weekend was so nice. The boyfriend was out of town camping, so I had the house to myself to cook, bake, clean, exercise, read, and relax. Yes, those are all things I do on my spare time. As Kaite puts it, I’m a rockstar. 😉 And since Sascha (boyfriend) took the camera this weekend, all of these pictures are from my Iphone. Not too bad of pictures either.

So, as I mentioned, I relaxed this weekend. I had a great time attending a weekend CrossFit class, getting a PR in front squats. I ran 9 miles for a half marathon I am running with my sister this coming weekend. I did A LOT of cleaning and gardening, baking, and cooking. And yes, I have a few great recipes to share. One, a muffin recipe, that I think is one of the best muffins I’ve ever had. Get excited! 😉

And since it’s Monday, I’ll leave you with this…

Enjoy you’re Monday!

What was your PR (personal record or personal best) this weekend?? This can be anything!