These are magic (and I'm not just saying that because they're what I was making when I was inspired to write one of my fav songs!) I'm saying that because they are a high-protein food that actually taste like what it's being called… WAFFLES. And they are so easy! I think I've made them 12 times in the last few weeks, and I was actually making the pancake version of them when I wrote “My Bronco,” which is one of those songs that just seemed to come with lyrics and melody all at once, out of nowhere. I wrote down the lyrics in between pancake flips, which is maybe that’s why I love this recipe so much. Maybe my fellow songwriters will make these and write a hit!
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese
- 2-3 T. Milk (whole or your favorite non-dairy choice)
- 1/2 Cup Oats
- 1/2 t. Maple Flavoring
- 1/2 t. Cinnamon
- 2 t. of Baking Powder
- Chopped Roasted Pecans (for sprinkling on batter)
***Variations: Substitute Maple for Vanilla flavoring and the pecans for blueberries. You can also add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the recipe, if you desire, with a dash of milk if it thickens the batter too much.
Kitchen Appliances You'll Need:
- Waffle Iron/Maker
- Ninja or Blender
Step One: Make yourself some coffee, put it in a cute cup, and plug in your waffle maker.
Step Two: Measure out your ingredients and put them in a Ninja or Blender.
Step Three: Blend for 10-20 seconds, until it resembles waffle batter. If it is too thick add a tablespoon of milk, if it is too thin add a tablespoon of oats. (Your batter will vary based on the size of your banana.)
Step Four: Check your waffle maker to make sure it is hot, then spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Step Five: Pour waffle batter in the center of the iron, then sprinkle with pecans.
Step Six: After the waffle maker indicates the waffles are done (mine has a green light that switches to red), pick up the waffles with a knife or tongs and place them on a plate to serve with butter or coconut oil and maple syrup.
And just like that you have healthy, hot, tasty, protein-filled WAFFLES…Mmmmmmm.
Hope these inspire you and maybe even a few good songs!
Food Styling and Photography: Loren Maring