Guest Post by Angela Simpson
Let’s get lost in a little daydream for a moment. Think back to when you were a kid, sitting at the breakfast table before going to school. What were you eating? My childhood favourites included Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Lucky Charms, Pop Tarts, and Eggo Waffles.
I thought these things were delicious at the time, but nutritionally sound? Absolutely not! I remember trying to fill each and every little square on my waffles with maple syrup before eating them, something I’m sure would have made my dentist cringe. In fact, I’m getting a headache right now just thinking about it!
Are all waffles nutritionally devoid? Nope, not if you make them the right way – that is, with clean ingredients and without added sweeteners, preservatives, and other scary things found in packaged, processed foods these days.
These Vanilla Fruit Explosion Protein Waffles are made with oat flour and are punched up with North Coast Naturals 100% Iso-Protein, making them a filling and very convenient grab-and-go option if made ahead of time.
Tip: Try topping these waffles with partially frozen berries. The juices will help to add natural sweetness as the berries thaw – no additional syrup required!
- ½ cup egg whites
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ cup oat flour
- 1 scoop North Coast Naturals 100% Iso-Protein
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 packets stevia
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp almond milk or water
- Toppings: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwis, or any other fruit you have on hand!
- Combine all ingredients except for the fruit toppings in a blender. Blend until a smooth batter forms.
- Heat your waffle maker, then spray the plates with oil to prevent sticking. Pour the batter onto the bottom plate, spreading it around to fill in the grooves.
- Close the lid and cook according to the directions of your waffle maker.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve waffles topped with fruit of choice.
- Makes 2 waffles.
- If you want to make leftovers, store them in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them in a reasealable bag or container.
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Angela is an avid runner, fitness instructor, foodie, healthy living blogger, and owner of her business, Spin 360 Health Coaching. Having been overweight, unhappy and insecure as a teenager, Angela took control, changed her unhealthy habits, and adopted a clean eating lifestyle that she continues to maintain today. Her goal is to support, inspire, and motivate others to improve their health and be their best. You can learn more about her on her blog, Eat-Spin-Run-Repeat.com.
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