Yay! It’s Saturday! For today’s waffle I decided to go with something a little autumn-like, a little pumpkin spice-like: The Squash Waffle!
I started with some frozen winter squash that I got from Hannaford (my second favorite supermarket after Trader Joe’s)…
I defrosted the squash in the microwave. It took about 5 minutes. In the meantime, I got my dry ingredients together…
- Scant 1/4 cup of garbanzo bean flour
- 2 scoops of Bodylogix Natural Whey Protein Powder in Snickerdoodle
- 1/4 Teaspoon of baking powder
I am crazy with the baking powder. You can always use a little less, but I’m always afraid that my protein pancakes/waffles wont rise, but they always do!
Then I add the wet stuff…
- Stevia – 1 packet
- 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of flax meal + 3 tablespoons of water – let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to gel up)
- 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of the defrosted winter squash
I ended up adding a few more shakes of cinnamon and about a tablespoon more of squash as I was blending the batter. I wanted it to taste really spicy.
As I waited for the batter to become a waffle in the waffle iron (I’m sure there’s a better way to say that) – OH – While I waited for my waffle to cook, I made a small fig shake…
I had some figs that were starting to get too-too soft so I wanted to use them up today. I had a vanilla fig smoothie yesterday morning and it was incredible. Today, I am leaving out the protein powder that I used yesterday and I’m making more of a shake.
- 3 figs
- 1 tablespoon hemp seed
- 1 scoop of MSM powder (my MSM comes with a tiny scoop)
- 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
- A couple of drops of vanilla extract
- 1 packet of stevia
- Unsweetened almond milk (till you reach the fill line)
Here is breakfast!
I added some Greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon on top, along with Walden Farms Pancake Syrup (that’s not quite clean, but it’s a syrup with no sugar and no calories!).
To be honest, I wish I had oats to make oat flour for this recipe because the garbanzo bean flour gave it a savory taste, so I should have added even more cinnamon and stevia. Live and learn! Now you’ll know if you try this recipe – use more sweeteners if you use garbanzo bean flour in a sweet dish!