Waffle Stuffing

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Good morning! I am up bright and chipper–one hour earlier than normal! I’ve got a proposal due in the afternoon, so I need to start work ASAP…. looks like today is going to be a two cup coffee day! 🙂


I made Waffle Stuffing for breakfast this AM.  I call this dish Waffle Stuffing because it looks like stuffing and has the same consistency of stuffing…  Also, I find it hard to control myself around stuffing at Thanksgiving (and why should I, seriously!?), and I have to fight the same urge to shove this breakfast down my throat! MMMMM It’s delicious!


For those of you who hate the consistency of oatmeal or just need a oatmeal break, this may be a good hot breakfast alternative!




  • 2 frozen WW waffles
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • Toppings:  chopped almonds, drizzle of maple syrup




  • Toast waffles as your normally would.
  • In a saucepan, heat milk + sliced banana.
  • While waiting for the milk to boil, dice waffles into small 1-inch pieces.
  • When milk boils, add waffle slices and stir rapidly 10 times with a spoon.
  • Remove from heat, serve in bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!


I had a nice cup of coffee (#1!) on the side.


The consistency and sweet flavor of this dish is so  amazing.   Sometimes you just have to think outside the frozen waffle box!


Fun Facts of the Day


Oprah was filled with fun exercise and nutritional facts.  Here are some of my favorites from this month’s magazine:


  • Question: Should you skip your workout or not?  Answer:  Unless your fatigue is accompanied by a sign of illness or injury, exercise will help you ditch the lack of energy….when women and men work out for 20 minutes a day, three days a week, they reduced their fatigue by half and boasted energy by 20% compared to non-exercising peers.   Exercises releases chemicals that jump-start parts of the brain associated with fatigue and energy. 


  • Question: I’ve been straining nonfat yogurt and pouring off the whey to get a thicker consistency.  Am I diminishing the nutritional value of the yogurt?  Answer:  Whey is the white liquid that accumulates at the top of plain yogurt.  Whey contains only a small amount of calcium; however, if you strain the yogurt for several hours using a cheesecloth, about half of the calcium goes down the drain.  Bottom line:  Mix the whey in!


  • New research suggests that people who consumed an apple 15 minutes before lunch ate nearly 190 calories fewer during their mid-day meal, compared to individuals who’d taken in the same # of calories (125) in the form of applesauce, fiber-fortified apple juice, and plain apple juice.  Not all calories are created equal — a whole apple feels like more because its packed with fiber and nutrients.


  • VeggieGirl October 14, 2008, 3:58 am

    Hooray for a bright & chipper morning, and for yet ANOTHER fabulous breakfast creation – yum!!

    GRRRREAT fun facts!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Happy Tuesday!!

  • D10 October 14, 2008, 4:32 am

    the title of this post got me. I love Thanksgiving and love stuffing! Great recipe.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 14, 2008, 5:30 am

    fun facts, thanks for sharing.

    i hate stuffing, but this brekkie looks really good~

  • Bridget October 14, 2008, 5:31 am

    This sounds like a great breakfast for when I can’t decide if I want oatmeal or waffles!

  • Meghann October 14, 2008, 5:55 am

    Wow, you’re so creative! I will have to try this (minus the bannana) I wonder if any apple would be just as good. I shall experiment!

  • just me October 14, 2008, 6:09 am

    yay for creative recipe ideas!!!!

    and love the facts! glad you posted them!

  • Rose October 14, 2008, 6:17 am

    Good title for this dish – it definitely looks like stuffing (and also looks delicious!)

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 14, 2008, 6:18 am

    meghann – i bet canned pears (packed in juice and strained) would taste better than apples with my waffle stuffing.

  • B_Hlthy October 14, 2008, 6:27 am

    Such a fabulous idea Caitlin!! I love stuffing, and was starting to think of ways to “mix it up” (literally?!)

    Loves It!

  • tfh October 14, 2008, 6:29 am

    Yummy breakfast and cool facts. Good luck with the proposal!

  • Meg October 14, 2008, 6:55 am

    I think I just might have to try your waffle stuffing!

    Thanks for all the fun facts!

  • Girl on Top October 14, 2008, 7:04 am

    That’s nice to know about the yogurt!

  • Amanda October 14, 2008, 7:08 am

    YUM that looks delicious! I sadly think that I’ve burnt myself out on the oatmeal front for a little. I’ve been doing the yogurt/pumpkin/fiber one/banana mix, but this looks AWESOME! Thanks for the good idea!

  • *Andrea* October 14, 2008, 7:59 am

    you are so creative!!! make a cookbook FOR ME please 🙂 seriously though, waffle stuffing is such great idea. i always end up overeating stuffing on thanksgiving but with this recipe i would feel good about it since it’s so healthy! yayyy.

    today is definitely a 2cup coffee day for me too haha. do you usually drink your coffee black???

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 14, 2008, 8:01 am

    yummy idea for a hot bfast! Way to get up so early:) I think when I eat an apple anytime I am starved about an hour later, maybe my body just works differently…lol..

  • Kath October 14, 2008, 8:02 am

    Interesting waffle creation!!

    And I will continue to pour off the whey – I HAD that liquid!!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 14, 2008, 8:07 am

    andrea – awww thanks! i usually drink my coffee with half and half and stevia.

    kath – your whey, right away! (couldn’t help it)

  • Zesty Cook October 14, 2008, 8:08 am

    Well I have to admit – I was chipper this morning as well… and no coffee 🙂 I love your post…. great breakfast – but I love your question and answers – great blog!!

  • Jordan October 14, 2008, 8:08 am

    Wow, that’s really creative.

    Also, I just happen to make the best stuffing in the entire universe with sausage and apples and cranberries. I should probably make you some =P

  • amy. October 14, 2008, 9:15 am

    Wow, what a creative idea…This seems like something I would total eat! I love waffles, and the consistency of this seems soooo good. And its easy enough for even me to make! Thanks 😀

  • whatiateyesterday October 14, 2008, 9:49 am

    Very intresting use of waffles!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 14, 2008, 10:00 am

    lol awww thanks guys. the concept came to me in my sleep.

  • jen October 14, 2008, 10:00 am

    Waffle stuffing! You are brilliant!!

  • Erin of Care to Eat October 14, 2008, 10:09 am

    That looks good! I wonder if I could add an apple to it. Or dried cran!

  • Natalie Rae October 14, 2008, 11:23 am

    yum yum yum- thanks for the fun recipe! I am addicted to bread pudding which has a similar consistency and ingredient base 🙂

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