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! šŸ™‚

 

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!

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

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Ingredients:

 

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

 

Directions:

 

  • 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!

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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!

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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.
{ 26 comments }

 

  • 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 šŸ™‚ 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 šŸ™‚ 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 šŸ˜€

  • 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 šŸ™‚

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