“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” – William C. Bryant
As my apple watch closes its rings for the day, I sat wondering if I had a piece of gum to cultivate my sweet tooth– but I didn’t. I thought, I had been doing great with my carb intake for the day so I could afford a piece or two of something sweet, something homemade. So, I turned an old pancake recipe I had into a healthy waffle version. It worked just great. The thought-process behind the peanut butter and strawberry jelly came unexpectedly as I fidgeted with my toppings after realizing that aunt Jemima was nowhere to be found. I thought I would put a teaspoon of peanut butter, and that looked aesthetically unappealing to photograph. I thought maybe some colour would help …here the strawberry jam makes its appearance ..and then soon after realizing that both ingredients will not make it on my Instagram page, I put the two waffles together like a sandwich and took a bite.
Two words: must repeat.
P&J Healthy Waffle Sandwich Recipe
Total time: 6 minutes
Serves: 1 regular waffle
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/3 cup of non-fat milk
- 1/4 cup egg white
- 1 tablespoon of ‘It tastes like butter, butter’
- 3 Stevia sugar packets
- a pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- Mix all dry ingredients together and create a well in the middle.
- Mix milk, egg, and butter together.
- Pour mixture into the ‘well’ in the dry ingredients.
- The mixture will be slightly thick, but still runny. You can adjust the thickness by adding water (if it is too thick).
Lessons Learned: This is originally a pancake recipe that I blogged before (see: Fluffy Pancakes, Healthier Too). I remember raving over my pancakes being very fluffy and delicious, and the same happened making the recipe as a waffle. My waffle iron literally opened up as soon as I closed the lid (I am assuming this is the cause and effect of the baking powder). Part of the reason I didn’t try a new waffle recipe is because I remember how truly great this one was. I made a sandwich with half of the waffle to cut calories …but what’s the point? All things change from here.