There’s nothing like a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning for reading a good book while sipping on hot tea and munching on a special breakfast. However in reality, many of us use the weekends to run errands, put a dent in our mountain of laundry, or catch up on school work/home business.
Since going to yoga is my favorite way to wake up on the weekends, I rarely have time for a leisurely morning. No reading time. No chia tea. And certainly no pancakes nor waffles. But just because I don’t have time for these things on weekend mornings doesn’t mean that I don’t still like them or have time for them.
During the school week, reading time turns equals studying AP History, herbal teas get pushed aside for a large thermos of green tea, and breakfast….well, I’m glad to say that I no longer have to sacrifice my dear waffles and pancakes.
With a recipe as easy as this, breakfast for one will be ready in no time. Savor the waffles with piles of toppings on the weekend or spread some nut butter between them like a sandwich to take on your morning commute. However you choose, you can now enjoy a special breakfast anytime…because, really, we all need a special touch sometimes.
Anytime Strawberry Banana Waffles
- 1-1/2 tsp chia seeds + 1-1/2 TBS hot water + a few minutes to gel
- 1/2 small banana (50 grams), mashed
- 1/2 cup strawberries (80 grams), chopped (and slightly mashed if you have a thin waffle iron like me)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup oatmeal, ground into a flour (using a food processor or coffee grinder)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup almond milk (+ more if needed to thin batter)
- *sweetener to taste (stevia, maple syrup, agave, etc.)
- Prepare chia seed gel by combining chia seeds and hot water. Allow to gel for a few minutes. Also, grind oatmeal in a food processor or coffee grinder until it resembles the consistency of flour.
- Mix chia seed gel, banana, strawberries, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
- In a larger bowl, mix ground oatmeal, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well combined.
- Cook waffles according to waffle iron’s instructions. (Note: this recipe can also be used for pancakes by dividing the batter and cooking it in a non-stick pan.)
*Please note: I will be adding photos later tonight. My camera cord is currently at home.
*Also note: since these are “anytime” waffles, I encourage you to try them for a snack, or even lunch or dinner. Who says waffles are just for breakfast?