Delicious & healthy quinoa waffles make a powerful breakfast that’s full of protein. Add some fresh berries for antioxidants & bananas for potassium to start your day on the right foot!
Happy Spring! It’s a beautiful day, blue sky & going into the 80’s. Who could ask for anything more?
So feeling all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, as my Dad would say, I wanted to make something special for breakfast. We love waffles in this house but, since we are trying to eat healthier, I had to find a way that we could keep to our healthier eating and have our waffles too.
Well, as you might have guessed if you follow us regularly, my go-to health food is quinoa (pronounced keen-wah, just so you don’t happen to say it wrong and have everyone jump on your case for not knowing). We love it in our household and it fits the bill for so many things – use in lieu of rice, noodles, bulgur wheat and even as a baking grain in breads.
Are you asking yourself at this point what is so good about quinoa? Let me tell you! Quinoa is a protein-packed, nutty-tasting grain that contains a perfect balance of every amino acid, which makes it one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein source. It is rich in lysine, which promotes healthy tissue growth, and is a good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium and fiber. Now you know why I chose it to make my waffles healthier.
I also found out, after many unsuccessful tries, that cornstarch is the main ingredient that helps make your waffles crunchy on the outside. You still need to use a good waffle iron, preferably one that you can turn over, like the Presto flip-side Waffle Maker I use, to ensure that they come out soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. This recipe not only comes out perfect but tastes delectable too!
Let us know how they come out for you. Hope you enjoy!
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Our giveaway of nut butter deliciousness we tempted you with is over? Ah, darn! And we have a winner! Jeffery L. has won one jar of NuttZo Organic Original Nut & Seed Butter. Congratulations! It’s an awesome way to start the week, don’t you think?