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Wacky Waffle Tuesday?

January 27, 2010

I have been waiting my whole life (okay that’s an exaggeration) to make waffles on Wacky Waffle Wednesday, but alas I never have time before school and I worked over the summer.

Well I woke up today craving crispy crunchy waffles, and have the day off, so I’m just going to pretend it’s Wednesday and sally forth with some waffle madness!!

With prolotherapy yesterday, I’ve been thinking about anti-inflammatory foods. I hard a podcast about the wonders of turmeric, and then saw Kath incorporate turmeric into rice. I happen to love that ingredient and thought it would be really nice in banana chocolate chip waffles.


Assembling the troops


I wanted a waffle with egg whites folded in, so it would be light and fluffy. This was largely inspired by Heather’s delicious looking, fluffy egg white pancakes!


I used a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and rice protein powder.



Turmeric, orange zest and chocolate chips really made this batter delicious!


The whites were easy to fold in and tripled the volume of the batter.IMG_0363

They cooked perfectly crispy…


…while I assembled the toppings.




Munch, munch, munch!

If you have time to make pancakes in the morning, you have time to make 4 glorious Belgian waffles.

Turmeric Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

High protein, lower fat, lower sugar, anti-inflammatory

  • 1/3 c (47 g) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tbsp (15 g) vanilla rice protein powder
  • 1 packet stevia (NuNaturals) or 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 (38 g) large banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp luke-warm water
  • 2.5 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or cow/soy/rice milk)
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • <1/8 tsp baking soda
  • Zest from 1/2 an orange


  1. Preheat waffle iron and toaster oven (to 200*)
  2. Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Reserve 1 yolk in separate dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites, cream of tarter, and water
  4. Beat until stiff peaks form, set aside.

  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, turmeric, protein powder and stevia.
  2. Combine mashed banana, almond milk, egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Pour the wet over the dry and combine until there is no powder left.
  4. Fold together the batter, chocolate chips, orange zest and egg whites.
  • Fold in 1/3 egg beaten egg white at a time until most of the streaks are gone.

  1. Spray waffle maker (even if it’s non-stick) with baking spray
  2. Cook waffles for 2-5 minutes.
  3. Place first set in toaster when done, proceed to cook next set.

Top waffles with sliced leftover banana, strawberries, maple syrup, and/or tahini. This recipe makes 3 1/2- 4 large Belgian waffles, but it’s the perfect portion for one big breakfast!

Here are the nutrition facts if you’re interested.

These pack 30 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and 25% of your DV iron into one awesome breakfast.


**Thank you guys so much for the well wishes for my doctor’s appointment! The injections went well and I’m putting a post up later tonight about it. I haven’t needed any pain killers at all! 😀 Heck, I felt good enough to make waffles this morning!

Upcoming posts:

  • Humnut Pizza and Hummnut Cheese sauce variations
  • Artichoke and Caper Tomato sauce
  • Prolotherapy: Part 1

Have a great day everyone!! What is your favorite breakfast on lazy mornings?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2010 1:17 am

    Great waffles! They look incredible! Fav. lazy day breakfast: cereal or overnight oats.

  2. January 27, 2010 2:11 am

    I am glad you feel good today Mae. I wish I had a waffle-maker…would be so neat. You are so creative!

  3. January 27, 2010 2:11 am

    Wow, those look great! And I have all the ingredients on hand. Minus the waffle maker… BOO.

  4. January 27, 2010 2:39 am

    Wow, these look great! And so much protein. Good job 😀

    Most mornings I have grits, faux breakfast meat, and fruit, but on days when I actually get to cook I stick to the good stuff: omelettes, french toast, pancakes, waffles, et cetera.

  5. January 27, 2010 5:42 am

    Your pancakes are gorgeous!! What an awesome recipe!! My favorite lazy morning breakfast would have to be pancakes!! 🙂

  6. January 27, 2010 8:56 pm

    hello, mae! i just found your blog, and i just wanted to drop in and say that you are adorable, and i am enjoying reading!! currently i am eating your fluffy french toast oats…love the addition of egg white and tea bags 🙂 also, those waffles look amazing! thanks for another breakfast idea!

    have a great day! -tyler

  7. January 28, 2010 12:12 am

    thanks so much for your sweet comment! those waffles look AMAZING!! i have never had good luck w. home made waffles!

  8. January 28, 2010 12:32 am

    Wow!! The waffles look delish, my son would love those, he loves chocolate chips!!!

    I am so glad your ankle is doing ok, I cant imagine going through that and having to get shots : ( you are a tough girl!!!! Yay for getting sushi after too, love sushi!!!

  9. January 28, 2010 1:00 am

    HOLY yum!!! Those waffles look incredible.. those pictures are making me crave waffles. Girl, you are a genius!

  10. January 28, 2010 10:29 pm

    Yummy waffles!

  11. May 31, 2010 10:37 am

    One big breakfast indeed. I so wish you could come to Nashville and make these for me. 🙂

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