Return to the Upside Down with Honey Oatmeal Protein Waffles

I don’t know if you know but STRANGER THINGS COMES BACK THIS WEEK AND ZOMG. I may or may not be having a watch party with the same bff that sat on my couch last summer when season one dropped (and we squeed and gasped together through the delightful creepiness). And what else would you serve at a Stranger Things watch party but waffles?

But because I’m me I can’t just go out and buy Eggos. I mean fish swim, dogs bark, and this gal literally can’t buy anything from the store that she can make on her own. Which is how I came up with THE BEST waffles this side of the upside down.

Fluffy. Yummy. Packed with protein. And begging to be slathered in syrup. What more could one ask for in a waffle? #nothingthatswhat

Packed with good for you things like Greek yogurt, old fashioned oats, and eggs these waffles are the bomb dot com, but when you add some protein powder, bee pollen, AND a bit of what has come to be THE pancake/shortbread/waffle mix in my house: Kodiak Cake mix … you get waffles to fuel your morning and beyond. Which, you know, one needs when doing battle with a demigorgon and or waiting for your best pal Eleven to reappear.

Sidebar One: Have you been watching Mindhunters on Netflix? YOU SHOULD, especially if you have any kind of passing fancy in the psychology of serial killers (the show follows the team that created the modern playbook as far as how we distinguish different kinds of killers from each other: organized, unorganized, spree, etc. and is VERY MUCH worth your time).

Sidebar Two: I just finished listening to It Was Me All Long by Andie Mitchell, whose name you might recognize from her first blog way back when Can You Stay for Dinner (which is where THIS DELICOUS, DELICOUS RECIPE originated from) and let me say this: if you’ve ever struggled in anyway with food (eating too much, being SUPER rigid with what you eat) this book will resonate with your soul.

 

Honey Oatmeal Protein Waffles

1 cup old fashioned oats, blitzed in a food processor1024honey-1006972_1920

3/4 cup Kodiak Cake mix

2/3 cup plain whole milk Greek Yogurt

1/4 c milk

4 eggs

32g vanilla protein powder of your choice

1 tsp bee pollen

Directions:

Preheat your waffle iron and don’t forget to spray the griddles with cooking spray if you need to (sticky waffles are icky waffles).

Mix all ingredients together. The batter will be THICK.

Using a quarter cup measure, you should get 8-9 waffles out of this recipe. Following the directions for your waffle maker get to making your best breakfast (I cooked my waffles for two minutes and they were perfection).

Slather with butter and syrup, peanut butter, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Will you be watching Stranger Things?

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