Skinny Oatmeal Waffles – AKA the Womelette, or the Bodybuilder’s Waffle

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August 4, 2014 | Posted in Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Nutritious Recipes, Toddler Friendly, Vegetarian | By

After facebooking more with Trisha Oubre (fitness model) about how HER skinny oatmeal waffles have FOUR waffles per serving… clearly, she had a secret I did not. I got back to experimenting with my skinny oatmeal waffles this morning and came out with a new and improved recipe.  This one’s especially good for people who like to eat a lot, are on a high protein diet (more than 20g of protein in this one) and don’t mind a softer texture of waffle.  If you’re in this for a crispy texture, then check out my original waffle recipe.

Skinny Oatmeal Waffles - Paleo and Gluten Free

 

The Skinny

SO, here’s my refined waffle recipe – meant to serve ONE with FOUR WAFFLES – which I’ve decided to call the skinny waffle.  It’s code name is the womelette, because it’s a hybrid between a waffle and an omelette.

This is a good post workout protein/carbohydrate combination if you leave out the coconut oil – it’s best to avoid fats during the post workout recovery window because they can slow the digestion of other nutrients in your digestive system.  Add a high glycemic index (sweet!) garnish like maple syrup or honey to enhance muscle growth if you’re trying to put on muscle mass.

By the way, did you know that waffles freeze well?  Make a big batch of these, put them in the freezer and reheat in the   toaster oven.

Skinny Oatmeal Waffles

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Skinny Waffles - AKA the Womelette, or the Bodybuilder's Omelette
 
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This skinny waffle recipe is very high protein - I almost named it the WOMELETTE because it's a cross between a waffle and an omelette. It's a twist on a popular bodybuilding breakfast - oatmeal and egg whites. THIS WHOLE RECIPE SERVES ONE PERSON!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 5 egg whites (~1 cup)
  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1.5 teaspoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blender. Blender until smooth.
  3. Pour into your waffle iron. These waffles cook faster than a traditional batter, so keep your eye on the waffle iron so they don't burn. My iron takes about 2 minutes to cook these.
  4. Remove from the iron, garnish and enjoy! I top mine with fresh berries that I smash or muddle.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Recipe/4 Waffles Calories: 252 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 18g Sugar: 1 Protein: 24g

Enjoy your Skinny Oatmeal Waffles!

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White Bean Hummus

Try this easy white bean hummus for a delicious snack packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Appetizers, Beans & Legumes, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Meatless, Nutritious Recipes, Toddler Friendly, Vegetarian | By

This is a new favorite for my family and I – my toddler loves it, too.  We use it for dipping vegetables, in wraps or sandwiches and by the spoonful.  I’ve seen organic white bean hummus sold for as much as $7 per container in stores – make it yourself and save!

Try this easy white bean hummus for a delicious snack packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!

Try this easy white bean hummus for a delicious snack packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!

White beans are packed full of protein and slow-digesting carbohydrates, which are both part of a balanced diet.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil adds healthy fats, too!

White Bean Hummus
 
A simple and yummy recipe for white bean hummus, packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups White Beans, Rinsed (Cannellini or Great Northern Beans will both do)
  • 1 Head Garlic, roasted in the oven until soft
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Water, Plus Extra to Make it Thinner for Your Blender/Tastes
  • Juice of One Small Lemon
  • ½ Teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ Cup Tahini / Substitute Roasted Sesame Seeds if you have a very good blender.
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until creamy. You may need to add more water, depending how moist your beans were to start - otherwise, the hummus can be too thick and stop the blender from working effectively.
  2. Other suggestions to mix it up - Add
  3. /2 cup fresh Basil leaves
  4. Parmesan cheese
  5. Fresh, chopped Rosemary or thyme.
  6. Serving Suggestions:
  7. Spread on Toast or Sandwiches. I like it with tuna and ezekiel bread, to make a hummus-and-tuna-melt!
  8. Serve with vegetables for dipping.
  9. Eat with a spoon!

 

 

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