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Collagen Waffle Recipe

As most readers know, I’ve been a Vital Proteins Ambassador for just over a year now. Last month, I posted about the results I’ve seen in my own personal life.  I’ve also posted about my hair, skin, and nails as well.

There are some days that I’m lazy and don’t want to cook a fancy meal for dinner. Maybe I’m cooking for one, maybe I’m exhausted from work, or maybe I just want breakfast for dinner.

What the case is, I’ve found an easy way to sneak collagen into waffles. I haven’t tried adding collagen in a waffle for breakfast. I think it would be fine but I’ve had good luck with having the same waffle and peanut butter for years before running (or anything), so why change now.

If you’re looking for an easy waffle recipe and to get collagen to try this.  I’m not foodie, but I’ve been to enough diners to know I like a crisper versus soggy waffle.

Collagen Waffle Recipe:

1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
2 scoops Unflavored Collagen PeptidesVital proteins hot cocoa collagen

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Add egg and milk in bowl and mix together.
  3. Then add flour, oil, sugar, baking powder, and collagen powder.
  4. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and pour mix.

How easy is that?  I topped mine with syrup, but there are so many options from peanut butter to yogurt, to fruit.

One of my goals in 2019 is trying to add it to various baked goods and breakfast items.

Questions for you:

What is your favorite breakfast? 

Have you tried collagen into any recipes? 

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Tres Leches Waffle

There was one series of classes in high school that I struggled with.  No it was AP nor honors courses but foreign language.  I was terrible at Spanish and got straight C’s every semester.  I thought since I had passed the courses I would never have to take foreign language in college but that ended up not being the case.  I had to take Spanish in college too and I failed Spanish 103.  I then struggled through it again senior year of college.

So how does Spanish even relate to today’s waffle?

In high school we would have the option to bake something and bring it in for 10 extra credit points on our test.  It was foolish for me to not take that option even though my Spanish might have been a little better then my cooking.  Luckily my mom always helped me make the Tres Leches (3 milk) dessert cake and it was always a hit with my teachers.  I think it was honestly why I got a C and not a D but I didn’t ask questions.

Tres Leches Waffle

Tres leches literally means 3 milk and the cake itself has three different types of milk and is very sweet somewhat similar to the hummingbird cake.  The cake is known for being very moist from adding the topping.

Ingredients (cake):

2/3 cup flour

1 tablespoon oil

¼ cup sweetener

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup milk

 

Glaze:

7 ounces evaporated milk

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup heavy cream

¼ cup syrup

 

Topping:

1/2 cup heavy cream

¼ cup sweetener

1 tsp vanilla extract

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Mix the wet ingredients to dry.  Cook in waffle maker.

For the glaze, mix in a separate bowl and pour while still hot.  The glaze should go right through the waffle and keep it very moist.

Finally mix and add the topping which should have more of a frosting appeal.

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Obviously this is a little more complex then 99.9% of my other waffle and pancake recipes (and also a tad more unhealthy) but what can I say, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to pass her classes.  By me, I mean my mom really did most of this work back in high school but I helped.

Question for you: What classes have you (or did you) struggle with most in school? 

Tuna Fish Waffle

Tuna Fish Waffle Recipe

I posted a very very long time ago about smoked salmon waffles.  Smoked salmon waffles will always be one of my favorite savory waffles.  That being said, I have been enjoying tuna fish waffles. Tuna fish waffles are cheaper and just as good.

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Though I won’t deny I probably have more tuna fish than the average person because it’s all I eat at work..it’s easy, it’s portable and it doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare.  Oh, and there is also the fact that I love tuna fish right now so that could always play a role…So when tuna fish sandwiches become boring, try a tuna fish waffle.

As far as waffle recipes go though the tuna finish waffle will probably be one of the most balanced recipes I create. The tuna fish waffle has carbs from flour, fat from eggs, oil and cheese and protein from the fish.

Random tidbit and yet another reason why this is good.  The tuna fish waffle that you are like…hmmm should probably only pull it out for impressive cooking purposes.  Well, you should because it is pretty “foodie” (in my awkward opinion…moving on).

Tuna Fish Waffle Ingredients:

2/3 cup flour (all-purpose flour, almond flour)

1 egg

1 tsp oil

1 can of tuna fish

¼ cup feta cheese

1 can of tuna fish

½ cup water (milk or almond milk)

Seasonings I used for Tuna Fish Waffle: Italian, some seafood medley and a hint of red pepper for a kick.  I add more red pepper then a lot of people, so that’s that.

Tuna Fish Waffle Recipe:

  1. Preheat a waffle maker
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Add wet ingredients together and mix in a separate mixing medium bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour waffle batter into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  6. After cooked, put on a plate and add a layer of melted butter, maple syrup, greek yogurt, and tuna fish.

And there you have it.  The Tuna Fish Waffle is delicious, nutritious, suspicious (that’s fictitious) waffle.

Questions for you:

Do you eat tuna fish?  What is your favorite canned meat? Have you tried a tuna fish waffle? 

Black Bean Waffle

Black Bean Waffle Recipe

Let’s see here; I’m currently trying to waste as much time as possible by writing up another waffle recipe.  I’ve wanted to try black bean waffles for a while but never gave in.  It’s fun to make a plant-based waffle. Plus black bean waffles are easily made gluten-free.

I had heard from countless sources that black beans enriched the cocoa in brownies, and I assumed that was going to work well for waffles.  Spoiler: it did! 

Since I recently got a new magic bullet for my birthday (the black edition…the only big advantage for me is they have bigger cups LOL), I thought it would be easiest to try making black bean waffles.

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Black Bean Waffle Ingredients:

2/3 cup flour
¼ cup dark cocoa (I used Hershey’s cocoa personally)
½ cup pureed black beans (done in my magic bullet)
½ cup milk (water, almond milk, even coconut milk)
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 tsp baking powder
*I did not add additional sweetener

Black Bean Waffle Directions:

  1. Pure black beans
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Add wet ingredients (including black beans) together and mix in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the black bean waffle ingredients.
  5. Pour waffle batter into waffle maker and wait.
  6. Once ready, take out of waffle iron and serve with toppings of choice including maple syrup, chocolate chips, or whipped cream.

While these won’t be as pretty and golden brown as a regular waffle, they do appeal more than many other types of waffles. I enjoyed how dense the black bean waffles were and the fact that I didn’t use sweetener.  They tasted more like a big dark piece of fudge than anything.  I couldn’t taste the black beans at all, but maybe that was because they were pureed right into there.  It’s nicer healthier version that you could use a waffle staple in the mornings.

I thought about not pureeing the black beans and just having them as little surprises when biting into the black bean waffle then realized that might be a bit borderline weird. (I’m kidding)

Question for you: Have you ever used black beans in a recipe?

Hummingbird Waffle

Hummingbird Waffle

I first tried hummingbird cake a random party I went to a few years back.  I’m not sure how anyone can complain about cake though honestly.  What I didn’t know when having hummingbird cake a while back was one of the main components is banana and bananas are not a fruit I quite enjoy…at all.  I guess I didn’t really even know what hummingbird cake was, I just knew I liked it when I had it at a party once.

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Ingredients:

2/3 cup flour

1/2 mushy banana (or one small mushy banana)

1/2 cup crushed pineapple

1 egg

1 tablespoon brown sugar (not packed)

¼ cup sweetener (I used stevia)

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ cup milk

Mix dry ingredients together.

Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl (except pineapple and banana…add last). 

Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and cook on your griddle.

Here is something I’ll be completely honest about.  When researching Hummingbird cakes, I actually had no idea they had banana in them until doing my research.  I don’t care for banana at all.  It’s a fruit that I just don’t find appetizing.  I was a bit put off by it at first but upon realizing that I enjoyed the cake and didn’t know that it had banana in it…I’d at least try it in pancake form.  Which I did.

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The banana is not a strong component of the pancake which is something I personally enjoy about it.  It wouldn’t be “true hummingbird style” without the banana and I don’t really hone in the banana taste.  Am I going to go eat a bunch of bananas and turn into a monkey now?  No, but I thought the pancakes were good despite having one of the few foods I don’t care for.

So that’s that.  I enjoy these pancakes a lot too but seeing as I don’t buy bananas for myself personally, I don’t know how often I’ll make them.

I actually just topped it with vanilla yogurt because the expiration date of the yogurt was the next day and thought…why not?

Questions for you:

Least favorite fruit?

Have you ever had Hummingbird cake? 

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