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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? 

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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? 

Oatmeal Waffle

I thought I had shared this before, but looking through my archives apparently not.  Although I’m not an overnight oats, oatmeal all the time kind of girl, oatmeal pancakes I like.  I had always wondered if I put oats into a waffle maker…will I set it on fire?  Will it hold all the way through?  The answer is (clearly from the below photo) it did.  However, I did add two eggs to this recipe (and yes for just me).

Oatmeal waffle:

 1 package cooked oatmeal or ½ cup cooked oatmeal (I used Quaker’s Apple cinnamon because that’s what I like)

¼ cup flour

½ cup milk

2 tsp baking powder

¼ cup sweetener to taste

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

Seasonings I choose to add:  1 chopped up apple (to go along with the apple oatmeal), cinnamon and apple pie spice (I forgot that stuff existed).

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Directions:

Mix all wet ingredients together (including the eggs).

Add the sweetner followed by flour and finally the oatmeal. 

And then prey to the high heavens your waffle makes it through the cook process.  (just kidding).  I then went and topped it with yogurt because I’ve been really feeling that lately.

This is waffle that sits really well with me before I run.  I normally eat this roughly 2-3 hours before running and I feel like a million bucks when I do.  It’s a bit higher in carbohydrates from the apples, milk, flour and oatmeal but it works for me. (maybe for you too!).

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Questions for you:

Favorite flavor of oatmeal? 

I like apple cinnamon but do enjoy the maple cinnamon too.  Basically all the cinnamon ones…

Oreo Waffle

(Healthy) Oreo Waffle Recipe:

I don’t even know how I thought of it, but a healthy oreo waffle is one of my better waffle creations.

The “Healthy” Oreo Waffle: 

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As a kid, I enjoyed Oreos.  As a human, I enjoy Oreos…however; you can’t eat Oreos for every meal and expect to run well or feel great.  That isn’t quite how life works.  So with that, I sought on trying to make a healthier oreo waffle.  It’s also effortless, and the hardest part would be making the frosting…or filling.

(Because I guess you can eat that more often)

Healthy Oreo Waffle Ingredients:

For the Healthy Oreo Waffle:

2/3 cup flour (all-purpose flour, wheat flour)
¼ cup dark cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s Cocoa)
¼ cup sweetener and vanilla extract to taste
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil

½ cup milk (almond milk works too)

Healthy Oreo 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, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and crushed Oreos.

For the Healthy Oreo Waffle frosting:

½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
2 packets Truvia
2 tablespoons French vanilla creamer
2 tablespoons syrup
Mix the frosting and top on oreo waffle.
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I don’t have much to say about this except for that since creating it, I feel like a true healthy living blogger by making a healthier version of something.  (This doesn’t often happen ha).  I have probably had the healthy oreo waffle (and shared with my family 4 times in the last week…which is a lot of waffles).  I still like my Oreos, but I enjoy this and has already become one of my top favorite waffle recipes.

Questions for you:
Do you like Oreos?
What recipe have you “healthified”? 

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