Breakfast, Food, 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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Breakfast, Food, Recipe

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”? 

Breakfast, Food, Recipe

Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

I admit that I’ve made oatmeal pancakes before, but the cold weather makes me crave oatmeal sometimes.  That being said, I doubt the one person that followed my blog during my oatmeal pancake phase will remember…That and I’ve come along way in pancake perfection since then so I can always find something to tweak.

I’m not much of a bowl of oats/oatmeal (well actually I’m not at all) girl, but I do enjoy a nice oatmeal pancake now and again.  But seeing as I’m currently in VA Beach and leaving for Texas today…I don’t think cold weather is my issue and I have no problem with that.

I love this pancake recipe for oatmeal pancakes because it’s easy and straightforward.

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Oatmeal pancakes Ingredients:
½ cup cooked oatmeal  (you can use instant oats, rolled oats, oat flour)
1 egg
1/4  cup yogurt (I chose greek yogurt) (I’ve also done with this cottage cheese and it’s good as well)
2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
Sweetener to taste (I used ¼ cup stevia and a splash of vanilla extract)
About ½ cup additional milk (you can substitute water, regular milk, almond milk)

Oatmeal Pancakes Directions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add wet ingredients (including yogurt) together and mix in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Add oatmeal and dry ingredients to the wet oatmeal pancakes ingredients.
  4. Cook oatmeal pancakes on medium high heat until bubbles form.
  5. Flip pancakes and cook until golden brown.
  6. Serve with toppings of choice including maple syrup, chocolate chips, or whipped cream.

I know I might be in the minority, but I would much rather eat oatmeal pancakes then a bowl of oatmeal!

Question for you: How do you eat your oatmeal?

Breakfast, Food, Recipe

Chunkless Strawberry Pancakes

Sometimes I think of cool fun things that seem weirder when I post them.  Blending a cup of strawberries and making hot pink pancakes could be one of them.  Oh well, they came out really well and strawberries were evenly distributed…so how can you really go wrong?

Bring in: Chunkless strawberry pancakes

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I won’t lie, I also enjoy the berryful pancakes that are just normal pancakes with strawberries thrown in but these seemed fun.

½ cup pureed strawberries

½ cup flour

1 egg

1 tablespoon baking powder

½-1 cup milk

Mix and add on the griddle.  I ended up topping mine with vanilla yogurt because I like the flavor addition.   I’m sure you could do this with blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries…whatever.  I think it switches it up instead of having fruity pancakes.  Plus who doesn’t love oddly colored foods?

The second time were more pink!
The second time were more pink!

Question for you: What is the most oddly colored food you have ever eaten?