To say I am behind in blogging right now would be an understatement! There is a back log of new food finds to post about, four new recipes that are fabulous enough to share, a new line of gluten free cookies and mixes that I was given to sample and post about as well as some new breakfast ideas to pass along. Whew – I am tired just thinking about it. If you just can’t stand not knowing who won the NuNaturals Give-A-Way go ahead and scroll down to the announcement and see if you won! Be sure to come back and read the rest of the post okay?
Lately I have been doing a lot of one stop shopping – I try to get everything on my list in one store to cut down on the amount of time I am on my post surgery - foot. While in Target – I just love that they now carry so many groceries – sorry I just had to get that out – anyway I wanted to get some waffle mix. I don’t much care for pancakes – a waffle however, now that’s a different story. This box of Kodiak Cakes was in the line up and looked to be the healthier choice on the shelf. I saw on their website that these are also available at some Fresh Markets, grocery stores and some Whole Foods stores as well as Target.
The printing on the side panel is really faint and difficult to read from the photo. It says 100% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain oat flour, non fat dry milk, dry honey, leavening, egg whites and sea salt. I had never heard of this brand but decided to give them a try. Since David was home from college for the weekend I whipped up a double batch of waffles. All you have to add is some water.
My old waffle iron hadn’t been in service for quite a long time and it was more than happy to be up and running again. My intention was to get a photo of a stack of waffles however that was not possible as David was eating waffles as fast as they came off the maker! He ate no less than five waffles with Canadian bacon and a fried egg on the side. Can you imagine eating like that and staying thin? He is so lucky to have a fast metabolism. These are delicious and only about 130 calories each. What a nice occasional treat for breakfast. Add an egg some turkey bacon or low fat sausage and a little fresh fruit for a breakfast around 350-400 calories.
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I also made a batch of waffles using coconut flour from a recipe I found on a blog with Paleo recipes. I don’t follow a Paleo diet but I do like a lot of the recipes and I am always on the hunt for recipes that use coconut flour. I can’t say the waffles were wonderful – they were just okay. The coconut flour waffles never got crisp and they were so dry you had to drink a glass of water while you ate them or you would choke! The recipe got glowing reviews from folks who follow a Paleo diet so I guess if you haven’t had real waffles in a long time they would taste good. Everything is relative! You win some and you lose some win when it comes to recipes. Now what to do with a batch of very dry waffles that never got crisp!
My newest kitchen acquisition a 7.25 quart classic Le Creuset Dutch oven. Hubby Tom brought this home to me and I am so happy. I have wanted one for so long. For years I have been using a cheap knock off from Sam’s club and although it works the handles on the knock off are horrible and pinch your fingers. I’m so looking forward to using this new Dutch oven and exploring new recipes! Thanks hubby Tom.
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Do you prefer waffles or pancakes?
Have you tried the Kodiak Brand?