Hold the phone, everybody. First thing’s first. I have to let you in on a little secret.
The combination is amaze, but it’s also a slight pain in the butt.
Well, I have a new obsession creeping in – and it’s using the exact same recipe (Janetha’s) for the pancake batter but then adding in half a chopped banana at the end. It’s not even really a recipe, but again, if I didn’t let everyone I know who owns a waffle maker in on this tactic, I’d be remiss.
Caramelized Banana Waffles
Inspired by caramelized banana pancakes
Time: less than 10 minutes
One batch of Janetha’s protein pancake batter
1/2 banana, roughly chopped
Preheat waffle makers and mix up the batter in the blender as directed. Before pouring into the waffle maker, add the chopped banana and give it a quick stir with a long spoon. Pour in the waffle maker until done.
The result? Your typical fluffy, yummy waffle, with bits of caramelized banana in every other bite.
To mine, I added a bit of Kerrygold butter, ~tsp. maple sryup, and blueberries. But honestly? I didn’t even need that bit of maple syrup because the bananas along added so much sweetness.
oh, and see that cup? It’s tea. Say it with me now: teeeaaaa. Now I’m not a tea drinker at all. For me, it’s coffee or water during the day. However, I’m trying to stick with my one cup of coffee a day schtick, and although I failed yesterday and Monday, I’m turning to black English breakfast tea with a spot of cream and honey today (fancy.)
These waffles (and tea!) were supposed to do a great job of re-fueling after the spin class I took this morning and I’m sure it would have if I’d gone to the class However, when I woke up at 5, I noticed my legs are a little mad at me today. I think the hill running I did on Monday combined with all the hamstring and glutes work I did yesterday came back to bite me in the butt…literally!! I’ve already busted out the foam roller, but I have a feeling we’ll be meeting again today Plus, I could have use another hour of shuteye. So I rolled over and did just that.
I think if I feel better later I’m actually going to bust out…a workout DVD!!! *gasp!* I haven’t been a workout DVD girl in a long time, but about 5 years ago, it’s all I was. I’ve done tons of DVD’s, but my favorites have always been Chalene Johnson’s DVDs (though I haven’t tried Turbo Fire yet.) I’m thinking about dusting off my set of ChaLEAN Extreme videos and doing one of the cardio circuits in the set – Burn it Off!
If you haven’t tried ChaLEAN Extreme, I highly recommend it. It’s what really got me into lifting free weights! And just for funsies – I did a “ChaLEAN” search on the blog to get that post I just linked, and found this old school tutorial I did in ‘09 for getting a rounder butt. My blog was only 8 days old. Ha! Oh man…
Have a happy Wednesday, all!
What’s your favorite fruit to pair with pancakes and waffles? The blueberries work so great with the little squares in the waffles, too!
Are you into workout videos?