Funk Food: Waffles!

In between reliving some delicious food and drink from the recent last-minute trip to the UK , I’m attempting to detox from booze (UGH) and eat low carb (UGH UGH). It has been absolutely freezing this week and the only hobby I want to have is pasta and wine. Last night, about every person I know in Raleigh asked me to drinks, which is really unfortunate because it’s so damn cold and is that sleepy time of the year where there is nothing to do but drink or eat. I declined every last invitation because I didn’t want to give in to temptation and instead drooled over what handbag I’ll buy as a reward when this weight finally comes off. (It’s one I fell in love with at Harvey Nich’s in Edinburgh, so really I’m just starting at photos of the same bag. People do this, right? Like bag porn). Yasssssss.

Somehow, I’ve managed to find some willpower and not cave to wine or a premature bag purchase (yet), but this morning I just couldn’t look at another egg white or piece of turkey sausage, so I test drove this one carb waffle. ONE CARB. The damn thing is made from protein powder and it was DELICIOUS. Maybe my standards are low and any carb looks good at this point, but I really do think this was quite tasty. And it took about a minute to make. And it made ONE. I always feel like I’m trying low carb pancake or baking recipes and they are meh and then I have leftovers for the week which sort of defeats the ONE day break from egg whites.

How’s this for a sexy looking waffle!?

The recipe is just four ingredients. Don’t thin the batter too much, or you’ll have some fun clean-up…learned the hard way. Can someone invent an easy cleaning waffle iron, please?

The end result was mad fire. I added some Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt and fresh berries.

One Carb Waffle

Serves:  one

  • 1 scoop of protein powder (I had vanilla on hand)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Enough water to make a thick batter or you’ll be scrubbing your counter.
  1. Preheat waffle iron and grease with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk first three ingredients together.
  3. Add a little water until you have a thick batter.
  4. Pour all batter on waffle iron and close. I used the highest setting for crispy bits on the end.

That is it. Five minutes from start to finish and you have a really fun brekky! I also tried a bite with butter…kinda boring and whipped peanut butter which was surprisingly  not great. The yogurt and fruit combo was definitely head and shoulders above the rest.

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