If you’ve followed me on social media for more than the last, let’s say, 15 minutes, you are likely aware that I am obsessed with waffles. Breakfast, lunch, post-training, dinner, dessert… They’re the most versatile food in my dietary arsenal, one of my obvious favorites, and let’s be honest, have you ever looked at a plate full of these dripping in syrup and toppings and just thought, “…nah.”?
That’s what I thought.
I make different types based on what time of day I’m eating them. For instance, if I have them for breakfast I will make them higher in fat (use a whole egg in the mix and top with some sort of fun peanut/almond/cashew butter) to keep me full while I work all morning.
If they are a post-training refuel then I will make them low fat (using egg whites) and higher carb (add bananas, granola, chocolate, cookies, etc). Post-training is probably my favorite time to eat these because I either 1) just had my body and soul crushed, in which case waffles cheer me up, or 2) I had an awesome session, in which case I want to freakin celebrate–with food of course. Either way, these tasty pancakes with abs are always there for me, you know?
I can also make nearly-zero-carb “prep waffles” when I’m a week out from a meet and have to make weight. Not nearly as much culinary fun on those, but my point is I always find a way to make waffles happen in my life, regardless of whether I’m on a macro budget or not.
You see? Waffles. Every day. For every occasion. It’s the perfect food.
Thanks to the fantastic humans at Better Body Foods, I was surprised with a huge tub of PBfit Powdered Peanut Butter, among other goodies, so I dedicate this first waffle post to them, and, of course, the love of all things peanut butter-related.
This recipe is an example of a variation I would eat post-training. Just one variation of, oh, about 500? I appreciate having choices.
Note: for a more “traditional” waffle consistency, I recommend using a whole egg instead of just the whites. I am sensitive to the yolks, which is why I usually use just the whites.