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Fuel Up for Fun: My Favorite Healthy Waffle Recipe for Busy Mornings!

Waffles? For breakfast? Heck yeah! But let's be honest, those store-bought frozen waffles can be loaded with sugar and leave us feeling like we need a nap instead of tackling the day. As parents, we all know the struggle of getting our little ones fueled up for a busy morning without resorting to sugary cereals or skipping breakfast altogether.

Waffles? For breakfast? Heck yeah! But as a mom, I hate grabbing a cardboard waffle from the freezer that I just know is loaded with sugar and other things that my kids REALLY don't need. As parents, though, we know that giving our kids the right fuel for the day is important. As a working mom at Figgy, it's essential that it's quick, healthy, and easy to clean up.

Enter this super easy and healthy waffle recipe that's become a total win in my house! It's packed with protein and healthy fats to keep those tiny engines running, and it's so delicious the kiddos will gobble them right up (no syrup bribery required... maybe). Plus, it only takes a few minutes to whip up in your blender, meaning less time spent in the kitchen and more time for morning cuddles or those last-minute permission slips!

Here's what you'll need: (Makes about 6 waffles)

  • Blender (We love our Vitamix, but any blender will do!)

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup sugar (you can adjust this to your preference)

  • 2 cups cottage cheese

  • 6 whole eggs

  • Cooking spray

  • Waffle iron

Ready, Set, Blend!

  1. Toss all your ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. It should be nice and thick, like pancake batter.

  2. Heat up your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions and give it a quick spritz with cooking spray.

  3. Pour your batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown and delicious (usually around 3-5 minutes).

  4. Time to get creative with toppings! We love fresh berries, a dollop of plain yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.

But wait, there's more! This recipe is not only delicious, but it's also packed with good stuff:

  • Protein Power: Those 6 eggs and the cottage cheese provide a whopping 28 grams of protein per serving, keeping your little ones feeling full and energized throughout the morning.

  • Fiber Fantastic: The oats add a good dose of fiber, which helps with digestion and keeps them feeling satisfied longer.

  • Calcium Kick: Cottage cheese is a great source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth.

So ditch the sugary cereals and give this healthy waffle recipe a try! It's a fun way to start the day, and you can even get the kids involved in the blending process (supervised, of course!). Now go forth and conquer your mornings!!!

About the author:

Nicole is a mom of 3 based in South Carolina! When she isn't building forts with her Figgy, she's making delicious food for her kids and taking her goldendoodle, Jack, for long walks.