Strawberry Banana Waffles

Some days you just gotta whip up a batch of fresh waffles.

During the work-week I try to stick to either oatmeal, greek yogurt, or a fruit smoothie, but on the weekends I like to reward myself and get a little more creative in the kitchen.

These waffles are kind of a cheat though (I totally used Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix) whoops! But still, these are to die for!

There is something so satisfying about a light, fluffy, slightly crunchy-edged waffle. Especially when the butter and syrup nestle themselves into each little pocket! Am I right?

Adding fruit as a topping is always nice because it makes the ALL BREAD breakfast feel a bit lighter. Maybe I just tell myself that so I don’t feel so guilty for plowing down multiple waffles, cause I mean I had fruit too right??

A secret to making them extra tasty is to use an overly-ripe banana to blend in the batter

I used 1 full banana and made 4 large waffles following the recipe on the Krusteaz box!

I also like to add in some cinnamon and vanilla extract (again, totally optional, but I think it makes the flavor out of this world!

Top it off with maple syrup, some fresh berries, and banana coins, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar!

Enjoy with coffee, tea, milk, or whatever you’d like!

These waffles are perfect if you are feeling like you haven’t been getting enough simple carbohydrates in your diet. I know when I work out a ton I can start to drag or feel depleted in energy if I don’t replenish. Yes, protein is KEY, but it is also crucial that you listen to your body and reward it for all the exertion and activities it allows you to do!

I was craving some waffles this morning, and these truly hit the spot. Remember, carbs aren’t bad for you!

Carbohydrates give you:

Energy, boost your mood, keep your memory sharp, and are great pre-exercise!

Here is the Krusteaz Waffle Recipe

I added a ripe banana into the batter, some cinnamon, and vanilla extract!

Feel free to do the same, or use whatever else sounds good to you!
Top it off with any yummies you choose!

Life is short, eat the damn waffle.

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