Happy (snowy) Spring!

Phil is a liar. Today is the first day of spring and I woke up to find a fresh dusting of snow on the ground. Oh well….The good news is…this chilly, first day of spring has inspired me to create a cozy and comforting dinner worth sharing! Let me introduce you to one of my favorite Pinterest finds: Cinnamon Bun Waffles. Don’t they sound sinful? If it weren’t for the (partial) wheat flour that I used, I would almost feel guilty-emphasis on almost. Fortunately, for Matt, the wheat flour is completely undetectable. I wonder why….

What are your thoughts on breakfast for dinner? I think this is something you either love or hate. I happen to be a huge fan!

Anyhow, the recipe is below. Enjoy-and if you live in upstate NY, I hope you are staying warm on this snowy, first day of spring!

FYI: I have decided that completing today’s workout will also decrease the guilt that one may feel when eating this dinner.


Waffle Recipe (from my Momma)

*Note-the recipe makes a LOT of waffles, probably around 16 Belgium style. Have no fear, they freeze wonderfully. Or…you could just half the recipe-that’s what I did.

2 cups wheat flour

2 cups white flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoons sugar

4 cups buttermilk

2 eggs, separated

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 tablespoons vanilla

4 egg whites

Beat egg whites and set aside. Mix buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add all dry ingredients and mix. Fold in egg whites.

Cinnamon Sauce (*enough for 16 waffles)-Melt 1 stick of butter with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and  1/2 cup brown sugar  in a small saucepan until melted (keep warm)

Cream Cheese Topping (*enough for 16 waffles)-Mix 8 oz of room temperature cream cheese, with 1 stick room temperature butter, 1 cup powered sugar, a teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt, and milk until you reach a desired consistency.

Assembly: Pile up waffles on a plate. Drizzle with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon butter. For an extra dose of sugar, top with some hot maple syrup. Enjoy!

Today’s Workout:

10 hill sprints (15-30 seconds each)-walk down for recovery (I have found a nice steep road a short jog  from my house to use for such craziness)

PLYOS-3 sets in a row, 10 of each exercise

  • Tuck Jumps
  • Jumping Lunges
  • Box Jumps

CORE (* indicates that I used dumbbells)

  • Prisoner squats x20
  • T-pushups x10
  • Cobras x15
  • Donkey kicks with one weight behind knee x10 (each leg)
  • Pikes x20
  • Single leg squats x10 (each leg) *
  • Calf raises x10 (each leg) *
  • Superman x20
  • Wall squat (30-60 seconds) *

Rest 3 minutes, REPEAT entire set

Today’s Question: What is your favorite breakfasty food to have for dinner?


3 Responses to Happy (snowy) Spring!

  1. health advocation March 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    holy cow, this looks too yummy. and bummer for snowy spring, it’s still freezing here too 🙁

  2. Kreesta March 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    I would move back to New York just to eat this dinner with you, Beenzay!!! My favorite breakfast for dinner is french toast! =)

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