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!
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?