#DopeRecipe: Easy, Delicious Waffles Under 100 Calories!

4:38:00 PM Christina Patrice 2 Comments

Easy, Delicious Waffles Under 100 Calories!

Not gonna lie, I'm a weirdo when it comes to food. Like, I abhor pancakes. I. Will. Not. Eat. Them.

Ever. Period.

But I LOVE a good waffle.

(This is the part where you tell me they're the same, and I agree with you - except for one thing.)

That one thing? TEXTURE. It makes a huuuuuuuuuge difference.To me, waffles should be crisp on the outside, airy and slightly bready on the inside. Do not serve me a dense, soft waffle EVER. I won't eat it - because at that point, it's just a pancake.

And you know how I feel about those.

Anywho, while riding this "stick as closely to your macros as you can" train, I came to realize that I'm an absolute wreck when it comes to weekend. My tracking gets lax, I make poor decisions, and end up feeling like crap come Monday. I did adjust my macros to reflect my increased likelihood to eat out on Friday (date night) and Sunday (brunch with family), but that left a gaping hole on Saturdays.

Saturdays around my house usually go one of two ways:
Option 1: Wake up, hit the gym around 6:30am. Come home, clean up the house. Leave to go somewhere with Samuel (usually errands or shopping), eat out. Do more errands/shopping, order food to go and come home. Eat, chill, sleep.

Option 2: Wake up, walk Bailey, clean the house, tend to the garden/lawn. Go to the gym. Eat some sort of counterproductive post-gym snack (Starbucks, Jamba Juice) while running errands. Order something out to eat at home, or eat out.
The common thread on both days? Pretty much starving until willpower is so low, we make poor decisions. 

I'm growing tired of hitting my head against the same walls, so I started with the most obvious solution first - COOK BREAKFAST.

So I did.

Easy, Delicious Waffles Under 100 Calories!

And the result was a beautiful, incredibly macro-friendly, low-calorie, satisfying waffle. Two of these babies, a couple of Trader Joe's chicken breakfast sausages, and smooth cup of coffee had me all the way right - so I HAD to share this recipe with you guys.

Under 100 Calories Waffles (Yields 11)
+ 2 cups Kodiak Power Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack and Waffle Mix
+ 2 cups milk (I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Cashew Milk)
+ 50g low-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel cheese works the same... I used the Market Pantry brand)
+ 3 teaspoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
+ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Trader Joe's bourbon vanilla)
+ cinnamon to taste (I used about 2 teaspoons or a little more - I love cinnamon!)
+ nonstick cooking spray

Tools + Utensils
+ mixing bowl
+ spatula or whisk
+ measuring utensils
+ waffle iron (I have these nifty plates that turn my griddle maker into a waffle iron)
+ cooling rack or some sort of aerated pan (to help maintain the crispy exterior) - I have this one

Set your waffle iron to the desired setting. Also, turn the oven on to about 200-210 degrees F (or if you're fancy, a warming setting).

In your mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly.

If your cream cheese isn't soft, pop it in the microwave (not in the foil wrapper please) for 15-20 seconds so it's soft enough to blend easily by hand.

Easy, Delicious Waffles Under 100 Calories!

Add the cream cheese and milk to your mixture, along with the vanilla. Whisk until fully incorporated batter forms. I find that the combination of brown sugar (substitute), along with cream cheese gives the waffles a richness and warmth that's more satisfying than a regular ol' waffle.

But if you're short on macros, by all means, cut the cream cheese out and swap the Brown Sugar Splenda for stevia or another zero calorie sweetener.

As a matter of preference, if you are a thicker batter kind of person, feel free to add more Kodiak mix and adjust for macros. For even thinner batter, add water or more milk.

Once your waffle iron is hot and ready, spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Scoop or pour batter into each section, or work waffle by waffle depending on the type of iron you have.

Cook until desired crispness and color appears. My doodad flashes a green light when done, but I leave my waffles on (hence the color) a little longer, because I like 'em extra crispy.

Easy, Delicious Waffles Under 100 Calories!

When the batch of four is complete, I transfer them to my pizza pan that has holes in it (lol), because I haven't purchased a new cooling rack yet. Then, I pop them in the warm oven. This helps maintain the crispness while the rest of the batch cooks.

If you just toss the waffles into a Pyrex dish or regular pan, the steam they let off will cause them to sweat, and soggy waffle syndrome ensues.

Repeat the spray, cook, stash process until the entire batch is complete. Then serve.

That's it! Just make sure you store any leftovers in the fridge, or individually wrap and freeze them if you want them to last longer.

Macros for Under 100 Calories Waffles
(Recipe = 11 waffles; macros below are for 1 waffle)
+ 94 calories
+ 5.6g protein
+ 12.5g carbs
+ 2.5g fat
+ 1.8g fiber
+ 2.5g sugar

If you decide to give this recipe a go, don't forget to tag me on Instagram @30daysofdope!

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