Waffles v. Run

Every morning I wake up faced with a serious dilema. A big problem that is probably the largest source of stress in my life. Do I just toss back some coffee and get out the door for a run, or do I want to make a fabulous breakfast and have a nice relaxed morning?! …ok, so maybe I’m not a very stressful person. But breakfast is probably my favorite meal to make- usually yummy veggie omlettes/scrambled eggs or whole wheat pancakes or mmm- grits or a fruit smoothie and ALWAYS coffee! :) Aaaaand I love running first thing in the morning, but not on a full stomach, seriously not fun. Today’s dilema was solved by my poor neglected waffle iron.

It’s been a while since I’ve made waffles cause I love me a savory breakfast (NEVER put syrup on my pancakes or you will pay dearly… loooooooove you!), but this morning I was inspired!!! I made some scrumptious nutty waffles and ate them with the fam out in the garden in the beautiful California sun :)

So I basked in the sun, and ate delicious sweet and nutty waffles and scrambled eggs with freshly squeezed orange juice (from our trees!) and coffee. Then I just waited a bit, and went for a run in the afternoon. I guess if this is consistantly my biggest problem in life, I’m doin ok.

Whole Wheat Pecan Waffles

-You could easily double this recipe, but this made 10.

1 1/2 cups each of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

**Whisk all above ingredients together in a medium bowl.

**In a separate bowl whisk together the following:

1/3 cup canola oil

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

**Then add the wet ingredients to the dry. Try not to overmix, or the batter might get tough. Then stir in:

1/2 cup dry-toasted chopped pecans

**Heat up the waffle iron, pour about 1/3 cup of batter for each waffle (depending on your iron), wait till they’re golden brown, and then go to town – the only thing I will recommend maple syrup for!

Real life:

French phrase for fun:

Le petit déjeuner a un meilleur goût dans le soleil de Californie.

Breakfast tastes better in the California sun. :)

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