Waffle Quick!

Who has an hour to wait for banana bread? Now you don’t have to! With this recipe you will have quick, easy, and super yummy banana bread in minutes. In fact, I could probably make the banana bread and be eating it faster than I can do this blog post…

Let’s get started!

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WAFFLED BANANA BREAD

1 cake mix

¼ cup oil

3 eggs

3 or 4 medium bananas, mashed

Heat up waffle iron to medium setting as you mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Spray waffle iron with non stick spray and drop batter onto waffle iron as desired. Cook until golden brown.

Use different flavors of cake mix to create fun flavors!

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I used Funfetti cake mix but most other flavors work too…
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Mix ingredients in a bowl…
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Stir until combined…
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Remember to spray the waffle iron!
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Cook until golden. I think this one was 2 minutes or even less…
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Make a banana bread butterfly (say that 5 times fast) and then let it flutter to your mouth…Yum, Yum, YUMMY!

For printable recipe, please click here Waffled Banana Bread

Wait, Waffle What???

This. is. awesome. I made WAFFLED GRILLED CHEESE and it was soooo easy. Cooked in 2 minutes and 39 seconds. Talk about fast food!

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Get your bread and cheese and you could add other meats or cheese or even veggies, but I just used bread and cheese.
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Very lightly butter one side of each slice of bread…
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Place on waffle iron with the buttered sides on the outside…
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Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes and 39 seconds…
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And then you can make a lego looking grilled cheese house before you eat it 🙂
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Lunch is ready!

Waffle Amazing!

Did you know that you can make quesadillas in a waffle iron? It is easy peasy and very yummy. I made pepperoni pizza quesadillas with dipping sauce but you can make any kind. Think of the possibilities–you could even make dessert quesadillas!

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Long list of ingredients: Tortillas, cheese, pepperoni
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I like to use slicde cheese since it is easier to contain…
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Flop on greased, hot waffle iron. I use the the smaller tortillas and they fit my waffle iron perfectly…
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Close the lid (you don’t need to squish it hard) and let cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted.
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Serve with favorite sauce if desired. Whoa, that was easy and super, duper yummy!

There is no printable recipe since it would be embarrassing to print a recipe this easy, just sayin’…:)

Vrooom, Vrooom!

So my last activity post was about becoming a MyPlate champion. When you eat during the day, do you pay attention to what you are eating and how it helps your body or do you eat whatever and get full and it all works out?

Why is it important to follow the MyPlate guidelines? In teaching youth for the past 10 years, I discovered that our bodies are like cars. Here’s how:1293851

 

What do cars need to keep them maintained? Cars require things like gas, oil, antifreeze, and air in the tires. Now let’s just compare to MyPlate. Let’s say that:

Gas = Grains group (Fuels the body and gives it energy. Whole grains clean the inside of the body)

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Oil = Fruits and Vegetables groups (Fruits and Veggies help your body fight illnesses and chronic diseases such as, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke)

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Air in the tires = Dairy Group (Dairy provides calcium and help keep bones and teeth strong)

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Antifreeze = Protein group (Protein helps your body build muscles and blood)

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Now let’s say I am going on a trip and I run out of gas. I am not close to a gas station but I have oil in the trunk and so I can just use it instead since they are both liquids and my car uses both so it all works out, right? Or I have a flat tire, I can just add more antifreeze since the car needs both and it all works out, right? NO WAY! We all know that it doesn’t work that way.

Let’s say we don’t like veggies but we love meat so we can just eat more meat and we get full and so it all works out, right? 🙂 Hopefully you have noticed that just like fluids in your car, each food group has a specific job that can’t be replaced by another just because you get full.

Also, say I get a new car and I want to keep it nice. I should just park it in front of my house and leave it there. That is the best thing for it, right? We all know that cars should be driven or they fall apart. Our bodies need to be moved or they fall apart. Get out and move at least 30 minutes per day! Sometimes we take better care of our cars than we do our bodies. Yikes!

Keep that body a well running machine!

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Are you ready for some Waffle Genius?

What do you get when donuts and waffles get married? Besides genius, Wonuts! Whoa, that is nuts! But oh sooo good. Wonuts are donuts made in a waffle iron. Since they are not deep fried, they are much healthier and so much quicker, and YUMMY! Today I am sharing my recipe for Maple Spice Wonuts.

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Just so you know, my house smells soooo good right now !

MAPLE SPICE WONUTS

2 cups baking mix (Bisquick or you can use another brand)

2/3 cup milk

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat your waffle iron. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir together. Generously spray hot waffle iron with non-stick spray and put a large tablespoonful of batter in each griddle. Cook until golden. Dip in cinnamon maple glaze.

CINNAMON MAPLE GLAZE

¼ cup melted butter

1 ¼ cup powdered sugar

½ cup maple syrup

2-3 tablespoons milk

½ teaspoon cinnamon

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The ingredients…
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You know what to do, dump them all in.
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Mix it around…
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A large tablespoonful on each section…
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Bake til golden.
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Get ingredients for glaze…
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Stir it all together…
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Give them a nice little dunk (or you can drizzle if you prefer)…
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Marriage made in HEAVEN! Man these are good.

For printable recipe, please click here maple-spice-wonuts

Be a better you!

With all of the sickness and gray skies at this time of year, how many of you need a boost? I know I do! I have some great resources to give you a lift. Become a MyPlate Champion! How much do you already know about MyPlate? How many fruits and veggies should you be eating per day? Are you getting enough exercise? What are the best types of protein to be eating? Check it out.

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Become a champion at this link: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids-become-myplate-champion or just head over to choosemyplate.gov and discover all of the cool stuff on the website.  There are so many great resources for all ages. It can definitely give you a boost from those winter blahs!

 

Waffle Magic!

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Oh. my. goodness. I think I found a new best friend in my waffle iron! So today I made Waffle Iron Hash Browns. Changed my life. This is THE ONLY WAY to make hash browns!

WAFFLE IRON HASHBROWNS

1 large or 2 medium russet potatoes

2 eggs

½ cup diced ham

½ cup grated cheese

2 teaspons dried onions

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Spread half of mixture on well greased waffle iron. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Repeat cooking with other half of mixture.

 

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Gather the team..you can add more players like: spinach, bacon, onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.
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Put all of the players in a pretty big bowl…
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Mix ’em all up…
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Game on! (Cook them until golden)
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Score! Pile of deliciousness right here, fans. Life changing game, I’m tellin’ ya!

For printable recipe, click here waffle-iron-hash-browns