Daily Archives: January 8, 2014

Banana Almond Oat Waffles

Jun and I decided to go for a hike on Christmas morning since both our families would likely still be sleeping. Both of us had been binge-eating like no other and not working out all that much so we were pretty out of shape. We did manage to make it up Mission Peak in about an hour though, so not too terrible? (I like to be a “glass half full” type of gal.) The world is filled with all kinds of intense human beings–there are some regulars that seriously put us to all kinds of shame (e.g. the guy who runs up there every morning with his dog, the girl that hula hoops all the way up…). But imagine our surprise when we came up to find this!

This means someone carried a tree up there. Complete with blinking lights and a power source and everything.

It was super cute and festive. :D

Sunrise! Although I guess by this point, it’s technically already risen.

On the way down, we came across a rebel. It would’ve been awesome if there’d been a cow there or something.

 

We also came across a cow herding a bunch of turkeys!

When we finally got down the mountain, we took showers and set out to make an awesome (and for once, appropriately-portioned) breakfast. This waffle recipe (obtained from a friend at church!) makes 2 waffles. We modified it from 1 3/4 cups of water to throw in cottage cheese for extra protein and some soy milk so it’d be more liquid batter-y. :O It worked well for our breakfast after our Christmas morning hike. :]! It’s a little burnt because I couldn’t find the happy medium for my waffle iron (haven’t used it in way too long ;_; ). One of these days, I’ll perfect the technique!! I will likely make an unmodified version at some point.

Banana Almond Oat Waffles

Ingredients:
-1 cup oats
-1 cup cottage cheese
-1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
-1 1/2 bananas, mashed
-1/2 tsp almond extract
-cinnamon, to taste

Instructions:
1) Preheat waffle iron.
2) Mix everything together until smooth.
3) Pour into waffle iron. Use more batter than expected since it doesn’t rise much.
*Don’t worry as much about over-cooking it, since a crusty waffle will soften underĀ  a towel (steam!) whereas a doughy one is yucky.