Enjoy a delicious, healthy, quick and easy breakfast using just three simple ingredients! Ready in less than 5 minutes and perfect for “on-the-go”.
As you may know, I like to follow a Breakfast & Lunch Rotation to make my life easier and on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s I usually have protein pancakes or waffles with some sort of fruit. Well, recently I’ve changed things up a bit with a variation I could totally eat every day of the week!
When I was sorting through my pantry I discovered that I had a jar of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (affiliate link) that was about to expire. I knew exactly how I could use it up! Spread it on warm, protein packed waffles and top with fruit!
This meal really is so simple it’s ridiculous. It’s perfect when you don’t have a lot of time or just don’t feel like putting much effort into breakfast. It’s a huge hit with my kids and can easily be wrapped up to go. If you buy the right kind of waffles it’s incredibly filling and definitely satisfies until lunch. And did I mention that it’s really easy?!
Just 3 basic ingredients! However, there’s a zillion (okay, maybe more like 10) variations you can play around with!
- Waffles – Don’t just use any waffle. Choose a quality, high fiber, low sugar waffle with some substance. I love Kodiak Cakes Power Waffles for the added protein. I find they are more filling than most other brands and absolutely worth the price. I also like Vans and Nature’s Path…
2. Chocolate Hazelnut Butter – Yum! This stuff is so good and feels indulgent for breakfast! Justin’s vs. Nutella? I prefer to pay extra for Justin’s mainly because it has 50% less sugar than Nutella. For an even healthier topping opt for raw peanut butter, almond butter or mixed nut butter.
3. Strawberries – 1 or 2 sliced strawberries are enough to cover 2 waffles. Also try other types of fruit such as banana, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cherries.
While the waffles toast, slice up a couple of rinsed strawberries. Spread the warm waffles with nut butter and pile on the berries! Totally ready in less than 5 minutes so there’s no excuse to skip breakfast!
It’s also fun to take the two waffles and place one on top of the other to make a sandwich. Now it’s portable and easy to grab and go.
Add-On’s For Even More Protein & Nutrition
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with your meal. For an iced coffee I like to brew about 6 ounces of my favorite k-cup coffee, Fresh Roasted Coffee (affiliate link). Then I add about 3-4 ounces of unsweetened almond milk, 1 packet of Stevia (affiliate link), and a serving of Collagen Hydrolysate (affiliate link) which adds more protein in addition to other health benefits. A few ice cubes cool it down.
If I have a hard-boiled egg on hand in the fridge, I may also add it to my meal. One large egg contributes about 78 calories, some Vitamin D, B-Vitamins, Zinc, Selenium, and about 6 grams of protein.
Sometimes the simplest meals are the best and especially helpful when life gets busy! This easy protein-packed waffle breakfast isn’t fancy or fussy. It’s not revolutionary either, but hopefully it is a reminder to just keep things simple and healthy and to enjoy your breakfast!