Ever wake up in the morning and you’re just starving? You know this feeling. Too hungry to go to your favorite diner and wait for a table, too famished to wait in line at the local deli for a Taylor ham, fried egg, and American cheese on a roll, but you can wait for something better than pouring yourself a bowl of stale, sugary cereal with fat free milk that has a sell by date that has since passed. This is usually my predicament on a Sunday morning.
For Christmas, I received a Cuisinart waffle maker and I have used it way more than I thought I would mainly because I have discovered Kodiak Cakes last year. Kodiak Cakes are awesome! I like their Power Cakes because of the extra protein and it is also not sugary. (I have not been sponsored or received monetary compensation for this post, I just really like Kodiak Cakes.) The waffles are not sugary themselves but the banana and maple syrup add the sweetness to balance everything out. If you prefer sweet, feel free to add more stevia (or your preferred sugar substitute) or even swap for real sugar but please note, it will change the nutrition facts and Weight Watchers SmartPoints (if you follow).
Don’t have a waffle iron? Checkout our top waffle iron reviews or just use your griddle or stove top pan and make pancakes!
Nutrition Facts (courtesy of myfitnesspal): 456 calories, 76g carbohydrates, 12g fat, 24g protein, 706mg sodium, 23g sugar9 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
15 Minute Nutty Chocolate Waffles
Author: Alex’s Sassy
Kitchen Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 1 serving
- ½ cup Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- ½ Tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 medium banana (small or large are also fine)
- ¼ cup sugar free maple syrup
- Cooking spray (optional)
- Pre-heat your waffle iron.In a medium sized bowl, whisk all ingredients together except for the banana, maple syrup, and cooking spray until well combined.
- Once the waffle iron is pre-heated, if you prefer, spray the iron for a non-stick coating. (Optional)
- Pour the batter as evenly as possible over the iron. If you are only making a single serving, expect the batter to not completely coat the entire iron.
- Close the iron and set to your desired crispiness. On my Cuisinart 4 piece Belgian waffle maker, I set it to level 3, which is a medium setting.
- While the waffles are cooking, thinly slice the banana into bite-size pieces.Once the waffles are finished cooking (mine has a green light that comes on), carefully remove each waffle and transfer over to your serving plate.
- Add the banana slices on top of the waffles and the remaining slices can be spread out around the plate.Pour the maple syrup over the waffles and banana slices. Enjoy!