Ever had a tum tum virus so virulent that you don’t even want to brush your teeth for fear of turning all “‘Exorcist’ pea-soup, head spinning, get a priest,” in the bathroom? Well that’s me today in a nutshell. I haven’t been able to prepare one damn thing for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow, I barely made it to a SUPER important cast meeting, and this post? Almost didn’t happen.
When Steve on “Blue’s Clues” was gliding from one room to the other this morning while the kids were watching, the slowly moving background was an assault to my equilibrium. I felt like I was being spun in the Gravitron at a festival with all of the lights on and no pot in my system to make it less annoying. (ahhh, High School) Of course, I’m only imagining this scenario, because I obviously would never have smoked pot in high school…although, if it’s good enough for the president……
Luckily, last night, when I thought I was feeling better, I made breakfast for this morning. Mind you, I didn’t eat any of it this morning, but having tasted it last night, I can attest to its yummy factor. I am certain that once the idea of eating becomes slightly more appealing than sleeping with Darth Vader in the back of a pinto, I’ll be sure to eat some. (the cape WOULD provide cover, but that helmet and breast plate? Obstructions. That, and he’s EVILLLL)
So I give you these whole wheat dark chocolate protein waffles. In honor of “Star Wars” day, we’ll call them Darth Chocolate Protein Waffles.
Darth Chocolate Protein Waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder (Hershey’s Special Dark is ok)
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2-1 cup of vanilla coconut milk, depending on protein powder absorbency.
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- tsp vanilla extract
blend all in a blender, trust me, this is easiest, you can pour it onto the waffle iron easier.
pour onto preheated waffle-iron and cook until the pretty green light comes on.
if you use a different flour, buckwheat, all purpose, coconut, etc, your liquids will also be different. They all absorb water at different rates, the same with the powder. I used Optimum Hydro Whey and Multi Grain flour. That combination takes to the upper limits of what I posted. You want the batter to be a bit runny, this will make for a crisper crust. Also, do not cool the waffles on a plate, but a cooling rack, this will encourage a crisp crust.