Happy Waffle Wednesday!!!
I love to nurture my inner kid every time of the year. But during the holidays, I REALLY get into nurturing my inner child. I love wearing holiday sweaters, belting out festive tunes, and checking out lighted displays whenever I can. I also have a wonderful Rudolph beanie, complete with antlers and the red nose! Anything which reminds me of how excited I used to get at Christmas time I'm totally in!
Given all of my physical challenges I've experienced this past year with health, fatigue, and digestive issues, I'm appreciative of my child like qualities more than ever.
So, it gave me an idea: why not nurture my inner kid in the kitchen as well?
So, one of the waffles I wanted to recreate was one which reminded me of my fave childhood cereal. As a child, I would grab a bowl as big as my head, and pour it to the brim with Count Chocula and slice a banana on top of it.
Maybe I thought the fruit would totally counteract the sugar sweetened cereal? Gotta love being an '80s kid...
But, now I eat vastly different than those days. So, this is my attempt to "adultify" my fave kids cereal.
I think I did pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
I used my fave Simple Mills pancake and waffle mix (this isn't a sponsored post, I just love the product so much!) and mixed it with cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla beans, and mashed bananas.
I even made my own almond milk for this special occasion (I'll post that recipe later)!
There are so many ways you can serve these waffles: you can drizzle these waffles with maple syrup and sliced bananas; or like me, serving it with almond butter, sliced bananas, and sprinkled with extra cinnamon and cacao powder--delicious!!
You could get even fancier and throw some of that good chocolatey cereal and marshmallows on top (if you can find it) just for old times sake! Celebrate the past you and the present you in just a few bites....nothing better than that!
Ready to dig in yet?? I totally was...these waffles didn't even stand a chance against my almighty fork. I think the Count of Chocula would have approved ??
I'd love to see you recreate these in your own kitchen! Share with me using #myhealingmirepoix and #wafflewednesday...can't wait to see your pics!!