Blue Cornmeal Waffles

Blue Cornmeal Waffles

Happy hump day!

First off, I wanted to say to anyone who had someone at the Boston Marathon that was involved in the truly horrible acts that occurred, you are in my prayers. I won’t go on a long preach sesh about how terrible it was, even though it was…just know that you have my thoughts and prayers with you. I was very lucky that all my friends that were there are safe β™₯

Anyways, so how is your Wednesday going?

Mine started off with a workout and then off to a lovely day of work and will conclude with some laziness on the couch this evening. Living the dream πŸ˜‰

I finally got adjusted back to normal time now. I feel like it took me a good 3-4 days to get back in tune with my normal schedule after getting back from Portugal.

You know what I have discovered more than anything else this past month?

I am a total creature of habit and ritual. I like my schedule, I like my routine and I do not like it when it gets broken for more than a day at a time. This might have something to do with the fact that I am super organized, punctual and almost OCD when it comes to cleaning haha

It always seems like the impression that “routine” is bad. That you should always change things up because your days will seem boring and without color.

I understand changing up your work out regime so that you work other muscles, but what is wrong with having a routine that you do every day or week or whatever it might be?

I have determined that being a person that is a little more rigid when it comes to daily tasks isn’t a bad thing, it is just who I am and I am going to accept that.

Yes, at times it might make me a little less flexible, but if going to the gym or cleaning the house or cooking or running my errands makes me feel good or better when I am having a bad day…what is the harm in that?

Am I hurting anyone by having a routine during the week?

Patrick seems to be getting used to it haha, and I certainly don’t force him to have a routine. He can do what he wants when he likes and I have no problem with it.

I am not saying that I don’t like to take a surprise day trip someplace to go and do whatever whenever. That is good, just as long as I have all my other things taken care of first πŸ˜‰

Speaking of routine, I do not normally have large breakfasts during the week. I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I do eat breakfast everyday, but during the work week it is hard to have a larger sit down breakfast meal.

This recipe I am sharing today is my recreation of a waffle that I had in Albuquerque last fall while visiting some friends. The place was called Harry’s Roudhouse and we had stopped for breakfast.

I was a big fan of the food in ABQ, but this place struck a cord with me for their “Blue Cornmeal Waffles”. Oh my lord they were good, albeit NOT healthy but so good.

I wanted to recreate these waffles, but in a way that would make me feel like I wasn’t doing something truly terrible to my body.

I looked in my handy dandy Cooking Light cookbooks and found a recipe that I could adapt to make the waffles more healthy.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

 

Blue Cornmeal Waffles
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Cook time:
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Serves: 12
A recipe that was recreated after having blue cornmeal waffles in Albuquerque.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups blue cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron of your choice and coat with cooking spray
  2. In medium bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients with a whisk. Make a well in the center and stir in the buttermilk just until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip egg whiles with an electric mixer until thick enough to hold a stiff peak. This takes about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Carefully fold the egg whites into the blue cornmeal batter.
  5. Spoon batter into the hot waffle iron in the amount that is appropriate for your iron. Do not overfill. Make sure when you put in batter that it does not fill the entire iron, it will spread as it cooks.
  6. Cook until waffles are golden brown.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 130 Fat: .9 Carbohydrates: 25.9 Sodium: 305 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 5.1 Cholesterol: 2
Notes
Adapted from Cooking Light Recipe found [url href=”http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cornmeal-waffles-10000000665146/”]here[/url].

 

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Comments

  1. I totally need routine too girl, I hear ya!

    These waffles look soooo good! So creative!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha, I am glad I am not alone…and I love your little Avatar dudette! So cute!

  2. I love blue corn! Those sounds awesome πŸ™‚

  3. I am all about routine, and I’m also all about these waffles. I’ve been on a pancake kick as of late, and it needs to expand into other breakfast goodies. Thank you for sharing!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      I love waffles/pancakes! I always have, there is something about them that makes you feel like you are getting a treat πŸ˜‰

  4. Yeah, wait till you’re MY age, and you’ll really like a routine! Boy, these waffles sound great…would be a fabulous weekend brunch treat for the hubby!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha your age?? What are you 29? πŸ˜‰

      Oh I am sure it would be great for a weekend brunch treat! Enjoy!

  5. I have never done blue cornmeal…. looks like I’m going grocery shopping to check it out. πŸ™‚ I don’t eat a big breakfast M-F either… but I would totally dig these. πŸ™‚

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Hi Ramona! Yea I don’t know what it is about the work week, but I just don’t eat as large of a breakfast. Oh well, have a great day!

  6. I like routine, too. πŸ™‚ And these waffles sound great. I’ve never had blue cornmeal but it looks and sounds really good.

  7. I have never had blue cornmeal…sad, huh?
    These waffles look awesome!

  8. I love blue corn!! It’s great! These look soooo amazing

  9. i am a creature of habit and ritual too. well, i was until i had a baby and now it seems like there is no such thing as routine. my schedule changes based on his behavior and tantrums…lol.
    i haven’t tried cornmeal waffles before but i bet that cornmeal makes them softer and fluffier πŸ˜€

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha, well I am not planning on having babies any time soon, so I will stick with my routine for a bit πŸ˜‰

      They are very fluffy

  10. OOoooh I’ve always wanted to make blue corn waffles but have bee to afraid to try! Now that I have this recipe, guess there’s no excuse!

  11. I don’t think I have ever had a corn waffle, but it looks and sounds amazing!

  12. I love blue corn! The texture is to die for. I’ve been looking for new breakfast ideas and this has to be made soon!

  13. Absolutely delightful, Raven!

  14. RavieNomNoms says:

    Thank you Viviane πŸ™‚

  15. I have never used blue corn… must change this right away!!!

  16. MMM!!! I know a certain teenaged girl who would love these for breakfast!!
    Yes, I’m a big routine person too. And that will serve you well when you have kids! My son was SO into his routine though, that any change really threw him off. So I guess it’s good and bad. It all works though, stick to it!