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As I recently wrote in a blog post called “What to Do When the Scale Stops Moving“, I’ve been more mindful of my calorie intake lately. In practical Trim Healthy Mama terms, this means that I’ve been trying to include more Fuel Pull recipes into my repertoire. Some of you may be looking at me skeptically and saying, “Nope! I don’t want to feel deprived!” Think again. There ain’t nothin’ wrong with Fuel Pulls when they taste like this Strawberry Shortcake Waffle. Trust me on this one. You will not regret it.
Slightly crispy on the outside but soft on the inside, this Fuel Pull waffle has the perfect waffle texture. As far as flavor, it reminds me of a Nilla wafer thanks to a hearty dash of vanilla extract. The texture helps with that image, too. To keep the waffle in Fuel Pull mode (with no significant sources of carbs or fats), I top it with low-fat cottage cheese for a good dose of protein and creaminess as well as some sliced strawberries. A small squirt of fat-free Reddi-wip is OK too.
If you want a THM:S meal, feel free to add a dollop of homemade whipped cream sweetened with a low-glycemic sweetener such as THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder.
This waffle was so good that I tried it out on a friend who was visiting for the weekend. There were no leftovers. I’m planning to make a multiple-serve version of this recipe eventually. It’s that good! As much confidence as I have in my own culinary abilities (*snort*), I was surprised at the texture of these waffles. I really do love waffles, and if I ever have leftovers, I freeze them then pop them into the toaster on the “Frozen” setting when I want to heat them up. Reheating in the toaster makes them even crispier.
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Are you a fan of waffles? You may want to try
- PB&J Protein Waffle (also Fuel Pull!)
- Cheater “Sourdough” Waffles (a budget-friendly crispy waffle that uses regular ol’ whole wheat flour and a simple process to turn it into a THM-friendly recipe)
- Chocolate Waffles for Two
To see all my waffle recipes (yep, there’s more!), click here.
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- Starting THM
- my recipe index
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- 3 T. Briana's Baking Mix*
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ⅛ tsp. xanthan gum
- 1/16 tsp. salt
- 1/16 tsp. (2 doonks) THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- 3 T. egg whites
- 2 T. low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 T. water
- Hearty dash vanilla extract
- Sliced strawberries
- Low-fat cottage cheese
- Squirt of Reddi-wip
- Homemade sweetened whipped cream (This makes the waffle a THM:S.)
- Whisk the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix again. Bake in a greased waffle iron until slightly crispy on the outside. Top with your choice of toppings and enjoy!
My baking mix is a Fuel Pull in controlled amounts such as I used in this recipe. However, if you want to stay in Fuel Pull mode, keep any additional fats to a minimum.
- Briana’s Baking Mix
- THM Baking Blend
- Xanthan gum (Amazon)
- Xanthan Gum (iHerb)
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder