Happy WAFFLE Day!
Or you know, just Wednesday…but go with me on this one…it deserves a bit of dramatism, becaaaaaaaause I made WAFFLES!!
If you’ve been around for a while, you know of my battles with Willy the Wafflemaker. If you’re new to these parts, let me just say the he and I have a very give and take relationship…as in I give everything I’ve got and in return, he takes all my confidence.
But I’ll be darned if I let him take my BREAKFAST!
Yeah, you know that little bit of anxiety all us foodies get when cracking open an avocado…just praaaaaaying that we got a good one? Well, I get that same feeling whenever I lift the lid of my waffle iron. So obviously, when Kodiak Cakes, a company that makes all-natural breakfast and dessert mixes, contacted me asking about doing a review on their flapjack and waffle mix, I totally FLIPPED!
I actually tried their whole wheat mix for the first time a few years ago and fell in love immediately with one of my favorite recipes, Easy Protein Pancakes! I still can’t believe a just-add-water mix can taste like it was made from scratch! Since I still wasn’t back to my pancake groove when these babies arrived, I decided it was time to muster up some courage and whip up a waffle! And
much to my wonderment, it went well it came out FANTASTICALLY!
I know, I know…I was just singing pumpkin praises yesterday, but when you still have half a pineapple to eat just days before you leave for vacation, it’s perfectly acceptable to slide back into a summer for a moment…plus, this is just my way of celebrating a certain someone who will be honeymooning at the beach this time next week! Congratulations, Melissa! I made you a waffle…but I eated it!
Pina Colada Waffle
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Cook Time: 5-8 minutes
Keywords: waffle iron breakfast coconut milk
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/3 cup Kodiak Cake Flapjack & Waffle mix
- 1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1/3 cup coconut milk (plus 1-2 Tablespoons if using protein powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/4 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
- Toppings: Coconut-flavored Greek yogurt, diced fresh pineapple, and dried coconut chips
1. Plug in waffle iron and allow to come to temperature, coat with non-stick spray.
2. Combine all ingredients in a small bow and stir well.
3. Pour mix into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.
4. Transfer to a plate, add toppings, and be whisked off to your own tropical paradise…your cabana boy (or girl) will be with you shortly!
I wasn’t feeling protein-powdery in particular (ha! bonus points for accidental alliterations…and AGAIN!) so I went without, but if your feeling perky, feel free to pack a little pump into your pina pa-waffle!
These mixes are incredibly versatile and are just the ticket for when you want more of a gourmet feeling breakfast in the middle of a busy week. And, since they’re made only with ingredients you can pronounce, it’s a breakfast you can feel good about!
Now for the BEST part: Kodiak Cakes was gracious enough to send me not one, not two, but FOUR coupons for a FREE box of one of their mixes and I’m giving you a chance to win them today! Open to anyone everywhere…just do me a favor and check this list to be sure they’re available in your area first! Giveaway will end Wednesday, October 16 at midnight (CST). Winner to be announced later that day!