Wake Up with Waffles

Good morning world! Isn’t it a beautiful day? You may be rolling your eyes at me and agreeing with Zooey Deschanel when she said “In an ideal world no one would talk before 10 am. people would just hug, because waking up is really hard.” I get you. There seems to be two kinds of mornings. The I-just-got-hit-by-a-train-and-can’t-believe-anyone-expects-me-to-function kind and the I-love-myself-and-I’m-ready-to-take-on-the-world kind. Well, sometimes it feels like flipping a coin to see which one you’re going to have. But I believe there are things we can do to make sure we have the second kind. Getting enough sleep, exercising first thing, and a good breakfast are the things that help me the most. I don’t know what to tell you about sleep and exercise besides…do it, but I have a great idea for a breakfast to help you get going.

Waffles of course. But not just any waffles. Multi-Grain Einkorn Waffles. This recipe is a weekly favorite around here and we’ve perfected the process and toppings until they are quite possibly the best homemade waffles I’ve ever had. The unique mixture of four ancient grains (Einkorn, spelt, amaranth, and millet) fermented with sourdough over night makes this recipe a nutritional powerhouse. Plus, the batter is so forgiving, that if you didn’t have all four of these, you could use all einkorn and it would still be great.

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Ready to Eat!

Of course, everyone has their classic way of eating waffles. We thought we’d share ours with you. We love the flavor combination of topping our waffles with almond butter (healthier than peanut butter), strawberries and blueberries, homemade honey buttermilk syrup, and homemade whip cream. You’re welcome to do whatever you prefer, but I wouldn’t have them any other way. It’s a masterpiece of nutrition and taste.

I can’t promise you won’t have any more hit-by-a-train mornings. But I hope that adding these waffles to your breakfast menu will help you rise above them and see each day as an opportunity to be conquered. I’m with J.B Priestley – “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”

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