Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potatoes, it seems you either love them or hate them. I love them and always have. My husband, on the other hand, used to hate them but now loves them. He will eat them any way I serve them now which I love and have started experimenting some more. Our current sweet potato creation we have fallen for are Sweet Potato Waffles.

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Easy Breakfast Fruit Pizzas

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It doesn’t seem possible but it’s that time of the year again, Back to School. While many schools have already headed back there are many more that are enjoying their last days of summer break. My kids are in that later group. With under two weeks to go until school starts I have been trying to get thing  ready for when the kids go back to school. I’m not just talking about buying new clothes, school supplies, and fresh hair cuts either. We are slowly working at getting back to our school time schedule and figuring out things like what to eat for breakfast. My boys have all decided what they want but my daughter is another story. She changes what she eats every couple weeks it sometimes so I need a breakfast boredom buster for her so I’ve come up with some Easy Breakfast Fruit Pizzas.

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Healthy Multigrain Chia Waffles

It’s a new year and so many people out there have made resolutions to get healthy which is awesome! Being healthy isn’t just a diet, it is how you live your life and making changes as needed for a healthier life. I am all about being healthy. Many of my friends know that I eat all sorts of weird foods like, chia seeds. Chia is awesome in my books and it isn’t just for sprinkling on top of your yogurt or smoothies when you have breakfast. How about adding some chia to your morning waffles?  Chia is wonderful in waffles and these Healthy Multigrain Chia Waffles are a great way to start your day. Just add some real maple syrup and your favorite berries, no butter needed at all.
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Healthy Multigrain Chia Waffles
  • cooking spray
  • 1¾ cups milk (cow's milk or almond milk)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup flax seed meal
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar, or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; spray the inside with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk milk, applesauce, egg, chia seeds, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; let sit until chia seeds start to thicken the mixture, about 2 minutes. Whisk flour, oats, flax seed meal, baking powder, sugar, and salt into almond milk mixture until batter is smooth.
  3. Scoop ½ cup batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes per waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.

adapted from Allrecipes.com

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day

Snow Day a term that brings joy to children, well until they hear the words make up day. Here in North Carolina we are having an unusual winter and just had our second good snow fall of the winter. Schools have been out since Tuesday and it has snowed at some point everyday. Where I live we have had over 6 inches of snow and then some sleet and freezing rain on top of it. There is plenty of snow on the ground for good snow day fun. Between breaks in the snow and sleet kids have been out  building snow forts and snow men, having snow ball fights and sledding.
Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

My kids even asked to go for a hike so we went for a short one on snow day 2.

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Then on snow day 3 I decided to take my camera out with me as I did just over 2 miles. I’m tapering for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and a hike in the snow and ice was definitely a workout.

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Everything was iced over and looked beautiful

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

One thing I can say about snow days is that kids need their fuel for hours of outdoors fun. You have to start your day out right with a good breakfast. I like to make my kids a nice warm breakfast and my Simple Waffles are perfect for snow day mornings like we have been having. Simple Waffles are just that. They are made from simple ingredients and cook up beautifully. I’ve had my recipe for years and I always come back to it. It is our families favorite and I hope it becomes your families favorite too!

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Simple Waffles


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2TB honey or Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3 cups flour


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In large bowl mix together flour,baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In separate bowl beat eggs and mix in honey, oil and milk
  4. Pour wet mixture into flour mixture  and mix well forming a smooth batter.
  5. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.
  6. Pour or laddle batter onto waffle iron.
  7. Cook per manufacturer’s directions or golden brown

* These waffles freeze nicely and reheat well in the toaster*