Happy New Year!
A strong start to the year is so important. However if you’re like our family, we are lucky just to get a strong start to the day (especially on school days)! That’s why this week I gathered the kids into the kitchen to help me create a new high protein breakfast recipe, and to establish some (awesome) new resolutions for the year ahead.
Recently we received an assortment of pancake and waffle mixes from our friends at Kodiak Cakes. I really like these mixes because they are extremely wholesome and very easy to prepare. One cup of mix, one cup of water (or milk), stir, and voila!
We decided to use the Buttermilk & Honey Flapjack Mix, and made a large batch of waffles. Next, we topped each waffle with a big scoop of peanut butter, granola, bananas and berries. No syrup required. The result was outstanding, and we stayed full and energized throughout the morning. This is also a great recipe to set up as a quick school day breakfast-bar. If you have the waffles prepared (and frozen), the kids can add whatever toppings they want, and run out the door with a full tummy and a strong start to the day.
As the kids and I were playing around with this new recipe, I wanted to have them write down a few goals for the upcoming year. The imaginary Pinterest-mom in me hoped they would come up with goals like learning a new language, serving the community or learning how to play the violin, however their ideas were a little more realistic…..
All in all, our time in the kitchen together was quality time at it’s very best. I think our goals were great (even “ginastix”) and the waffles totally rocked. In fact, I must say that as a mom of three little children, this is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It is practical, picky-eater approved and a powerful source of nutrition. We hope you love this recipe, and it powers your family through great mornings and a prosperous new year.