I can’t believe how fast September flew by. In a way, I’m grateful because that means one month of classes is over with! Thus, one step closer to graduation. Almost.
Even though September flew by, it was rather eventful. I went to two stagettes, one for a friend and one for my cousin. The weddings are both in the same week, my cousin is getting married here in Vancouver on October 15, and then we leave the next morning on the 16th to go to Mexico for our friends wedding. It seems like it has been forever since we were there last. However, it’s only been 7 months. I had never been to Mexico before, and now I’ll have been twice in one year. And Vegas. This year has been pretty good for travelling.
I also went to my friend Vickie’s birthday this past weekend. We went to the Kingston Taphouse downtown. It was nice cause we had the entire bottom level to ourselves, so it was like a private party.
Back to school, also means back to public transit. Two skytrains and a bus. Also, back to volunteering in an elementary school. Both of those combined = easily able to catch a cold. Which, I have apparently done. Not so great. So trying to get better so I can properly function for the upcoming week at school.
It just so happens that Lainey is also sick. We spent a lot of this morning in bed together, after she woke me up at 6 am to go outside. Downfall of having pets in an apartment is that you actually have to get dressed to let the dog out. Bummer.
She caught up on her beauty sleep this afternoon. She’s quite the model.
I made these waffles last weekend. Weekends are usually our ‘big breakfast’ days. All week it’s either a smoothie or oatmeal for breakfast. Though oatmeal was making me feel sick for some reason, so it was on a hiatus for a while but I had some this morning and I feel fine. I think it was more so the peanut butter I used to put into it. But, I’m trying to be good and avoid peanuts so my allergy doesn’t act up. So it’s Almond butter. Adam definitely likes waffles or pancakes for breakfast. I make a lot, and usually only have one or two so he ends up eating like an entire batch. haha =)
I added some banana and pecans to the usual Joy of Cooking recipe, and made some changes to create something a little less boring than the same old. I also substitued apple sauce for butter.
Whipped Banana & Pecan Waffles
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 -1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (use regular milk if you don’t have an allergy to it!)
- 1 1/2 bananas (cut into chunks)
- handful of pecans, slightly chopped
- dash of cinnamon
- 2 mixing bowls
- Electric beater ( I didn’t use my stand mixer cause I think the two beaters whip the eggs better)
- waffle iron
- Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl using a whisk.
- In a seperate bowl, beat the applesauce and banana with electric mixer. Continue until light and frothy. May take a minute to break down bananas, but just keep mixing until they mash up.
- Add other wet ingredients to the banana mixture and blend.
- Make a well in dry ingredients, and pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
- Pour in chopped pecans.
- Slightly whisk together until well combined.
- Cook on waffle iron on medium setting for about 3 minutes.