Saturday, January 15, 2011

If Only It Were Wednesday...

If only it were Wednesday, I could finally say...

Happy Waffle Wednesday! 

Except it's not. Regardless, waffles are coming to be a mainstay in my breakfast rotation and deserve to be celebrated. I know you're probably thinking, "Wait, no oats? Who is this girl and were is Mandiee?" I was a little skeptical at first, too, but never fear, I have something up my sleeve. 

Anyway, I have specifically been enjoying my new found love as a Saturday treat. Waffle Saturday, perhaps? I think Waffle Wednesday has a better ring to it but that is neither here nor there. 

What is here, though, is a picture of complete deliciousness. Could breakfast get any better than eating a fluffy warm waffle fresh out of the iron? 

Oh yes, yes it could. If you have ever dreamed of eating Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for breakfast then dream no more! Once I decided to make peanut butter waffles, I knew I had to go that extra step and add chocolate somehow. After all, where would peanut butter be without chocolate? I was only too happy to oblige destiny with a warm chocolate fudge sauce drizzled on top of my waffles. 

But enough talk, let's get to the recipe so you can be closer to peanut butter chocolate bliss even sooner. The waffle recipe is actually my adaptation of the Non-dairy Queen's genius peanut flour creation. I'lll admit I'm not a huge peanut fan so I wasn't completely sold on the idea of peanut flour at first. However, my waffle was love at first bite so now I am definitely converted. 

With a lovely peanut flavor that melded oh so perfectly with the nuttiness of the oats, I couldn't help but fall in love. Using rolled oats that I ground in my food processor instead of flour was such a great idea. Oats are so much more nutritious and delicious than flour so I tend to use them as a substitute when I can (pumpkin pie pancakes anyone?). The whole grain goodness and fiber from the oats + the protein (8g!) from the peanut flour made these waffles really keep me satisfied for a long time without a weighed down feeling. They were great pre-workout fuel for my new weekend routine. Basically, with this recipe, you can have your cake chocolate fudge reese's Peanut Butter Cup waffles and eat it, too! 

Peanut Butter Cup Waffles (Peanut Flour Waffles with Chocolate Sauce)
Makes 1 
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats 
  • 2 TBS peanut flour (I use Trader Joe's) 
  • 1 tsp NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 
  • pinch of salt (it really makes the flavor come out, so try to use it if you can) 
  • 6-8 TBS water 
  • 1 TBS pumpkin puree (I use Libby's) 
  • 1.5 tsp cocoa powder 
  • 3 drops vanilla stevia, or to taste
  • 3+ TBS water
  • dash of cinnamon 
Grind rolled oats in a food processor. They should be finer than quick oats but coarser than oat flour. 

Mix ground oats, peanut flour, stevia, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. 

Add in 6 TBS of water to start, adding more if the batter gets thick. (The oats will absorb the liquid as they sit so make sure to test the viscosity as you go.) 

Pour batter on a waffle iron and cook until golden brown. 

Meanwhile, prepare chocolate sauce by combining pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, stevia, water, and cinnamon. Add more water if you would like your sauce warm. 

Microwave sauce for ~30 seconds. If you added too much, simply microwave it for longer until you reach your desired consistency. Mine got so thick and luscious; it was wonderful! (Also, please note that it will thicken as it cools on your waffle.) Drizzle till your hearts content!

Devour as all your dreams come true... or at least your peanut buttery chocolate ones. One thing at a time, right? 

*Note: my sweetener measurements are only recommendations. I tend not to like things very sweet so please adjust the recipe accordingly. 

While these waffles were definitely the kind of breakfast that's waking up for, I'm sure they would be lovely as dessert to. (Vegan) ice cream waffle sandwiches, perhaps? Yumm....

[*Edited to add: these waffles can also be made into pancakes. Wahoo for versatility!] 

Have you recreated any of your favorite desserts or childhood sweets? What was your favorite candy growing up?

Have a lovely day! 

P.S. I haven't been able to post because of mid-term studying (they're next week---eek!) and blogger issues. Luckily midterms will be over before I know it, and hopefully I can get the blog issues worked out. If not, my new blog will be launched asap. 


  1. Ahh I'm a waffle maniac ;) i'll be trying this soon!

  2. WOW!
    This looks AMAZING, Mandiee!
    I really wish I had a waffle-maker.
    I'm thinking about making a pancake out of this recipe, though... So delicious-looking :D

  3. now that i have my little waffle maker i wanna have a waffle wednesday too!! yummmmm chocolate goodness <3 <3

  4. OH MAN THESE LOOK AMAZING! I loooove waffles! I just wish I had some Peanut Flour!