Pomegranate Chai Whole Wheat Waffles
We’re celebrating this day in autumn with pomegranate waffles. I know I just got over telling you about coffee pancakes but now we’re moving on to filling you in on waffles. I’ve partnered with Bai to bring you a delicious #BreakfastByBai recipe to make this fall.
I should disclose I have a gift for making really dry waffles, but these weren’t dry! And this is a recipe without pumpkin or banana. Are we even in the right place right now? What’s going on right now?! Who am I? Who are you? Pumpkin and banana baked goods are like my bread and butter. They’re the ingredients, especially the banana, that like built this blog. SO MUCH BANANA LOVE.
But these don’t have bananas. Mainly because we’re trying this thing where we don’t use the same ingredient (i.e. banana) ALL THE TIME. And you know what I’ve realized? The world still goes round if you don’t have bananas in everything. I mean, I love bananas. I do I do I do. But it’s okay to branch out and try new things. Neophobia, I have no time for you.
So I’ve been wanting to get my hair cut. Like to shoulder-length but have it be shorter in the back. I guess that’s a bob? But I have very thin, poofy hair, which makes me hesitant to cut it because with less weight it just poofs out WAY too much. Tell me what to do. I can’t make decisions. I ask Andrew if I should cut it and he doesn’t say much one way or the other (probably because he’s scared he’ll say something wrong…i can be (read: am always) very irrational).
To cut my hair or not?! I’m ready for a change. And now that I’m changing up the banana usage in my life maybe it’s time to change my hair too?! I think probably yes.
So these waffles.
They’re made with Bai Ipanema Pomegranate & chai tea. Chai. Not to be confused with chia. The struggle is real.
So if a chai tea latte is like Christmas in a cup, these waffles are like Christmas on a plate. Except the cookies you leave out for Santa are REALLY Christmas on a plate. But why the heck are we even talking about Christmas. We’re not even at Halloween yet.
AND I don’t even have my Halloween costume made since I’m very much the procrastinator. I did show my grandma the costume idea and she’s excited to help me make it. She did say I had to bring my own shells.
I can handle that.
Andrew and I will be heading to a beach later this week for our first vacation on our own since our honeymoon. So I’m thinking I should be feeling very mermaid-esque when we return back to Houston just in time for Halloween.
Hmm what else do I need to tell you about these waffles. OH. The drizzle. You make nut butter icing. How fun?! So fun! I know.
All you have to do is combine your favorite nut butter with milk and then stir until your arms very nearly give out. Then BOOM you’ve got nut butter icing. It’s the things dreams are made of. I promise.
I used that nifty cake icing bottle to drizzle the icing all pretty on the top. It was nice that it was pretty but mainly just fun to pretend like you’re decorating a cake.
Waffles. Ready, set, goooooooooooooo…
Pomegranate Chai Whole Wheat Waffles
Yield: 10 medium waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Bai Ipanema Pomegranate
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup molasses
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 bag of chia tea
nut butter icing
1/3 cup favorite nut butter (I used chocolate hazelnut butter and peanut butter)
3-6 tablespoons milk
In a mug, heat Bai Ipanema Pomegranate until hot. Add in tea bag and allow to brew for ~5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients, including pomegranate tea.
Pour wet into dry and stir until just combined. Scoop batter into waffle maker using 1/3 cup measuring cup. While waffles are cooking, make icing.
Place 1/3 cup of your favorite nut butter in a bowl. Add in 3 tablespoons milk and stir vigorously for about 1 minute until nut butter and milk produce a smooth icing. Add more milk to reach desired consistency.
If your nut butter icing seems lumpy/isn't coming together at all, stir vigorously for 60 more seconds. It'll get smooth! I pinky swear!
Pomegranate + chai + cinnamon + waffles + halloween costume planning + hocus pocus watching = FALL!