Happy Hump Day! I’ve made you waffles! (big surprise there…)
As I’ve mentioned before I just started taking spin classes. I absolutely love them. I find them so invigorating. One of my coworkers introduced me to B\Spoke, a Boston based studio, and I have fallen in love with the studio and instructors there. I love how everyone has their own style of instruction and mix of music. It makes the classes so much fun. I look forward to the classes, enjoy being in the moment in the class, and feeling like I crushed it afterwards. Plus, checking my stats after class is fun.
I am so busy that I needed something that I really like to, otherwise I am just not going to commit to taking time out of my busy day to do it. Spinning is that perfect physical activity for me. Plus, signing up and prepaying for a class helps!
I got an email from the studio I go to this past weekend saying they were going to run a Monthly Challenge from October 5th to November 5th for their members. I was intrigued. It calls for you to take 15 calls, 3 of which are specialty classes, you have to bring someone from the opposite sex to class with you to introduce them to the studio, do a social media post (IG) wearing their gear, and do a social media post about how attending classes refuels you.
I figured I could tackle a few of those easily! I have one of their zip hoodies, I can do a social media post, Price said he would come with me to a class, and the challenge classes sound fun… a 60 min class,a hot ride, or a dawn (5.30am) class. Logistically the dawn class wold be hard for me to get to but I bet I could make it work. Overall, the hardest part for me is to do all the classes. I am hoping I can do it though. I’ve already signed up for 3 classes.
Wish me luck! And I’ll keep you posted!!
I love discovering and creating new waffle recipes. It’s so fun to try something new. And I’m certainly doing that with over 50 waffle recipes this year!!
I saw this oatmeal waffle while browsing Pinterest and I was intrigued. I liked how it was a great mash up of 2 breakfast classics.
Once I decided on trying that waffle I figured that I needed to create a fun topping that played off the cinnamon and sugar in the waffle, so I decided on a Chai Tea Infused Whipped Butter. I picked up a mix from Trader Joe’s that had a bit of spicy kick to it, which I figured would be a nice contrast to the sweetness in the maple syrup served with the waffles.
The oatmeal waffles have so much flavor and have such a wonderful texture. I loved the chewy fluffiness of it. The oatmeal is a wonderful addition to the waffle batter. It’s a simple addition to the typical waffle batter, but it makes just a huge difference in overall complexity of the breakfast dish.
Skip your typical bowl of oatmeal for a creative waffle that will transform your typical breakfast routine.
Oatmeal Waffles with a Chai Infused Whipped Butter
Makes 10-12 waffles, depending on your waffle iron
For the waffles
- 1 1/2 Cups flour
- 1 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon Chai Tea Mix
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 2/3 Cups milk
- 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
For the butter
- 8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Chai Tea Mix
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Prepare your infused butter first. Put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat well. Add the powdered sugar and Chai Tea mix and vanilla extract, mix well again. Scrap down the sides of the bowl, mix again to completely mix together. Transfer to a serving container.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Combine the dry ingredients (flour – salt) in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the eggs, milk, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Add the beaten wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix well to combine.
- Spray your waffle. Scope the wattle into the waffle iron, bake according to your waffle iron’s instructions. The waffles should be golden brown.
- Serve with the infused butter, maple syrup, and whipped cream. Enjoy!
Waffle recipe adapted from Bread with a side of Butter