Valentine’s Day – some people aren’t big fans; others love it. I’m somewhere in the middle. I like the holiday. In fact, I like practically any reason to celebrate. I like the idea of a day devoted to expressing love…and I like the gifts too, of course! My husband and I don’t do big gifts for Valentine’s Day though. We usually get each other a card and he usually picks me up some flowers or candy at the grocery store.
This year, with his work schedule, I knew we wouldn’t see each other much on Valentine’s Day past breakfast time so I wanted to make something for him more special than his usual bowl of Lucky Charms. The problem is, I’m not a morning person. Not even a little bit. Plus, Valentine’s Day this year was on a Thursday and that’s a work day. Ain’t nobody got time to make breakfast on a work day. The solution to this problem was to cook breakfast the night before and reheat it quickly in the morning. I decided to make these Waffle Muffins, boiled eggs, and bacon, all of which was easily reheated and enjoyed quickly before getting ready for work. I reheated the muffins and the cooked bacon in the air fryer and the eggs in the microwave. Worked like a charm! He was impressed that I had made breakfast on a weekday (Frankly, so was I!) and it was delicious – worth getting out of bed a few minutes early! ~Erin
- 10 Eggo Nutri-Grain Low Fat waffles (1 box)
- 1 c. fat-free half & half
- 4 large eggs
- ½ c. brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Maple syrup – for serving, optional
- Toast 5 of the waffles. You can toast them all but I decided I wanted a mixture of different textures so I didn’t. Plus, I’m lazy. Cut the waffles in bite-sized pieces; set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the fat-free half & half, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until well-combined. Stir the waffle pieces into the egg mixture, making sure they are all moistened. Let them soak about 20 minutes while the oven preheats, stirring occasionally.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 12-hole muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. When the oven is preheated, stir the waffle mixture one last time and, using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, disperse the mixture evenly in the pan.
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes (I usually leave mine in the full 30 minutes), until golden brown.
- Serve with maple syrup of your choice, if desired.
WW Freestyle Info.: 4 points for one, 9 points for two muffins.