Happy first day of Spring! Here's to hoping warm weather is coming soon (and staying!).
I created today's recipe was for my dietician friend, Tori Eaton. She's the awesome face behind Hippie in the Kitchen and she asked me to develop a recipe for "Wake Up! Wednesday;" a series of blogs about healthy, nutritious breakfast recipes for National Nutrition Month.
It was obvious that I had to do something with waffles, as I haven't posted a waffle recipe since way back in June 2014. Rather than creating a gluten-free or whole-wheat twist on waffles, however, I started brainstorming with a goal to avoid using traditional waffle ingredients all together. So, rather than sweet, I wanted this recipe to be savory.
A little research and a couple crazy ideas later...voilà! I created the womelette (wom-e-let). These are packed with protein, only use ingredients commonly found in your fridge, and will keep you full all morning.
The best part? Swap out ingredients for whatever you have in your pantry: onions, peppers, spinach, goat cheese, basically anything you can think to put in your womelette, do it!
Recipe is below the photos, enjoy!
Eggs, 5 whole
Broccoli, 1/2 cup, chopped
Onion, 1/2 cup, chopped
Pepper, 1/4 cup, chopped
Salt & pepper, to taste
Cheese, as desired
- Turn on your waffle iron and generously grease it using a non-stick spray. It's gotta be hot and slick to pull this off!
- Crack eggs in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in broccoli, onion, pepper, salt and pepper, and cheese.
- Carefully pour egg mixture onto the waffle iron. Using a fork, spread the ingredients evenly. Close the lid.
- Check on the womelette after approximately 3 minutes. Just like cooking a traditional omelette, you'll know it's done when it starts to brown and crisp around the edges.
- Carefully pick the womelette up off the hot iron using a spatula, and transfer to a plate. Top with additional cheese, if desired. Enjoy!