Waffles fit for Diabetic Royalty
(From store bought waffles? Are you kidding me?)
Serving size 2 waffles
net carbohydrates 30g
Notes: The only waffles I can find with a fairly low carbohydrate content is EGGO LOW FAT Nutrigrain waffles. Because there is so much butter used to make the “syrup”, I use SMART BALANCE spread, so as not to increase the cholesterol count too much. I think it all balances out with the fiber of the nuts and fruits.
I always keep a container of cinnamon/ granulated sugar substitute on hand.
I do 8 Tablespoons of sugar substitute to 1 Tablespoon cinnamon. You should adjust the formula depending on how much cinnamon flavor you like.
I often do a final topping of about a tablespoon of lightly sweetened sour cream, but a DANNON LIGHT AND FITvanilla yogurt will work as well.
2 – EGGOLOWFAT NUTRIGRAIN waffles.
4 – Tbsp. Butter or SMART BALANCE spread
½ – cup walnuts or sliced almonds
pinch of salt
3 – Tbsp. Cinnamon/ granulated sugar mixture
1- cup fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, alone or in any combination)
Vanilla or lightly sweetened sour cream for final topping (optional)
How to prepare the dish:
Toast the waffles until lightly crisped but not darkened.
In a skillet, melt the 4 Tbsp. of butter or SMART BALANCE. Add the nuts and salt. Stir until the nuts are coated with butter. Add the cinnamon/ granulated sugar substitute. Stir to combine. Add the fruit and stir gently until warmed through and juices begin to release.
Place waffles on a plate and top with berry and nut mixture. It is perfect just as it is or you can top with DANNON LIGHT AND FITvanilla yogurt or sweetened sour cream.