Orange Yogurt Waffles

These crisp orange yogurt waffles are perfect for a ladies-only brunch.

Orange Yogurt Waffles // savvyeat.com

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Don’t know what Galentine’s Day is? Then you clearly don’t follow along with one of my and Dan’s favorite shows, Parks and Recreation. According to Leslie Knope, February 13 is all about women celebrating women. It’s the day to “leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and…just come and kick it, breakfast-style… It’s like Lillith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

So naturally, when I was invited to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year, I immediately knew I needed to make waffles. Not only are crispy orange yogurt waffles perfect for a ladies-only brunch, but waffles are also Leslie Knope’s favorite food. So that was an easy decision.

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This morning, I raise a forkful of waffles in a toast to my closest girl friends, all of whom amaze me in different ways. I’ve got a waffle for the friend who’s been by my side since seventh grade, and I’m so grateful that we live in the same city again, despite the fact that our busy schedules keep us from meeting up as often as we’d like. There’s one for the college friend who was there for the beginning of my and Dan’s relationship, who got ordained to officiate at our wedding, and is now off getting both her MD and PhD at the same time (she’s crazy and brilliant and we love her for it). And of course, there’s one for the best friend we left behind in Ithaca, with whom I exchange dozens of emails and an hour-long Skype call on a weekly basis. I wouldn’t have gotten through this move without her.

Take some time today to send some love to your girl friends and the women who inspire you. It is Galentine’s Day, after all!

Orange Yogurt Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10 waffles

Orange Yogurt Waffles

These crisp orange yogurt waffles are perfect for a ladies-only brunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade

Instructions

  1. Preheat a classic-style waffle maker.
  2. Whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the milk, yogurt, oil, eggs and marmalade. Stir until there are no dry spots left.
  4. Cook the waffles, 1/3 cup of batter at a time, according to the instructions for your waffle maker. Serve warm.
http://www.savvyeat.com/orange-yogurt-waffles/

Here’s how to freeze waffles for later!

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Raisin Nut Granola

This raisin nut granola is chock-full of mixed nuts, giving it a bit more of a protein boost than you’d usually find in this breakfast and snack favorite.

Raisin Nut Granola // Savvy Eats

I think I’m in full-fledged nesting mode. I’m walking this fine line between wanting to DO ALL OF THE THINGS and you know, actually having the energy to do those things.  When you’re trying to not only get caught up on work, but ahead of schedule in anticipation of maternity leave, and also unpack a three-bedroom house, set up a nursery, take all the childbirth/infant care classes, stay active, build up a social network and actually enjoy your last few weeks as a family of two, things can be exhausting. So I’m trying to find balance in where I focus my energy.

The top priorities right now are spending quality time with Dan and our existing family and friends and prepping for the baby.  We’ve got the essentials unpacked and organized in the new house, so I’m turning my focus to setting up the baby’s room. If we get more unpacking done after the nursery is ready, that’s great, and if not…it can wait.

One of the easiest ways for me to get ready for the whirlwind that is coming in March is to double up a lot of my cooking. I make double or triple batches of a few dinner recipes each week, and freeze the leftovers. And I’ve been craving granola anyways lately, so I make big batches and freeze half as soon as the granola is cool. It’s a win-win – it doesn’t take any extra time for me, and it means we already have a few jars of raisin nut granola in the freezer, ready to go.

Raisin Nut Granola // savvyeat.com

This raisin nut granola is a favorite lately. It is based off of my nutty granola, but with fewer ingredients, all of which should be easy to find. We’re still restocking the pantry over here, so I wanted to keep things simple. Packed with nuts, two types of raisins and oats, it should be a healthy, hearty snack this spring!

Raisin Nut Granola

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 12-16

Raisin Nut Granola

This raisin nut granola is chock-full of mixed nuts, giving it a bit more of a protein boost than you’d usually find in this breakfast and snack favorite.

Adapted from my nutty granola .

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups raw mixed nuts
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 11" x 13" baking pans.
  2. Stir the oats and nuts together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the brown sugar, coconut oil, honey and salt together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low, whisking constantly, until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is beginning to bubble at the edges.
  4. Pour the coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well to fully coat the oats and nuts. Divide the granola between the two prepared pans, spreading it into even layers.
  5. Bake the granola at 350F for 20 minutes, stirring the granola and rotating the pans between racks about halfway through.
  6. Stir in the dried fruit, and bake for another 10 minutes, until the granola is beginning to brown and toast.
  7. While the granola bakes, line a few wire racks with parchment paper. Spread the granola over the parchment paper to dry in even layers and cool.
http://www.savvyeat.com/raisin-nut-granola-recipe/

Here’s how to freeze granola for later!

 

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