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Waffle Girl

by Meghann on January 21, 2011

Look a friend came to run with me! πŸ™‚

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Megan and I both are running the Miami Half Marathon next weekend and needed to get a semi-long run in before our crazy weekends began. She met me at my apartment early this morning and we ran 8 miles in a light drizzle of rain. We got lucky. Thirty minutes before we left it was pouring – we welcomed the slight drizzle with opened arms.

As we chatted about blogs, relationships, and running goals, the 8 miles really flew by. I’m lucky to have her as a running buddy. πŸ™‚

Since Megan had made the trip all the way to my apartment to run with me, I thought it was only fair I would make her breakfast in return.

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After a quick google search I found a recipe for Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles on FitSugar that seemed fairly easy and called for ingredients I already had in my pantry. Plus, I feel like waffles are one of those meals best enjoyed with a friend.

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Screw pancakes – I’m a waffle girl! πŸ™‚

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Waffle toppings are where I have all the fun. I heated up an apple with some cinnamon and syrup in the microwave then drizzled it on top of the waffle with some plain yogurt, cacao nibs, and more cinnamon.

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The actual waffles were just ok. Kind of bland and in need of some sweetness. Next time I would add a couple more tablespoons of sugar. Besides that they were very hearty and filling.

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Enjoy your Friday everyone! Don’t worry – the weekend is almost here!

1 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles January 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

Those look so good! It’s fun that you and Megan could tackle that run together – having a running buddy is 10x better!

2 Molly January 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

yummm I need to get a waffle maker. Its been far too long since Ive had one!

3 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 21, 2011 at 11:16 am

I agree, waffles are so much better! πŸ™‚ Great toppings!
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4 Kim @ girlevolving January 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

Mmm I LOVE waffles!
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5 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

I so wish I had you two as running buddies!! It’s so snowy here…I had a planned 7 miler, but I don’t want to kill myself slipping on ice. Jealous of the Florida sunshine!!
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6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday January 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

Damn, I need a waffle maker.

7 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food January 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

Too bad the waffles didn’t taste so good…at least you have all the yummy toppings πŸ™‚

8 Kelly January 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

I couldn’t even tell you the last time I ate waffles. Probably should change that.
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9 Hope January 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

Those waffles look so good! I have a waffle maker at home. I should really start using it more often. The toppings are the best part! πŸ™‚
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10 Amanda @ JustAmandaJ January 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

I always make waffles or pancakes when my Husband is off on the weekends, it makes the time we spend together that much more special πŸ™‚
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11 Morgan January 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

I usually use about 3 tbsp of sugar in my waffles. Using vanilla yogurt in the recipe might help up the sweetness factor, too.
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12 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

that’s a good idea on using vanilla yogurt. I didn’t have any on hand today, but it’s good for future reference.

13 Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner January 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

I am a pancake guy all the way πŸ™‚

14 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Derek is too

15 Katie January 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

this post screams ‘Katie get a wafflemaker ‘ !!!!!!!!!!!! I really need to get one, waffles are so darn good!

Happy Friday! xo
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16 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

haha – I LOVE my waffle iron. It was actually one of my first purchases when I moved out on my own. I knew I couldn’t live it without homemade waffles. πŸ™‚

17 Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] January 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

Yum! Looks delicious!

18 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Waffles are so delicious–and such a great comfort food, too!

19 OrlandoPaula @ Eat, Watch, Run January 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Amen to the waffle comment! Although, I wouldn’t kick a pancake out of bed either.
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20 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

True that πŸ™‚

21 Heather January 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I am also a waffle girl – too bad I married a pancake man.

I would eat waffles every day – I like them soft and not crunchy.
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22 Sara (Miles & Manhattan) January 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Ah running buddies make everything better! You ladies are the cutest πŸ™‚
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23 Sara (Miles & Manhattan) January 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Running buddies are the best! You guys are too cute!
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24 Clare @ Fitting It All In January 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Pancakes look yummy:) Question – do you blog from your Ipad??
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25 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Nope. The ipad is not productive at all for blogging. It’s similar to blogging from an iphone – good in a pinch but not ideal for everyday posts.

26 Clare @ Fitting It All In January 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Thanks, that’s what I was thinking. I was looking into getting a smaller device to blog from, but I think something with a keyboard would be better.
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27 Anna @ History Running Girl January 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I really wish there was a good way to blog from the iPad. I love mine though. People magazine made a subscriber out of me with their app.
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28 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Yes! I love that App too!!

29 Brittaney @ The Girl That Can't Cook January 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I agree waffles are better when enjoyed with a friend! One of my friends and I try to make waffle/ mimosa nights a habit πŸ™‚

30 Kristin @ FoodFash January 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of the iPad 2 so I can use it as a kitchen gadget too! Waffles also look delish.
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31 Ali @ Ali Runs January 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I like waffles a lot more than pancakes as well. They just seem more fun πŸ™‚

ps-so jealous that you Orlando girls have so many runners around! I can’t seem to find anyone with the same goals as me where I live. Ahh well!

Have a great weekend πŸ™‚
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32 Meghann January 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Have you tried joining a running group? When I first moved to Orlando I joined the Orlando Runner’s Club and still stay in contact with some of the runners from the Sunday morning group.

33 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I’m a total pancake girl – I won’t lie! Glad you enjoyed some time with a friend!
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34 Katherine: Unemployed January 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm

yay weekend! it’s so great that you can do a calm run on a friday am
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35 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I’m definitely a waffle gal. πŸ™‚ I like how they get crispy outside and soft/chewy inside. I usually eat frozen, whole wheat, organic waffles, but now I want to make my own! Weekend challenge? πŸ˜‰

36 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Nothing better than a good breakfast after a long run! Especially a wet run. Yikes!
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37 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I want waffles now. πŸ˜‰ Definitely a waffle girl!
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38 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I agree, you are a waffle girl and yours always look SO good! I hope you’re having a fab Friday so far Meghann! πŸ™‚
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39 Christina January 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Fun!! I keep trying to make my boyfriend into my running buddy but he is just not having it! I think he’s spitefully not a runner because I beg him to try it.
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40 Kacy January 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Yum! Nothing better than delicious waffles after a run.

41 Ashley January 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I’m a pancake girl. Its probably because I don’t have a waffle maker to convert me. Those look yummy.

42 Gill (snaxandthecity) January 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm

i’ve never had waffles – they look excellent! love hot apples. good on you for the 8mile run in the rain!
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43 Claire January 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I try to make waffles every weekend. It’s not healthy, but they are absolutely delicious and you have to splurge every now and then, especially if you run!
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44 Rachel January 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Yum I want those waffles!!!
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45 Maryann January 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Those look great!! Oats AND waffles πŸ™‚
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46 Jess @JessCantCook January 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

This just inspired me to add a waffle maker to our wedding registry πŸ™‚
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47 Christin@purplebirdblog January 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I love waffles for the lovely little pockets, but I’m a pancake girl at heart!
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48 Kiran January 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I am a waffle lover too. It’s high time to get me some waffle iron love πŸ˜€
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49 Kelsey January 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Those waffles look so good! Good luck at your marathon coming up!
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50 Halley (Blunder Construction) January 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

SMART! Recipes on the Ipad in the kitchen! That’s brilliant!
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51 Whitney @ My Life.My Heart. My Journey. February 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

I want to get a waffle maker! I eat waffles like toast too. So yummy!!!!
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