Hello! I have a special treat for you today! I've been working on this day for quite some time now, and I'm super excited to say that The Worktop has its first ever guest blogger today, Sarah from Real Food and Ice Cream!
The idea of having guest posts on The Worktop is to introduce you to other food bloggers that I really love and respect. I invite them to answer a few short questions and to share one of their yummy breakfast recipes.
So without further ado, please say good morning to Sarah. Sarah is a doctor and writes a food blog about eating real foods for a healthy lifestyle. So read on, go ahead and meet Sarah, and start drooling when you see her recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles!
Good morning Sarah!
What's the name of your blog?
Real Food and Ice Cream
Can you tell us about your blog?
My blog is a collection of recipes centered (mostly) around cooking from scratch with unrefined ingredients. But for me, the key to sustaining a healthy lifestyle is being able to enjoy my favorite treats occasionally, without feeling guilty. That's where the ice cream comes in, it's my vice. And although it's a treat no matter how it's prepared, I've grown to love making my own flavor combinations at home!
What city do you live in?
Dayton, Ohio, USA. Including the suburbs, it has a population around 840,000. My husband and I met in our undergraduate studies at the University of Dayton and have been settled there ever since!
What are mornings on your worktop like?
Do you eat breakfast every morning?
Yep. And I'm still somehow starving by 11 am.
Do you eat breakfast before or after you brush your teeth?
Most definitely after. Brushing my teeth is the very first thing I do when I get out of bed!
How do you take your coffee?
In a REALLY big mug with a splash of whole milk.
Eggs: how do you like them prepared?
If someone is making them for me, then poached. But I stink at making them, so if I cook them myself, it's over easy.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I eat oatmeal with bananas and blueberries pretty much every day of the week. If I'm going to work that day, I eat it as overnight oats and if I'm at home then I eat it hot.
It's so great to get to know you! Now, can you please share a recipe with us?
I would love to! This is a recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles. Certainly not an everyday recipe but fun to make with my kids on a relaxed weekend morning. Hope you enjoy!
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- maple syrup and/or whipped cream - for serving
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Mix the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, olive oil, honey and baking soda in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
- Gently combine the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, stirring until well mixed.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray or a little butter and cook per manufacturer instructions.
- Top with whipped cream, maple syrup and a little sprinkle of cinnamon.
All photos taken by Sarah at Real Food and Ice Cream.
Yuum. Sarah's recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles looks so delicious I can't wait until I get back to London so I can make it in my waffle maker. I mentioned to Sarah that it's a good thing I'm in California right now where I can pick up some pumpkin spice because it is so hard to find in London. She pointed me to a great post on The Kitchn about making your own pumpkin spice. Ha, did you know that pumpkin spice actually does not contain any pumpkin at all? Thank you Sarah for showing me something new today!