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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jazzy Morning Waffles

I have watched 27 Dresses four times in the past week. I think I set a record for number of times someone can obsess over James Marsden and complain about how reality is unfair and she will never magically run into charming, albeit slightly cranky, journalists while taxi-hopping between weddings.
I also probably set the record for number of James Marsden pictures pinned on Pinterest in a ten minute period. I have mad pinning skills.

This past week has still been remarkably productive despite my 27 Dresses binge. I managed to cook; attend class; send out law applications. There even was a shower somewhere in there. I think the key to my productivity is a solid breakfast.

I really wish this could be one of those posts where I wax and wane about how I grew up shunning breakfast until I had a sudden moment of clarity and found that all of my troubles could be solved with a bowl of Wheaties. This isn't one of those posts. I've never eaten Wheaties in my life.

I've always been a breakfast eater; it's actually my favorite meal of the day. I can't work out in the morning, purely because I cannot imagine pushing breakfast back an hour. I'm dedicated like that. My go-to breakfast is overnight oats. I love that I can literally roll out of bed and have breakfast made. All I need to do is make coffee (non-negotiable) and I'm ready to go. Occasionally, though, I like to jazz things up. Give my toaster some action.

Please note the awesome pumpkin my Mom gave me. There was also a matching scarecrow. Be jealous.

I bought these waffles from Whole Foods and they have changed my life. Or just my mornings. I have come out of my oatmeal-haze and discovered all the delicious options to choose from. This one ranks pretty high, if I do say so myself!

Jazzy Morning Waffles

1 waffle
1 tbsp nut butter
1 banana, sliced
coconut flakes


Toast the waffle. Melt peanut butter in a small microwave bowl and then spread on toasted waffle. Layer half of the banana slices on the waffle, leaving the rest on the side. Sprinkle with coconut flakes.

I don't know about you, but these tend to make my mornings a little brighter. And if all else fails, there's always my James Marsden pinboard.

Social media spam! Tip Top Shape is all over the interwebs--and I'd love for you all to follow, like, and pin along with me!


  1. I <3 waffles to bits! I'm beginning to like coconut again, so I might try this breakfast option when my mom brings out the waffle iorn (we make home-made waffles!).Have you ever tried almond butter in place of the peanut butter, and drizzling with a bit of maple syrup and then topping with banana??? It's heaven!!!

  2. What?! You're on Pinterest?! I'm going to follow you now! :)

  3. Ooh, you will love my Gilmore Girls pinboard!!

  4. Can anything be bad with banana, coconut and PB? I say no but what waffles are they anyway. Love overnight oats too.

  5. I need to come to your house for breakfast!! Because I need tons more jazz to my mornings!!

  6. I used to eat waffles for breakfast all the time until I decided that I could make my own... and that's how waffles have become a rare occasion treat. I really need to stop this madness. Love your choice of toppings too. :)