RICOTTA COCOA WAFFLES – Whole grain with fruits

                                                                 HAPPY SUNDAY GUYS!!

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My week was quite an eventful one.

Have you ever silently scolded someone and a few moments later thanked them(in your mind)? 

We were in a small store which sells school uniforms. I finished my purchases and quickly decided to check my receipt with the number of clothes. Left my phone for 40 seconds on the counter. A minute later realized that I didn’t have my phone and I was standing exactly in the same place. IT WAS GONE…

I used the store to call my phone a few times.  Completely panicked and helpless. A good guy who was working in the counter kept trying my number as we intently listened if it rang somewhere close. No where, no where we could find it.
Heads down, disappointed, worried, angry and annoyed, we decided to get home and find a way to get the phone back. I  gave the good guy my home number and asked him to call me if he ever hears about it. My teen told me he has the ‘Find My iPhone’ app, and we decided to come home and try out our luck.

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For 15 minutes I felt like my life was paused…gosh…have we given our phones that much control over us??  Well, walking out to our car,  a van with 4 women stopped and shouted out, ‘go check in the bathroom stall, we saw some phone..’, we did …and GUESS what?, we found it in a bathroom stall! OK, I have no clue how it went there or what happened in a minute…especially because we hadn’t gone to the bathroom, but was I glad, really glad. Got in the car all happy and promised myself to be more careful and completely forgot about the good guy in the store, and guess what, saw him running towards me.  He heard from one of the customers that we found the phone and he was so happy for us.  I apologized for not informing that I found it and felt so guilty. 

It was a bittersweet day and today is a bittersweet Sunday too. School starts tomorrow and we are celebrating with these RICOTTA COCOA WAFFLES. 
  

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This is one of those things I make almost every month and I have all good intentions to freeze some for the next week, never happens.  It’s that good. Simple, add everything to mix up and leave it for 30 minutes and make your waffles, comes out perfect every time. The batter can be mixed the previous night and made fresh in the morning. Very fancy, healthy and oh so yummy.

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Cheers to a finding the phone, a sweet guy who cared, to the person who decided to leave my phone alone, cheers to a great week. Happy week my friends.But, before I sign off, have you every being so mad at someone but actually thanked them later? 

RICOTTA COCOA WAFFLES
Prep time- 10 mins
Cook time-  5 mins
Makes 12-15

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1   cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 overripe banana
1/2 cup of strawberries or raspberries
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup butter milk 
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Method:

1. Add ricotta cheese, butter milk, eggs,banana,strawberry in a blender and mix well.
2. Add oats and sugar and blend it well.
3. Pour in a bowl and mix in all other ingredients and make sure not to overmix.
You can leave it for 30 minutes to overnight to make the waffles.
4. Preheat waffle iron.  Spray the iron with non stick butter spray and pour one ladle of the mix and cook for 5 minutes or until it’s cooked. Serve HOT.
ENJOY!!

Note:
The batter is perfect made the previous night.  Mix it a bit when you make it the next day.
These waffles freeze really really well.
For FLUFFIER waffles, you could whip the egg whites separately and fold it in. 
I’ve doubled the recipe, that why I have 4 eggs and a lot more in the pictures. 

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