Wookies and Workout Buddies!

By September 27, 2012Fitness, Fuel
Waffles with syrup…
        …and chocolate chip Cookies…
…quick, delicious dessert recipes…
        …and Chewbacca, the Wookie…  
                                        These are a few of my favorite things.

Before…     After…   

Last week, I turned 24 years young, and my family celebrated by eating waffles with strawberries and homemade syrup.  YUM!  This meal has always been a favorite of mine, and I could pretty much eat it everyday, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…or dessert.  Which brings me to sharing a secret recipe for waffle cookies.  What???  WAFFLE COOKIES, aka. “Wookies”.  These babies are so stinkin quick to make, and just as delicious as (but infinitely more fun than) their oven-baked counterparts.  My lovely assistant (my mother) and I whipped them up in less than 15 minutes.  While the recipe makes enough for 12 cookies (3 whole, 4-leafed waffles), I was able to put away 4 of them with my afternoon tea.  They are also great under heaps of vanilla ice cream.  Heaps and heaps.

  • 1/2 c. applesauce (or 1 stick of butter, melted, for richer cookies)…applesauce works great though!
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1.5 c. oats (not instant)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips (or M&Ms)
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • nonstick cooking spray

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients
  3. Spray and prep waffle Iron
  4. Spread 1/3 of batter into iron
  5. Cook 1.5-3 minutes
  6. Top with butter, syrup, powdered sugar, jam, whipped cream, berries, ice cream…

Help a cookie out…Spread into iron w/ a spoon.

Breakfast…Dessert…Afternoon Tea…Dinner?

What’s on top of your Wookie?


This morning, I had the pleasure of going on a beautiful beach run with friend, fellow student, and award-winning blogger, Jessica.  We chatted about our shared passion for nutrition, fitness, and blogging.  Check out her fun foodie website here.

One of my favorite topics from this morning’s run, which my good friend Lauren, from Modern Taste, recently wrote about, is the concept of watch-less running.  Jessica and I both ran watch-free…this is something that I love to do, especially when my chunky Garmin GPS watch is dead or needs charging.  There is something refreshing and simple about not keeping track of distance, time, pace, heartrate, etc.  It takes me back to the real reason why I run: just because I love to do it!

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