Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A different way to enjoy your waffles...



...or French toast, or pancakes...

Tell me something, has anyone else noticed their stomachs becoming more sensitive as you've gotten older? I know that's a weird question, but as the years have been ticking by, I just can't handle being able to binge and gorge like I used to. I remember in HS, being able to down loads of candy, cookies and all sorts of sugary laden sodas without thinking twice, but now? Forget about it. One cookie too many and I've got a gut ache from hell. It's really not a bad thing, it's like my own little biological alarm system to keep me from completely overdoing it, I just wonder if anyone else has the same problem. Of course, it doesn't always stop me from shoving sugar in my face, I just deal with being uncomfortable, and it's usually worth it.

So, in honor of my inability to pound the sugar, I thought I'd share with you a delicious, but lower sugar option for your breakfast carbcakes. I LOVE pancakes, waffles etc, and I especially love them when they are smothered in melty butter and drowning in REAL maple syrup that has been warmed. Oh my gosh, I need a moment...

BUT, early in the morning, eating like that would most likely ruin my day given my tender precious belly, so I've started eating waffles the way my mom does, and it's really not that bad. A few teaspoons of sour cream and your favorite jam, jelly or marmalade. It might sound weird, but it's actually quite fantastic. The sour cream gives a tangy kick which goes great with the sweetness of your jam. And of course, trying to cut calories as much as possible, I use a fat free sour cream and a sugar free jam, which in my mind is much better then sugar free syrup. Give it a try and tell me what you think!

And if you really can't handle using sour cream, a flavored, plain or vanilla yogurt would also be delicious.

19 comments:

Jenn said...

I never thought of sour cream on my pancakes before. It's a neat alternative as I've certainly noticed a difference as how I react to certain foods.

MaryBeth said...

OMG.. I so know exactly what you are talking about.Some of the things I use dot be able to eat with no issues not give me major issues. Getting older really sucks, I do however like what you are doing with the waffles. Great Idea!!

the ungourmet said...

This doesn't sound weird at all. I like to use plain yogurt and fruit on my waffles or pancakes.

My stomach was a wreck until I started taking probiotics everyday. It has made all the difference!

jpvill said...

the idea of sour cream in the pancake sounds a little bit weird but i promise i will try it and i'll tell you how it taste like for me..

Lara said...

I can't handle sugar at all in the mornings, I'll have to give this a try.

Reeni♥ said...

I think sour cream and jam sounds like a wonderful topping! And yes, my tummy is much more sensitive, especially to overeating, and unhealthy eating.

Sara said...

Sounds good to me! I made a bunch of waffles over the weekend and stuck them in the freezer. I will try this when I defrost them.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a great idea to me teresa, I actually am having a craving for it that way now..

burpandslurp said...

what a wonderful idea!
hmm...my parents go through the same problems!

girlichef said...

I'll have to try this...it actually sounds pretty good!

Netts Nook said...

Sounds like a perfect dinner at our house. Good Job Teresa

Michele said...

I know exactly what you mean. Luckily my breakfast foods don't bother me as much as things like ice cream, alcohol sometimes, oh yeah, cereal. lol

Anyway, I sometimes put a spoonful of part skim ricotta on a waffle with a little honey or just a drizzle of syrup, for sweetness.

Katy ~ said...

LOL Thank heavens I haven't lost my taste or tolerance (YET!)for sugar, though I find my sweet tooth is not as sweet as it used to be. There was a day when food couldn't be TOO spicy or TOO hot. Bring it on was my thought. Nowadays, alas, it's a different story. Easy does it. **Sigh** good to hear that others are having a similar experience.

These waffles look very good! I generally have sour cream in the house so this will be a delicious alternative, I'm sure. Yum!

Debbie said...

I haven't ever tried that on pancakes before but now I am curious. I have some blackberry jam and think I will try that next time I make pancakes!!!

Ingrid said...

Sounds good with both yogurt or sour cream! Thanks for sharing.
~ingrid

Katherine Aucoin said...

that sounds like a fantastic idea. I can't wait to try this!

luckytastebuds said...

Hi there food lover! I'm a food lover too and i love your concoctions and the sharing of recipes. :) What an inspiration! Umm and yeahh Thought i wouldn't call myself old just yet, I do notice that my GI tract get slower as i "age"!!!

Pam said...

Ohhh - that indeed sounds really good. I can't wait to try it!

Elyse said...

This doesn't sound weird at all; it sound delicious! I always ate sour cream and a sprinkling of sugar on my blintzes growing up, so I can see how sour cream and jam would taste fabulous on waffles!! And in answer to your question, I get heart burn at the drop of hat now! It's ridiculous!