This $4.99 Freezer Find Helps Me Make Breakfast in Under 1 Minute

It keeps me and my family full until lunch.

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As a mom, wrangling breakfast for myself has always been difficult. The morning to-do list is never-ending: make lunches, fill water bottles, help finish homework assignments, oh, and feed the kids breakfast! My personal needs get put on the back burner—if you see me at the bus stop in my pajamas, you know what I mean.

However, I NEVER skip my coffee. As my seven-year-old says, “Grown-ups need coffee to survive.” I’ve taught him well. That said, my bad habit of skipping breakfast but guzzling my coffee first thing in the morning makes me feel shaky, sluggish, and jittery by 9 a.m. I eat eggs around lunch, but I needed to find something to get my protein fix to keep me full earlier in the day. Something with minimal fuss and cleanup added to my already chaotic mornings.

Luckily, I found these Banza Blueberry Protein Waffles in the nick of time—just before my newborn arrived. Two things really got me through those early days with a new baby at home: my morning coffee and these waffles popping out of the toaster at the ungodly hour of 5 a.m.

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Simply Recipes / Photo Illustration by Wanda Abraham / Retailers Below

Why I Love Banza Blueberry Protein Waffles

These waffles provide the protein I need first thing in the morning with a bare minimal effort. I can make them in minutes with one hand—essential for the newborn phase!—and they keep me full and satisfied until lunch.

If I’m in a real crunch, I eat them plain, but I love to either drizzle them with pure maple syrup or spread a little almond butter on top for an added protein boost. Two waffles contain 10 grams of protein, which is just what I need to kick my day off on the right foot. These waffles are made from chickpeas so they have over two times the protein, 50% less sugar, and three times the fiber of most of the waffles in the freezer aisle.

The best part is my kids love them, too. We’ve tried other protein waffles in the past which have been a big flop in this house. The texture was mealy and gritty and the flavor, to put it kindly, was terrible. Since these waffles get their protein from chickpeas, they don’t have that unappealing protein powder aftertaste similar products leave behind.

They get beautifully crisp in the toaster but remain fluffy on the interior. I recommend putting these through the lowest setting of your toaster or toaster oven two times for the optimal texture.

The waffles come six to a pack for $4.99 and I can find them at my local Whole Foods. If you can’t find them at a retailer near you, they are available for purchase directly from the Banza website.

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