Cinnamon Toast Crunch Waffles 1


Any other Costco goers out there? I live at Costco. Almost everything I need to sustain life is in those magical aisles, plus so many other things I don’t need. Speaking of, Costco deserves all the credit for this recipe. Last week, I was strolling the aisles and found a ginormous box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. That’s not all; right next to it was a ginormous box of French Toast Crunch cereal. Gosh… I’m not usually a cereal fan, but those two remind me of my childhood and I was weak in the knees just looking at the boxes.

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Okay, I’m being a little dramatic, but really, I wanted nothing more than to grab BOTH ginormous boxes and set up a cereal bar for my next several meals. However, I managed to get out without any unplanned cereal purchases, but ONLY because I was in a hurry to pick up my new air fryer! Have you heard of this contraption?!

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I was visiting a friend last month who made me dinner using hers, and it was a life-changing type of meal. All the goodness of deep-fried food without any of the…badness. Is that a word? I don’t know science or how the world works, but here’s my most basic understanding of what an air fryer does: it fries food with air (and not oil).

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I couldn’t stand the excitement any longer, so I knew I had to go straight home to use this new contraption… but I was left with this unshakeable french toast crunch feeling. And that’s how the cinnamon french toast crunch waffle that you see today was born.

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The second part of this recipe, where you make the waffle into a crispy, cinnamon-sugary french toast bite isn’t a necessity… scratch that, are you crazy?! Of course it is! But if you don’t have an air fryer, you can throw these little guys in a skillet or bake them in the oven to cook the egg and harden the cinnamon-sugar topping.

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However, the air fryer gives it that crispy outside, soft inside texture that reminds me of the french toast sticks from Burger King… yet another delicious not-so-healthy childhood memory.

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Let’s chat a little more about this air-fryer! It’s so so simple to use. I did a lot of research before ordering this, and one of the main reasons I chose this particular one is because the fry basket comes out and detaches in a few different pieces, making washing it a breeze. There is nothing I hate more than kitchen appliances that are impossible to clean (cough cough, my waffle maker, which is why I started using this waffle pan instead) because they don’t separate from the electrical inner workings. You simply plug it in, turn it on, spray a little cooking oil in the basket and drop your food in. There’s also a timer that will turn off when it’s done. I haven’t made anything in here that wasn’t yum.

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And lots more air-fryer approved recipes will be coming soon! Enjoy!

 

 

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Waffles

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Waffles

Ingredients

    Waffles
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup 0% fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of sea salt
  • French Toast Batter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar

Directions

    Waffles
  1. Spray a waffle maker with coconut oil or other non-stick spray
  2. Combine all ingredients and pour into waffle maker
  3. Cook 2-3 minutes until cooked through
  4. French Toast
  5. Place egg whites and almond milk in a bowl and mix
  6. Place cinnamon and coconut sugar in a separate bowl and mix
  7. Coat waffles in egg mixture, then toss in cinnamon sugar mixture
  8. Place waffles in air fryer, stove top, or oven to cook for 2-3 minutes
  9. Serve warm
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