PB&J Waffles

Becoming Trustworthy & an Open Face PB&J

Luke 16:10 (easy)

If you can trust a person with a very small thing, you can also trust him with bigger things. And if you cannot trust a person with a very small thing, you cannot trust him with big things.


GUT. CHECK. Right? I don’t know about you guys, but I constantly sit at the feet of Jesus asking for more. Sure, more money and more things. But also, more relationally, more spiritually, more leadership. Just MORRREEEE.

I don’t believe in a God who shames or punishes; so I have to constantly fight off the lies that creep into my mind when I read this verse. It’s really easy to let my defensiveness cloud my vision and view this as “God’s saying you’re not trust-worthy enough”. But when I bring my thoughts back to God’s character and who He is, I know that’s not even close to what this verse is about.

Our God is a God of growth and sanctification. If God doesn’t think I can be trusted with something now, that doesn’t mean I never will be. In fact, I think it’s the opposite. His desire is for us to grow closer to Him so that we become more and more like Jesus. And as we see throughout the entire Bible, there’s nothing that Jesus isn’t trusted with.

One of the things I’ve tried to implement this year is that when I find myself wishing or praying for more, I try focus my attention back to what I have.

I want an amazing, larger than life, “This Is Us” kind of marriage. How am I taking care of my real-life, we-have-plenty-of-problems marriage?

I want a blog with thousands of readers. How am I serving the people who already show up here consistently?

I want better skills and more talent in writing, photography, creating, and designing. How am I using the skills I already have to glorify God?

The “wanting more” happens at least ten times a day (thanks to social media), but I just keep this verse on repeat.

And I’ve I learned that not only is God not shaming me in this verse, He’s actually giving me a gift. When I’m given something small, I learn to take care of it. And that process of learning to care for something isn’t just so that I can have more; it teaches me discipline and it brings me satisfaction and joy. I think this scripture is the thought behind every cheesy “it’s about the journey, not the destination” quote.

If you find yourself facing something big and difficult, remember that God’s been preparing you for this with all the small things along the way. And if you’re seeking something bigger, never stop praying for those things! But try to find the small things in your life that will help to mold you into the person you’ll need to be when you’re finally given those big things.


Create a gratitude list for the small (and big) things in your life. How well are you taking care of the things you’ve been given? How can you better care for the things on your list? Is there anything that isn’t on your list that could be with a perspective change?


For the things on your gratitude list. *Remember that prayer can simply be a time for thanksgiving and praise!

Open Face PB&J

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

Serves 1•2 Open Face Waffles

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  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Heat waffle maker and spray with non-stick spray
  2. Combine all ingredients and whisk until there are no clumps
  3. Pour batter into waffle maker and cook until done (around 2 minutes for mini size)
  4. Microwave blueberries for 30-45 seconds
  5. Spread peanut butter evenly across the tops of waffles and spoon blueberry “jam” on top

Tips & Tools

Here we go again with this Dash waffle maker – I can’t help it, I’m obsessed! And it’s changed the breakfast game for me. I wanted a traditional PB&J sandwich when I created this, so I used Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter, but you can use any type of nut butter you’d like. Or you can use sunflower seed butter or cookie butter (gasppp) if there’s a nut allergy in your house. You can also use a different fruit if you’d like your jam to be strawberry, blackberry, etc.

A lot of people have asked about using a packaged pancake/waffle mix because they’re short on time! That’s totally fine – remember, this is about what works best for you! While I try to make my own mix as often as possible, I always keep a packaged mix in the pantry in case of emergencies. My absolute favorite is the Birch Benders Paleo.

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