Despite the flip-flop weather [I'm talking about the personality of the weather, but also the ability to continue wearing flip flops] I have finally embraced the flavors of fall. I am sad to say sayonara to summer ale, but am excited to reintroduce myself to the Dunkin’ Donuts iced pumpkin coffee and the Starbuck’s Hot Apple Cider.
I have been struggling with what to have for breakfast lately. Now that I am on a schedule and eat around the same time every day, I am pretty hungry for breakfast, but want to get my day started on the right foot without sacrificing too much time or money.
I was in Target last night (surprise, surprise) and I came across a sale on Eggo Pumpkin Spice frozen waffles. Now, things like this aren’t usually part of my diet, and I’m not going to start buying these on the reg, but I did want to try them.
If you’ve read along at all, you know by now that I prefer salty and savory to sweet, so of course I go the Country Crock (with Calcium!) route with waffles as opposed to syrup. I threw these babies in the toaster, put a little bit of country crock on them, packed them in some aluminum foil and was on my way.
When I got to work I threw them in the microwave for about 20 seconds to get them hot again and dove in.
The verdict? They’re delicious! Of course they pale in comparison to homemade and whole grain waffles, but they were very good, and very fall.
The pumpkin wasn’t overwhelming, but it also wasn’t underwhelming. Each bite was a little taste of fall without tasting like I was biting in to a piece of pumpkin pie.
If you like the flavors of fall or don’t really like pumpkin but want to like pumpkin (we know how that goes), I’d say that this is a safe bet.
At 210 calories per serving (2 waffles) there’s certainly worse things you could eat. For a quick breakfast this option is cheap, filling and tasty!
Next time I plan to have one waffle with an apple or a banana instead. Gotta mix it up a little!
Are you excited for the flavors of fall? Have you embraced them yet?
What do you look forward to most about fall?
What’s your favorite fall flavor?