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My breakfast this morning. Just what I needed to turn my day around!

Some days get off to a rocky start. Usually earlier than anticipated, on a day when I already feel more tired than usual.

Immediately there’s a conflict of needs: bright-eyed (or crying) Bee needs/wants me for something, and I just want/need to sleep a little longer. Then a bunch of other things annoy me too — all those little things that add extra motions to my morning on a day when I’m moving in slow motion.

Yes, I know, it’s all a state of mind. I choose whether to smile or to frown. And only I can change my approach to the day and the way I interact with the people around me.

If I haven’t been able to make the shift by breakfast time, then the first meal of the day needs to be a waffle. Having a homemade waffle for breakfast is my reset button. Even when I’m already in a brighter mood by the time I get to the kitchen, a waffle will give me the final boost.

We make waffles on weekends, a double recipe, and freeze the extras. It’s easy to reheat a waffle in the toaster oven. I like to eat mine topped with maple syrup, blueberries (and other berries if I happen to have some on hand) and plain yoghurt.

Now that’s a good start to the day!

Recipe: Crispy Spelt Waffles with Oatmeal and Flax Seed

Makes 6-8 waffles.

2 cups spelt flour (if you don’t have spelt flour, use some other kind of flour!)
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk

Preheat waffle iron as per instructions.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat together eggs and milk in a second bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine until just mixed.

Prepare waffles as per your waffle iron’s instructions.

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