Move over low-carb-cream-cheese-pancakes, there’s a new favorite breakfast in town!

Introducing: low-carb cinnamon crunch waffles. I’ve been seeing photos of these tasty babies passing by on my news feed so I decided to hop on the bandwagon. I doctored them up a bit to our liking and now they’re River’s favorite.

Here’s our version:

2 scoops Quest cinnamon crunch protein powder. (Do I think quest protein powder is the healthiest thing ever? Nope – but it’s a heck of a lot healthier for River than a bowl of cinnamon toast cereal.)
2 eggs.
Heavy whipping cream. (Maybe half a cup? I don’t measure anything)
Softened/melted butter. (Maybe 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup)
Sugar-free vanilla flavored almond milk to get the batter to the right consistency.
Cinnamon (just a little extra for flavor)

They get nice and crispy but are still moist on the inside. Moist.

Add 3 sausage patties and 3.5 units of R, and River’s day starts off with lots of protein and steady blood sugars.

PS. You are special today.


Disclaimer: I’m not a chef, I’m not a nutritionist, and I’m not a doctor. I don’t love to cook but I DO love the way the food in the recipe above allows my dude with Type 1 Diabetes to maintain stable, healthy blood sugars. I share this recipe with you because I have found it to be quick and easy to prepare. Through trial and error, I have also discovered the best way to dose insulin for this recipe so that River’s blood sugar doesn’t spike. Everyone with diabetes responds differently to certain foods, so you may find that this recipe doesn’t offer the same benefit to you. Please consult your physician for proper insulin dosing, and as always, use caution when adding a new type of food to your diet. I recommend using a continuous glucose monitor and/or frequent finger pokes to best monitor the effects of a new food on blood sugars.