I received a coupon in the mail forKashi Waffles, and I immediately went to the grocery store to buy a box. I saw the favorable review for the Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Oat variety, so I decided to try the Kashi GoLean Original Waffles. They're described as having a "hint of vanilla," which got me really excited - I love vanilla in most everything. One of the things I love about GoLean products is the combo of fiber and protein and as expected, the front of the box advertises 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and only 3 grams of fat per serving.
I picked up my box for $2.99 at the grocery store, took it home and toasted up some waffles right away. I must say, the vanilla flavor was a bit strange for me, probably because I'm used to the eggy flavor of Eggo Waffles (on those rare occasions that I eat frozen waffles). But the more bites I took, the more I liked it. The waffles are very hearty, and they toast up to perfection. After eating 2 waffles, I was satisfied for a couple of hours, which is saying something for just 170 calories.
Waffles are a great breakfast option when you're in a hurry in the morning, however many brands available are made with less than nutritious ingredients (read: refined flour, high fructose corn syrup, and even chocolate chips). When I came across Nature's Path Optimum Power Waffles I knew I had to try it. They are made with only most natural ingredients, all organic and whole grain, with added fiber due to the organic oat bran that is included in the recipe. Plus I am a big fan of Nature's Path Organic Optimum Power Breakfast Cereal.
These waffles currently are available only in the blueberry variety, but this single flavor is quite satisfying. They are mildly sweet on their own, so they don't require as much syrup. I enjoyed mine drizzled with just two teaspoons of pure maple syrup and sprinkled cinnamon sugar. Unlike many of their frozen waffle counterparts, these waffles toast up nicely without any sogginess. The texture is light and pillowy, with chunks of blueberry in every bite.
First thing I noticed about Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Oat Waffles was the numerous health claims on the packaging - for just a waffle! On just the cover of the box, it says, "Now with white tea, can help reduce cholesterol, supports healthy arteries and nothing artificial." Furthermore, the American Heart Association's stamp of approval makes an appearance.
Well, how could I not buy them after all the hype on the box, so to begin my healthy breakfast (also good for dessert), I snapped the box open and pulled out 2 waffles. Their appearance and size is comparable to a "normal" waffle and after two rounds in the toaster, they appeared to be ready - the outside was a crispy brown and slightly burnt in a few little spots (just like I like it). I cut off a small bite and realized that the inside was a bit gooey compared to the crust. Maybe it is my cooking technique, but every time I make them, they turn out that way. In the end, it doesn't matter! After adding a drizzle of syrup (have you tried the delish Aunt Jemima Butter Lite Syrup), I was set. It tasted like a delicious, healthy version of the waffles I used to eat as a kid at Denny's. The taste is refreshingly subtle and sweet, and does not leave you with that gross overstuffed feeling, like many other waffles.