I don’t know about you, but one of the first things I remember making in the kitchen with my sister was egg-in-a-frame. It was our go-to breakfast on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We would cook it up, place it on a tray with some orange rounds and a cup of coffee, then proudly serve breakfast in bed to whichever parent was being celebrated that day.
Traditional egg-in-a-frame is made using buttered toast. I’ve lightened it up a bit here by using a gluten-free Van’s frozen waffle instead. A light spritz of olive oil in the pan is all that’s needed to keep the egg
from sticking. And the waffle tastes so good on its own that you don’t need to add butter.
The combination of protein and carbohydrates is sure to keep you full all morning long. This would make a perfect breakfast for the kids before they head to school. It would also be a fun tradition to pass down as you teach your kids how to make egg-in-a-frame for Mom or Dad.
Toast waffle according to package directions.
Preheat non-stick pan over medium heat. Use a narrow juice glass to cut the center out of the waffle. Save the center!
Spray pan lightly with olive oil. Add waffle and center to the pan, then crack an egg in the center of the hole. When white of the egg starts to harden, carefully flip the waffle and egg to finish cooking. Flip the center piece also.
Cook egg to desired doneness then serve. Top with salt & pepper or syrup, if desired.
Alysa Bajenaru is a dietitian and personal trainer with over 10 years of experience in the nutrition and fitness industry. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Alysa practiced clinical dietetics and general personal training before becoming a mom and discovering her passion for helping other moms achieve a healthy lifestyle. She owned a Baby Boot Camp franchise for two years, teaching hundreds of new moms how to get a great workout with their babies, and is now the author of Baby Boot Camp's Nutrition Solutions manual. She is also the official dietitian of Mamavation, a virtual boot camp for moms. You can find Alysa blogging about food, family and fitness at InspiredRD.com
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