It’s morning and you are either running out the door to work or heading to school. You know that they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you are in a real time crunch. Instead of either skipping breakfast or picking up some sort of unhealthy fast food, you could make some banana waffles which only take a few minutes to make and you can take with you.

Kitchenability 101

I have to say that I am not a very good cook. Most of the time my husband is actually the one who makes dinner. When he is away on business and it is just Ethan and I, I really don’t like taking the time and effort to make a meal for just me. This is where books like Kitchenability 101 are great. Although the book is geared toward college students, it also works well for kitchen novices like myself!

As I said, this book is geared toward college students. The book is designated into different chapters to help you determine what food would be appropriate for certain situations. There is some cross over so I recommend you flipping through the book before starting.

If you are an extreme cooking newbie, the Orientation section at the beginning of the book is great. It will go over cooking appliances, cookware and utensils, important ingredients, techniques, and budgeting for your shopping trips. There are even QR codes in several sections that will take you to even more information.

Another helpful piece of information is that each of the recipes are labeled either “D” or “A.” The D recipes are ones that would be ideal for making in a dorm room and the A recipes are great for in an apartment.

So back to that breakfast dilemma. You can make a delicious breakfast using ingredients that you probably already have in your house. I made this myself (with a few modifications) and in addition to being delicious it kept me full throughout the morning.

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What You Need:

  • 2 whole-grain toaster waffles (I only had Ego Homestyle Waffles)
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter (peanut butter actually gives me migraines but you can substitute almond butter or just omit this ingredient)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

What You Do:

  • Toast the waffles to desired crispiness.
  • Spread the peanut butter on one side of each waffle
  • Slice the banana into 1/4 inch rounds
  • Place the banana and honey on one side of the waffle and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  • Close like a sandwich and enjoy!

This book is available on Amazon, but right now you have the opportunity to win your own copy here at Third Stop on the Right! This would make a great gift for a graduating senior or if you are just a novice cooker like me!

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  1. I checked out the book and all I could think was, that I absolutely HATE cooking, but this I can do. Everything looks so easy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I love that this book is geared towards college students. It takes into consideration space concerns, budget and skill level. Perfect for someone away from Mom’s cooking for the first time.

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