Homemade Waffles & Sausage Gravy

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INGREDIENTS FOR WAFFLES
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1 teaspoon table salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 tablespoons crisco shortening
• 1 stick butter (chilled and sliced into pats)
• 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (chopped)
• 1 tablespoons fresh thyme (chopped)
• 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk (chilled)
• Cooking spray

INGREDIENTS FOR SAUSAGE GRAVY
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1 package of Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 teaspoon chives (chopped, for garnish)
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda and whisk together. Add the shortening and mix with flour until small, pea-sized pieces form. Add the cold butter and toss until all of the cubes are coated. Add buttermilk to the flour mixture then mix in rosemary and thyme. 

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray so the waffles don't stick. Scoop dough rounds onto waffle maker and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside while making sausage gravy.

In a large pan, add butter and melt over medium heat then add Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage breakfast and cook until browned. Slowly add flour and stir until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk and cook until thickened and bubbly, about 5-7 minutes. Season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve over biscuit waffles and top with chopped chives.

Banana Protein Pancakes

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INGREDIENTS
• 4 bananas
• 4 eggs
• 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
• 2-3 tbsp PB2 with chocolate

DIRECTIONS
1. Mash together egg and bananas with fork or in a blender to get the mixture extra smooth. Add in the protein powder and PB2.

2. Spray a small non-stick pan with cooking spray and place on the stove over medium heat. Pour about one cup of pancake batter into the pan and cook until the edges begin to bubble then flip over and cook until done. Repeat until you've used all of the batter.

3. Enjoy plain or with your choice of topping!