Surprising Mornings and Waffles

Sometimes it takes a little bit of alcohol for someone to open up.

Then again, a lot of alcohol can lead to discoveries you wish you didn’t make.

I was seeing a former frat boy. Now, there are some frat boys who grow up, there are some that don’t, and then there are those that try to grow up and then revert back to frattiness with large quantities of alcohol.

This particular gentleman had friends in town that weekend, which naturally meant that a lot of drinking would be going on. As the night progressed, he got more and more drunk until he passed out in a stairwell. We managed to get him into a car, where he snored quite happily on the drive home.

Two boys and I managed to carry him and dump him into bed. I crawled in next to him (the guests had taken over the living room and having not served as the DD, I was in no shape to drive home myself) and went to sleep (it’s hard work wrangling drunk boys who don’t think they’re drunk).

The next morning I woke up surprisingly cold. I rolled over to snuggle, only to make an even worse discovery upon realizing that half of the bed was quite damp…

Yup, that’s right, he wet the bed overnight.

Upon realizing that, I immediately jumped out of bed and changed into dry clothes. I wanted a shower as fast as possible, but before driving home I woke up the bedwetter and informed him of what had happened.

His response in an extremely hungover state- “But why do you have to go home and shower?”

Better Morning Surprise Whole Wheat Banana Waffles

I’d much rather wake up to these


  • 1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 c skim milk
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 2 overly ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Olive oil spray


  1. In one bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the middle.
  2. In another bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs, skim milk, oil, and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  3. Add liquids to flour mixture and stir until just combined (lumpy is okay!)
  4. Preheat your waffle maker according to package instructions.
  5. Spray waffle maker with olive oil (best to use olive oil in a spray pay so your waffle maker lasts longer!).
  6. Pour 1 to 1 1/2 c mixture onto waffle grids (this varies depending on your waffle maker). Close lid and cook according to instructions (mine says 2-4 minutes and it normally takes 3).
  7. Open lid when done (don’t open early!) and use a fork to remove.
  8. Repeat with rest of the waffle batter, spraying waffle maker every so often with more olive oil as needed.
  9. Serve with maple syrup or fresh fruit.

Makes 14 4-inch waffles (can also use this batter with a Belgian waffle maker)

Note: These freeze very well!Β  To reheat, first thaw for 30 seconds in a microwave then throw in a toaster for best results.

37 thoughts on “Surprising Mornings and Waffles

  1. OMG. I can’t believe he wet the bed! But on a good note, those waffles look deelish!

    1. Thanks!! And I was pretty shocked, too!

  2. what. a story. but those waffles look so good, i wish i had a waffle maker!

    1. Mine is a really cheap one I got back in college at Wal-mart for maybe $10

  3. LOL – how terrible!!! Gotta be careful of those frat guys!

  4. Your blog makes me laugh so much! I love that every recipe comes with a story πŸ™‚

  5. haha wow!!! and he actually had the balls to ask why you wanted to leave?! musta still been drunk. ohhh fratboys, some will just never change! but yeah, i’d rather wake up to those waffles then a bed full of pee!! looks so good – im a sucker for anything banana-infused!

    love your site – glad you found mine! can’t wait to read more πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I really liked yours, too!

      I’m pretty sure that he was still drunk AND hungover at the same time. πŸ˜‰

  6. Love the waffle recipe, that sounds really good! I’ll have to give it a try. As for your other experience, well, I would just chalk that one up to being an experience πŸ™‚

  7. I’m excited about these waffles! I love waffles and had decided last Sunday to find a whole wheat recipe. Here it is!

  8. That would be such a horrible way to wake up, covered in pee! Waffles…a much better option! These look great, and I’ll definitely give the recipe a try!

    1. I at least wasn’t covered in it since it was mainly his half, but I was horrified enough. πŸ˜‰

  9. this is hilarious! I bet that was an amazing waffle!

  10. We make whole wheat waffles all the time…but never banana waffles. Somehow at the end of every week, we always end up with a couple of bananas that get thrown into the freezer. I like the idea of using them in waffles.

  11. I think you’ve been diplomatic, kind or understated in your use of the word ‘surprising’… – maybe all three!

  12. WOW!!! @ the story and the waffles I bet are super delicious. I can totally see why you’d prefer to wake up to those but who wouldn’t!

    Have a great weekend.

  13. I absolutely LOVE your style!! haha The anecdotes AND the recipes are fabulous! Nice to “meet” you!

  14. I don’t have a waffle maker but wonder if the recipe could be done like pancakes? They sound delicious. Thanks!

    1. I’ve got another recipe for pancakes that uses ripe bananas- you have to mix it up a little bit from the waffle recipe to get good, fluffy pancakes. I don’t see why you couldn’t try it though!

  15. hilarious! I have totally been there.. Good luck if you go for round 2!

  16. Love the story and you’re right, how nice it would be to wake up to those waffles!

  17. These waffles look amazing. And I LOVE your fiesta ware header. I collect fiesta ware. ;0

  18. what a story! the waffles look wonderful though; they’re kinda making me wish i had a waffle maker!

  19. They look so yummy – I’ve never had homemade waffles (not really an Australian thing), but I’d love to try those πŸ™‚

  20. These look delicious! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I love your quirkiness and stories and will be a regular reader on yours!
    Where are you going to Med school? My bf is applying right now. Praying hard that he gets in. . .

    1. I’m at Michigan. Where is he applying?

      1. Anywhere and everywhere. We are in FL so all over our state and then JMC, Emory, Tulane, Oregon, etc. (I can’t keep them all straight) We are headed up to JMC next week for his interview.

  21. Oh, man. That’s a quick way to end a potential relationship!

    My husband & I awoke on New Year’s Day 2000, slightly hungover and, oddly, sort of damp. Turns out, we’d inadvertently locked into our room the homeowner’s cat, who’d spent New Year’s Eve being chased by our dog. The cat took his frustration out on us.

    Quite the start to our new millennium… Nowhere to go but up! πŸ˜€

    So glad I found your site. I love your stories, and the recipes are pure bonus!

  22. Oh my gosh, you have the best stories!

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