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I Really Did Need Them

by Courtney on September 26, 2012

Sooo, if you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already have a pretty good idea of what was happenin’ for breakfast over here this morning…


P.S. – SO excited that I finally know how to get screenshot photos on my iPhone 5. Ohhh the things I still have to learn.

But yeah…back to those waffles. How incredible are they, right?! I love how I can always count on Target to persuade me to leave with some sort of impulse buy.

Only, I’d be willing to argue that I did really need those waffles. Winking smile

So, of course, (after spending a little over an hour attempting three different no-bake cookie recipes this morning) by 8am it was time for the waffles to make an appearance.


I toasted up two of ‘em, and topped them with a pumpkin + peanut butter combo, banana slices, chia seeds, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

After my first bite, I wasn’t quite sure what I thought about them. They were actually quite a bit more “pumpkin-ish” (<—you like that, mom?) than I expected. But once I got down with that, I decided that they’re pretty much the best things EVER.


Cody wasn’t quite sure what to make of ‘em either. He was about ready to pounce on them right while this picture was taken, if you couldn’t already tell.


Little stinker…luckily he knows what’s good for him. Winking smile

Questions for the Morning:

Are you completely over the pumpkin craze yet?

When’s the last time you left Target ONLY with the things on your list?

What’s the last item you bought that you “really did need!”?

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1 Katie @momslrb September 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

I NEVER leave target without spending 100. It’s bad.
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2 Natalie @ Free Range Human September 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

I’m definitely not over the pumpkin craze! I’m going to find those waffles today!!
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3 Stef September 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

Oh, I am definitely not over the pumpkin craze! I think I will be making a lot of pumpkin stuff well into November, and then I switch to cranberries!
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4 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love pumpkin flavored foods! I got those Waffles at the beginning of the month as soon as I saw them in the supermarket. I have to agree with you. They are pretty wonderful :)
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5 Julie @ Sweetly Balanced September 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

I actually need to make a trip to Target soon!! I feel like they offer so much more varieties that other stores do!!
I tend to buy a lot of things that I don’t need… Kind of like the new lululemon tank I just bought in THREE colors… Probably one could have done the trick. Ooops!! :)
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6 Katie September 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

F’n Target! It’s like they’re inside my brain.


7 Elaine September 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

1) Fall just started! So the pumpkin craze is just beginning :)

2) Never. My wallet hates Target.

3) The White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms, along with 3 bags of candy corn. They are only sold this time of year so I figure a splurge was justified!
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8 Erica { } September 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

Shopping at Target has turned into a Hobby for me. Seriously.
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9 Eva @ Committed2Nutrition September 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

I have been seeing these pop up all over the place & the blog world.. YUM!!! I can imagine they were damn good! I freakin love target and spend at least 100 – 200 when I am there, so ridiculous. So yeah, I never leave with just what is on my list..never. hmmm, I ALWAYS need like 3 of everything – I have serious fears of “running out of things” ha. So my shopping cart on is ALWAYS full with random weekly items..especialyl NuNaturals Stevia.. cannot-get-enough!
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10 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

I got those a week or so back from my grocery store and LOVEd them!! I have been on such a waffle kick lately. I can’t seem to get enough!


11 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats September 26, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hahah I read this link yesterday about shopping at Target which I thought was hilarious!!
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12 Allison September 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

those waffles are so good. admittedly, I found them at Shop-Rite at the end of August and bought them right then and there even though it was way too early to start the pumpkin craze lol. I made a small batch of the pumpkin rice krispies yesterday though i had to wing it as my store only had normal marshmellows but still very good and my team loved them.


13 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance September 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

I’m a little too pumpkin obsessed! I won’t be over pumpkin until at least Christmas!
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14 Angela @ Health's Angel September 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

Target is so fun and dangerous. I’m definitely not over pumpkin yet! I still need to get a piece of pumpkin bread from Starbucks. It’s so good and I try to get a slice every fall!
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15 Lauren September 26, 2012 at 9:43 am

I love Cody! And those waffles… I might be just have to pick myself up a box next time I’m at Target.


16 Andrea @ Vegvacious September 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love Target and I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’re coming to Canada in 2013!! I am totally in the middle of a pumpkin-loving craze right now – I just bought some pie pumpkins so that I can try making my own puree….all I need is some spare time to actually do it.
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17 Yellow Haired Girl September 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

I’m still head over heels for everything pumpkin. Until at least Thanksgiving!
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18 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit September 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

Oh man, I didn’t even know those existed. Not over pumpkin yet, feel like I need to excel my pumpkin consumption, I’ve been slacking. As for Target, NEVER left there with just items on my list, is it even possible???
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19 Chelsea @ahintofhealthy September 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

Definitely not over the pumpkin craze! I am loving it :) Haha I have never seen those waffles; I am going to get some now!
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20 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’m so excited because we’re -finally- getting a Target up here in Canada, so I can’t wait to go in and see what all the fuss is about. From what I hear, though, I’m in trouble because I can never seem to walk out of the store with just one item.
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21 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie September 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

Hahah LOVE that you went from being not sure to thinking they are the best ever! I do that all the time :) Definitely want to try these!
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22 Rachel S. September 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

I bought those same waffles this weekend, and I also bought the pumpkin cream cheese. I never make it out of Target with whats on my list, I never make it out of any shopping trip with whats just on my lists. : )


23 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets September 26, 2012 at 10:10 am

Ahhh I love the look of this! Those sound amazzzzing. If we had these available in Canada, I’d be going out in a second to buy them too! I’m still very much in the pumpkin “craze”; in fact, I plan on making some pumpkin protein pancakes this weekend! I also recently bought some pumpkin chips and am sad to say that they are AWFUL. Just brutal!
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24 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine September 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

I’m not sure I have ever left Target with only the things on my list? I always end up finding something I have to have in the clearance section.
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25 Beks September 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

I remember when I was in college, I really wanted a Super Target in my town. We had three (yes, THREE!) Super Walmarts, but only one regular Target, attached to the mall. Sadly, groceries were bought at Walmart. Love Target sooooo much!

I’m loving pumpkin right now. My BFF came for a visit/road trip this past weekend, and on her last morning with me, we celebrated with Disney Princess waffles (I have a Cinderella waffle iron. It’s the greatest thing EVER!), but I tweaked what I normally did (Bisquik shake n’ pour. Hey, it was college. *shrugs*), and made pumpkin spice waffles from SCRATCH. They were amazing. :-) Time intensive, but amazing.


26 Mandee September 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

I bought pumpkin pancake and waffle mix from trader joe’s yesterday! I can’t wait to try it!

Buuutttt I may have to try those waffles too!
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27 Rachel September 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

I wanna find those! lol I’m totally with you on the Target thing… I sometimes go there just to look around and I end up buying stuff I don’t need haha
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28 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

We don’t have Targets up here in Canada (yet…next year though!) but whenever I’ve gone to one in the States, I end up with piles among piles of stuff. I’m actually counting the days until they open around here, but I doubt my wallet will be too happy.
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29 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire September 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

Um, never! I don’t think I ever go into Target with a good enough game plan. I’m definitely not over the pumpkin craze yet- I have too many plans for it!
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30 Brandi September 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

I love everything pumpkin! It seems like it starts earlier and earlier every year. I think that Target sales the best holiday themed items…..ever. :)
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31 Brittany @ Protein And Pumps September 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

Never over the pumpkin craze, never leave target without something extra, totally needed those lululemon pants I just clicked “purchase” on!
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32 Nicole September 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

I spent minimum $50 at Target every.single.time. How do you spend under that? OH not being implusive haha I need to try those waffles! I’m obsessed with everything pumpkin. Made a pumpkin smoothie, and your pumpkin & banana bread (which was delicious, amazing, you get the point… thank you!) all in one weekend :)


33 Kerry @ Totes My Oats September 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

I will never be over the pumpkin craze! This past week I bought a new pair of sneakers because I “needed” them but in reality I really don’t need them haha!
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34 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud September 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

I have been over the pumpkin craze for a while. it is just too overwhelming anymore. However, my coworker picked up pumpkin coffee creamer (which i usually dont like pumpkin in my coffee) that i tried and i love it!
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35 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom September 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

While I am not over the pumpkin craze, I will probably slow it down a bit just so that I am not sick of it come the end of November. I think a couple of pumpkin foods/drinks throughout the week isn’t so bad. Now pumpkin every day….I might not last long if I did that!

My last purchase that I needed……Love Grown Granola. Yep, I needed it. That is my story and I am sticking to it :-)!!
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36 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness September 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Those waffles sound amazing! Totally not over the pumpkin phase and don’t think I’ll ever be! I’d love to try those and might have to make my own gluten free version since they sound so amazing!
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37 Annette@FitnessPerks September 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Ooooh these do look fun! I haven’t hit the pumpkin craze yet..gotta get on that! ;)

Target is the best…..except for my wallet. hah
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38 Nicole September 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Dear Cody,
I love your facial expressions! Do you have a brother that can come hang out with me in California? I need a buddy!


39 Connie September 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

The pumpkin craze is JUST starting haha! Target is definitely dangerous for the bank account, but I don’t have one near me anymore (or that I can walk to in the city)! That might be a good thing..
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40 Jen September 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I am becoming obsessed with all things pumpkin this fall too! Those look delicious! This was all sparked by trying the recipe you had on hear for pumpkin custard oats! DEEEELISH!
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41 Lauren September 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

And now I’m heading to Target this afternoon. ;)
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42 Sheila September 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

The pumpkin craze has only just begun!! Those waffles look goooooood!
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43 Danica @ It's Progression September 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’m far from over the pumpkin craze–I pretty much eat it all year long :)
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44 Iris Lee September 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I hadn’t been to Target for a long time, but I went in to see if they had a belt (I was looking for a specific color… SO hard to find!) the other day, and I wandered out with way more than I meant to buy!! And I didn’t even find the belt I went in for. Haha. Oh well!! There are worse things in life. :)
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45 kim@hungryhealthygirl September 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Target gets me every time! Definitely not over the pumpkin craze….we’re just getting started, right? ;)
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46 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction September 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I will be bakign and eating all things pumpkin up untill Thanksgiving! Those waffles look amazing! I haven’t had waffles in forever, let along waffles with peanut butter! That’s genius!! I try to avoid Target because I spend ungodly amounts of money on things I really don’t need!
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47 Kate September 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

The last thing I bought because I “really needed it” was a box of Little Debbie’s Oatmeal/Marshmallow cookie sandwiches. I got SUCH a craving for them and had to grab some.
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48 Megan@funsizedfitness September 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Those waffles look TASTE-EEE! I saw that Planter’s has a limited edition pumpkin spice can of almonds….need to try them :)
*Target is really dangerous for me after a big holiday like Halloween or Christmas…I go crazy buying so many clearance items!
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49 Khushboo September 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Despite the growing stash at home, my last “I need” purchase was a bar of Lindt Dark with Coconut…so necessary!
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50 Katy September 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

My pumpkin craze doesn’t fade away until Christmas flavors start coming out! :-)
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51 Katie September 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I have not had enough pumpkin products at all! Fall just got here, and I’m so ready to embrace pumpkin everything. Unfortunately, everything I want to make with pumpkin in it is dessert…so I should probably pace myself.
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52 Jessica September 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oo I must get my hands on those waffles!

The last item I bought that I reeeaaallly needed was a package of Pumpkin Spice Mallows Marshmallows (this morning)…to make those pumpkin spice rice crispies (which happened right when i got home from the grocery store) XD haha

They were delicious by the way!


53 Nicole September 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Over pumpkin, what, the season is just beginning!!
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54 michelle kim September 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hahaha, I never go to Target and only walk about with the one intended item.
Also, I’m never ever over the pumpkin craze. I loves it all year round!
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55 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes September 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Funny you should mention Target–I was there this afternoon for some cookware, and I definitely strayed from the items on my list. Oops. ;)
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56 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I didn’t know those waffles existed! Tracking them down ASAP!
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57 Meghan @ After the Ivy League September 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I thought of your breakfasts that I always crave, and had a waffle with pumpkin, peanut butter, banana, and maple syrup this morning. It was fantastic!
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58 Shannon September 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

1. I’m not crazy about pumpkin, but I do like me some pumpkin pie once in a while.
2. I think I’ve always left Target with something that wasn’t on the list to purchase. There’s a bunch of cool stuff in that store; I can’t help it! :)
3. Candy Corn!


59 Caroline September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

The pumpkin thing is new to me, as I’m from Scotland and we don’t get a lot of pumpkin-based treats there! This is my first fall living in Canada and it’s everywhere! I can’t get enough!


60 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate September 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

For me, the pumpkin craze is just getting started. :-) I haven’t even opened my first can yet! Then again, the highs are still in the 80s where I live…
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61 Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog. September 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Yesterday, I went in to buy velcro to hang charts in my classroom. Ended up walking out with $200 less in my pocket. HOW DOES IT HAPPEN!?
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62 Bek @ Crave September 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

Haha, you’ll be happy to know I made dinner the other night with pumpkin! Ahhh you knows it’s a good one if it even tastes good raw ;) I finally got my new Iphone also! But I have to wait to update my system first but…ugh!
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63 Laura October 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I have a serious pumpkin problem!! Ive tried those Eggos, and they’re great! Pepperidge Farm also has a pumpkin cheesecake cookie that was delicious :D


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