As a riff on an old favorite, the protein waffle is a fun way to have a little extra protein at breakfast without having to slurp down an uncomfortable protein shake.
Happy Thursday, friends! I'm writing to you from the hotel room in Disney World at a very late hour - we were up late taking advantage of the extra magic hours at the Magic Kingdom. I swear I could spend a whole day in that place. Anyhow, back to this waffle business!
Since I've been making it more of a point to eat better things and make healthier choices, I've been trying to have at least a little protein at every meal so that I won't fill up on unnecessary carbs or fats. Although my ideal life would probably consist of eating just pizza and cookies, I know that isn't really the best thing for my health.
These protein waffles were created when I really didn't feel like having to wash the small frying pan I make my trusty chocolate chip protein pancakes. I seriously make those at least twice a week. They're quick to whip up and fill you up in a better way than a bowl of sugary cereal does. At least I'd like to think so.
If you have a waffle iron, give these a try! That link is to our favorite double decker waffle machine - it makes twice the waffles as a single waffle iron, obviously. It beeps when one side is ready to come off! These waffles are a fun way to switch things up when you're getting tired of the same old thing every day. A little change is always a good thing 🙂
How do you enjoy breakfasts?
Small Batch Protein Waffles
A riff on an old favorite, the protein waffle is a fun way to sneak extra protein into your breakfast without having to slurp down an uncomfortable protein shake.
- ½ cup oat flour
- 10 grams protein powder, I used vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cups milk, almond
- splash vanilla extract
- chocolate chips, optional
- fruit, optional
- powdered sugar, optional
- Combine oat flour, protein powder and baking powder into a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Add in milk and whisk until lumps are dissolved.
- Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Ours calls for one spray of nonstick cooking spray and about 5 minutes to preheat.
- Pour half the batter into the waffle iron, cooking to desired doneness. Leave your waffle in a little longer for that classic crispiness.
- Top with chocolate chips, fresh fruit, powdered sugar or anything your heart desires.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Breyona *mstattooed* sharpnack
these look delicious! Even though I am pregnant, I use protein powder every day so this is a nice little recipe
Thanks so much, Breyona! I probably have too much protein powder than I should too, but I know I'd miss out on protein if I didn't.
Megan - The Emotional Baker
This is such a great recipe! I love that I can have my favorite breakfast food with a little added protein 🙂
I'm on a keto diet so normal protein, high fat and low carb which works miracles on both my mood, energy and weight (lost 15kg and stabilized). Do you know the carb content of this?
Hi, Walter. It's 27g of carbs for the 1/2 cup of oat flour, plus whatever toppings you care to put on top. I'm sure it also depends on your particular brand of protein powder as well.