Waffles…. name a better breakfast food. I dare you. When made right they have that crunch on the outside that is just so delightful you will never consider pancakes again. Though they taste good, they usually contain a bunch of added sugar and unhealthy fats that aren’t quite meal plan approved. However, just like we have talked about in previous blogs we can still enjoy the things we love moderately or with modifications.
This recipe will still give you the waffle that you crave, but it will include minimal ingredients and be packed with protein that will fill you up. If you don’t have a waffle iron, they sell mini ones at Target for $10!
Cooking Spray-This is VERY important. Because of the ingredients that make up this protein waffle, you’ll find that it tends to stick to the waffle iron unless you use plenty of cooking spray.
Protein Powder- The brand or the flavor really doesn’t matter. We always recommend Ascent protein because it is made with all natural ingredients. There are also some really great flavor choices!
Pumpkin Puree- This ingredient gives your waffle that fluffy inside that will have you giving chef’s kisses. You could also use banana if you chose, but the pumpkin is lower in carbs and calories if you’re concerned about that. You can buy cans of pumpkin puree at the grocery store or even on amazon.
Egg whites- You can literally separate your egg whites after cracking your egg, but if you want to be less wasteful you can buy the carton of just the egg whites at the grocery store which is perfect for this recipe.
Water- This part is kinda weird because you want to just put enough water that will make your batter a pourable consistency but not super runny.
Easy Peasy Protein Waffles:
Carbs: 4g Protein: 22g Fat: 2g
1 Scoop of your fav protein powder
1/4 Cup Egg Whites
1-2 Tbs Pumpkin Puree or Mashed Banana
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice (optional)
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Heat Waffle Iron
- Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl until the mixture is free and clear of any lumps. Add as much water as needed until there is a good consistency. You don’t want it to be super thin but also you want to be sure there is no larch chunks or lumps.
- Once waffle iron is heated, spray top and bottom of iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter over bottom of the iron. Natural non-stick cooking sprays do not work well in this recipe because this waffle tends to stick easily. Use the back of your spoon to spread the batter evenly over the iron.
- When waffle iron goes off, transfer waffle to a plate and top with your favorites. Serve immediately or store in a covered container to reheat and enjoy later.