Friday, February 22, 2013

Healthy Protein Waffles - 4 Ingredients!


It's been  so quiet on this blog lately! The past month has been such a whirlwind. The Valentine chocolate special devoured all my time and immediately after that, J and I left for a 5 day trip to Calgary and Montana to celebrate Valentine's Day and a friend's wedding in the mountains. Oh, and my mac book decided to crash along the way. What a pain! Anyway, it's been my intention to transfer some recipes from Sweetly Raw and Universal Eater over to this blog where it seems fitting so today I have just that. Here's a protein waffle recipe that J and I absolutely love. It's so easy, incredibly healthy, and delicious. Im certain you will make these time and time again.

Here's my post from Sweetly Raw in May 2012....

Do you like waffles? I do - but I haven't eaten them in years. In the past few weeks J and I have been indulging in enjoying waffles. The best part about these waffles, besides tasting great of course, is that they're high in protein, gluten free, grain free - and contain only 4 ingredients. We've eaten these for breaky, brunch, and even for dinner one night.


It's fun to choose different toppings for both waffles and pancakes. A hearty dose of maple syrup is a "must" in my books, and I like to add a little crunch in the form of chopped nuts, dehydrated buckwheat, or cacao nibs. Berries always add a nice juicy texture and yummy flavor too.

Protein Waffles
Gluten free * Grain Free * Dairy Free * Sugar Free

Introducing healthy, tasty protein waffles. I use whey protein but you can easily make these dairy free using a vegan protein powder. Make sure it's unflavored as I think a flavored/sweetened one would make the waffles too sweet - but then again maybe you won't need to add any maple syrup. I've made them both with and without vanilla and don't notice much of a difference either way. A sprinkle of cinnamon can be added too but I prefer them plain. J likes a sprinkle of cinnamon when he adds syrup.

2 large eggs
1 large spotted banana*
1/3 cup blanched almonds
1/4 cup unflavored protein powder of your choice
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
Heat waffle iron and grease it with coconut oil.

*Make sure its a proper brown spotted "baking banana" to maximize on it's natural sweetness.


Tips - The first few times I played with waffles, I didn't oil the maker properly and the batter stuck like glue into it. NOT fun. I realized the oiling is important since there is none in the recipe as in regular waffles. I highly recommend using a brush to get an even coat of coconut oil (tried with olive oil too and that was fine).

Oh my waffle iron, this recipe likes a LOW heat setting on the waffle iron - but the low setting still seems to be quite hot. #2 setting and don't let it get too hot before pouring the batter in.

Wow, sounds like a complicated recipe but I assure you its easy peasy! These protein waffles can be thrown together in just minutes.



Start your weekend with protein waffles!


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14 comments:

  1. You've perfected these protein waffles - they sound awesome!

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    1. Thank you my dear! They are our favorite and can't go wrong when its easy and packed with protein :D xo

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  2. I like the idea to add protein powder to make waffles! And topped with pecans and blueberries looks fantastic!
    -Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Yeah I like the crunch of the nuts and the chewiness of the berries... oh and lots of syrup too ;)

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  3. Yum! Is there a way to make them without eggs? I hae been craing a grain free, fluten free, egg free pancake!

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    1. I'm not sure Mary... never tried but since there are so few ingredients im not sure if it would work to use a flax egg in this. You can try. 1 tbs ground flax w 3 tbs water. let me know how it works if you try.

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  4. Wow that sounds fantastic! yes please, I'll take some after my ride today. thanks!

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  5. Can we have this when we're next together? Wherever in the world that may be? xo

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  6. These sound so good Heather. I'm definitely going to try some version with my fam. I love your new blog and the balance you are expressing!

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  7. great recipe! I will try them tomorrow! just two questions: how many calories have this and do you think is possible to freeze them?

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    1. Thanks! Not sure since I don't care about calories, just eating good whole foods. Im sure you could freeze. Good idea, let me know. I think I'll do that next time I made them too.

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    2. OMG!!these waffles are INCREDIBLE!! I didn't even freeze them cos my husband want them for dinner too =) thanks so much for this recipe, me and my husband are trying to eating clean, it's a little difficult cos we are an italian-mexican couple, that means pasta and a lot of tacos, not good!! sorry If I write you all of this but I just want to thank you for this blog I found some easy and healthy recipes for this begginer healthy couple =) thanks a lot!!!!

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    3. I'm so glad that you and your hubby enjoyed the waffles Mariell! :)

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