Start your day with a healthy twist – Protein Powder Waffles! Ideal for a diabetic-friendly, low-carb breakfast, made with eggs, vanilla protein powder, and unsweetened almond milk.
- What you'll love about this protein powder waffle recipe
- Why use protein powder to make waffles?
- Ingredients Used
- Steps by step instructions
- Other protein recipes and blogs you might enjoy
- Recipe tips
- What to serve with protein powder waffles?
- How to store protein waffles
- Recipe variations
- Frequently asked questions
- Protein Powder Waffles
I enjoy freezing these waffles individually, making busy mornings a breeze as I can simply grab one, pop it in the toaster, and drizzle it with natural peanut butter or drizzle with sugar free syrup for a quick and satisfying breakfast.
If you're interested in exploring more breakfast options, don't forget to check out our other healthy waffle recipes on the blog – the classic Sugar Free Waffles and these Keto Pumpkin Waffles – each with its own unique twist to start your day right.
What you'll love about this protein powder waffle recipe
- Protein-Packed Goodness: These waffles are a fantastic source of protein (8 grams protein per waffle), with 2 scoops of vanilla whey low-carb protein powder, making them an ideal choice for a healthy, low-carb breakfast that keeps you satisfied.
- Gluten-Free Delight: If you're following a gluten-free diet, you'll appreciate that this recipe is completely gluten free, allowing everyone to enjoy its scrumptious flavors.
- Easy Protein Waffles Recipe: With our protein waffle recipe, you can meal prep and prepare a batch of waffle batter and store it for quick and convenient breakfasts throughout the week, simplifying your morning routine.
- Sugar-Free and Low-Carb: Say goodbye to excess sugar! These waffles are sugar-free and low-carb, keeping your carb intake in check while still delivering that delicious waffle taste.
- Versatile Toppings: Whether you prefer a drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup or a dollop of vanilla whey protein powder infused peanut butter, these waffles provide a blank canvas for you to customize your breakfast just the way you like it.
Enjoy the benefits of a protein-rich breakfast without sacrificing taste or health. Try it today!
Why use protein powder to make waffles?
Using protein powder to make waffles is a smart choice for several reasons. Firstly, it adds an extra dose of protein to your breakfast, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning. Additionally, if you're following a low-carb or keto diet, protein powder is typically lower in carbs than traditional waffle ingredients like flour.
Moreover, protein powder comes in various flavors, allowing you to customize your waffles to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer vanilla, chocolate, or another flavor, there's likely a protein powder option that will add a delicious twist to your waffles.
Lastly, protein powder can contribute to the overall texture of your waffles, helping them achieve a light and fluffy consistency. So, if you're looking for healthy recipes and want to boost the protein content of your breakfast or enjoy waffles as a guilt-free treat, incorporating protein powder into your recipe is a fantastic idea!
These simple ingredients come together to craft delicious, diabetic-friendly waffles that are low in carbs and sugar.
- Eggs: Used as a binding agent and provide structure to the waffles while contributing to the overall protein content.
- Vanilla Low-Carb Protein Powder: This ingredient adds a significant protein boost to the waffles, making them suitable for a protein-rich, low-carb breakfast.
- Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of the waffles, adding a pleasant, aromatic touch.
- Baking Powder: only one teaspoon baking powder helps the waffles rise and become light and fluffy.
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: Almond milk is used to adjust the consistency of the waffle batter and add moisture to the recipe.
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Steps by step instructions
How to make protein powder waffles?
STEP 1: Preheat the Waffle Iron
Begin by plugging in your waffle iron and allowing it to preheat according to the manufacturer's instructions. We used a mini waffle maker for this recipe.
STEP 2: Grease the Waffle Iron
Once the waffle iron is heated, lightly grease it with a small amount of butter or a non-stick cooking spray to prevent the waffles from sticking.
STEP 3: Prepare the Batter
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla whey low carb protein powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk until the batter is smooth and well combined.
- STEP 4: Cook the Waffles
- Pour the waffle batter onto the hot, greased waffle iron, using an amount suitable for the size of your waffle iron. Close the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually until the waffles are golden brown and crisp.
STEP 5: Serve Warm
Carefully remove the cooked waffles from the waffle iron and place them on a plate. Serve them warm with your favorite toppings, such as sugar-free maple syrup, fresh berries, or a drizzle of natural peanut butter.
Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Protein Powder Waffles as a diabetic-friendly, low-carb breakfast option!
These waffles are not only easy to make but also packed with protein, making them a perfect choice for a healthy and satisfying breakfast.
Two tips on making the best protein powder waffles ever:
- Use High-Quality Protein Powder: To ensure the best flavor and texture, opt for a high-quality vanilla whey low-carb protein powder. My personal favorite is the Transparent Labs Vanilla Protein Powder. This choice can significantly impact the overall taste of your waffles. Look for protein powders with minimal additives and a pleasant vanilla flavor, as it will enhance the waffle's taste without the need for excess sugar or flavorings.
- Let the Batter Rest: After mixing your waffle batter, allow it to rest for a few minutes before pouring it into the waffle iron. This resting period allows the baking powder to activate fully and helps create fluffier waffles. Plus, it gives the protein powder a chance to fully hydrate, resulting in a smoother batter consistency. Your patience will be rewarded with waffles that are light, airy, and delicious.
By following these tips, you can elevate your Protein Powder Waffles to a whole new level of flavor and texture, making them even more enjoyable for your breakfast or brunch.
What to serve with protein powder waffles?
Protein Powder Waffles are incredibly versatile and can be paired with a variety of delicious toppings and sides. Here are some ideas for what to serve with Protein Powder Waffles:
- Fresh Berries: Top your waffles with a generous serving of fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries. They add natural sweetness and a burst of color.
- Sugar-Free Syrup: Opt for sugar-free or low-sugar maple syrup to drizzle over your waffles for that classic waffle flavor without the added sugar.
- Greek Yogurt: A dollop of Greek yogurt provides a creamy and tangy contrast to the waffles while adding even more protein.
- Nuts: Sprinkle chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans on top for a satisfying crunch and extra healthy fats.
- Nut Butter: Spread some natural peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter on your waffles for a rich and creamy nutty flavor.
- Whipped Cream: For an indulgent treat, top your waffles with a dollop of sugar-free whipped cream.
- Cinnamon and Nutmeg: Sprinkle ground cinnamon and nutmeg over your waffles for warm, comforting spices.
- A Side of Bacon or Sausage: If you prefer a savory twist, serve your waffles with a side of crispy bacon or your favorite sausage links.
Feel free to mix and match these toppings to create your own unique combination and customize your Protein Powder Waffles to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.
How to store protein waffles
Storing Protein Powder Waffles for future enjoyment, whether as a quick breakfast or a pre-workout snack, is easy. Here's how to do it:
- Allow Waffles to Cool: After cooking your waffles, let them cool completely on a wire rack. This helps prevent condensation and sogginess when storing.
- Freezing Individually: Lay the cooled waffles on a baking sheet, making sure they don't touch. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow the waffles to freeze individually for about 1-2 hours or until they are firm.
- Stack and Seal: Once the waffles are individually frozen, stack them together, placing a small piece of parchment paper or wax paper between each waffle to prevent sticking. Transfer the stacked waffles into an airtight freezer-safe bag or container.
- Label and Date: Don't forget to label the bag or container with the date of freezing. This helps you keep track of freshness.
- Thaw at Room Temperature: When you're ready to enjoy your waffles, simply take out the desired number of frozen waffles from the freezer and allow them to thaw at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.
- Reheat (Optional): To restore the waffles' warmth and crispness, you can reheat them in a toaster or toaster oven for a minute or two until they're heated through.
By following these steps, you can efficiently store Protein Powder Waffles for future consumption, whether for a quick breakfast, snack, or an energy boost before your workout.
Here are some recipe variations that are sure to pique your interest. You may choose to use an unflavored protein powder or different protein powders if adding more flavors.
- Cocoa Protein Waffles: Add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the batter for a chocolatey twist without added sugar. You can also use chocolate protein powder for an even richer flavor.
- Berry Blast Waffles: Fold in a handful of fresh or frozen berries like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries into the batter for fruity bursts of flavor and natural sweetness.
- Spiced Waffles: Enhance the aroma and taste by incorporating warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice into the batter. These spices complement the vanilla flavor beautifully.
- Coconut Waffles: Mix in unsweetened shredded coconut for a tropical flair and added texture. Coconut extract can also intensify the coconut flavor.
- Almond Joy Waffles: Sprinkle some chopped almonds and unsweetened shredded coconut into the batter for a waffle reminiscent of the classic candy bar.
- Protein-Packed Toppings: Boost the protein content further by topping your waffles with a spoonful of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese along with some crushed nuts.
- Savory Spin: Transform your waffles into a savory breakfast option by omitting the vanilla and sweetener, then adding your choice of grated cheese, chopped herbs, or cooked bacon bits to the batter.
- Protein Ice Cream Sandwiches: Make a sandwich by placing a scoop of low-carb, high-protein ice cream between two mini protein waffles for a satisfying dessert.
- Nut Butter Swirl: Drizzle your favorite natural nut butter (like almond or peanut) on top of the waffles for extra richness and a protein boost.
These variations allow you to customize your Protein Powder Waffles to suit your taste preferences while keeping them low-carb and diabetic-friendly. Feel free to mix and match to create your perfect waffle flavor.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can experiment with different types of protein powder. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary depending on the brand and type of protein powder you choose. It's recommended to use a low-carb, vanilla-flavored protein powder for the best results in this recipe.
Absolutely! You can make a batch of Protein Powder Waffles and freeze them individually as mentioned earlier. This way, you can easily grab them for a quick breakfast or snack. Just remember to allow them to thaw at room temperature or reheat them when you're ready to enjoy.
Yes, these waffles are low in carbs with only 1g of carbs per waffle and can be a great option for a keto diet. However, it's essential to check the nutritional information of the specific protein powder you use to ensure it aligns with your keto macros. Additionally, be mindful of the toppings you choose, opting for low-carb options like sugar-free syrup and natural nut butter.
Protein Powder Waffles
- Plug in your waffle iron allowing it to preheat.
- Grease your waffle iron or spray with a nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients with a whisk until smooth.2 large eggs, 2 scoops low carb vanilla protein powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3 tablespoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Pour batter into the waffle iron, close the waffle iron lid and cook until golden and crispy. About 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from the waffle iron and transfer to a plate and repeat until all the batter is used. Makes about 6 waffles.
- These Protein Powder Waffles were prepared using a Dash Mini Waffle Iron. Keep in mind that the size of your waffle iron will affect the cooking time and the number of waffles this recipe yields. Adjust accordingly for larger waffle irons, and enjoy!
- Use High-Quality Protein Powder: To ensure the best flavor and texture, opt for a high-quality vanilla whey low-carb protein powder.
- Let the Batter Rest: After mixing your waffle batter, allow it to rest for a few minutes before pouring it into the waffle iron. This resting period allows the baking powder to activate fully and helps create fluffier waffles.
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