Low Carb Protein Waffles
Low Carb Protein Waffles that are so easy to make, contain very few ingredients and actually taste delicious.
I reeeeeeally like the sound of that! In fact, I’ve been enjoying a waffle daily on repeat all summer long!
Waffles are seriously my favorite breakfast food ever. And if I had to choose between waffles and pancakes… is that even a choice? Waffles are #1 in my book- they require no flipping and then you’ve got those nooks and crannies that perfectly hold sweet drops of maple syrup. There’s just no comparison.
Because research shows that starting your day with a high-protein breakfast can aid weight loss and boost energy, I start my day with one waffle, a drizzle of my homemade maple cinnamon almond butter, another drizzle of Walden Farms Pancake Syrup and a handful of blueberries (or another fresh fruit). It’s the perfect pre-workout meal- it satisfies my hunger and that pesky sweet tooth. I promise, these Low Carb Protein Waffles will leave you feeling worlds better than the typical high-sugar waffle (or pancake) breakfast. And if you’re trying to eat low carb, you may enjoy my skinny egg white omelet as a second or even third meal.
This recipe is gluten free, low carb, contains no processed sugar and is made with Nuzest Clean Lean Protein – my favorite vegan, Paleo and completely natural protein powder. Use code KC15 at checkout for 15% off any Nuzest orders! It contains no gluten, dairy, soy GMOs or artificial preservatives. I absolutely love how this recipe is so simple, easy and healthy, but the best part is how out-of-this world delicious it is!
- 1 scoop (about 23g) or serving vanilla (or your favorite flavor) protein powder* Use code KC15 for 15% off orders!
- 1/4 cup egg whites from a carton + 2-3 tablespoons water for a thinner consistency
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional- I typically leave this out.)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I typically leave this out.)
- Optional for serving: maple syrup, almond butter, Walden Farms calorie free pancake syrup (the chocolate drizzle shown in the picture is calorie free and also from Walden Farms) and/or fresh fruit
- 1-2 tablespoons (about 20 grams) mashed banana or pumpkin purée from a can
Heat waffle iron.
Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl, until batter is free from most clumps. Add as much water as needed to get a waffle batter consistency.
Once waffle iron is heated, spray top and bottom of iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter over bottom iron. Natural non-stick cooking sprays do not work well in this recipe because this waffle tends to stick easily. Depending on how thick your batter is, you may want to 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.
* I use Nuzest Clean Lean Vanilla Protein Powder. Use code KC15 for 15% off orders! It contains 21.1g protein, 90 calories, 0.4g fat, 0.6g total carbs, 0g sugar. Another great protein that I frequently use is Perfect Fit.
-Nutritional information is calculated with Perfect Fit Protein Powder, 22g Simple Truth canned pumpkin purée and Simple Truth brand carton egg whites with no additional toppings.
Low Carb Protein Waffles are my go-to breakfast, but I also have a few other favorites! Enjoy!
Chocolate Protein Waffles– This recipe is very similar to the Low Carb Protein Waffles, but with mashed banana.
Gluten Free Banana Oat Waffles– Made in the blender with oats and banana, these are Baby Will’s favorites!
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Something to think about….
Pancakes or waffles? What’s your favorite?
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