High Protein Waffles (with or without protein powder)

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These Protein Waffles take high protein breakfast to the next level. Fluffy, light and delicious, these waffles are made with wholesome ingredients but taste like classic waffles. For an extra protein boost, add protein powder or leave as is and top with butter and syrup for an easy and satisfying breakfast for the whole family.
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2 waffles stacked with berries and syrup on top.

Made with wholesome ingredients like greek yogurt, oats and almond milk, these waffles are ready in less than 10 minutes and perfect for meal prep or busy mornings. Added bonus, kids love them too!

It’s time to bust out that waffle iron because these protein waffles make an easy and delicious breakfast. If you’ve tried my protein pancakes, protein French toast or French Toast sticks, you know I love a high-protein breakfast that’s on the sweeter side. Now you can add these fluffy waffles to your morning rotation.

Pair these fluffy protein waffles with peanut butter syrup and a side of homemade maple chicken sausage for a restaurant-worthy breakfast.

Protein Powder in waffles

If you want the extra protein, add your favorite protein powder. I always go with PEScience Vanilla whey protein powder but any flavor works, depending on your mood. Use code OHSNAP to save.

If you choose to not add the powder, simply use 1 ¾ cups oats and add 1 tsp. Vanilla extract. This recipe makes approximately 9 waffles without protein powder. 

Ingredients and Substitutions:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for protein waffles. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions.

Oats, protein powder, honey, salt, baking powder, almond milk, greek yogurt and egg whites for the waffles.
  • Oats: Old-fashioned oats work best for this recipe for making your own oat flour. You can also get the new high-protein oats from Bob’s Red Mill for a little protein addition or use storebought oat flour.
  • Greek Yogurt: I am using Fage 0% Plain Greek yogurt. Use vanilla for some added sweetness.
  • Vanilla Protein Powder: I love using PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Protein Powder for these waffles (code OHSNAP saves $$). Use your favorite but be sure you love the flavor.
  • Egg Whites: you can use 50/50 whites and whole but it will change the flavor and texture.
  • Almond Milk: any preferred milk is fine!

Variations

  • Add chocolate chips, blueberries or strawberries to the waffle batter. 
  • Use a different flavor and brand of protein powder for a flavored waffle.
  • Make my low calorie peanut butter syrup to go on top.

Dietary Modifications

  • To make gluten-free confirm your oat flour doesn’t have cross-contamination with gluten.
  • Swap Greek yogurt with plant-based or dairy-free yogurt to make these dairy-free. Also, be sure to use a dairy-free protein powder, if using.

How to make these protein waffles (a step-by-step visual guide):

Step 1: make oat flour

Oats in a food processor.

Add the oats to a high-speed blender or food processor (image 1).

Processed oats to flour in a food processor.

Pulse into a flour consistency (image 2). Alternatively, you can use oat flour.

Step 2: make batter

Baking powder, almond milk, egg whites, oats, honey, protein powder and salt added to a bowl.

Add the oats, protein powder, yogurt, egg whites, almond milk, honey, baking powder and salt to a bowl (image 3).

Fully mixed waffle batter.

Mix until fully combined. You should have a nice not too runny and not too thick batter (image 4).

Step 3: cook waffles

Batter added to a hot waffle maker.

Heat a small single or mini waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Using a ¼ cup as a spoon, spoon the waffle mix into the hot waffle maker (image 5).

Fully browned and cooked waffle in a waffle maker.

Cook until the light turns off on the waffle maker and the waffles are nice and brown and cooked through (image 6).

Repeat with the remaining waffle mix until all waffles are cooked. Optional: toast them after to get them extra crispy.

9 fully cooked waffles laid out.

Favorite Toppings

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Butter, Almond Butter or Peanut Butter
  • Dollop of Greek Yogurt
  • Fresh Fruit 
  • Bacon or Maple Chicken Sausage
  • Maple syrup or Sugar-Free Syrup
  • Chocolate Sauce and Powdered Sugar 

Expert Tip!

I find the less you spray your waffle maker between each waffle with nonstick spray the crispier they waffles will be! You can also toast the waffles after to get that perfect crisp.

Recipe FAQ’s

How to reheat and store waffles?

Eat immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 2 months. Pop them in the toaster from frozen when you’re ready to enjoy.

How to freeze waffles?

I like to freeze a full batch on a baking sheet prior to adding to a ziplock bag so they don’t stick together. Pop them in the toaster from frozen when you’re ready to enjoy.

How do you omit protein powder from protein waffles?

If you choose to not add the powder, simply use 1 ¾ cups oats and add 1 tsp. Vanilla extract. This recipe makes approximately 9 waffles without protein powder. 

Plated waffles with berries and a fork.

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2 waffles stacked with berries and syrup on top.

Protein Waffles

Danielle Lima
These Protein Waffles take high protein breakfast to the next level. Fluffy, light and delicious, these waffles are made with wholesome ingredients but taste like classic waffles. For an extra protein boost, add protein powder or leave as is and top with butter and syrup for an easy and satisfying breakfast for the whole family.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 waffles
Calories 90 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups old-fashioned oats (or oat flour) 120g
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder 45g
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt 112g
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 120ml
  • 1 Tbsp. honey 21g
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Instructions
 

  • Add the oats to a high speed blender and pulse into a flour consistency. Alternatively you can use oat flour.
  • Add the oats, protein powder, yogurt, egg whites, almond milk, honey, baking powder and salt to a bowl and mix until fully combined. You should have a nice not too runny and not too thick batter. 
  • Heat a small single waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spay. Using a ¼ cup as a spoon, spoon the waffle mix into the hot waffle maker and close. 
  • Cook until fully cooked through and browned. Remove from the waffle maker and continue with all remaining waffles. Optional, toast them after to get them extra crispy. 
  • Top with sliced fruit, butter and real maple syrup and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions.
  • Mini waffles can get soggy quick, just toss them in the toaster to crisp up. 
  • I find the less you spray the waffle maker between waffles with nonstick spray the crispier they will get! 
  • If your batter is too thick add a splash of almond milk to your preffered consistency. 
  • Use a single or Dash Mini Waffle Maker
    TO OMIT PROTEIN POWDER: 
    • Use 1 ¾ cups oats and add 1 tsp. Vanilla extract. 
    • Recipe makes approximately 9 waffles without protein powder.
    • Calories: 83, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Carbs: 13g

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffleCalories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 9gFat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 219mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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3 Comments

  1. These look absolutely awesome and I can’t wait to try them!
    Would you have the weight in grams for the oats and the protein powder? It’s there for the other ingredients but not those two.
    Thank you! 🙂

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