Bonus, they’re whole wheat!
There’s nothing like waffles or pancakes on a weekend morning. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for ways to add more nutritional value to the foods that I’m eating. As an active adult I look to add more protein and nutritious carbohydrate sources to fuel and recover from my workouts. Now I’m a huge fan of all things breakfast which is why I wanted to share my Protein Waffle Recipe with you!
The toppings are essential when it comes to completing this dish. Let’s face it, every time you make something with protein powder, you can taste it*. This is why I love adding other flavours to this recipe such as cinnamon, blueberries or top them with peanut butter or cooked berries. The topping choices really are endless here and I highly recommend you experiment with your own favourites. Shortly after I shot these images, I added a dollop if plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp of Hemp Hearts and drizzled natural maple syrup over top.
*I used Vanilla Whey Protein in this recipe from Walmart.
I’m curious to experiment to find out how this would taste with flavourless Protein Powder or a plant-based powder.
Another bonus with this recipe is that if you make extra, you can freeze them for a quick grab-and-go breakfast!
Protein Waffle Recipe
Yield: 4 Square Waffles (as pictured above)
1 ripe banana (mashed)
1 tbsp canola oil
½ cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened soy)
1 egg (or ¼ cup egg whites)
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 scoop protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt
½ tsp baking powder
1. Combine ‘wet’ ingredients: mashed banana, oil, milk and egg and whisk until combined
2. In the same bowl, add dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, protein powder, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and whisk everything together
3. Optional: for blueberry or chocolate chip waffles, add desired amount after step 2
4. Top with your favourite toppings and Enjoy!