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Protein Waffles

These low-carb, high-protein waffles are the BEST healthy breakfast. Made with only 5 ingredients, this easy recipe will give you your new go-to waffles.

This is a plate of protein pancakes. There is a plate of warm, crispy waffles topped with maple syrup.

Protein waffles

These protein waffles are the easiest healthy breakfast recipe! Made with only 5 ingredients and a blender, this recipe will give you low-carb, high-protein crispy waffles in 10 minutes.

These protein waffles have 33g of protein and 300 calories for the whole serving (picture above!). The recipe doesn't use bananas, special flour, or protein powder—only simple, whole ingredients.

If you know me, you know I LOVE pancakes and waffles. I love to use Kodiak Cakes mixes, but when I don't have any, or I want something with more protein, this protein waffle recipe is the way to go.

It's so easy to make a few batches over the weekend and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings. After toasting, it's perfect topped with fruit, nut butter, syrup, or whatever sounds good on waffles!

What ingredients do I need?

This recipe only requires 5 ingredients! All of these common ingredients can be used in other recipes so nothing will go to waste.

  • Oats - Old-fashioned or quick oats will work great for this recipe. The oats will be grounded in the blender which will create a flour texture for the waffles.
  • Low-fat cottage cheese - Cottage cheese is one of the two protein ingredients for this recipe. The creamy cottage cheese will add a fluffy texture to the waffles (and I promise you won't taste it!)
  • Egg whites - The egg whites are the other main protein source for the waffles. Instead of water, using egg whites will add more protein to the batter.
  • Vanilla - I'm a firm believer that most recipes are better with vanilla, so just a teaspoon will work for this recipe.
  • Cinnamon - Add some cinnamon to this recipe for some additional flavor! Cinnamon also has health benefits like adding antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

What substitutions can I make?

I haven't tried this recipe with any substitutions, other than ratios. I've used more cinnamon, a different kind of cottage cheese, and gluten-free oats, but haven't tested any other ingredients.

If you try any and find that it works, let me know!

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! The recipe is packed with protein and has 30 grams per serving. The entire recipe is about 300 calories.

You can add additional toppings like fruit, nut butter, yogurt, whipped cream, or syrup for additional nutritional benefits. I love that I can eat this for breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

This is a plate of protein pancakes. There is a plate of warm, crispy waffles topped with maple syrup.

How long does this take to make?

This recipe is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients and blend together. There will likely be an additional 5 minutes for cooking the waffles.

What is the process?

  • Gather all ingredients and add to a blender.
  • Blend well.
  • Grease a waffle maker using butter or cooking spray. Add batter.
  • Make waffles until you use all of the batter.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

When should I make this recipe?

You can make this recipe in the morning right before you need it or at the beginning of the week for a meal prep!

How do I store these?

This recipe is perfect for meal prep! I always make a big batch and store them. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To heat them up, I recommend using a toaster! It will get them crispier then a microwave.

Looking for more recipes?

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a big breakfast fan! Search my breakfast recipes for more easy, healthy breakfast ideas. Here are some additional pancake and waffle recipes:

Can I have the recipe?

If you try this protein waffles recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts!

This is a plate of protein pancakes. There is a plate of warm, crispy waffles topped with maple syrup.
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5 from 60 votes

Protein Waffles

These low carb, high-protein waffles are the BEST healthy breakfast. Made with only 5 ingredients, this easy recipe will give you the most delicious waffles.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein waffles, waffles
Servings: 1
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Waffle Maker
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients and add to a blender.
  • Blend well.
  • Grease a waffle maker using butter or cooking spray. Add batter.
  • Make waffles until you use all of the batter.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe Rating




Margaret A.

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Don’t let the ingredients turn you away! I despise cottage cheese and am not crazy about oats, but these are AMAZING! I have a hard time finding breakfast that’s quick and something I can eat while driving. I meal prep mine on Sundays, freeze them, pop in toaster every morning. So I can eat while driving, I cut them into squares and top with honey and bananas or berries. Best. Breakfast. Ever.

Ashley

Monday 29th of November 2021

Absolutely love this recipe! Simple ingredients, and I usually don’t ever eat cottage cheese but you can’t taste it at all. Soooo good!

Rachael

Monday 29th of November 2021

These are a staple in our house! I quadruple the batch (it makes a TON) and then freeze. Pop them in the toaster for the kids before school - quick, easy and full of protein without protein powder. This ones a winner!

Meghan

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Meal prep must! Love these. Double the recipe to last all week.

Kristin J McNulty

Friday 26th of November 2021

Very tasty!