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Pumpkin Protein Waffles

These healthy pumpkin protein waffles are so gosh darn tasty, you'll need to have these out of season—and all year round!

This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Healthy pumpkin waffles

I am thrilled to tell you that it is once again time for pumpkins. There's no need to wait for a fancy pumpkin dessert to get your fix: start your day right with some pumpkin protein waffles!

This waffle mix comes together from scratch and is full of delicious protein and rich pumpkin flavor. On top of that, it's easy and super quick to make.

What do you use for pumpkin flavor?

These waffles use a powerful duo of canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to curb your pumpkin craving. No pre-made mix here!

What kind of waffle maker should I buy?

As with all kitchen appliances, better options are becoming more affordable all the time. My trusty waffle maker Krups waffle maker. It's held up for years, and I like it because it makes four square waffles at a time.

What if I prefer pancakes?

Well, you're in luck! These waffles can become healthy pumpkin protein pancakes by simple pouring this batter on a hot, greased skillet. Boom! It's a pancake.

What goes in pumpkin protein waffles?

Here's the low-down on what goes in these pumpkin protein waffles:

  • oats
  • low-fat cottage cheese
  • egg whites
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • canned pumpkin
  • toppings: whipped cream & pumpkin pie spice

Wait... cottage cheese?

Yes. Y'all, I promise these waffles are the TRUTH. The cottage cheese ups the protein contents, rounds out the delicious texture, and is INCONSPICUOUS in the overall taste.

You aren't allowed to knock it until you've tried it. I don't make the rules.

Can I make any substitutions?

This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

You can use any oats you want—including a gluten-free substitute. You might try Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese, too, or regular eggs in place of egg whites.

Want even more protein? Add some powder in. Get freaky.

How do I make pumpkin protein waffles?

The process to make these pumpkin protein waffles isn't all that complicated. It involves throwing the mix together, blending it together, and then popping it in the waffle maker. Here:

  • 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!

How do I store pumpkin protein waffles?

Note: you may have to cook these longer than a typical pre-made waffle mix to get them crispy—try it with your own waffle maker and see how it works!

These will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months! (Great for meal prep!).

If you need to defrost, pop these in the toaster. They can still get super crispy and delicious!

What other breakfast recipes can I make?

Why not try one of these other Jordo's World favorites?

This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
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5 from 6 votes

Pumpkin Protein Waffles

These healthy pumpkin protein waffles are so gosh darn tasty, you'll need to have these out of season—and all year round!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein waffles, pumpkin
Servings: 1
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Waffle Maker

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin
  • Top with whipped cream & pumpkin pie spice

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: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g
Recipe Rating




Sara

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

Great fall & meal prep recipe. Yummy and great macros!

Karyn Kemp

Friday 15th of October 2021

Thank you for this recipe! It has become one my favorites!

Stephanie Carter

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

What oats do you use? All the oats I have are 27g carb for 1/2 cup which is more than this entire recipe. Thanks!

Jordan Smith

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

Any oats will work for this recipe! Most oats are around 27 grams per serving. Thank you!

Taylor Cannon

Monday 27th of September 2021

Absolutely delicious! Super easy and quick to make too! I used a mini waffle maker and got about 6 of em With macros like these, I can make this a staple and not feel guilty about having them so often. haha I topped mine with maple vanilla whipped cream from Aldi and they were great!!

Haley Lee

Sunday 26th of September 2021

I tripled the recipe and got 5 big waffles to freeze and eat throughout the week! Soooo good and great macros!