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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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4.96 from 23 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




Nina

Monday 21st of November 2022

These were so yummy!! I’ve tried them with cottage cheese and with Greek yogurt.

Jordan Smith

Monday 21st of November 2022

So glad you enjoyed these! & thank you for sharing how they worked with substitutions -- that's so helpful!

Kate Williamson

Sunday 20th of November 2022

This has been my got to for the last two weeks! I make 5X th e recipes for a weeks worth of breakfast in 20 minutes start to finish! They make my house smell amazing and my coworkers follow me around asking for a bite!!!

Jamey Osborn Colbert

Sunday 20th of November 2022

I can’t wait to make these 😍

Katie Crabill

Friday 18th of November 2022

Super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Joanna McBee

Friday 17th of June 2022

These are so good! I love pretty much anything pumpkin and it’s a plus that it has added protein in it!