4 Ingredient Protein Waffles
I stumbled upon greatness yesterday. Craving a new option for breakfast, I started searching various sites for waffle recipes. The challenge is that I prefer all “recipes” to include 5 ingredients or less. I did not expect this search to be very successful. After some digging, I saw a recipe that was based on vanilla protein, egg whites, and almond meal – all things I had on hand. It also seemed a lot like the protein pudding that Will loves – subbing almond butter for almond meal.
I had all of ten minutes to throw breakfast together – and I was seriously blown away by how good this waffle was! Here’s the rigorous step by step process I followed:
- Heat waffle iron.
- Mix dry ingredients – 1/8 cup almond meal, 1 scoop vanilla protein (I used UMP), ½ tsp baking powder, and a few shakes of cinnamon (optional)
- Add approximately ½ cup of egg whites – enough to make it batter-like consistency. I used egg whites from a carton (Egg Beaters), but you could just dump in 4 large egg whites if that’s what you prefer.
- Pour into waffle iron and let it do its thing.
That’s it! My waffle took about 5 min to cook, but that will depend on your waffle iron and the desired level of crispiness. This batter actually made 2 waffles in my Food Network Belgian Waffle Maker. And let me tell you, they are very filling. You could top with anything – sweet or savory.
Let me know what you think and what your favorite toppings are. I’ll be eating these daily so I need lots of options!
*** For those without a waffle maker, you can also use this recipe for pancakes! I used a slightly more almond meal for the pancakes (1/4 cup), and the turned out just fine. I will say this is an “eggy” pancake – not the same consistency as other traditional recipes. However, as someone who has tried many gluten free pancake recipes, this was the easiest and had the highest protein content.
Nutrients for 1 serving (made 2 waffles):
260 calories / 10 gm fat / 10 gm carb / 35 gm protein