10.24.2012

Protein Waffles

If you know me at all, you know that breakfast is a must for me. I feel like I can't truly get my day started/function properly until I have some food in my stomach. Oh and coffee...but that's a different story ;)

One of my favorite things about days off is making a super delicious breakfast rather than just throwing together a bowl of cereal or yogurt, or worse, grabbing a granola bar to shove down my throat on the drive to work.

A breakfast recipe that I have been loving lately is...protein waffles! So good AND good for you...yes please! I recently got a waffle maker (thanks Grandma!), so I'm on a waffle kick. I'm not gonna lie, the first time I used it was a disaster. Waffle batter was stuck everywhere. It took me 30 minutes to clean the stupid thing.

But now that I've (almost) perfected making these waffles, I figured it was time to share them with you!

Here's what you'll need:



- 1/2 of a banana (I like to use really ripe ones for this recipe)
- 3 egg whites (you can use cartoned egg whites, but I usually just separate my eggs)
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1 packet of Perfect Fit Protein Powder (or any protein powder you want)
- 3 tablespoons of almond milk
- Any garnish that you want to put on your finished waffle :)

What you'll do:

- Put all ingredients in blender and mix together well
- Spray waffle maker with a non stick spray
- Pour batter into waffle maker
(don't fill waffle maker up all the way - leave room for the waffle to fluff while it's cooking...I made this mistake during the great waffle disaster I talked about above)
- Take waffle(s) out of waffle maker and top with your choice of garnish
(I like to put some organic honey, fat free Reddi Whip, and fruit on top of mine. I think they would be delicious with peanut butter, too)


Enjoy :)

The original recipe that inspired these can be found here.

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13 comments:

  1. yum, i bet you could switch these up a bit to make pancakes, too!

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  2. Yum! I'm like you, I have to eat breakfast first thing in the morning, and the healthier the better. I have to try these!

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  3. I ate a Chocolate chip pumpkin muffin for breakfast... do I win??

    Nope you do for being all protein-y and healthy.

    YAY you!

    Although I do want to try these... Reese uses protein powder (I think... its in an extraordinarily large jar..so I just assume) so we have the stuff to whip these up!!

    LOVE

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  4. LOVE your mixing bowls, LOVE the healty scrummy recipe, and LOVE Toy!!! She gets you the most amaze things everrrr!!!

    Recently, I had to choose between a waffle maker and bath rugs... opted for the bath rugs since I'd see em more than my waffle maker.. but Christmas is coming soon!!!

    Happy hump day my love! xo, Bev

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  5. These look delicious! I am going to have to try them out sometime soon.

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  6. Yum! What a delicious healthy recipe!

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  7. I love waffles, but have never made them before! I had the most amazing buckwheat waffles in Queensland and I'm so sad they not here! Now I just need to get my hands on a waffle maker!

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  8. Oooooh these look SO good :) And healthy!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  9. Yumm!! Making me hungry!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  10. I LOVE your bowls (and the recipe)! And your blog. I stumbled upon it from another link and have been stuck reading for an hour :) Anyway, as these things work, I'm sure you've had the bowls for years but could you tell me where they're from? I absolutely love the style!

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