I think that one of the toughest choices in life is deciding whether to eat an elephant ear or funnel cake at the fair every summer. Second runner up is choosing between waffles and pancakes. I say have them both! These make you feel like you are eating something naughty but pack a ton of protein + fiber so you are satisfied for hours.
- 1/2 cup Old fashioned oats (ground into oat flour)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 scoop (or 2 tbs) Vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 3 packets Stevia (or 2 tbs of a sweetener that measures like sugar)
- 2 Egg whites
- 1/4 cup Almond milk (or skim)
- 3 tbs Applesauce (no sugar added)
- 1/2 tsp Almond extract
- 1/2 tsp Butter extract (if you can’t find this, use vanilla but butter extract really makes the “cake” flavor)
- 1 tbs Rainbow sprinkles
For Pancakes: Blend all ingredients except for sprinkles OR mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and create a well in the center. Add the wet ingredients and mix. Preheat skillet on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and pour the batter depending on a desired size of a pancake (2-3 tbsp for a medium 1/4 cup for larger ones). Add sprinkles to each pancake. Cook for a couple minutes until you see the edges turning brown and bubbles start to form on the top. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side. Serves 1
For Waffles: Same mixing directions. Pour half of the batter into a waffle iron greased with non stick spray. Add sprinkles to the batter or just put on top after cooking. (Makes 2 waffles)
Top with some light whipped cream or – to make a frosting topping : Mix 2 tbs nonfat greek yogurt, 2 tbs protein powder, 2 tbs Unsweetened almond milk, and 1 packet of Stevia.
Nutrition Stats: For entire recipe, without topping
Protein: 26 grams
Carbs: 40 grams
Fat: 6 grams
Sugar: 15 grams
This has been my favorite breakfast lately. I used to be strictly into protein pancakes but waffles are way easier (when you make pancakes with oat flour or protein powder in the mix, they tend to fall apart) and plus, didn’t Mitch Hedberg say that waffles are really just pancakes with a syrup trap? Anyway, this is super filling and is the perfect amount of protein, carbs, and fats to get the day started. Sometimes I add 1-2 Tbs of Vanilla Protein Powder, especially if I eat these post work out.
- 1/4 Cup Oats
- 1/2 Banana
- 3 Egg Whites
- 2 Tbs Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 Packet of Stevia (Optional)
- 1 Tbs Peanut Butter
- 1/8-1/4 Cup Low Sugar Maple Syrup (I used Sugar Free)
Blend all ingredients except for Peanut Butter and Syrup in Blender or Food Processor. Prepare in a waffle iron. Meanwhile, heat peanut butter and syrup in the microwave and stir together. Makes one waffle.
You can also top with extra banana slices and walnuts.
Nutrition Stats For Entire Recipe:
Protein: 26 grams
Carbs: 33 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Sugar: 11 grams
I’ve been inventing new kinds of waffles lately and these are by far my favorite. If you want to increase the protein content, just add 1/3 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder to the recipe. Enjoy!
1/2 cup oats
4 egg whites
2 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbs Stevia
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp butter extract (optional)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbs of PB2 or peanut flour
1/4 cup Sugar Free or Low Sugar Syrup
Blend ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Pour into a waffle iron greased with cooking spray. Meanwhile, mix the PB2 with 1 Tbs of water as directed. (1 Tbs of Peanut Butter can be substituted if you don’t have any on hand). Mix with syrup and heat in the microwave or stove top.
For entire recipe (2 waffles with syrup)
Protein: 38 grams
Carbs: 60 grams
Fat: 6 grams
Sugar: 8 grams