On Sunday, after my first run of my new training cycle, I had a craving for something sweet and remembered that I wanted to try and make “protein waffles”.
I don’t make waffles, pancakes and the like very often, so I don’t feel too guilty indulging every once in a while. I got to satisfy my craving for something sweet and got an extra helping of protein after my run at the same time. Sounded like a winner to me!
I had all ingredients on hand and so nothing stood in the way between me and waffles (and coffee, of course)!
Since they turned out great and some people already asked for the recipe, here we go!
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 70 ml coconut oil
- 200 ml unsweetened almond milk
- 60 ml organic raw blue agave
- 200 g (Einkorn) flour
- 100 g Whey Protein Powder Vanilla
- 50 g greek yogurt (full fat)
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Whisk together the egg whites and eggs. Heat the coconut oil (if not already in liquid form) and add to the eggs. Then gradually add all the other ingredients and mix well.
- Heat the waffle iron (I used one that makes the thinner, heart-shaped waffles, but you can also use on that makes thicker ones). You don’t really need to spray the waffle iron if it has a non-stick coating and the batter contains oil and helps to prevent sticking.
I used my waffle iron that makes thinner, heart-shaped waffles, but I’m sure a Belgian waffle maker will work, too. You can add dried blueberries to the batter (like I did) or top the waffles with fresh fruit later on. Since the protein powder and the almond milk both came in vanilla flavor, the waffles taste really good just plain as well.
Next time, I want to try and use oat or almond flour instead. And maybe I am going to skip the baking powder. I don’t need the extra puffiness.
Delicious post-workout snack and very filling. Enjoy!