Low carb protein waffles for breakfast or dessert

Are you a pancake or waffle person? Until recently, I would have said pancakes. But I have found a new love for waffles, especially when they are low carb protein waffles that I can eat anytime a day.

Low carb protein waffles are easy to make, contain few ingredients and can be for breakfast, dessert or any time of day.

Research shows that starting your day with a high-protein breakfast can help with weight loss and boost energy. Protein is important because it helps to maintain and build lean muscle and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

You might notice that if you don’t include some protein at breakfast, you feel much hungrier by lunchtime.

I have been enjoying waffles twice a day for weeks now after receiving my latest Tru protein powder. Sometimes I drizzle them with sugar free syrup, fruit or non-dairy almond milk whipped cream.

I bought a new protein powder, Tru Peanut Butter Cupcake, and knew it would be perfect as soon as I tasted it as a drink.

Strawberry topped pancakes are high on my breakfast list but these protein waffles are everything. These waffles also have been so helpful in keeping my sweet tooth at bay.

I’ve never been good at using protein powder for pancakes or waffles until I moved to this brand. I have tried a few different brands but have found that this plant protein gives me fluffy waffles every time.

How to make protein waffles

I measure all of my ingredients in grams, on a food scale. This isn’t necessary unless you’re counting your macros or simply want your measurements to be exact.

  • Start with a scoop of protein powder, 100 grams egg whites, 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. I like to add a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • Stir all of these ingredients until the batter can be poured onto the waffle iron, but is still fairly thick.
  • Once your waffle iron is heated, spray it well with the cooking spray. Then, pour batter onto the waffle iron. Use a spoon to spread the batter over the surface of the waffle iron.
  • Close the waffle iron and let it cook.
  • Remove waffle and serve with any favorite toppings.

This recipe is low carb and contains no processed sugar. It’s my favorite plant-based protein powder. Not all protein powder will work the same. If this recipe doesn’t work quite right for you, it’s probably because you used a different type of protein powder.

Kodiak pancakes as an alternative

If you don’t have protein powder, you can use Kodiak cakes pancake and waffle mix as a base.

You can increase the protein with egg whites or Greek yogurt. You also can jazz them up with adding bananas or pumpkin puree for a little something different.

Kodiak cakes come in a variety of flavors: buttermilk, buttermilk and honey, almond and poppy seed, dark chocolate, cinnamon and oat, crunchy peanut butter and more. 

Make up a batch and stack the pancakes between pieces of baking or wax paper and place them into a zip-lock bag or airtight container in the freezer. You’ll have a nutritious breakfast option on hand for those days you need to run out the door.

Do you prefer pancakes or waffles?

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