Quick 3 Ingredient Protein Waffles
Breakfast can be the most hectic time of day. Having these quick 3 ingredient protein waffles are truly a game changer. This breakfast will get you well over 20 grams of protein with such few ingredients. It’s great for weight loss or just as a healthy snack.
Grab your waffle iron and let’s get into this healthy protein waffle recipe. Spoiler alert, cottage cheese is our secret ingredient to pack the protein punch.
Main Ingredients for 3 Ingredient Protein Waffles
The three ingredients of these Belgian waffles include eggs, rolled oats and of course cottage cheese.
Ideally, you are going to want to use 2 large eggs.
When it comes to your cottage cheese, you can use reduced fat or 0% fat. The cottage cheese provides very little flavoring, so you won’t be losing any of that full fat flavor.
Variations to the High Protein Waffle Batter
If you are looking to add sweetness (for those of you that have a sweet tooth) or additional flavor the batter, try zero calorie sweeteners or honey. Try some vanilla extract to make them extra delicious. Additionally, you can use fresh squeezed lemon for a citrus flavor.
If you are going to add any fresh fruit or chocolate chips to the batter, use 1/4 cup.
You can also add some chia seeds for some healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Cooking Instructions for Easy 3 Ingredient Protein Waffles
First off, you’ll need to gather your high speed blender (or food processor) as well as waffle iron.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until waffle batter is smooth.
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. (I use avocado oil cooking spray, but any nonstick spray will work)
- Pour batter into waffle iron and cook until edges are golden brown (that’s how you know you have the perfect waffles).
- Add your favorite toppings & enjoy.
How to Meal Prep these 3 Ingredient Protein Waffles
There are two ways to go about meal prepping.
First off, you can follow this easy recipe by doubling or tripling the amount in order to make extra. This is a great option because trying to think of different healthy breakfast ideas can get exhausting. Once you have these made, boom. A little toasting of your waffle and breakfast is served. Allow waffles to cool to room temperature before popping them in the freezer.
If you like your waffles fresh out of the kitchen, you can measure out all your ingredients the night before. Measure out your 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and put in a container in your refrigerator. Next to that, place the 2 eggs next to your cottage cheese. And finally, outside of the fridge you can measure out your half cup of oats. Place them in an airtight container next to your waffle maker and blender. You’ll be ready to roll when you wake up.
How to Add More Protein or Substitute Protein
Instead of using a whole egg, you can use egg whites.
You also have the option to add any additional type of protein powder whether it be whey protein. If you do add vanilla protein powder or chocolate protein powder, it adds an additional flavor to it. Although this is a waffle recipe without milk in it, you may need a little bit of liquid when you add protein powder. Milk or water will work just fine.
The best part of these waffles is how customized you can make them. Here’s a short list of the different toppings you can use. Just put the ingredients on top of these waffles and dig in.
- Chocolate chips
- Chia Seeds
- Almond Butter/peanut butter
- Chocolate Sauce
- Any fresh fruit
- Drizzle of Maple Syrup
How to freeze freshly made waffles?
Simply allow waffles to cool to room temperature and place in a sealed Ziplock bag (Stasher bags also work well).
How to Reheat Frozen Waffles
Just as you would regular store-bought waffles, reheat your waffles in a toaster oven or toaster. Otherwise, you can pop these in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Can I make protein pancakes out of this easy waffle recipe?
YES. If you do not own a waffle maker, you can easily use the batter as a pancake mix. It’s such a great recipe because it is easily interchangeable.
How long can waffles stay in the refrigerator?
Freshly made waffles can stay in the fridge for 3 days for best results.
How long can waffles stay in the freezer?
Frozen waffles will stay in good shape for 4 months in your freezer.
Which waffle maker should I use?
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