This Vegan Protein Waffle Recipe is made with simple ingredients and perfect for busy mornings. This healthy breakfast is a good option if you’re looking to get some extra protein into your diet, without compromising on delicious taste.
Waffles are a breakfast staple for many people, but they are typically made with ingredients like eggs, milk, and butter, making them unsuitable for vegans. However, with the rise of plant-based diets, there are now plenty of vegan-friendly waffle recipes available.
These are similar to belgian waffles but contain wholesome ingredients and don’t contain any dairy. The next time you’re craving some waffles for breakfast, look no further than this recipe.
In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the world of vegan protein waffles, including what they are, why they’re beneficial, and how to make them.
If you love high protein breakfasts you should also check out my 15 High Protein Overnight Oats Recipes (Different Flavors) and my 11 Easy Protein Baked Oats Recipes (Gluten Free).
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WHAT ARE VEGAN PROTEIN WAFFLES?
Vegan protein waffles are a type of waffle that is made using plant-based ingredients and includes a high amount of protein. The protein in these waffles can come from a variety of sources, including nuts, seeds, grains, and plant-based protein powders.
WHY ARE PROTEIN POWDER WAFFLES BENEFICIAL?
There are several reasons why vegan protein waffles are beneficial. Firstly, they provide a good source of protein, which is essential for muscle growth, repair, and maintenance.
Protein is also important for keeping you feeling full and satisfied, which can help prevent overeating and aid in weight management.
Additionally, vegan protein waffles are often made with whole food ingredients, meaning they are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Whole food ingredients also provide slow-release energy, which can help keep you feeling energized and focused throughout the morning.
Finally, vegan protein waffles are a great option for those following a plant-based diet. They provide a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that is free from animal products and is kinder to the planet.
INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE WAFFLES
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the high-protein waffles (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- Gluten-free flour – can use whole wheat flour or regular all-purpose flour.
- Vegan vanilla protein powder – pea protein powder, or favorite protein powder of choice.
- Baking powder
- Plant milk – almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk, etc.
- Coconut oil
HOW TO MAKE THESE HEALTHY VEGAN PROTEIN WAFFLES
Now that we’ve covered the benefits of vegan protein waffles, let’s dive into how to make them. Below is a recipe for delicious vegan protein waffles that are easy to make and packed with nutrients.
Preheat your waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the plant-based milk and melted coconut oil.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes.
Pour batter onto the preheated waffle maker, leaving about an inch of batter away from the edge, and cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
Serve with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, nut butter, or maple syrup.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THE HEALTHY PROTEIN WAFFLES
There are plenty of ways to customize your vegan protein waffles to suit your tastes and preferences. Here are a few ideas:
- Add chopped nuts, seeds, or dried fruit to the waffle batter for added texture and flavor.
- Swap out the whole wheat flour for a gluten-free alternative, such as almond flour or oat flour for gluten free waffles.
- Experiment with different plant-based milks, such as coconut milk or cashew milk, for a richer flavor.
- Try adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor.
- Add different toppings like peanut butter, almond butter, fresh berries, chocolate chips, greek yogurt, brown sugar, chia seeds, etc.
- Try adding mashed banana to your waffle mix for banana protein waffles.
- Add pumpkin puree and remove some of the oil to make pumpkin pie protein waffles.
- Use different protein powders for different flavors. Can also use whey protein if you’re not vegan.
HOW TO STORE THE VEGAN WAFFLES
- Allow the waffles to cool completely before storing them. This will prevent them from becoming soggy.
- Store the waffles in an airtight container. You can use a plastic container with a lid or a resealable plastic bag, make sure to press out as much air as possible before sealing the container.
- You can store the waffles in the fridge or the freezer. If you plan on eating them within a few days, store them in the fridge, but if you want to keep them for longer, store them in the freezer.
- To store this vegan protein waffle recipe in the fridge, place them in a container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the toaster or oven before serving.
- To store the waffles in the freezer, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable plastic bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months, then reheat in the toaster or oven before serving.
Vegan protein waffles are a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that is suitable for vegans and non-vegans alike. They are easy to make, packed with nutrients, and can be customized to suit your tastes and preferences.
So why not give them a try and see for yourself how delicious and satisfying they can be?
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- 3/4 cup gluten free flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegan protein powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Preheat your waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, vegan protein powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the plant-based milk and melted coconut oil.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes.
- Pour batter onto the preheated waffle maker, leaving about an inch of batter away from the edge, and cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, nut butter, or maple syrup.
I used Bobs Red Mill 1:1 gluten free flour blend.
I used PEScience protein powder - use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on all products.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 722mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 21g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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