If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get a protein boost in the morning, then 3 Ingredient Protein Waffles may be just what you need. Not only are they simple to make, but they’re also perfect for meal prep or a post-workout snack.
The next time you’re in the market for fluffy protein waffles, look no further. This is the perfect breakfast loaded with grams of protein and is low carb.
The best part is it can be made in a mini waffle maker for cute little keto waffles, or can be made in a regular sized waffle iron.
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WHAT ARE 3 INGREDIENT PROTEIN WAFFLES?
As the name suggests, 3 ingredient protein waffles are made with just three ingredients: eggs, protein powder, and baking powder. This simple combination results in a high-protein, low-carb breakfast that can help you feel full and energized throughout the morning.
WHY CHOOSE HIGH PROTEIN WAFFLES?
Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a vital role in building and repairing tissues, as well as supporting the immune system and regulating hormones. Eating a protein-rich breakfast can help you feel satisfied and prevent cravings for sugary or carb-heavy foods later in the day.
Waffles are a popular breakfast food, but traditional waffles can be high in carbs and low in protein. By making protein waffles, you can enjoy the taste and texture of waffles while also getting a healthy dose of protein.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR THE HEALTHY PROTEIN WAFFLES
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this easy waffle recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post):
- Whole eggs
- Protein powder of choice – I used vanilla whey protein powder but chocolate protein powder, vegan protein powder, or vegan vanilla protein powder will do.
- Baking powder
- Optional – a teaspoon of vanilla extract, egg whites, some quick oats blended into oat flour to thicken up the texture of these waffles slightly, etc.
HOW TO MAKE THE EASY PROTEIN WAFFLES
Preheat your waffle maker.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together each whole egg until they are well beaten.
Add the protein powder and baking powder to the bowl, and mix well until there are no lumps. Then add in water 1 tbsp at a time till you reach desired consistency – I used 7 tbsp.
Pour the batter into the waffle maker, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the waffles are golden brown and crispy.
Serve hot with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, nut butter of choice, cottage cheese, chocolate chips, or sugar-free syrup.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THESE GREAT WAFFLES
One of the great things about 3 ingredient protein waffles is that they can be customized to suit your preferences. Here are some ideas for variations:
- Chocolate protein waffles: Use chocolate-flavored protein powder and dark chocolate chunks for a rich and indulgent breakfast.
- Vanilla protein waffles: Use vanilla-flavored protein powder for a classic waffle taste.
- Blueberry protein waffles: Add fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter before cooking for a burst of fruity flavor.
- Cinnamon protein waffles: Add a dash of cinnamon to the batter for a warm and cozy taste.
- Snickerdoodle protein waffles: If you want snickerdoodle flavors you can add a the PEScience Snickerdoodle protein powder.
TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
To ensure your 3 ingredient protein waffles turn out perfectly every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Use a non-stick waffle iron or cooking spray to prevent the waffles from sticking.
- Don’t over-mix the batter, as this can make the waffles tough and chewy. For perfect waffles you want to mix until just combined.
- Use a high-quality protein powder for the best flavor and texture.
- Add a little bit of water or almond milk to the batter if it seems too thick.
- Top your waffles with fresh berries, nuts, or a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra protein and flavor.
- If you have a major sweet tooth, add a drizzle of maple syrup to the top of these waffles.
In conclusion, 3 ingredient protein waffles are a delicious and healthy way to start your day. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can enjoy a satisfying breakfast that will fuel your body and keep you feeling full until lunchtime.
So why not give them a try and see how they can benefit your breakfast routine?
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- 2 scoops protein powder, 30g scoops
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 7 tbsp water
- Preheat your waffle maker.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together each whole egg until they are well beaten.
- Add the protein powder and baking powder to the bowl, and mix well until there are no lumps. Then add in water 1 tbsp at a time till you reach desired consistency - I added 7 tbsp.
- Spray waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray and pour the batter into the waffle maker. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the waffles are golden brown and crispy.
- Serve hot with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, nut butter of choice, cottage cheese, chocolate chips, or sugar-free syrup.
I used PEScience Cake Pop protein - code BAILEY at checkout to save $$.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 611mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 31g
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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