I think most of you know by now that I don’t celebrate Christmas. But even so I know that for most of you, having a special Christmas breakfast is just as important as a special Christmas dinner. I also know that for plenty of you, it’s important to have a fit and healthy breakfast – to make room for everything else to come later on!
What makes a special breakfast? Something that you wouldn’t typically make any other given day. For me, waffles fall into that category. While pancakes may be a regular occurrence on my breakfast plate, the waffle iron is something I typically keep away from.
That may be about to change though, since I just figured out how easy and delicious protein waffles are. Let me be clear: these waffles do not have that chewy, off-texture that some baked goods made with protein powder often do. They are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and perfectly cooked through. And the taste? A bit eggy, a tad sweet, a touch cake-y. Exactly how a waffle should taste.
Makes four 4″ square waffles
4 egg whites, or 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/2 cup (4 oz) low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup (40gm) plain instant oats
1 scoop (25 gm) vanilla or cake batter flavored protein powder, such as Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Cake Batter flavor
2 packets of Truvia Natural Sweetener, or other sweetener to taste
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions, to desired crispiness.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 1.7 g
Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
Sodium: 194.6 mg
Total Carbs: 9.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
Protein: 14.0 g