Learn how to make High Protein Waffles with real food ingredients. These fluffy, golden delights are not just delicious but also packed with the protein to fuel your day. The process is easy and takes about 20 minutes, perfect for a quick breakfast or a leisurely brunch. You'll be serving up waffles like a pro in no time!
I’ve never thought of waffles as a power breakfast, but that has changed thanks to this high-protein waffle recipe.
Boasting more than 10 grams of protein per waffle, they are the perfect way to keep your energy up and your appetite satisfied until lunchtime.
With gold, crispy edges and a fluffy interior, these waffles are not only scrumptious but also incredibly nutritious.
Best of all, they are easy to make. Just whip up the batter, then pour it in your waffle maker, and let it work its magic.
This recipe generously caters to four waffle-lovers or maybe just one, depending on how irresistible you find them. Let’s get this day started, shall we? 🧇💪
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Eggs: I recommend using large eggs, but you can use whatever size of eggs you have on hand.
- Yogurt: I used plain Greek yogurt, but vanilla yogurt would work if that is what you have on hand. Non-dairy yogurt can be used to make this dairy-free.
- Butter: I prefer cooking with unsalted butter, but you could use salted butter as well.
- Honey: Another liquid sweetener, like maple syrup or agave nectar, can be used.
- Vanilla: Use a good quality vanilla extract. Vanilla bean paste is an excellent alternative as well.
- Flours: I use a blend of almond flour and all-purpose for the perfect balance of nutrition and lightness. Oat flour may be used in place of the almond flour, but it will impact the protein content. You could use a gluten-free flour blend to make gluten-free protein waffles. I like Bob’s Red Mill 1:1.
- Baking Powder: This helps to provide lift to the waffles. Make sure that your baking powder is fresh for best results.
- Salt: I use sea salt, but fine kosher salt is also a great alternative.
How to Make Protein Waffles
For the full recipe with measurements, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
Tips and Tricks
- Meal Prep Bliss: Make a double or triple batch on a leisurely Sunday morning and freeze the extras for a quick, protein-rich breakfast on busy weekdays. Store them in the refrigerator and reheat them in the toaster oven to enjoy.
- Sift Your Flour for the Best Protein Waffles: While completely optional, sifting the flour can help create a lighter and fluffier waffle. It also gets out the clumps often found in almond flour.
- Topping Parade: Don't hold back on the toppings—go crazy with fresh berries, Blueberry Compote or Strawberry Compote, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or a drizzle of nut butter for added protein and yumminess. (I love either peanut butter or almond butter.)
- Flavor Twists: Experiment with flavors by adding a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or even pumpkin puree to the batter for a fragrant twist that'll have your taste buds dancing.
- Kid's Corner: Let the kids join in on the fun by choosing their own toppings or mixing in mini dark chocolate chips for a treat that’ll have them eager to eat up those protein benefits.
Why are my protein waffles so dry?
Protein powder waffles tend to be dry, because the protein absorbs a lot of liquid. In this recipe, I have used yogurt to add moisture and prevent the waffles from becoming too dry. Our batter is quite wet compared to some waffle batters, and this results in a moist waffle.
Why didn't my waffles rise?
The baking powder may be expired, or you may have overmixed the batter. Be gentle when folding the wet and dry ingredients together to avoid deflating the batter.
Can I use this batter to make protein pancakes?
Yes, feel free to cook up the batter in a skillet! I recommend adding 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to the batter for the best texture.
Storing and Freezing
These protein waffles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To freeze, place cooked waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 2 months.
To reheat, simply toast from frozen until heated through.
More Waffle Recipes to Try
- Banana Oatmeal Waffles: Start your day with a smile and whip up these heartwarming Banana Oatmeal Waffles, a family favorite that combines wholesome oats with the deliciousness of waffles.
- Oatmeal Waffles: Embrace the warmth of homestyle cooking with these nourishing Oatmeal Waffles, perfect for gathering everyone around the table on a lazy Saturday morning.
- Nutella Waffles: Indulge in the decadence of Nutella Waffles, where every forkful is like a little party for your taste buds—seriously, who can resist that chocolate hazelnut goodness?
- Pumpkin Waffles: When the leaves start to fall and you crave something cozy, whip up a batch of Pumpkin Waffles to fill your home with autumnal aromas and your heart with joy.
High Protein Waffles
- Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place the eggs, yogurt, butter, honey, and vanilla in a blender and process until the mixture is combined.
- Stir the almond flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Spray your waffle iron with oil. Spoon the batter into the waffle iron and cook until golden.