Easy protein powder waffles with 20 grams of protein made from just six ingredients and perfect for meal prep or a quick, delicious breakfast!
Hi, friends! I was in the mood for crisp and delicious waffles, so I turned my super popular protein powder pancakes into waffles! I was pleasantly surprised at how well these crisped up in the waffle iron and how easy they were to store and reheat. I was even more surprised when my toddler gobbled two down like it was the best thing he’d ever had! Now, I probably wouldn’t give a toddler something made with protein powder every day, but it’s good to know it’s toddler approved! My preschooler took one bite and said they tasted weird (compared to the oat flour waffles or healthy waffles I usually make the kids), haha.
They do have a strong protein powder taste, so make sure you get a brand that you love the taste of or use an unflavored protein powder. But as long as you like the taste of your protein powder, these babies are delicious and packed with 25 grams of protein for just two waffles!
How to Make Protein Powder Waffles
This recipe can be made in only one bowl and then transferred to the waffle iron!
The only tricky thing here is liquid, and that’s because it will depend on your protein powder brand. Each protein powder brand has different quantities of thickeners that can affect how much water one will absorb versus the other. Start with 1/4 cup of liquid (I used vanilla unsweetened almond milk) and mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Then, keep adding 2 -4 tablespoons of liquid until you get a runny enough batter to pour but still has some resistance to it when you stir it.
My waffle maker is a standard size four waffle maker, so I poured the entire batch in and made four waffles. If you have an individual waffle maker, you’ll need to use 1/4 of the batter at a time. If you have a Belgian waffle maker, you might need 1.5-2x the batter.
Swaps and Substitutions
- Vanilla Protein Powder – Feel free to use whey protein, vegan protein, or any flavor you want. Since every protein powder has different fillers and thickeners, you will get different textures using different protein powders. This is to be expected unless you make a recipe from the protein powder company’s website. So, if your pancakes don’t turn out the way you had hoped, don’t blame me. Blame the protein powder.
- Oat Flour – oat flour is so easy to make; you blend oats for 30 seconds in a blender and have oat flour. I keep some ready to go at all times. You could probably sub chickpea flour and maybe whole wheat flour, but you’d likely have to change the quantity of flour or liquid. I’d say stick with oat flour if you can!
- Egg – This recipe will likely work with a flax egg, but I haven’t tried it! (
- Baking Powder – do not omit.
- Avocado oil – you can use any oil you want, including olive oil, melted coconut oil, or canola oil.
- Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk – you can use any non-dairy milk (except canned coconut milk) or water. Real milk and canned coconut milk would likely be too heavy. Start with 1/4 cup and add to the mix until it looks like pancake batter. It should be thick enough to create resistance when stirring but runny enough that it easily pours on the skillet and holds form on the skillet.
How to Store and Freeze Protein Powder Waffles
Store: Let waffles cool completely on a cooling rack, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, and reheat in the toaster!
Freeze: Let waffles cool completely on a cooling rack and store them in a freezer-safe container such as a gallon plastic bag. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, then pop them in the toaster to crisp them again!
More Healthy Waffle Recipes:
- Cinnamon Flax Oat Flour Waffles
- Healthy Waffles
- Coconut Flour Waffles (Original and Chocolate)
- Baby Waffle Recipe
- Banana Oatmeal Waffles
- Gingerbread Protein Waffles
Tag me if you make these! I love to see what you guys make! You can tag me on Insta @hungryhobbyRD and Facebook @hungryhobby!
Protein Powder Waffles
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp avocado oil or any oil
- 1/4-3/4 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk *
- Whisk protein powder, oat flour, egg, baking powder, oil, and 1/4 cup almond milk in a medium-sized bowl. Add almond milk two tablespoons at a time until you have a smooth, slightly running pancake batter.1/2 cup vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup oat flour, 2 tsps baking powder, 1 egg, 1 tbsp avocado oil, 1/4-3/4 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- Pour the entire batch of batter on the preheated and greased waffle iron (standard four-waffle maker.) See notes for alternate-size waffle makers. Cook until the light on the waffle maker turns green or about 5-6 minutes.
- Serve with berries, syrup, nut butter, or whatever you like!
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