It's the trainer in me. I really can't help but roll my eyes when I see food marketed as "high protein" only to flip the box over and see the nutrition label listing 8 grams of protein. No thanks, I'll take my waffles here that boast 26g protein per small waffle.
To me, acceptable protein content in a meal is at least 20-30g. Sometimes I get the wide-eyed emoji reaction when I tell people that I try to regularly aim to break 100g of protein per day. This is not outlandish at all, but that's another story for another time, because WAFFLES.
I have been training for this SFG certification and I am officially in crunchtime to fit in my weight class that I want to be in, so I'm watching my carb intake and boosting my protein intake. Poor boyfriend has had to hear my hangry-girl whines of late-night empty stomach growls and missing carbs so hard.
Finally turned to an oldy but goody in the fitness world: protein waffles.
I got this nifty little Cuisinart waffle maker, and tweaked a standard recipe for protein waffles to fit my nutritional needs. I warn you, these waffles are totally delicious in flavor but definitely a bit drier than traditional waffles, so if nutritional content is what you are aiming for, keep it as is, and eat it with some greek yogurt and fruit to mix it up, or if you are more flexible, add some applesauce or coconut oil to moisten them up.
Double Protein Waffles
**This waffle maker makes small waffles, so my recipe below makes about 4 total full waffles and the nutritional content per waffle is about 230 calories/9g fat/13g carb/26g protein.**
*makes 4 waffles in this wafflemaker
2 scoops of Muscle Pharm Banana Cream Protein Powder
1 cup Egg Whites
2 Large Eggs
1/3 cup whole Flaxseed
1/2 cup Raw Rolled Oats (gluten-free if you wish)
*non-stick cooking spray (I used coconut oil) to spray waffle maker
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Turn waffle maker on and once heated up, spray coconut oil or other non-stick cooking spray on waffle maker. Pour batter and cook until waffles reach desired crispness and consistency.
3. Remove, plate and serve! Great toppings are fresh fruit, dried coconut, greek yogurt, chia seeds, whatever you please.