A few weeks ago, I made a decision. A decision that would change my life forever. One so monumental and life-altering I feel like I just absolutely have to share it with you. It’s that big of a deal.
Siiike. I bought a waffle maker at New Uses for 8 bucks. But seriously, it’s awesome. (Don’t worry I spent a solid 45 minutes deep scrubbing and disinfecting it. Good as new.) I was soooo excited to start whipping up decadent, delicious fluffy waffles when I realized…. Wait, waffles aren’t that good for you. A stunning revaluation, I know. So of course I searched that handy dandy little thing called Pinterest and got some serious healthy waffle inspiration. Let me tell you, there are some seriously ingenious people out there. And they’re doing crazy things in the waffle maker. I’m talking s’mores, quesadillas, falafel… Holy cow. BUT what I did notice was people using some interesting ingredients like greek yogurt or protein powder to up the protein content and keep the sugar/ carb situation under control. Which brings me to the reason this post is titled “Surprise Protein Waffles”. You know I
am lazy like to work with what I have on hand, so a quick search through the fridge led me to the surprise ingredient in these. And don’t be put off. Because you can’t taste or detect it at all… Ok, ready to know what it is?? Here goes nothing….
I know. The curdled dairy product everyone loves to hate. Personally, I love it. I eat it just about everyday, hence why it was in the fridge. The good news is, most people are turned off by the lumpy texture which is completely eliminated when this batter is wizzed in the blender. And if it’s the taste you don’t like… Well I fed these to my 21-year-old cottage-cheese-hating brother and he would have never known if I didn’t tell him. *commence evil laugh* So without further ado, I give you the easiest, healthiest, and most delish protein waffles!
A new way to add protein into your daily breakfast, each of these waffles packs an impressive 10 grams!
- 2 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 4 eggs (or 3/4 cup egg whites)
- 1 cup almond milk or water
- 4 tsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1-2 Tbs maple syrup or honey (depending on your sweetness preference)
- Preheat waffle iron (or skillet for pancakes)
- Add oats to a food processor or blender and pulse until they resemble flour
- Add baking powder and cinnamon and pulse to combine
- Add all of the wet ingredients and blend until fully incorporated, stopping to scrape the side or bottom as needed
- Pour enough batter in to fill waffle maker and cook according to appliance specifications
- Serve with your favorite waffle toppings!