I do not eat meat or chicken, however, I eat seafood (salmon, shrimp, lobster, cod, tuna) occasionally and figured I may not be getting as much protein as I should. I need to lose couple pounds and tone up and the only way I will do it: is naturally (no surgeries or pills).
So I visited a registered dietician for some tips. One of the things she told me that I am “doing a great job as is”. In helping to attain as much protein as I would like to have, she suggested adding my protein powder to my baked goods. Brillant idea, I never thought of.
When I thought about it: I was YES, and this spiked the creation of this recipe. Each waffle has 10 grams of protein and only 171 calories. The recipe makes about 5 waffles.
1 1/2 cups oat flour*
1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
1 scoop vanilla protein powder**
3 Tbsp flax meal
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups milk (almond or whole milk)
1 large egg (you can omit for vegan/vegetarian option)
4 oz applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pure maple syrup for serving
- Stir together all dry ingredients in one bowl
- Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl
- Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened. Don’t worry if there are some small lumps.
- Heat the waffle iron. Spray the grids with cooking spray.
- Pour some batter (size depends on your waffle iron) on the griddle. Cook the waffles until golden brown (depending on your waffle maker)
- Serve the waffles immediately with maple syrup topped with berries. Any leftover, place in parchment paper and freeze.
These were delicious and very filling. Give it a try let me know what you think!
I do not buy oat flour just too simple to make. I blend oats in my Vitamix to make oat flour. I usually buy gluten-free or organic.
The protein powder I use is Protein Superfood – pure vanilla (read my post about it).
I use organic ingredients and aluminum free baking powder.