Make fluffy and delicious Protein Waffles with over 20g of protein per serving. Prep a batch for now and freeze some for later!
Your new favorite make-ahead breakfast
If you are a fan of waffles but feel like they never keep you full enough, I am excited to introduce you to the magic of protein waffles. This recipe will keep you full all morning long thanks to the combination of cottage cheese and protein powder in the batter.
There are so many high protein waffle recipes out there, but I was determined to make one that actually tastes good. One serving of this recipe will fill you up with over 20 grams of protein, but still tastes like a delicious waffles.
This recipe makes four full-sized fluffy waffles or 9 mini waffles, making it a great option for brunch to share or to store for meal prep throughout the week. No matter when you choose to enjoy a protein waffle, it is sure to satisfy your hunger.
One of my favorite parts about making these protein waffles? There are so many creative and fun ways to enjoy them from different protein powder flavors to various toppings.
- Measuring cups, measuring spoons and a liquid measuring cup
- Waffle maker – you can use a standard size waffle iron or a mini waffle iron
- Mixing bowl
These fluffy, yet crispy high protein waffles make for a great addition to a brunch spread. I like to serve them with butter, syrup, and fresh berries or bananas on top.
Additionally, you can increase your protein intake by topping them with any nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter. You can also serve them with creamy greek yogurt and a shake of cinnamon.
- Cottage cheese
- Maple syrup – you can use sugar-free syrup to decrease the sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Vanilla whey protein powder
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Cooking spray – I like to use coconut oil spray or avocado oil spray
While I used vanilla whey protein in this protein waffles recipe, you can customize the protein to your flavor liking or dietary preference. If you are a chocolate fan, these protein waffles would be tasty with chocolate protein.
Plant based protein would also work well in these protein waffles. I like to look for a pea protein when I am using vegan protein powder.
Feel free to use whole wheat flour or a gluten free flour blend in place of the all purpose flour in this recipe.
You can add different mix-ins into these waffles like blueberries, bananas or mini chocolate chips. I made a batch with s’mores protein powder and mini chocolate chips that were absolutely delicious!
Can i make pancakes instead?
Yes! You can use this same batter to make high protein pancakes instead of waffles. Just grease a skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook about 1/4 cup of batter for 2 minutes each side and enjoy!
How to make Protein Waffles
Step 1: Blend and mix ingredients
To begin making these protein waffles, blend eggs, cottage cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and protein powder together in a blender until smooth. Then, in a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
You will want to fold dry ingredients into wet with a spatula and mix until just combined. It is okay if there are small lumps.
Step 2: Make the protein waffles
While the waffle iron preheats, let the batter rest. Then, spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and pour the batter into the center.
You will want to use ¼ cup batter for a mini waffle iron and ½ cup batter for a full-size waffle iron. Make sure to allow the waffle to cook completely then remove from the waffle iron.
Remember, to spray the waffle iron before cooking each protein waffle. Continue the cooking process until all batter is used.
Step 3: serve and enjoy
Now that your protein waffles are done, it is time to enjoy them. You can serve them immediately or save them for later.
Storage, reheating and freezing
Allow the waffles to cool completely and then transfer any leftovers to an airtight container in the fridge. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the toaster, toaster oven or air fryer.
I like to make a double batch of waffles so that I can place the extras in the freezer. Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can reheat them directly from frozen and enjoy!
Check out these other Breakfast meal prep ideas
- Protein Baked Oatmeal
- Homemade Wake-Up Wraps
- Mushroom and Feta Breakfast Casserole
- Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
Photos by Ella from Alpine Ella.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (34g by weight per scoop)
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Cooking spray
- Blend eggs, cottage cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and protein powder together in a blender until smooth.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold dry ingredients into wet with a spatula and mix until just combined – it is okay if there are small lumps.
- Let the batter rest for a few minutes while the waffle iron preheats.
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and pour batter into the center. Use ¼ cup batter for a mini waffle iron and ½ cup batter for a full size waffle iron.
- Allow waffle to cook completely then remove from waffle iron.
- It is important to spray the waffle iron before cooking each waffle. Continue the cooking process until all batter is used.
- *** recipe will make 9 mini waffles or 4 regular sized waffles
- protein amount is based on a vanilla whey protein powder that has 20g of protein per scoop, protein amounts will vary depending on which protein powder is used.
- store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
- store in the freezer for up to 3 months. reheat in the toaster, toaster oven or air fryer from frozen