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Easy Protein Waffles

If you’ve followed my blog and Instagram for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of protein pancakes. That typically indulgent treat of a breakfast has long been made more “every day” by swapping just a few simple ingredients. Well I’m here to share the fantastic news that the same can be done, too, for waffles. 

While pancakes require a certain level of attention to cook, waffle mix can just be bunged in the waffle iron and left with a timer for a couple of minutes while you finish up packing your lunch, getting your gym bag ready, or just preparing your many, many toppings!

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that there has been a recent trend of making protein everything, and it’s kinda getting a little bit silly with high protein alternatives for practically any food you can possibly think of, but I do love a high protein option for breakfasts, mainly because breakfast is usually my first proper meal post-workout. 

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My Protein Waffles Recipe

These waffles are fluffy, light, and come out with a beautiful golden colour. Compared to pancake batter, waffles usually have a slightly more sweet flavour and sugar can be used to give a more caramelised finish (though I find the whey protein sweet enough so sacrifice the sugar), and are typically higher in fat to give that crisp outer texture, so if you usually use just egg whites in your pancakes, make sure you use the whole egg for waffles. 

[yumprint-recipe id=’13’]I usually top my waffles with sliced fruit and flaked nuts and then drizzle with choc shot or zero calorie maple syrup, but you could also use greek yoghurt, stewed fruit, compote, ice cream, or even savoury toppings!

Let me know if you try the recipe – I’d love to know what you think! And tag me in your photos of any of my recipes using @fitcetera and #ftcrecipes so I can see your creations!

What do you think?