These fluffy protein waffles are a homemade take on Kodiak waffles! They’re made with simple ingredients like eggs, greek yogurt and protein powder for a simple, high protein breakfast recipe!
These protein waffles are quickly becoming my favorite breakfast, after my protein pancakes of course.
In a traditional waffle, there isn’t much protein. These protein waffles are made of greek yogurt, eggs, protein powder and oats fora hearty and healthy breakfast that actually keep you full!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Quick & easy. The waffle batter is made in a blender, so they’re so easy to throw together!
- Perfect for meal prep. These store well in the fridge and are even freezer friendly.
- Actually filling. With 14 grams of protein and a generous dose of fiber, these waffles will actually keep you full!
PROTEIN POWDER. Any kind of protein powder will work, but I suggest sticking with vanilla for the best flavor. I used pea protein, but whey works just as well.
OATS. Quick oats will help absorb all of the wet ingredients. If you want a low carb or grain free option, you can sub the oats for 1 cup of almond flour.
EGGS. Three eggs will add a generous amount of protein as well as keep the waffles super fluffy.
BANANA. Since we aren’t adding any sugar, one banana will naturally sweeten these protein waffles.
GREEK YOGURT. Another way to add protein! You can use a dairy free greek style yogurt (like Kite Hill) or regular unsweetened greek yogurt.
How to make protein waffles
BLEND. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until a smooth batter forms. It will thicken up a bit as it sits, but this will help make the waffles fluffier, so you don’t want to thin it out with any milk.
COOK. Add to a heated waffle iron and cook per your waffle iron instructions. Grease with oil if necessary to avoid sticking. Place on a wire rack while you wait for the others to cook. This will prevent the warm bottoms from getting soggy.
SERVE. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup and enjoy!
BERRIES. I love fresh berries with waffles. Especially with a little drizzle of almond butter and maple syrup on top. You can also cook up some frozen berries and make a compote if you have some extra time!
PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA. A classic you can’t go wrong with. And since these waffles have a very slight banana flavor, these toppings are perfect.
CHOCOLATE CHIPS. You can throw some chocolate chips right into the batter for a dessert for breakfast vibe.
How to store and freeze
These protein waffles will store in the fridge for up to 4 days. I often reheat them in the toaster so they get a bit crispy, but the microwave also works!
To freeze, allow the waffles to cool completely, then transfer to an air tight container or ziplock bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
Frequently asked questions
Can I add protein powder to waffles?
I don’t recommend adding protein powder to other waffle recipes because it can make them dry. However, this recipe specifically calls for protein powder so the ingredients have been planned around it!
Can I make these without banana?
Yes! If you don’t want any banana flavor, you can sub the banana with apple sauce. Just use about 1/3 cup of apple sauce in place of the one banana.
Are protein waffles healthy?
Yes! These waffles have 14 grams of protein per serving and are completely oil free, refined sugar free and made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
Can I make them vegan?
Unfortunately, no. This recipe calls for 3 eggs and that is too many to safely sub with a vegan alternative. Instead, you can try my vegan protein pancakes and make those into waffles!
More high protein recipes!
Fluffy Protein Waffles
by: claire cary
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
- ¾ cup quick oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until a smooth batter forms.
- Add to a heated waffle iron and cook per your waffle iron instructions.
- Place on a wire rack while you wait for the others to cook.
- Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup and enjoy!