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January 27, 2021

Protein Pancakes | Low Carb & Freezer Friendly

 

What better way to start your day than with these delicious low carb protein waffles.  Packed with more than 10 grams of protein and loads of flavor this breakfast recipe is a must try!  

 

With the family together at home these last several months, breakfast has become one of our favorite meals of the day.  It’s the perfect way for us to kick off the day together around the table or cuddled up on the couch with our favorite cartoons.  

What’s your breakfast of choice?  Ours is most certainly pancakes and waffles!  Served with a side of eggs and bacon?  Yes, please! 

If you had a chance to try our protein pancakes last week then you’ll love these fluffy protein waffles, too!  They are loaded with flavor, packed with more than 10 grams of protein and freezer friendly.  

Today, we added a little twist to this protein waffle recipe by adding two scoops of our favorite Hudsonville Creamery Blend Vanilla ice cream.  The fresh milk, cream, highest quality 4-fold vanilla and 13% butter fat makes Creamery Blend Vanilla one of the creamiest vanilla ice creams we have ever tried. 

Prefer a to infuse your protein waffles with a dairy-free ice cream option?  We highly recommend trying Cherry Fudge, Chocolate or Mint Fudge Cookie. 

All of Hudsonville’s dairy-free ice cream flavors are vegan, made with coconut cream and oat milk.  Hudsonville Ice Cream is the only ice cream we eat in our house!  I can almost guarantee you will love them as much as we do!  

To find Hudsonville Ice Cream near you, use their Scoop Locator.

 

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For reference, we use the Ninja Blender and Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker for this recipe. 

 

WHY WE LOVE HEALTHY PROTEIN WAFFLES: 

Here are just a few reasons we love this protein waffle recipe:  

  1. They are made with wholesome ingredients
  2. Contain more than 10 grams of protein
  3. Are a low carb breakfast option
  4. Very versatile 
  5. Can be made ahead of time and freezer-friendly

 

 

CAN PROTEIN WAFFLES BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME? 

They most certainly can!  In fact, it’s one of our favorite recipes to meal prep over the weekend. I typically double or triple the recipe and place in the freezer for the weeks ahead.  See below for how to store, freeze and reheat. 

 

HOW TO STORE & FREEZE PROTEIN WAFFLES 

Before storing your protein waffles, allow them to cool completely.  Once they have cooled, place them in a freezer or refrigerator safe container releasing as much air as possible.  They will remain fresh in the refrigerator for 4-5 days and in the freezer for up to two months.  

 

HOW TO REHEAT WAFFLES 

There are a number of different ways to reheat protein waffles.  Feel free to warm them in the microwave wrapped in a slightly moist paper towel, reheat in a toaster oven or toaster or even on the stove top with a little butter in the pan.  

 

 

WHAT PROTEIN DO YOU USE? 

We use a few different protein powders at our house, but here are just a few of our favorites.  We recommend choosing a healthy protein powder that has very little processed and/or artificial ingredients.  

 

IS THERE A SUBSTITUTE FOR BANANAS? 

If you are not a fan of bananas, try substituting with either 1/2 cup applesauce or 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree.  Still not a fan of those options?  You can also try a 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk.  Be sure to add slowly until you have reached your desired consistency. 

 

OUR FAVORITE TOPPING OPTIONS:

  • Fruits such as peaches, raspberries, apples and blueberries 
  • Chocolate chips (we love semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips)
  • Cocoa nibs 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Almond butter 
  • Scoop of ice cream 
  • Whipped cream 
  • Shredded coconut 
  • Crushed or candied walnuts 
  • Banana slices 
  • Jam 
  • Dates
  • Nut butter
  • Chia seeds
  • Sliced banana 
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Cinnamon

 

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR PROTEIN WAFFLES: 

 

IF YOU PREFER TO MAKE WITH TRADITIONAL WAFFLE MIX

  • 1 cup Buttermilk Pancake Mix 
  • 1 tablespoon oil (we use coconut oil or avocado oil, when possible) 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (you can also you chocolate protein powder, if preferred) 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops Hudsonville Creamery Blend Vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries, sliced bananas and maple syrup for topping

 

HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY PROTEIN WAFFLES: 

  1. Preheat your waffle maker or waffle iron to medium heat.
  2. Next, in a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and blend until well combined.  NOTE: you can also mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, if preferred.  The blender or food processor will just add additional smoothness to the mixture.  
  3. Once your waffle maker has reached the desired temperature, spray an even coat of nonstick spray to both sides.  
  4. Using a small ladle, scoop batter into the middle of your waffle maker being sure no to overfill. Close the waffle maker and flip. 
  5. Allow waffles to cook for 1-2 minutes or until they have reached your desired texture and color.  Once fully cooked, carefully remove the waffles from the waffle maker with nonstick tongs
  6. Serve warm topped with maple syrup, Hudsonville Ice Cream, fruit, peanut butter, whipped cream and more!  Eat with a side of scrambled eggs, egg whites, bacon, etc.  
  7. Hope you enjoy! 

 

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