This Protein Waffles Recipe is a nightly staple in our household. If we aren’t making protein waffles, we are making mug cakes with protein powder. It’s the perfect guilt-free, quick and easy, post dinner snack or dessert! Check out the video below to see how easy it is to make.
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Are protein waffles good for you?
Just two Eggo Toaster Waffles contain almost 30g of carbs and only 5g of protein, making them a poor choice for the keto diet. Protein waffles swap out traditional refined wheat flour for protein powder which cuts the carbs almost completely and helps you feel fuller for longer.
Yes, getting most of your protein from natural sources like fatty cuts of beef or pasture range eggs is better than a processed protein powder, but that doesn’t mean protein powder is harmful or unhealthy. We think it’s a great flour replacement, especially in these golden waffles.
The Best Protein Powder
We are big fans of using protein powder in our household! It adds flavor and texture to an array of things, such as smoothies, desserts and waffles, of course! We always have a nice selection in our pantry depending on what we are looking to make and what flavor we are shooting for. Here are a few of our favorites and why:
- Isopure Cookies And Cream – this is our favorite flavor and for making protein cakes and that best part is its zero carb!
- Nutrabio Peanut Butter Cup – this is our favorite flavor to add to smoothies and keto overnight oats and it has a really strong chocolate flavor! It’s also the best quality protein in our opinion.
- Quest Cinnamon Crunch – this is our all time favorite for mug cakes and waffles! It is slightly higher in carbs using erythritol, but that’s flavor and texture make it a worth it!
Protein Waffles Nutrition
The best part about making protein waffles at home is the ingredients can easily be adjusted to fit your macros to the very last gram! If you want something heavier on calories you can add in some heavy whipping cream or nuts to the batter, or even top it with additional butter. If you want it lighter on the calories, you can leave out the butter from the batter and swap in water for almond milk for the batter.
How Many Calories in a Protein Waffle?
There are 282 calories in this recipe for protein waffles, but remember this is for the waffles on their own. To make this an even more satisfying keto meal, we recommend adding a fat of your choice like some butter, ghee, or whipped cream topping. Adding fatty toppings will provide you with lasting energy, but will also increase the calories.
Keto-Friendly Protein Waffles Recipe
If you are anything like us, you always have a post-dinner sweet tooth, but you don’t want to ruin it by downing an entire pint of Halo Top or eating two bars of Lilys chocolate bars. So, what do you do? You make this keto friendly protein waffles, that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but fill you up so you won’t give in to the very common late-night snacking!
Recipe can be quickly added to MyFitnessPal – Search “KetoConnect – Keto Protein Waffles”
Keto Protein Waffles
What You Need:
- waffle maker
- Melt the butter in a pyrex measuring cup or small mixing bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and combine using a fork.
- Preheat you waffle iron and pour 1/2 of the recipe into the iron. Close the lid and cook until cooked and browned. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve immediately with additional butter or your favorite sugar free maple syrup.
Serving Size: 2 Medium Waffles