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Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

I’m excited to partner with new Burt’s Bees™ Plant Based Protein Shakes to make a bazillion oatmeal protein waffles. Which can’t be a bad thing, right?!

Seriously, breakfast is my biggest struggle. I have said it many times. Usually I’m getting kids ready for school and have zero desire or time to eat. Once the kids are gone, I immediately work out or sit down to work. As a parent you know the value of time. Just like land, they don’t make any more of it. Honestly, breakfasts of 2016 have been a struggle. All my energy goes into dinners. I admit it.

Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

So, when Burt’s Bees™ approached me to help spread the word about their new line of protein shakes, I immediately thought of a smoothie recipe (and yes, a lip balm and hand lotion came to mind). Ice, veggies, fruit. Maybe coconut oil or peanut butter. Oats?! And your choice of a Burt’s Bees™ plant based protein shake: Protein + Healthy Radiance with antioxidant vitamins A, C & E or the Protein + Gut Health formula that includes GanedenBC 30® probiotics to help support your digestive health as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, or Daily Protein to nourish you from the inside out.
No matter, which one you pick, all Burt’s Bees™ Protein Shake formulas:

  • Include a vitamin blend extracted from real fruits and vegetables.
  • Are made with plant-based protein, which is more sustainable than animal protein.
  • Are lightly sweetened with honey, monk fruit extract and Stevia leaf extract.
  • Are free of artificial flavor.
  • Are made with 70% organic ingredients.
  • Are non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free.
Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

But you all know how to make smoothies, right (for recipe ideas check out Burt’s Bees on Pinterest)?! I make them on a regular basis or simply mix a scoop of protein powder with water after a workout or when running out the door. Burt’s Bees protein shakes don’t taste chalky.

But let’s have this conversation. Plant-based protein powder is an acquired taste for majority of people. Yes, I agree. And this protein shake is no different. It is made with five protein sources – pea, rice, flaxseed, sunflower seed and oat. Thus a different taste than a whey protein. BUT…It is very possible to start enjoying it. Like I said, it is an acquired taste but is so much better for you and the planet. Plant-based protein is more sustainable. Today, health professionals are recommending an increase in plant-based nutrition. America’s traditional Western diet is just too high in animal products. Personally, I have been using plant-based protein powder for over 4 years now. I don’t find it funny tasting for a long time now plus I got rid of acne that whey was giving me. Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.comOatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

I’m not new to making protein pancakes (=> cottage cheese protein pancakes, peanut butter protein pancakes and oatmeal protein pancakes), so these oatmeal protein waffles were a breeze to make (they are made with eggs and Greek yogurt to offer a balance). Remember, it is all about balance. For me, at least. I would be very sad to eat kale, quinoa and beans all the time.

These oatmeal protein waffles tasted so good that my kids confused them with my usual clean eating waffles recipe. Which I made at same time (triple the recipe) because I already had a waffle maker going and made a mess of a kitchen. Yes, it took me about 3 hours but the result was 100 waffles of all kinds in a freezer and 100 other kitchen tasks done in the meanwhile. I doubled the recipe and stocked my freezer. So far, January 2017 breakfasts are looking good. Do it and repeat, repeat, repeat! Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Oatmeal Protein Waffles

Oatmeal Protein Waffles

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, large
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, plain (I used full fat)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
  • 1 cup oat flour (use gluten free for GF version)
  • 2 scoops (64 g) Burt’s Bees protein powder, vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle maker. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt and milk. Add oat flour and protein powder; whisk until well combined.
  2. Make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions. Amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle maker. I have similar to this non-stick one and used a large ice cream scoop of batter per waffle.
  3. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving = 2 waffles:
Calories: 188.7
Total Fat: 6.0 g
Cholesterol: 11.9 mg
Sodium: 111.5 mg
Total Carbs: 23.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 11.6 g
WW Points+: 5

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9 Comments

  1. Tracey

    Hi Olena: Do have a waffle maker recommendation? I’d like to buy one but cannot decide which one.

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    • Olena

      Hi Tracey. Well, where do I begin?!LOL. In my ideal world, I would use cast iron waffle maker. It is not electric and needs a gas stove I think. Not sure. For electric, I would use Belgian waffle maker that makes a circle you can split in 4 waffles. I currently use probably a $15 waffle maker that makes 2 square waffles. I don’t love it but it works. The problem with waffle makers is that all of them have non-stick coating which is toxic. But how often do you make waffles (real life) and what are you gonna do if electric cast iron doesn’t exist?! If I were to buy one, I would try this ceramic coating waffle maker. You don’t need an expensive one. Hope this helps.

      Reply
  2. Melissa

    I just got a waffle maker for Christmas and have been searching for a clean, healthy recipe to make…your timing could not be better! Can’t wait to try these!

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  3. Virginia

    I try to stay as dairy free as possible so what can I replace the yogurt with? Thank you

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  4. Debi Gayowski

    I haven’t tried these yet but am looking for a good waffle recipe that doesn’t stick to the waffle iron. I’ve been using the waffle recipe from FIXATE cookbook and there is no oil at all in it, which I believe is the reason I am having so much difficulty with it sticking. This recipe also has no oil! Does the greek yogurt compensate?

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    • Olena

      I use ceramic non stick waffle maker and have no sticking issues. Yes, Greek yogurt makes waffles moist, however I don’t think oil is your enemy though. Healthy plant based oils are good for you. I wasn’t going for an oil free on purpose.

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