by Olena

Protein Waffles

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Olena Osipov
5 from 8 votes

Protein Waffles are made with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. This protein waffle recipe is super easy to make and even more delicious to eat. 

We also love almond flour waffles, avocado egg salad and this almond flour pancake recipe for breakfast!

Protein Waffles

Protein Waffle Recipe

These protein waffles are the best way to start off your day. They are crispy, fluffy and packed with good for you ingredients. Did I mention that this high protein, low carb recipe only calls for 5 ingredients and you can have it on the table in less than 10 minutes?!

Now that’s my kind of healthy breakfast! Just like pressure cooker egg bites, healthy breakfast sandwich and peanut butter protein pancakes – grab and off you go!

These oatmeal protein waffles taste so good that my kids confuse them with my usual healthy waffle recipe! I love making these for my family on a Saturday morning before hockey practice.

stack of protein waffles

Ingredients for Protein Waffles

You only need 5 ingredients to make this amazing protein packed breakfast!

  • Eggs: I have not tried to use flax egg in these waffles.
  • Greek yogurt: I use plain, full fat yogurt. Once you learn how to make yogurt in Instant Pot, you will always have yogurt on hand.
  • Milk: Use the milk of your choice. I like using almond milk.
  • Oat flour: Make sure oat flour you use is certified gluten free for true gluten free protein waffle recipe.
  • Protein powder: Any plant based protein powder. Not whey though, recipe won’t work, save it for this protein cookie recipe. I use vanilla flavored protein powder.

How to Make Protein Waffles

There is a full recipe card below. 

  • Preheat waffle iron. Once heated, you will want to lightly spray it with cooking spray.
  • Make batter: First, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and milk in a large bowl. Then add in the oat flour and protein powder. You want the batter consistency to be thick, but still runny.waffle batter mixed
  • Pour batter into waffle iron: How much batter you use for each waffle depends on the waffle iron you have. I use ~1/2 cup per waffle or 1 large ice cream scoop of batter. Then, gently close the waffle maker lid.
  • Cook waffles: Cook until golden brown (~4-5 minutes).

 Protein Waffles on waffle maker

How to Serve, Store, Freeze and Make Ahead

Serve: Some of my favorite waffle toppings are:

  • Fruit, especially berries
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream (or whipped coconut cream)

Store: In an airtight container, these waffles will last up to a week in the fridge.

Freeze: Waffles can be frozen for up to 6 months. The waffles can be thawed on the counter or pop them right into the toaster frozen!

Make Ahead: If I already have the waffle maker going, I tend to double or even triple the recipe. My freezer is stocked with healthy breakfasts!

More Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Protein Waffles stack with whipped cream on top

Protein Waffles

Protein Waffles

Protein Waffles are made with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar. This protein waffle recipe is super easy to make and even more delicious to eat. 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 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 plant based protein powder vanilla flavored


  • Preheat waffle maker. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt and milk. Add oat flour and protein powder; whisk until well combined.
  • Make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions. The amount of batter will depend on the size of your waffle maker. I use a large ice cream scoop of batter per waffle.
  • Cook waffles for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with your favorite waffle toppings.

Store: Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.


    • Once preheated, give your waffle iron a light spray with cooking spray. 
    • Some of my favorite waffle toppings include fruit (especially berries), whipped cream or whipped coconut cream, and maple syrup. 


    Serving: 2waffles | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      Okay, I know i’m like two years late haha, but wanted to thank you for the recipe. I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and haven’t found a good replacement. So i’m so excited to try this recipe. Your waffles look so fluffy!!

    2. 5 stars
      I subbed no sugar apple sauce for Greek yogurt and these came out the thickest waffles ever! In a good way! Loved them. Would probably add vanilla and cinnamon next time because it lacked in the flavor dept!

    3. 5 stars
      I made these today for my kids and hubby and they ate them all. The only complain from my hubby was not enough sweetness but other than that he liked it too.

    4. 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?

      1. 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.

    5. 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!

      1. 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.

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