Fluffy Protein Waffles made with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, oat flour, and no added sugar. With only 5 ingredients this recipe is easy, delicious and perfect for healthy breakfast meal prep!

Other high protein ways that we start the day with include protein pancakes and peanut butter protein pancakes!

A high stack of protein waffles topped with whipped cream.

These easy protein waffles are the best way to start off your day. Crispy, fluffy waffles 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 grab and go breakfast! Just like Instant Pot egg bites or healthy breakfast sandwich.

These 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!

Close up of a stack of protein waffles.

Why You’ll Love These Waffles

  • High protein: With 21 g of protein per 2 waffles, they keep you full longer!
  • Easy to make: 5 ingredients, one bowl and a waffle iron are all you need to get these cooking.
  • Meal prep friendly: I make a double or triple batch and freeze some for later. Just pop in the toaster and on the way you go.

Ingredients for Protein Waffles

Almond milk, oat flour, protein powder, eggs, Greek yogurt.

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

  • Eggs: Extra protein plus they act as a binder. I have not tried to use flax eggs in these waffles or just egg whites.
  • Greek yogurt: I use plain, full fat yogurt. I would not recommend low fat or nonfat as your waffles will lack taste.
  • Milk: Use the milk of your choice. I like using dairy free almond milk.
  • Oat flour: Use gluten free if needed. Make your own easily in the blender by grinding oats into flour!
  • Protein powder: Any plant based protein powder. Not whey though, recipe won’t work, save it for protein cookies. I use vanilla flavored protein powder.

How to Make Protein Waffles

Making waffles from scratch couldn’t be any easier! While that waffle iron is hot, make a batch of almond flour waffles for the freezer, too.

  • Preheat waffle iron: Once waffle maker is 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.
  • 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 of batter 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). If you have a light indicator on your waffle iron, even better!
A collage step by step photos how to make waffles.

Topping Ideas

From traditional to creative, here are few fun ideas on how to top your waffles!

  • Traditional: Maple syrup and butter. Heavenly! Feel free to use sugar free syrup if needed.
  • Berries: Think blueberries, strawberries or raspberries like I use to top almond flour pancakes! They add a pop of color and burst of sweetness. Add some whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream) for a treat.
  • Chocolate chips: A few dark chocolate chips are delicious! These could be mixed into the batter as well.
  • Nuts or seeds: Chopped walnuts or pecans, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Hemp hearts are also delicious!
  • Nut butter: Spread or drizzle almond butter, peanut butter or your favorite. Mix with a pinch of warm water for drizzle consistency.
  • Granola: A handful of healthy granola and spoonful of Instant Pot yogurt on top of your waffle, now that is a breakfast!

FAQs

Are protein waffles healthy?

While healthy means something different to everyone, with 21 g of protein per serving and no added sugar, these are full of nutritious ingredients!

Can I make this recipe without protein powder?

While this has not been tested without protein powder, with 2 full scoops of protein powder per waffle batch, I would not recommend making these without protein powder.

Why are my waffles sticking to my waffle iron?

Make sure you spray your waffle iron with a cooking spray to avoid any type of sticking. I love to use Misto, which is an oil sprayer.

How do I get crispy waffles?

If you love extra crispy breakfast protein waffles, you can either place them in the oven to crisp up further or even easier yet is to pop one in a toaster for a few minutes.

Can I use other flavored protein powder?

Yes! I love to use vanilla protein powder, but chocolate, mocha, coconut all would be delicious! Just make note that if it contains added sugar, nutritional information may change.

How to Store Leftovers

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

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

To freeze: Cool waffles completely, then freeze in an airtight storage container. Waffles can be frozen for up to 6 months.

To reheat: The waffles can be thawed on the counter or pop them right into the toaster frozen!

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Stack of protein waffles with a canister of protein powder in background.
A stack of protein waffles recipe with whipped topping.

Protein Waffles

Fluffy Protein Waffles made with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, milk, oat flour, and no added sugar.
4.96 from 21 votes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 218
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients 
 

  • 4 eggs large
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt I used full fat
  • 1/4 cup any milk I used almond milk
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 scoops (68g) plant based protein powder vanilla

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Prevent sticking: Once preheated, give your waffle iron a light spray with cooking spray. 
  • Topping ideas: Fruit (especially berries), whipped cream or whipped coconut cream, and maple syrup. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2waffles | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Very good recipe. Healthy but also very delicious. They go very well with PB2. They once issue I had with them is that the waffles we very stuffed and would have preferred them a little bit more on the fluffier side.

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out well but didn’t taste good. Maybe it was the flavored protein powder I used (I thought a little cinnamon vanilla would help!) or the oat flour I had but these aren’t what I want for a waffle. Maybe the right topping will help me finish them.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi! Love all your recipes, thank you 🙏
    Which brand of protein powder do you use. I made these with the one I have and all I could taste is stevia.

  4. 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!!

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