Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Protein Waffles

After finding out my family had a waffle maker, I knew I absolutely had to try my hand at some protein waffles.  You know, just to switch it up a little bit from pancakes practically every morning! :)  I did a little research looking at a bunch of different waffle recipes to see what the difference would be between making a waffle and making a pancake.  The first time I tried it did not turn out well at all!  The batter was way too runny, so I added a little more flour the second time.  This worked like a charm.  My dad even tasted these and liked them.

1/4 c. gluten free rolled oats (Any kind of plain oats would work.)
8 T. liquid egg whites
1/4 c. fat free small curd cottage cheese
1 T. unsweetened almond milk
1 scant t. baking powder
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. Stevia in the raw or any other natural sweetener
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 T. coconut flour (I started with just one, but again it was too runny.)
1/4 c. natural unsweetened applesauce

I blended everything together in the single serve smoothie container on my Ninja.  I would suggest if you are using this type of instrument that you start with the liquid ingredients then add the dry ingredients, so it mixes up better.

Grease up the waffle maker with some cooking spray and pour in your batter.

Be careful when pouring into your waffle maker.  I had never used one before and wasn't exactly sure how much to fill it.  I ended up over filling it the first time, causing an overflow when the waffle started cooking.

Once I got it right, my batter filled my waffle maker about twice, which gave me about eight waffles roughly the size of the ones you get in the freezer section of the grocery store.  Stack them high and top with whatever you want.  I topped mine with some calorie free Walden Farms Pancake Syrup.

Macros for entire batter (which served just little old me):
440 calories
6 grams of fat
40 grams of carbs
9 grams of dietary fiber
10 grams of sugar
52 grams of protein

This were delicious, but with the higher calorie amount and delegation of macros, I would suggest to eat these as breakfast on a higher carb day, like leg day!

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