What’s Your Favorite Type Of Waffle?

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Growing up one of my favorite breakfasts was two blueberry waffles warm from the toaster and spread with peanut butter. The PB would get all melty and ooze into the waffle holes. If you haven’t tried it, you must. And yes, I’m referring to the blueberry waffles with the faux blueberry bits. Although I’m betting it would be even more awesome with real blueberries in the waffles.

To this day I love waffles. Any flavor – chocolate chip, plain, cinnamon, blueberry. I even make a sandwich with sliced ham in between sometimes. It’s similar to a Monte Cristo sandwich. It’s probably like Italian food. I’ve never met a waffle I wouldn’t eat. Same with pancakes. In my mind, pancakes are just smooth, round waffles.

Lately I usually start my day with proatmeal which is just a fancy way of saying oatmeal mixed with a scoop of protein powder. This weekend I was in the mood for waffles and as I looked at my proatmeal ingredients, I thought “Hmmmm, this is pretty close to waffle batter if you add eggs and milk.”

I played around with it a bit and came up with a recipe that made me joyous. I didn’t have to settle for one or two waffles. My usual oatmeal recipe turned all waffle made SIX waffles. I got to eat six waffles for breakfast. Needless to say I was thrilled with the new idea.

The protein powder that I used was a mix of casein, whey, and other proteins called Phase 8 by MuscleTech. You can use any brand you like, but aim for a blend of protein and not whey isolate because isolate is icky in baked goods. Trust me on this one. Bleh.

Blueberry Oat Protein WafflesOat Protein Waffles

1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp egg whites from a carton (or 3 large egg whites)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
Dash of cinnamon, if desired

Preheat a waffle iron. Mix all the ingredients in a blender or magic bullet and blend until smooth. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray and pour batter into iron and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Makes 1 serving of 6 waffles at approximately 349 calories for the entire batch – 45g protein, 31g carbs, and 5g fat.

NOTE: As mentioned, the recipe does make 6 waffles. The picture above albeit beautiful by my standards doesn’t show all the waffles. I got excited and ate a few before taking the picture. The hazards of a good recipe. 😉

I topped my waffles with a little butter spray and 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries. Loved them, have I mentioned that part yet? I’ve only tried vanilla protein in this recipe, but I’d put money that chocolate, strawberry or banana would be amazing too. Ahhhh, banana waffles with blueberries or chocolate chocolate chip with banana slices on top.

Yes, you can see where my mind is going with this. You must MUST report back if you try a different flavor combination. Did you have a favorite breakfast growing up? My mom did the toaster waffle PB sammy since you could quickly toast it and eat it in the car on the way to school.

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