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Are you wondering how to make protein waffles? It’s so EASY! Probably so easy you won’t even believe me. This low carb, high protein waffles recipe (aka protein powder waffles for short) is just 5 ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes! Yes, you can make a filling, easy protein waffle recipe in less time than it takes to brew your coffee. And I think you should.
I love having waffles for breakfast (who doesn’t?!) and we make them frequently as my daughter requests them on a very regular basis. But these vanilla protein waffles are low carb, keto friendly, and perfect for the flexible Atkins lifestyle.
Plus, the best protein waffles don’t simply mean “high protein” – instead, you want an optimal balance of protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
It’s been years since I’ve had the flour and sugar versions that are then topped with even MORE sugar. They may taste good, but they certainly don’t leave me feeling ready to take on the day. I’m ready to crawl back into bed after that sugar rush. I’m sure you can relate.
Even if your wheat waffles don’t have sugar in them, the carbs get converted to sugar. Atkins calls this the Hidden Sugar Effect, which happens when carbohydrates convert to sugar when digested. You don’t see the sugar, but your body does.
But these protein powder waffles? No nap needed. I’m ready to tackle my to do list (side note, why is it that my to-do list never gets shorter? It just keeps growing…) and get on with my day.
The best part about serving a nutritious meal like this to my family? I can definitely cross “low carb breakfast” off my list. Phew, I’m making progress on this list already.
What Are Protein Waffles?
Protein waffles are waffles that are high in protein. There are many different versions, but this one features THREE protein-rich ingredients that help give it almost 30 grams of protein per serving! Plus, there are only 5 ingredients total, making them super easy. (!!!)
I happen to think they are the best protein waffles out there.
How To Make Protein Waffles
This easy protein waffle recipe is literally ready in less than 10 minutes, isn’t that amazing? You don’t even have to save this low carb waffle recipe for leisurely weekend breakfasts, they come together so quick.
Step One: Blend together Atkins Vanilla Protein Powder (or your fave flavor!), creamy peanut butter (check the ingredients for no sugar added!), coconut oil, eggs, baking powder, and sea salt, until smooth and creamy.
Atkins Protein Powder satisfies hunger with 15g protein, 5g fiber, 2g net carbs, and just 1g sugar. Plus, it lets you avoid the need for any flours (not even low carb flours!) in your protein waffles.
Do you even see how thick that batter is?!
Step Two: Cook the low carb protein waffles in your waffle iron. Most waffle irons cook up waffles pretty quickly, mine takes about 4-5 minutes.
TIP: Protein waffles are done cooking when steam is no longer coming out the sides of the waffle iron.
That’s it! I told you this protein powder waffle recipe was an easy one.
Then you can top your keto protein waffles as you like. The waffle itself is already really full of flavor, but a pat of grass-fed butter and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup never hurt anyone.
Fresh strawberries add a fresh, juicy flavor that is a favorite in our house. They are low in carbs, but you can also find more low carb fruit topping ideas in the low carb food list.
Are Protein Waffles Healthy?
Yes, protein waffles are healthy. That’s why you’ve found them on this site. 🙂 Unlike traditional waffles that are made with refined flours and sugars, this protein waffle is stuffed with healthy and filling ingredients. They are sure to keep you satisfied until lunch.
Remember that 30 grams of protein? These low carb protein waffles will not leave you hungry. In addition to all of the protein, they’ve also got plenty of healthy fats and a good dose of fiber, too. So it’s got everything a healthy meal needs – with very few carbs that it doesn’t! – AND it tastes great.
Can You Make This Protein Waffle Recipe Ahead?
You can and should make this protein waffle recipe ahead of time. I like to make up a big batch of batter, make the waffles, and then store them in the freezer for quick low carb breakfasts…
Pro Tip: Always double the batch to make a few servings at once, you’ll save time and it’s a great way to meal prep breakfasts.
How To Freeze Protein Powder Waffles
Protein powder waffles freeze up really nicely. After cooking them, cool them completely and then put into a freezer bag with parchment paper in between layers so they don’t stick.
You can also put them in a single layer on a sheet pan, freeze them, and then store them in a freezer bag until you’re ready to eat.
Then, just throw them in the toaster when it’s time for breakfast.
More Low Carb Keto Breakfast Ideas
No need to get sick of scrambled eggs for breakfast on your low carb or keto diet, I’ve got plenty of breakfast options for you. Start your day off with one of these delicious and oh-so-satisfying easy keto low carb breakfasts:
- Perfect Baked Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
- Raspberry Low Carb Keto Chia Pudding Recipe
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Smoothie
- Keto Low Carb Bagels with Fathead Dough
Tools To Make Low Carb Protein Waffles:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Belgian Waffle Maker – You’re definitely going to need a waffle maker to make high protein waffles – with a balance of healthy fats! This one is small and reasonably priced.
- Blender – This blender is the best! It’s an investment, but well worth it as it will literally blend anything! I use mine daily for batters, keto coffee, smoothies, and more.
- Strawberry Slicer – This is one one of those gadgets that you think you don’t need. And then you use it and realize you’ve been missing it your whole life. It makes slice strawberries SO fast and easy.
Easy Vanilla Low Carb Protein Waffles Recipe:
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Easy Vanilla Low Carb Protein Waffles Recipe
How to make protein waffles? EASY! This low carb high protein waffles recipe (protein powder waffles) is just 5 ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes!
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Place all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
Preheat your waffle iron. Transfer the batter into the waffle iron (it will be thick) and distribute evenly.
Cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Typically the waffle cooks for 4-5 minutes, and is done when steam is no longer coming out.
Serving size: 1/2 large Belgian waffle
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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