Start your day off right with these Deliciously Healthy Vegan Protein Waffles (No Banana). They offer a combination of plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats that will keep you full and energized throughout the morning.
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However, I wanted to add more protein into my family’s diet. At the same time, I also wanted to make sure that their morning meal is tasty and healthy. So, I came up with these vegan protein waffles.
My family immediately loved this recipe and since then I have been making these waffles on repeat.
About the protein powder
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Whole wheat flour – this has more fiber that regular flour and is a healthier option. It helps in binding these waffles beautifully making them easy to fluff.
Oats – its my favorite and I often use oats in my recipes. It a low GI ingredient with being high in fiber and nutrition.
Vegan protein powder – make sure to use unflavored protein powder of your choice. However, the best option would be unflavored pea protein powder for this waffle recipe.
Maple syrup – I added a little bit of it to balance out the overall taste.
Almond milk – any dairy free milk works here.
For detailed measurements of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make
Firstly, in a mixing bowl, I combined flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Then, I mixed it well.
Secondly, I folded in the protein powder and whisked it well. I made sure that there were no lumps.
Thereafter, I stirred in plant milk, syrup, and vanilla.
Afterwards, I whipped it into a batter and kept is aside.
In the meanwhile, I preheated my waffle maker/waffle iron and greased it slightly. Then, I poured about ¼ cup of the batter at its center.
Next, I closed its lid and let it cook until the waffle was golden and fluffy. My waffles maker has the light indicator so as soon as it turned to green light, I opened its lid.
Then I released the baked waffle gently with a flat spatula from the waffle maker.
Lastly, I scooped it out with a flat spatula and placed it on the serving plate.
I repeated the above steps for the rest of the batter.
Then, I garnished them. These were the best homemade waffles ever and yet healthy with being high in protein.
You may drizzle maple syrup over these protein waffles or simply top them with vegan whipped cream. I love to add berries and nuts too and some pumpkin seeds for extra nutrition. For a whole some spread you may serve my green smoothie. I love to compliment them with my chai smoothie for a caffeine boost. My family also likes air fryer tempeh as a side for thein morning meal, especially if it is a weekend.
Refrigerator – once they completely cool down at room temperature, place them in a container with a lid and refrigerate for about 3-4 days. Oven toast them for 3-4 minutes before serving.
Freezer – once these waffles completely cool down at room temperature, place them in a Ziploc bag and seal it. Then freeze them for about 3 months. Oven toast them for about 5-6 minutes before serving.
- You may get the urge to simply combine all the ingredients and whip it into a batter. But in this process, you may find lumps which may not let these waffles fluff as expected. Hence, it is important to mix the ingredients step wise as explained in this recipe in order to achieve the fluffiest and tastiest waffles.
- Most importantly, do not pour too much batter in your waffle maker/waffle iron. There should be enough space for the batter to rise and spread while they cook.
Set the temperature of your waffle maker/waffle iron a bit above medium and then cook the batter. This helps in crispier waffles.
These are healthy waffles with being low in calories and low in carbohydrates. However, make sure to focus on portion control to stay within the nutritional goal limit.
Once your waffle maker/waffle iron is preheated at the right temperature it takes less than 5 minutes to cook. Usually waffle maker/waffle iron have light indicators to let you know that your waffle is ready.
Clean it up with a kitchen towel and grease it thoroughly. Pour the batter leaving the edges. Close the lid and let it cook properly. Do not disturb while cooking.
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Deliciously Healthy Vegan Protein Waffles (No Banana)
- In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Mix it well.
- In the same bowl of flour mixture, fold in protein powder and mix well making sure there are no lumps.
- In the same flour mixture, stir in almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whip it into a batter.
- Preheat your waffle maker/waffle iron and grease it with cooking spray. Pour about ¼ cup + 1/2 tbsp batter on it. Spread the batter slightly with the back of a spoon in a round shape. (Do not try to spread the batter too much, shape it roughly, so that the batter is not at one spot). Close the lid and let it cook until golden brown. If you want crispier waffles adjust the temperature of your waffle maker as per the manufacturer instructions. Scoop the waffle from the waffle maker with a flat spatula onto the serving plate.
- Drizzle maple syrup or top it with vegan whipped cream and fruits and nuts of your choice. Enjoy!
- Make sure you follow the manufacturer instructions of your waffle maker to set its temperature as per your likings.
- My waffle maker has light indicator, so when its green, I know my waffles are ready.
- This taste best when served slightly crispier and immediately.
- This recipe makes 4 medium sized waffles and the serving size is 1 waffle per person.
- Refrigerator: once completely cooled at room temperature , place them in a container with a lid and refrigerate for about 3-4 days. Oven toast them for 3-4 minutes before serving.
- Freeze : once completely cooled at room temperature, place them in a Ziploc bag. Seal it well and freeze them for about 3 months. Oven toast them for 5-6 minutes before serving.