This recipe for light and fluffy low carb Protein Waffles makes the perfect easy breakfast or snack. They are freezer friendly too for a make-ahead idea!
It is sometimes really hard to get in the protein we need every day, especially when you are on the go. These high protein waffles are a triple win!! Who knew that just 3 ingredients and could become such a light and fluffy protein packed waffle.
When I discovered these waffles made with protein powder from my teammates, I was absolutely astounded!
Combine one with a healthy muffin like these Healthy Blueberry Muffins or these Zucchini Muffins and you have a macro balanced meal or snack.
Important: I made these with Nature’s Best Isopure Unflavored Whey Protein Powder. Be sure to check your own protein powder for its carb amount since they do vary per brand.
Top with your favorite fruit and syrup. Or if you’re like me peanut butter instead of syrup. I usually add a little water to a tablespoon of peanut butter and drizzle it over top. If you are a syrup lover and want a low carb alternative to maple syrup, Walden Farms has a great line to try.
I first made these when we were going to be traveling in April to have on a flight. I dusted off my waffle iron and made a batch of these easy low carb waffles. They were perfect with half a packet of this travel-friendly peanut butter.
Protein powder of your choice is the main ingredient of protein waffles whether it’s a vegan/ plant-based protein, keto protein or a whey protein. I use the unflavored protein but I know that many people use vanilla, chocolate, and even snickerdoodle flavors to make them all different flavors.
Use one whole egg or 20 grams of egg whites for lower fat if you prefer.
Just a little baking powder gives them the perfect amount of fluff.
Water adjusted to desired consistency (Just be careful to not make them batter too runny or it will have a tendency to run over the side of the waffle iron. (I use 2-3 tablespoons)
How to Make Protein Powder Waffles From Scratch
Preheat waffle iron.
Add protein powder, egg and baking powder to a small bowl.
Add enough water to get to desired consistency.
Pour batter into waffle iron and cook for the recommended time per your manufacturer’s suggestion. (3 minutes for me)
If you are making waffles for a crowd and need for them to stay warm and crispy until serving them all, preheat you oven to 175 and place them on a baking sheet with a cooking rack set inside it as you are making the waffles.
Yes! Waffles freeze extremely well too. So make a few to have on hand for whenever you are in a rush on busy mornings. Freeze them in an air tight storage bags for up to 2 months.
Try these other healthy breakfast recipes too.
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Protein Waffle Recipe
- 1 scoop protein powder of your choice
- 1 egg or 20 g of egg whites
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Water to desired consistency I use 3 tablespoons
- Preheat waffle iron
- Add protein powder, egg and baking powder to a small bowl.
- Add enough water to get to desired consistency.
- Spray waffle maker with spray cooking oil on both sides
- Pour batter into waffle iron and cook for recommended time per your manufacturer’s suggestion. (3 minutes for me)
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Omg! Stumbled upon this recipe and am sooo glad I did! I used a scoop of vanilla milkshake flavored quest protein powder and a little almond flavoring, tasted just like the italian pizzelle cookies we make at Christmas! The texture isnt like a normal waffle of course, so if thats what youre expecting youll be dissapointed but if you go in this recipe with an open palette you’ll be absolutely pleased!
Yay!! So many wonderful options with all the flavored protein powders. I have lots of friends who love PE Science flavors!
I’m looking to experiment a bit. Do you think I could use the same recipe but instead mix it altogether, place it in a microwave safe dish and cook it in the microwave?
Hmmmmm, I’m actually not sure. I have done a protein brownie in the microwave. I would put it in a dish that had sides since it does rise during cooking in the microwave. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try. 🙂
The worst waffel in my life.
I tried this recipe and i actually became comical.
Like cardboard and without taste.
I think it really does matter what protein powder you use for some reason. Don’t give up! They are so good!
Good flavor. Def made a mess for me as there was way too much for just one waffle. Lesson learned used less water second time with not as much overflow as the first time. They were super dry like cardboard. However, I will prob make again because flavor was good and much better alternative to reg waffles.
Fantastic recipe. Tkanks for sharing.
From, Mexico city.
These turned out perfect!!!!!!
Thanks for the recipe, I loved them
I thoroughly enjoyed this waffle! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Hello and thank you for posting the recipe. I made this using Allmax Isoflex Vanilla protein and it tasted awful and turned out kind of sponge-like. Any recommendations on a better-suite for brand?
I personally use unflavored Nature’s Best Isopure. But I have used several PE Science flavors that are amazing.
Used this recipe thieves morning. Vanilla creme protein powder, no carbs, baking soda, one large egg and used skim milk instead of water. Waffle cooked like any other waffle. It didn’t seem as fluffy but was good regardless. Used honey instead of syrup. I used a non stick waffle iron and had no sticking issues.
I started adding vanilla extract and cinnamon to mine often! Definitely a win with a little extra flavor.
Disappointed. I followed the very simple recipe exactly. It did not work out for me at all, and actually ruined my waffle maker. I couldn’t even get anything edible. The batter foamed out of the waffle maker, and whatever did stay in there clung on to the surface somehow killed its non stick properties. The next time I tried to make regular waffles, the batter got stuck, which had never happened before.
That is so surprising! I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you.:-( My waffle iron is a very basic one and have never had issues with making them.
I had the same issue with two attempts on a new waffle iron
Hmmmm….I’m trying to think of why this would happen? I don’t know if it has to do with “seasoning” certain waffle irons or not. Just a thought. I use spray oil on both sides as well. So sorry you had that happen.
I have to hold my waffle maker open a little . Letting the top cook just a little like 30 seconds then I close it completely. If I just close it right away the waffle mix pours out a complete mess.
Great tip! Thanks for sharing!
Maybe it’s the type of protein powder… mine was plant-based and it stuck too. We ate the mess of it anyways so we would know how it tasted, and didn’t want to waste. It was okay with syrup. My 5yr old daughter didn’t seem to mind it either. I hope I won’t have any trouble using my waffle maker next time like you did. Can’t see why I would though. The surface seems ok. Maybe you scratched the non-stick surface when trying to get the waffle out. I think I may have a little in the haste of the event. I think if it would have held together and not stuck to the machine I would have given it a better review.
About how many waffles does this make?
Just one 🙂
Thanks for sharing this recipe! Most protein powder scoops vary in size, what size does “one scoop” relate to?
I have one that is 29 grams per scoop and another that says 33 grams (I actually weight mine too) so I would just use what your own scoop is. 🙂 You can adjust the consistency by adding the little water.
most protein powders have at least 15 carbs, this is not 1 carb
For me personally, I only buy protein powders that have 1 gram or less of carbs. There are so many available under 1 gram. My favorite is Unflavored IsoPure because I prefer no artificial sweeteners. 🙂
most protein powders have <1 g carbs!
Then you’re not using quality protein powder, unless it’s a weight gainer… Or if it’s sweetened with simple sugars. I’ve never seen a regulard protein powder with more than 2g of carbs
I Not true JJ. I have PE Science. It has 2gm carbs.
Would this make pancakes as well?
Yes, it does. But they are a little more dense. 🙂
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Love that this recipe is only 3 ingredients! I usually make a 4 ingredient waffle, this is even easier. Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!
Im improving my fitness this year and have been making a list of healthy foods to have! Will be adding this to the list! 🙂
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April J Harris
What an amazing healthy recipe, Sherri! These are a super healthy breakfast for starting off the New Year. Thank you for sharing your 3 ingredient protein waffles with us at Hearth and Soul.
Julie @ Sweet and Spicy Monkey
I love the simplicity of this waffle recipe! I will definitely be trying it soon. Thanks! (I discovered this recipe from Buns in my Oven links party #198).