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I’ve been making these absolutely delicious homemade oatmeal bars for years, and as much as I love them, I figured it was time to branch out. I’m a meal prepper to my core, though, and I can’t stand making food that won’t keep in the fridge. I’ve been told I need more protein in my diet, so I decided to try my hand at some healthy low fat protein waffle recipes. After sifting through some duds, I found this easy protein waffles recipe online and made some changes to improve the taste and batter consistency. These fluffy, protein-packed waffles taste amazing— and they’re so easy to make. Keep reading for the step-by-step recipe, including a printable/shareable recipe card!
Here’s everything you’ll need to make these easy oatmeal protein waffles:
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 splash pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- waffle iron (optional)
Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe
To start, blend the oats until they’re ground into a powder-like consistency. Remove from blender and set aside. Then, blend cottage cheese, eggs, egg whites, honey, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg until creamy. Add the oats back in and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds.
Ladle batter into preheated waffle iron and cook the waffles until golden and crisp, anywhere from 3-5 minutes depending on the iron. I use this one, and I love it because it’s easy to clean and flips 180 degrees to evenly spread the batter. Plus, it’s got over a 4.5-star rating with over 5,500 reviews. If you don’t have a waffle iron, you can also turn these into pancakes and cook them on a griddle instead. Repeat until entire batch of batter is used.
Top with real maple syrup, berries, and/or bananas, and enjoy! Note that you can also make protein powder waffles by subbing 2% fat greek yogurt for cottage cheese and adding in a scoop of vanilla whey protein. Full recipe coming soon!
If you loved this simple, meal prep-friendly breakfast recipe, you’ll love these homemade oatmeal bars, too! They’re super easy and can be kept up to a week in the fridge. Happy cooking!