Easy Breakfast Recipe: Fluffy Protein Waffles

Easy Protein Waffles Recipe for Meal Prepping by Stephanie Ziajka from the healthy southern lifestyle blog Diary of a Debutante, protein waffles recipe easy, protein waffles low carb, protein waffles with oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, and egg whites

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 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)

Easy Protein Waffles Recipe for Meal Prepping by Stephanie Ziajka from the healthy southern lifestyle blog Diary of a Debutante, protein waffles recipe easy, protein waffles low carb, protein waffles with oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, and egg whites Easy Protein Waffles Recipe for Meal Prepping by Stephanie Ziajka from the healthy southern lifestyle blog Diary of a Debutante, protein waffles recipe easy, protein waffles low carb, protein waffles with oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, and egg whites

Easy 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!

Easy Protein Waffles Recipe for Meal Prepping by Stephanie Ziajka from the healthy southern lifestyle blog Diary of a Debutante, protein waffles recipe easy, protein waffles low carb, protein waffles with oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, and egg whitesEasy Protein Waffles Recipe for Meal Prepping by Stephanie Ziajka from the healthy southern lifestyle blog Diary of a Debutante, protein waffles recipe easy, protein waffles low carb, protein waffles with oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, and egg whites Easy Protein Waffles Recipe for Meal Prepping by Stephanie Ziajka from the healthy southern lifestyle blog Diary of a Debutante, protein waffles recipe easy, protein waffles low carb, protein waffles with oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, and egg whites

Fluffy Protein Waffles
These fluffy, protein-packed waffles are healthy, delicious, and perfect for meal prepping. If you don't have a waffle iron, make them into pancakes instead!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1 cup cottage cheese
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3 egg whites
  5. 1 teaspoon honey
  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1 splash pure vanilla extract
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  11. 1 pinch ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Blend oats until they're ground into a powder-like consistency. Remove from blender and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Ladle batter into preheated waffle iron and cook the waffles until golden and crisp, anywhere from 4- 5 minutes depending on the iron. Repeat until entire batch of batter is used.
  4. Top with real maple syrup, berries, and/or bananas, and enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you don't have a waffle iron, you can also turn these into pancakes and cook them on a griddle instead.
  2. You can add in a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder and substitute 2% greek yogurt for cottage cheese for extra protein.
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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!
 

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