Weekend Protein Waffles

As usual, last Sunday I was up really early (6.15am to be precise) to get my big boy fed ready for a football match, and my little boy ready to head off to watch the ‘Masters Golf’ tournament with his dad.

Once they had set off, I had a bit of time to potter in the kitchen. As I was tidying out the cupboards, I caught sight of my waffle machine gathering cobwebs in the corner, along with the token ice-cream maker and all the other gadgets that I have collected!

So, out came my waffle machine and a few store cupboard ingredients, and the Weekend Waffle was born! I’ve tried lots of different varieties of healthy waffles in the past, and I’m happiest with this version as the waffles stay soft because of the yoghurt in the recipe. Coconut Collaborative dairy-free yoghurt is available from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado, and you could use almond or coconut milk instead of the yoghurt if you prefer. This breakfast is super easy to whip up, but if you are short on time simply throw all of the ingredients into a Nutribullet or a blender, and whizz everything until smooth. I personally prefer to whisk my eggs for that ultra-light texture, but I promise that once they are smothered in topping the end result is still as delicious.

I always tell my followers to make sure that they add protein to their breakfast. It not only helps the brain to function properly, but it will also keep you feeling fuller for longer and will help to maintain existing lean muscle. I’ve used Mercola Miracle Whey in these (one of the cleanest proteins available), but if you are a vegan you could use a plant-based protein powder.

I hope you enjoy this recipe – don’t forget to send me a photo of your creations. Why not share them through my Facebook page?

Love Kate x

Weekend Protein Waffle

 

 

Waffle topping ideas:

  • Fresh berries, or any fruit of your choice
  • Fried bananas
  • Maple syrup
  • 50g 70 per cent, dark organic chocolate (melted)
  • Coconut Collaborative yoghurt (any flavour of your choice)
  • Chopped nuts or seeds
  • Shredded coconut

Weekend Protein Waffle

Weekend Protein Waffle

By admin Published: October 21, 2015

  • Yield: Makes 2

Waffles are an all time weekend breakfast favourite of mine! I massively advocate adding protein to your breakfast, so this recipe has a ‘win-win’ vote from me! I like to use vanilla flavoured protein powder, but you can try whatever flavour that rocks your boat. If you aren't keen on bananas, you could use maple syrup in their place to add sweetness. If you are in a rush, you don't have to whisk the eggs with electric beaters first, but it does help to create a softer texture. You can simply place all of the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good stir with a hand whisk. Don’t own a waffle machine? Why not make protein pancakes? Top tip - always grease your waffle maker with a little melted oil or butter to prevent the waffles from sticking to the machine and making an awful mess!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the oats in a food processor, and whizz them to a fine crumb
  2. Heat the waffle machine until it is ready for cooking.
  3. Place the eggs in a bowl, and beat them with an electric whisk for approximately five minutes until they have doubled in volume and are creamy in colour.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the eggs, including the oats, and stir until everything is combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the waffle machine, being careful not to overfill it or the mixture will seep out of the sides.
  6. Cook for approximately three to five minutes until they are golden in colour.
  7. Remove the waffle and place it on a plate, and then repeat the process with the rest of the mixture until you have used it all up.
  8. Simply serve them with your favourite topping.