clean, sugar free, protein packed and delish!
I looooove breakfast. Love love love love love! And I find that since it's my biggest weakness, it's the times that I am likely to ruin the rest of my day! But I turned that frown upside down and made these clean and healthy waffles!
A huge part of having a healthy breakfast is protein. Many times the problem with having a bagel, or even healthy oatmeal is that while you may think you're eating a healthy breakfast, it is just carbs! You're not getting all the nutrients you need to keep you full through the day, as well as giving your body the kick it needs to stay strong throughout the day.
Not only do these waffles solve that problem, but they still taste great! I used EBoost vanilla Prime Protein Powder and the taste is always great. Even in my smoothies :-D. So the taste will change depending on what protein powder you use. I also love Tera's Whey which you can find at Whole Foods and sometimes Target!
This recipe makes a big bath! 8 medium squares which serves about 4 (normal) people. Or if you're my husband... 2 sittings. But if you're like me! You can make the batch on Sunday, then store the rest in the freezer to have for a quick and healthy breakfast during the week!
// makes 8 large squares //
4 egg whites
2 cups oat flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
3/4 cup protein powder
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
*I sometimes top these waffles with sugar free maple syrup and/or Siggi's vanilla yogurt for another hit of protein and flavor.
Prep your waffle iron before starting to mix the ingredients. I put mine on level 4 of 7 and it made cooked them perfectly.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until a stiff peak forms. Meanwhile in another medium bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add in the almond milk and vanilla extract until completely combined.
Gently fold in the egg whites until practically combined. Don't over mix or mix too hard as that will collapse the egg whites which is what gives these waffles their volume.
Gently spoon the batter into the waffle iron, careful not to overfill, and allow to cook. Repeat with the rest of the batter, then serve warm and enjoy :-)