I never truly understood the importance of eating right and starting off my day with a healthy breakfast until I started my postpartum workouts. After Quinn was born and I was given the all clear at my 6 week appointment I jumped right in to working out. I was determined to regain control of my body. Not necessarily to be skinny or because I’m vain but mainly because I never really worked at having the body I wanted. After 2 babies, my body didn’t resemble itself anymore.
I did some research and found that protein was key and breakfast EVERY day was important. It seems pretty basic but how many of us skip breakfast in favor of coffee? Or because life is too busy and it’s easier to just eat a snack or wait until lunch? I’m extremely guilty of both. For the past year I have made it a goal to eat breakfast every morning regardless of what we are doing. You all know my love of breakfast foods so I needed some healthier options. Why not combine protein with my love of waffles into one super breakfast! Protein waffles have become a favorite for me and the girls.
Use any protein powder you like for this recipe. I’m a big fan of the Ideal Fit protein line. Chocolate Brownie is THE BEST and doesn’t overpower the recipe. One scoop is 80 calories and 20g of protein. They have an unflavored option as well if you want to mix and bake with it more than I tend to. This was my first recipe using my protein powder and it was a complete success. If you want more recipes, leave a comment below!
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Protein WafflesPrint Recipe
- 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour, or almond flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1¼ cup almond milk
Heat your waffle iron and spray with non stick cooking spray or use a little bit of coconut oil to make sure it's greased up. This will keep your waffles from sticking.
In a large bowl beat your eggs until fluffy. Add in the remaining ingredients slowly whisking until combined and smooth.
Once the batter is ready and the waffle iron is heated, pour 3/4 to 1 cup of mixture into the iron. Check the directions for your specific waffle iron. Mine came with a scoop that uses the perfect amount without overflowing.
Cook for 3-5 minutes or until it stops steaming and your waffle iron may indicate that it's done.
Serve with fresh berries (strawberries tend to be our favorite) and enjoy!