Protein Waffles!

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Yup, you read that correctly. Powell approved waffles that you can eat every day! This tasty breakfast is not only a winner with adults and kids, but it is packed with protein – the perfect way to start every day.

A HUGE thanks to our good friend, Ammon Woods, for lending this yummy recipe to post! I know y’all will LOVE this :).

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Protein Waffles

Serves 2

1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup oatmeal, instant or regular
1 teaspoon baking powder


Put oatmeal and baking powder in food processor or blender and process until powdered.

In a food processor, blend cottage cheese, eggs, water, vanilla, and olive oil until smooth.

Mix the dry and wet ingredients to form a batter.

As the mixture stands it will thicken, and it may be necessary to add more water (a tablespoon at a time), to a get smooth, not lumpy, consistency.

Cook in a waffle iron according to the iron’s specifications. My waffles take about 4 minutes each.

Nutritional Data: 313 Calories, 18g Protein, 29g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 2.5g Sugar, 13.4g Fat

You can also drizzle with honey or sugar free maple syrup. I top mine with 2 tbsp of coconut whipped cream, which adds an additional 60 cal, 5.2g fat, .8 carbs, and .8 protein

160 Responses

    1. Hi Nicole: I think you can find dairy-free substitutes for the dairy products in the recipe. If not, you might be able to find a dairy-free pancake/waffles mix and then add your favorite protein powder to it to amp up the protein. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  1. My gang wanted chocolate waffles! I added 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup Swerve sweetener, a tbsp instant espresso and 4oz of really dark chocolate chopped up to this recipe and OMG! IT’S FABULOUS! I had to add a little more water too but holy yum!

  2. Hi, I am new to carb cycling and doing the extreme transformation path. I was wondering if these waflfes are considered a full breakfast? Meaning it has all the protein, carb and fat that you need for the first meal of the day or any other high carb meal on my high carb days? Do I need to add a fat for breakfast?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Stephanie: That depends on the size of your waffle iron. Cook all of the batter, then divide the number of waffles by two, and you’ll be good to go! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Jenny: We don’t have a recipe for coconut whipped cream, it’s a product you can buy at the grocery store. Enjoy your waffles!

  3. I apologize if this has already been asked. I don’t have time to read all of the comments. Are these waffles “mushy”? I made another version of high protein waffles this morning and my kids hates the texture even though I cooked them longer than suggested. Thank you in advance for any advice.

  4. I tried these waffles and they are amazing! I was wondering if the nutritional information is for the whole recipe of per waffle? πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Betti: The nutritional information is for one serving, and this recipes makes two servings. πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the recipe…can’t wait to try it!! Question…what’s the serving size? 2 waffles?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Trudi: It depends on the size of your waffle iron. Divide however many waffles you make from this recipe by 2, and you’re good to go!

  6. I love these waffles but I use greek yogurt. I also make pancakes from the batter and add a little water to thin it down & make wraps.

    1. Yes, this recipe could be used for a breakfast on any day or as a high carb meal. Remember, every breakfast is a high carb meal. Enjoy!

    2. Hi Team Powell….how would this be a HC meal or be eaten everyday if there is fat (olive oil & eggs) in it? because that would mean the carb + fat in it would make it a reward meal wouldnt it?. Sorry, you prob get asked this but I do get kinda confused >.< thanks!

    3. Hi Leonie: Since this recipe serves two, the amount of fat in the olive oil and egg yolks really doesn’t count enough to be considered a fat. When you some of the other foods on the list, there is a bit of fat in them too, but not enough to count as a separate fat. I hope that makes sense. πŸ™‚

  7. Hey guys! Is it possible replace cottage cheese with white greek yogurt? I don?t like cheese things… If I could still half cup measure?

    1. You can try it – you might have to adjust the amount needed. You really can’t taste the cottage cheese in this recipe, so maybe try it with the cottage cheese, and if you don’t like it, try the Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

  8. I made these today and they are amazing! I have been carb cycling for almost 3 months now, and daughter has been on a waffle kick lately. Its hard to avoid the amazing smells of fresh waffles cooking in the morning, But not anymore! Thanks! Have you and Chris ever considered doing a cookbook. I am just saying that I love all the recipes in Choose to lose and would love more. I can’t thank you and Chris enough for what you do, and what you have done for me. So THANK YOU!!!!

  9. I just finished reading the choose more, lose more book. I’m anxious to get started. I’m trying to figure out if u have to eat vegetables 5 times a day or three. In the book sometimes it says u eat 5 meals a day and sometimes it refers to it as, three meals two snacks a day. Just wondering if I have to eat 2 cups of vegas 5x or 3x daily? Thanks!

    1. Great question! You can eat 2 fist fulls of veggies (the non-root/non-starchy type) with every single meal/snack in carb cycling. These veggies can be optional for high carb meals if you’re full. And there are 5 meals/snacks every day. Happy carb cycling!

  10. I made these this morning. I had a weird, slight, almost soured after taste (the cottage cheese??) that I didn’t like, would greek yogurt make that better or worse, and would it still work out nutritionally speaking? I also was hoping to add a sweetness (a half of a banana didn’t do a thing!) so I can just eat them plain with out syrup. In the end I made a compote of a 1/4c frozen raspberries and a tsp of maple syrup with 2 tbs whip cream. Then I dipped my waffles in them. That worked out. However, (I’m new to this healthy cooking bit. I’m a butter/sugar kinda gal.) I would like to know what you would think would be a healthy whole food sweetness (so no fake sugar please) I could add that I would actually taste. I just discovered Medjool dates, do you think that would work? Would a mere two be enough (since they are really high in calories)? If anyone had opinions on this I’d appreciate it. I’d REALLY like to eat these. The concept is great. BTW, my 2 young kids loved them. I really liked the texture too.

  11. These were amazing! Even my picky son liked them. I’m going to try freezing them and popping them in the toaster!

    1. I’d suggest taking the information for one serving, multiply that by two (since the recipe makes two servings), and then divide that total by the number of waffles you get from using your waffle maker. That will give you the nutritional information specific to your serving sizes. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, these would work for any breakfast since every breakfast – on both low and high carb days – is a high carb meal. πŸ™‚

  12. My waffle maker holds a 1/2 cup of batter and I was able to make 4 of them. So I am clarifying that a 1/2 a cup equals 1 portion per the nutritional info.

  13. i made these today they r so…yummy could u plz tell me if the nutrition facts are for 1 serv or 2 and do u use nonfat full fat or low fat cottage cheese? thanx

  14. Hi Heidi, I was wondering if these have 313 calories in one waffle or the whole mix? Thanks for sharing this recipe. We love these!


  15. Love these! So does the family! Is the nutritional data for the whole recipe or one serving (half the recipe). Would Greek yogurt be a good nutritional substitute for cottage cheese?

  16. This sounds wonderful. My husband has a Saturday morning tradition making waffles with our kids. I’m going to pre-make the batter for them to try. I wonder how it will work for pancakes if we don’t have time for cleaning the waffle iron? (I’m thinking school mornings). Thanks for sharing and congrats on that beautiful baby!

  17. Katrina, do you think that it changed the nutritional values much? Did it make for more protein or less calories??

  18. First rudi double fiber has 6 grams fiber add walnuts , honey, low fat cool whip and strawberries. Females need the extra fiber. Love French toast made the same as the waffles less prep.

  19. Have you tried the waffles with Greek yogurt? I make our family pancakes and waffles with 1/2 Greek yogurt and 1/2 milk.

  20. For those of you worried about the cottage cheese aspect of this recipe, you would never notice it! It blends up very nicely. I tasted the batter (always do, I’m a cookie dough girl) and even the batter was good with a touch of sweetness.

  21. Thank you for posting this delicious recepie is not complicated and so easy to make my four year old loved it.

  22. Just made these, so yummy and simple! I topped mine with applesauce. Maybe next time I will add cinnamon to the batter. Thank you so much for starting my Sunday off right!!!

  23. These are amazingly deliscious!!! Even my son and daughter, who hate cottage cheese, loved them!! I topped mine with fruit!! Everyone should try these!! Great treat for Sundays!!

  24. I am in the process of planning out my meals and think this would be a great addition. It is hard for me to find something to eat in the morning and I think this just might be it. Thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

  25. Thanks for the idea for the cottage cheese/greek yogurt swap! My kids are fans of cottage cheese but will eat yogurt. Can’t wait to try these!!

    1. It’s actually the top of a can of coconut mil, or you can buy coconut cream at Trader Joe’s and whip it up like regular cream!

  26. Hi Heidi, Can you tell us more about your coconut whipped cream?
    I substitute coconut oil for olive oil which is yummy!
    Thank you! & I love your recipes!

  27. The best protein waffles I have ever made. I have tried several receipes and they don’t even compare. Thank you so much Heidi!!

  28. Sounds delicious like most of your recipies, however I have a milk allergy and cannot have cottage cheese. Do you think substituting silken tofu would be a good option? Any other ideas?

    1. We are gluten and dairy free in our house so I did a slight adjustment. GF oats for sure. Instead of the cottage cheese I mixed together one scoop of a vanilla plant-based protein smoothie powder and about 1/4c unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Then added it to the other wet ingredients.
      It made 4 waffles in our waffle maker. My twin 4 year olds devoured them with a drizzle of maple syrup. πŸ™‚
      Each waffle was 208 calories:
      Total Fat – 6.9g
      Saturated Fat – 0.9g
      Cholesterol – 89.8mg
      Sodium – 69.4mg
      Carbohydrates – 23.6g
      Fiber – 3.7g
      Sugars – 1.1g
      Protein – 11.5g

      I will be making a lot more of these!

  29. Is the nutritional value for 1 or 2 pancakes? I see the recipe serves two so wanted to confirm the quantity per nutrition. Thanks for sharing – sounds good!

  30. Thank you for sharing this great recipe! It’s delicious and a new staple. Question though – is the nutritional data for one waffle or two? Thanks!

  31. Im just started my transformation Monday, and im actually following your vemma app but without the products. Its easy to follow for food. Im just not sure im getting enough food. can I add veggies to all meals and can I have a regular protein shake from weider? im not getting this meal thing down, just like Cassandra. If its not step by step I get confused. thanks for any help you can offer me.

  32. I absolutely love you guys! Now I don’t have a waffle press so mine end up being like pancakes rather.. I’ve also used almond flour mixed with oatmeal to get a different consistency! Thanks for your motivation mama!

  33. I usually make bulk bkfast sandwiches and pumpkin pancakes to freeze and then thaw daily since mornings are so hectic.
    Has anyone tried freezing these?

  34. What do you mean when you say oatmeal? Cooked oatmeal, dry oatmeal, dried oats? The recipe sounds great and I’m definitely going to try it out once I find out this answer. Thanks in advance.

  35. What do you generally recommend for a daily carb intake for weight loss and also maintenance? These waffles sound great but in worried about the high carb count.
    Thank you!

  36. Thank you so much for sharing. I was craving waffles a couple weeks ago. I thought how can I get more protein in eating waffles? I was getting tired of eggs. So I added protein powder (an experiment). Need I say it was terrible, and I ended up eating eggs. I can’t wait to try this tomorrow. I actually just bought cottage cheese today b/c it sounded good with fruit. Thanks again.

  37. I like to buy frozen waffles, spread peanut butter on both waffles, and then put sliced bananas on one waffle and top with the other waffle. I do not usually put maple syrup on the waffles as I like to eat it like a sandwich. About the maple syrup, I come from New Hampshire, and my family has a maple syrup business.

  38. These look great! I’m uncertain when I could have these on carb cycling. They are higher carb, but also have a fairly high fat content. When would I eat these?

    1. These are a good healthy meal for the whole family and would be great on your reward day if you’re carb cycling. πŸ™‚

  39. Ces gauffres sont incroyable! Ma famille en rafole et en demande chaque matin!!! Il n’y a plus de gauffres congel?es qui rentrent dans ma maison! Merci Heidi!

  40. I am not able to comment my most favorite post of yours called, I am Perfect! I read it a few weeks ago, and that’s when I knew you and I were kindred spirits! Lol. I too, have large nostrils! Hahaha. Besides that I really appreciated your honesty. You are beautiful inside and out. I love reading everything you post. πŸ™‚

  41. My husband and I LOVE these! Severally of our friends make them now too. I searched forever for a waffle recipe like this! It’s a part of our weekly Sunday meal prep.

  42. I made these this morning. I used my Nutri-Bullet and it worked perfectly. I substituted coconut oil for olive (melted it then added it right before blending it. I thought the flavor needed some rounding out so I added a dash of salt and about a 1/2 tbs. agave syrup. That made a huge difference in flavor. This will be a new favorite at our house!

  43. The nutritional info doesn’t list salt. Since my husband had a mild heart attack he was told not to eat cottage cheese (one of his favs) because of the sodium. I want to try this. Thanks Katrina for the modifications, I will give that a try.

  44. I would love to try these but I’m lactose intolerant. What can I use instead of cottage cheese?

  45. I know you said every day…but…really? Even while I’m carb cycling? Wow! Can’t wait to try them tomorrow morning!

  46. Am definitely going to try this as my family loves eating waffles in the morning and I just hate that they are often just loaded with carbs and little else. Thanks!

  47. These look good! I love this because I am always looking for new recipes to break up the boredom of eating the same foods over and over.

  48. I LOVE the food blogs with healthy recipes in it! As a mom of two I am looking for healthy ways to make meals that our kids will love! I just started working out again trying to make sure I am healthy and around for our kids for a long time so I NEED healthy recipes that are delicious!:)

  49. I make these at home, but I substitute coconut oil for olive oil and fat free, high protein Greek yogurt for the cottage cheese. I also add 1/2 tsp all spice for some added flavor.
    Super yummy!

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