Protein Waffles!


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 :).

Ammon Woods and Protein Waffles - Get the recipe at

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


  1. Nechama - October 30, 2017

    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!

  2. Stephanie Waibel - July 17, 2017

    Love these. I know it’s 2 servings but how much better do you use for each waffle.

    • Team Powell - July 18, 2017

      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! 🙂

  3. Jenny - April 18, 2017

    Where’s the coconut whipped cream recipe?

    • Team Powell - April 19, 2017

      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!

  4. Erica - October 28, 2016

    I love protein waffles. Always looking for a new recipe so I wrote this down. Thanks for this!

  5. Carolina - October 13, 2016

    Hi, what is the portion for a women and men?

  6. Meg - September 15, 2016

    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.

  7. Betti G - July 2, 2016

    I tried these waffles and they are amazing! I was wondering if the nutritional information is for the whole recipe of per waffle? 🙂

    • Team Powell - July 2, 2016

      Hi Betti: The nutritional information is for one serving, and this recipes makes two servings. 🙂

    • Betti G. - July 4, 2016

      thank you! 🙂

  8. Trudi - June 8, 2016

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

    Thank you!

    • Team Powell - June 8, 2016

      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!

  9. Teresa K - September 5, 2015

    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.

  10. Matt - September 5, 2015

    Interesting – I just usually cut the cottage cheese for applesauce 🙂 I’ll have to try this version!

  11. Sarah - August 30, 2015

    Would this be a high protein day breakfast , when following the Turbo CarbCycle diet?

    • Team Powell - August 31, 2015

      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!

    • leonie - September 10, 2015

      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!

    • Team Powell - September 10, 2015

      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. 🙂

    • leonie - September 14, 2015

      Hi Team Powell, yes it does! Thanks for the clarification (: x

  12. Veronika - June 28, 2015

    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?

    • Team Powell - June 29, 2015

      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!

  13. Lora D - April 30, 2015

    Great recipe but I have a question, instead of Olive Oil can coconut oil be used?

  14. Leah - March 29, 2015

    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!!!!

  15. Melissa - March 25, 2015

    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!

    • Team Powell - March 25, 2015

      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!

  16. Heather - February 19, 2015

    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.

  17. Kathy - October 23, 2014

    If you are dairy free what can you use instead of the cottage cheedse for protien?? Protein powder??

  18. Darlene Chambers - September 8, 2014

    Is a serving one waffle, or 2?

  19. Darlene Chambers - September 8, 2014

    Can anyone please answer where 13.4 g. Of fat comes from? Seems like a lot

  20. Darlene Chambers - September 8, 2014

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

  21. Tiffany Wilkins - August 27, 2014

    I just want to confirm what the actual serving size is as each waffle iron size varies.

    • Team Powell - August 27, 2014

      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. 🙂

  22. Katharine - August 26, 2014

    These sound great! Can I have them in the morning while in the classic cycle? Thanks:)

    • Team Powell - August 26, 2014

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

  23. Jill H. - July 23, 2014

    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.

  24. sharon - May 6, 2014

    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

  25. Tiffany Cavegn - April 15, 2014

    Should I change anything to make pancakes instead of waffles?

  26. Katie - January 31, 2014

    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!


  27. Christine - January 21, 2014

    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?

  28. Tiffany Cavegn - January 20, 2014

    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!

  29. Charlaine - January 17, 2014

    WOW! Those were fab. And kids really enjoyed them too. Thanks for sharing! We’ll be eating them lots here in Switzerland 🙂

  30. Camille - January 16, 2014

    Simply Delicious! Thank you. My kids love these.

  31. Michele Bernal - January 12, 2014

    This is a winner recipe! Thank you!

  32. Sarah - January 7, 2014

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

  33. LeAnne Stadler - January 6, 2014

    Thank you! Having these today! I make a similar pancake but with egg whites! My kiddos love them so I bet they are going to love these too!

  34. Dora - January 5, 2014

    That’s a lot of carbs…how about almond meal or flax meal???

  35. Trina dobson - January 5, 2014

    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.

  36. Matthew Collin - January 5, 2014

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

  37. Anne - January 5, 2014

    Nevermind…i didn’t see all the comments on that already. Sorry! Pancakes it is. 😉

  38. Anne - January 5, 2014

    Has anyone tried these as pancakes? I don’t have a waffle iron, but they sound great!

  39. Cathy Raidna - January 5, 2014

    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.

  40. Cathy Raidna - January 5, 2014

    These were pretty good! Not as light and fluffy as my old recipe, but still tasty! And very filling. Thank you!

  41. Rachael - January 5, 2014

    This sounds awesome, can’t wait to try it!!

  42. Desiree - January 5, 2014

    Is it correct that they contain over 13 grams of fat? Seems like a lot.

  43. Claudia - January 5, 2014

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

  44. Anneliese Infeld - January 5, 2014

    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!!!

  45. Marcia Cummings - January 5, 2014

    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!!

  46. Shanna Smith - January 5, 2014

    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 🙂

  47. Emily Dahlke - January 5, 2014

    I eliminated dairy from my diet. What can I use instead of cottage cheese?

  48. Tonya - January 5, 2014

    Is the protein listed above per waffle or per serving? If per serving, what is the serving size?

  49. Autumn Higbee - January 5, 2014

    Are your waffles Belgian Waffles or regular size waffles? What is the serving size? They sound delicious and I plan on making them for my family. Thank you.

  50. Vanessa - January 4, 2014

    Going to try this in the morning. Looks delicious! Could you share the recipe for the coconut whipped cream?!?!

  51. Krista - January 4, 2014

    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!!

  52. Amanda - January 4, 2014

    Calories are for eating both waffles?

  53. Lori Lankford - January 4, 2014

    I wish u had a cookbook!!!

  54. sedra Marceaux - January 4, 2014

    I can’t stand cottage cheese . What can I use other that that?

  55. Melissa - January 4, 2014

    This is for LC day too? And can you make it like a pancake? I don’t own a waffle iron.

  56. Sheila - January 1, 2014

    Can someone please tell me what coconut whipped cream is? Also, how does one make it?

    • admin - January 3, 2014

      Just add a little coconut flavoring to your whipped cream when you whip it up.

    • Gena - March 29, 2015

      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!

  57. Tiana - December 8, 2013

    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!

  58. Stacy - November 25, 2013

    How does this fit into carb cycling? Low carb day, high carb day, cheat day…?

  59. Suzette Sagmoe - November 18, 2013

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

  60. Jenny - September 29, 2013

    These look great, but I wondered if you had a somewhat healthy pancake recipe? Thanks!

  61. Sarah Peterson - September 11, 2013

    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?

    • Amanda B - February 8, 2015

      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. 🙂
      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!

  62. Christine - September 8, 2013

    Cancel that! Doh!

  63. Christine - September 8, 2013

    What kind of oatmeal? Quick cook? Rolled? Steel cut? Help please!

  64. Tara - August 31, 2013

    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!

  65. April - August 31, 2013

    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!

  66. lisa - August 28, 2013

    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.

  67. Diana Fruh - August 28, 2013

    Could the batter be used for pancakes instead of waffles. I don’t have a waffle iron! Thanks, Diana

  68. Hillary - August 28, 2013

    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!

  69. Jessica - August 28, 2013

    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?

  70. Elizabeth - August 27, 2013

    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.

  71. Gerry - August 27, 2013

    Is there a pancake version of this recipe?

    • Admin1 - August 28, 2013

      It would probably work. Give it a try and let us know. 🙂

  72. faith - August 27, 2013

    can u use this for low fat low cal diets

  73. faith - August 27, 2013

    yummy yummy do not have a food processer so i mix every thing by hand or mixer

  74. Lesley - August 27, 2013

    These sound yummy but my question is the nutritional value for one or 2 waffles?

  75. Wendy Mark - August 27, 2013

    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!

  76. Dawn - August 27, 2013

    These sound awesome. What is the sodium?

  77. Nichole - August 27, 2013

    I will go out on a limb and say that these would be fine as pancakes as well

  78. Rebeca - August 27, 2013

    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.

  79. Michelle - August 27, 2013

    Im allergic to oatmeal…what can I substitute…hemp..flaxseed??

  80. Alicia - August 27, 2013

    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.

  81. valerie - August 27, 2013

    Can’t wait to try them. Yum!!

  82. Crystal - August 27, 2013

    How many waffles does this make? I’m curious as to what the serving is. (1 or 2)

  83. RIcah - August 23, 2013

    Can I use quick oats for this?

  84. Michelle L - August 19, 2013

    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?

    • Admin1 - August 19, 2013

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

  85. Tena - August 14, 2013

    how many people does this serve? I have a family of 5

  86. Eve devost bachand - August 9, 2013

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

  87. Vera Butler - August 9, 2013

    I am so happy! I will be able to cook with my waffle maker again.

  88. Erin Dudley - August 8, 2013

    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. 🙂

  89. Tiana - August 8, 2013

    I love these! I use coconut oil instead though! Super delish!

  90. Hope Musgrove - August 8, 2013

    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.

  91. Judy - August 8, 2013

    I am keeping my waffle iron now. Must make these!

  92. Lumen Berry - August 8, 2013

    Can I skip eggs? 🙂 Will it work like that also?:P

  93. Becky - August 8, 2013

    I may just have to put a waffle iron on my Christmas list!

  94. Caroline - August 8, 2013

    Yay waffles….so excited! Looks so good. 🙂

  95. Erin Mele - August 8, 2013

    Bookmarked! Excited to give this a try!

  96. sandy - August 8, 2013

    These are great! I substituted cottage cheese with greek yogurt and made pancakes instead.

  97. Lucie - August 7, 2013

    Is there a lactose free substitute for cottage cheese?

  98. Lana Shirey - August 4, 2013

    I made these last week…love them! I added orange extract instead of vanilla…YUM!!

  99. Jenn - August 2, 2013

    These were delicious! I used coconut oil instead of olive oil, worked just fine.

  100. Ruth Tenorio - August 1, 2013

    Are they crispy?

  101. Kylee - August 1, 2013

    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!

  102. Stephanie - August 1, 2013

    Now to stock up on certified GF oats 🙂

  103. Bridget Garnier - August 1, 2013

    Yum! Wish it was dairy free but I love that it’s a whole food recipe 🙂

  104. Linda Sue - August 1, 2013

    Are these considered low carb or high Carb?

  105. Nicolina Stuss - August 1, 2013

    Love this idea, I am struggling with breakfast foods that I can eat that wont increase my blood sugar levels! Thank you for the post!

  106. Tracy - August 1, 2013

    My kids are allergic to milk products. What can I use in place of the cottage cheese? Thanks!

  107. Mary - August 1, 2013

    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.

  108. Lauren W - July 31, 2013

    I am SO excited to try these!! Thank you!! Xo

  109. Melinda Frediani - July 31, 2013

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

  110. elisheva - July 31, 2013

    How many of these would make a serving for those of us carb-cycling?

  111. Rachel - July 31, 2013

    Is the nutritional data for one waffle or two?

  112. Kathy C - July 31, 2013

    Is the nutrition info for just one waffle?

  113. Kylee Hickok - July 31, 2013

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

  114. Michelle King - July 16, 2013

    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!

  115. E.S. Rios - July 16, 2013

    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.

  116. Amanda Schaefer - July 15, 2013

    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!:)

  117. Emily - July 15, 2013

    This post interests me because I absolutely loved the protein waffles! I tried them and they were delicious.

  118. Samantha D - July 13, 2013

    I just made this – tripled the recipe so I could freeze them for easy breakfasts for everyone. They are so good! The kids loved them! Thanks!

  119. Ann - July 4, 2013

    Made these this morning for my truck driving hubby. Two thumbs up from both of us!!

  120. Katrina FAber - May 30, 2013

    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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