Protein Packed Oat Waffles

Protein Waffles made with whole grain oatmeal are packed with 14 grams of protein. Easy to make, freezer friendly, and gluten free.

180 CAL 16g CARBS 6g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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These Protein Packed Oatmeal Waffles are easy to make, good for you, and taste amazing. Made with oatmeal and cottage cheese (trust me, they taste great) - these waffles are a great way to start the day. 

I am currently obsessed with my waffle maker. It is so ridiculously fun to use and versatile—I can’t help but want to use it for much more than just traditional breakfast waffles. If you haven’t tried my Waffle Iron Banana Bread or my Waffle Iron Grilled Apples, you really should! Somehow, everything just tastes better in waffle form.

Today, however, we are talking about a hearty and healthy, protein-packed breakfast waffle. I call it a breakfast waffle, but around here we’ve been known to enjoy these waffles for dinner too. Breakfast time can be a little chaotic around these parts, so sometimes we enjoy our breakfast favorites at dinnertime and the kids love it!

My favorite thing about these tasty waffles is how easy they are to prepare. Just a few ingredients go into the blender, then, with the click of a button, your batter is smooth and ready to go in just a few seconds. You can pour the batter into the waffle maker directly from the blender, making for fewer dishes and an easy cleanup. I’m all about keeping things simple and efficient.

Give the waffle maker just a few minutes to do its magic and you will have a piping hot, crispy, chewy, healthy breakfast to enjoy. From there you can top with your favorite waffle toppings. We love using berries or a low-calorie whipped cream, or, if you prefer a savory waffle, you can add cheese and scallions. Savory or sweet, there’s no better way to start your day than with waffles!

How to freeze protein waffles?

Waffles are easy to freeze as long as you follow a few simple steps. This works for these protein waffles or virtually any other homemade waffles.

  1. Let the waffles fully cool.
  2. Place them on a piece of parchment paper or a plate. Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours until fully frozen on the outside.
  3. Place in a freezer safe bag or container and store for up to 4 months.
  4. Defrost overnight in the fridge or place right in the toaster oven frozen.

Recipe Ideas and Tips

There are lots of ways to customize these waffles so that you can make them again and again without getting bored.

  • Add berries! These are delicious with blueberries, raspberries, or diced strawberries.
  • Experiment with different spices like pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, or take them in a savory direction with spices like dried chives, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or black pepper.
  • Go crazy with toppings. This is where we get the most creative. Favorites include melted peanut butter, bananas, fresh fruit, coconut whipped cream, Greek yogurt, and some pure maple syrup.
  • Thes are also great for a savory meal with some baked chicken cutlets on top for a healthier version of chicken and waffles. 

Can I use protein powder?

My favorite thing about these waffles is the fact that you aren't relying on protein powder to boost up the protein. Instead the cottage cheese and eggs add lots of natural protein. However if you want even more protein, you can add a scoop or two of protein powder to the waffles. Vanilla protein powders work well or another option with a mild flavor.

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The Recipe
Protein waffles made with oatmeal on a plate with strawberries.

Protein Packed Oat Waffles

180 CAL 16g CARBS 6g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese (no salt added)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 small waffle (or 1/2 large)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 145mg
Sodium 396mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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