February 26, 2012

Visiting my parents house is always a nice little getaway, and having access to a fully stocked kitchen doesn’t hurt either.  :)  My Mom has every sort of utensil, machine, and spice imaginable so I made it my mission to test out protein waffles this weekend!  

I searched everywhere online to find the perfect recipe.  The most simple one I found was from www.bodybuilding.com - whey protein powder and water!  For my first time around though, I wanted something with a little more edge.  www.proteinpow.com is an amazing website to use!  She can make almost anything out of different types of protein powder, and even provides the macros!  Using a few of her listed ingredients along with others from various recipes, I conjured up my first batch of protein waffles!

Here, I used a few simple ingredients.  I was very surprised; they didn’t turn out as dry as I expected!  VERY delicious!  

2.5 scoops chocolate whey, 2 egg whites, 2 tbsp. almond milk, 1/4 cup dry oats, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree = CHOCOLATE WHEY PROTEIN WAFFLES!  

My Dad seemed intrigued by the concept, so I promised him I would bust out some more for Sunday breakfast.  Ingredients were being thrown around, adding more to the mixing bowl each time before spreading the batter on the griddle.  

I started off with - 

1 scoop chocolate whey, 3 scoops vanilla whey, 3 egg whites, splashes of water (enough to develop batter consistency), 1/4ish cup pumpkin puree, chopped pecans, and dashes of cinnamon, allspice, and unsweetened cocoa

Then, I proceeded to add - 

1/4ish cup pumpkin puree, 1ish tbsp. melted peanut butter, handful blueberries, 1/4ish cup dry oats, and ended with 0.5 scoop of vanilla whey

I added the extra pumpkin puree and vanilla whey at the end simply to try and get a little more batter for one last waffle.  Throw some peanut butter on top and BOOM!  All of the waffles turned out great!!  I could definitely tell which waffle was which!  The blueberries definitely added a great touch.  :)  My Dad seemed to love them, saying he couldn’t even tell the difference vs. regular pancakes!!  Him adding syrup, molasses, and honey on top kind of defeated the purpose…but I was pleased to know he enjoyed a healthier breakfast alternative!  All in all, I love the concept of protein waffles!!  You feel so guilty, but yet, IT’S NOT!  Enjoy!  :)

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