For about 3 or 4 years now we have been eating roughly the same breakfast every weekday. Toast with peanut butter. There have been a few times where we have experimented, but it always comes back to toast with peanut butter. We decided recently to start playing around with some different breakfast recipes that were easy, tasty and healthy. We found these protein waffles and they are great to make ahead of time and put in the freezer. Every morning we can just pop one into the toaster and TADA, waffles for breakfast. You can top them with whatever you want, but of course we have taken to topping them with peanut butter and just a drizzle of honey. What can we say? We are creatures of habit (that and we are pretty giant peanut butter fans). This recipe makes 10 4" waffles. We usually just double the batch and we have enough to get us through 2 weeks. The waffles are made using a base of beans and oats. You would never know though. They taste great and are very hearty. They aren't a whole lot different than regular waffles.
High Protein Waffles
Adapted from NutritionMD.org
1/2 c. dry cannellini, white kidney, or great Northern beans
2 1/4 c. water
1 3/4 c. old-fashioned oats
2 T. sugar or 1 T. agave nectar
3/4 t. whole flaxseeds
1 T. baking powder
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. salt
5 scoops of plain protein powder
1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1) The night before you make the waffles soak beans in cold water so that it covers the beans completely.
2) Drain the beans and discard the soaking water. Place all ingredients through the whole wheat pastry flour in a blender or a food processor and blend until the beans and the oats are smooth.
3) Heat waffle iron. Once it is heated spray the iron with non stick spray and then add 1/3 c. of batter to each 4" waffle spot in the iron. Let cook for 8-9 minutes until fully cooked. If the waffle iron is difficult to open then let the waffles cook for another minute or too.
Note: If you plan on freezing the waffles let them cool completely then place them in a zippered freezer bag to freeze. They need to be cooked at a medium setting in the toaster.