I don’t know what it is about waffles and why I love them so much. Maybe it’s because they don’t just have to be a boring old waffle. There are literally endless possibilities of what they can consist of. They can be made savory to sweet and everything in between. This particular recipe is a chocolate and waffle lover’s dream come true. Not only are you getting both but like I strive for through my cooking, this is actually a guilt-free breakfast you can indulge in while still getting some pretty tasty benefits at the same time. Chocolate, aside from being simply the best thing ever, is full of antioxidants and when you use it in the form of grass-fed whey protein powder (like the Whole Foods brand I used in this recipe) you are getting all of the amazing things that come with a healthy all natural protein powder supplement. In addition, by combing it with a whole grain such as gluten-free oat flour, packed with fiber and healthy carbs, will keep you fueled throughout the morning. Even though it will feel like dessert this Extra Chocolatey Protein Waffle is a well balanced breakfast that can be topped with fresh organic berries and a little maple syrup for a delicious and healthy meal!
Extra Chocolatey Protein Waffle
- 1 scoop of grass-fed whey chocolate protein powder (I used this)
- 1/4 c oat flour* (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 large banana, mashed (about 1/3 c)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Lightly grease your waffle iron and preheat on medium setting.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- When waffle iron is ready, pour in batter and gently close. Allow to cook following the instructions on your waffle maker for exact timing.
- Serve waffle warm topped with fresh berries, syrup, honey and/or other desired toppings.
*You can make your own oat flour by adding 1/4 cup of oats to a food processor and pulse until a fine flour forms.
**These waffles will freeze well if you prefer to make them in batches. Just double or triple the recipe and tightly wrap the waffles individually in a sealed container or freezer bag. Pop in the toaster to heat when ready to enjoy.