Vanilla Protein Waffles

Just posted these super delicious Quick and Easy Banana Pancakes not too long ago, so I thought I should probably get a waffle recipe up here, because I know lots of people love waffles more than pancakes. Personally, I can’t decide! I love both pancakes and waffles- and I wouldn’t say not to either of these delicious recipes.

These Protein Waffles only require a few ingredients, are SO TASTY, and are, of course, full of protein. I recently got my hands on some protein powder for the first time in a little while, and so I’m so excited to use it! It makes my smoothie bowls and oats super creamy, and also is a great addition to pancakes, muffins, other baked goods, and these waffles. Protein is important for recovery after working out, building muscle, and just keeping your body functioning. The one I used is vegan, but there are many different kinds out there! If you’re looking for more info you can find it here. Adding protein like this at breakfast is a great way to start your day and fill you up! Eggs and Greek yogurt are also great sources of breakfast protein, but when you want to switch it up a bit, protein powder can be delicious. Especially in WAFFLE FORM.

All of the batter ingredients get mixed up in one bowl for the least amount of dishes possible (you’re welcome), and then simply poured into a waffle iron. Make sure that you spray your iron with a bit of cooking oil before adding the batter, so that you can remove your waffles as easy as possible! I forgot to spray the top of mine and had a bit of trouble- that’s why I’m here, so you can learn from my mistakes. My waffles were in the iron for about 2 minutes, and got nice and golden brown on the outside, and super fluffy on the inside!

I used vanilla protein powder in this recipe, because I love the flavour that it lends. But if all you have is another flavour- like chocolate- feel free to try it out! Chocolate waffles would also be very tasty.

After removing these beautiful waffles from the iron, I topped them with a dollop of Greek yogurt, some sliced strawberries, and a drizzle of peanut butter. SO. DANG. GOOD. This recipe makes 1 serving, or about 2 waffles, but if you want to share this amazingness, go ahead and double it. I did not want to share.

I hope you enjoy these Vanilla Protein Waffles! There are so many occasions to enjoy them- whether it’s breakfast on a Saturday morning, a nice Valentine’s Day brunch, or a delicious snack. Making a big batch and freezing them for weekday mornings is a great idea as well! Way better than Eggos:) Also- don’t forget to let me know if you prefer pancakes or waffles in the comments!

Yours Truly,

Olivia:)))

Vanilla Protein Waffles

  • Servings: 1
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Ingredients

-1 scoop (34g) vanilla protein powder

-1/2 a ripe banana

-1 egg

-2 tbsp almond milk

-1/2 tsp baking powder

-1/4 tsp cinnamon

-cooking spray


Directions

1. Heat up your waffle iron.

2. Mash the banana in a small bowl. Whisk in the egg, and then add in the remaining ingredients (except for the cooking spray).

3. Spray the top and bottom of your waffle iron with the cooking spray. Scoop the waffle batter into the iron to fill 2 of the waffle moulds.

4. Clamp down the waffle iron and cook your waffles for about 2 minutes, until golden brown.

5. Carefully use a for to pry your waffles out of the iron, and serve warm with your favourite toppings.


Quick and Easy Banana Pancakes

PANCAKES- one of the best breakfasts ever! I’ve been crazy about pancakes lately and I wanted to share the recipe that I’ve been using. It’s quick, easy, uses 2 INGREDIENTS, and so tasty! I also love all the protein they pack in first thing in the morning.

I’ve used a lot of oats in my pancakes in the past, and while they do make a good cake, they can make things a bit dense. So I went really simple and just used banana and egg- and I loved the result! I remember a few years ago I tried out this simple recipe, but it never really stuck. I’m pretty much obsessed with it now though!

Because they lack a bit of that density that some kind of flour would give them though, they’re a little bit harder to flip. Some tips to make flipping easier are:

  • Use Slightly Underripe Bananas- slightly underripe bananas are more starchy then when they’re very mushy and ripe, and so using them in this recipe helps the pancakes to hold together better and not burn as easily.
  • Use a Thin Spatula- the thinner the spatula you use, the easier it is to get under these delicate pancakes and flip em!
  • Make the Pancakes on the Smaller Side- it can be really difficult to flip large pancakes, and making them smaller means that it’s easier to get under them. I use strictly one tablespoon full of batter for each pancake.
  • Wait Until You Can See Bubbles All Around the Edges to Flip- I know it can be hard to wait to eat these pancakes, but make sure you wait until you see those bubbles to flip! If the pancake isn’t cooked through enough, the flip will fail.

Keeping those tips in mind, flipping should be a breeze!

I love how versatile this recipe is too- you can add cinnamon, allspice, a bit of cocoa powder, matcha, or any other powdered flavouring you’d like. And for only using a banana and two eggs, you get LOTS of small pancakes- I’m talking like 10-15! I love eating these with some extra banana and frozen blueberries on top, drizzled with peanut butter, with Greek yogurt, or with other fruit. The eggs in them are a great source of protein, so they’re perfect for a pre or post workout snack as well. Or have them for a quick and easy breakfast that makes everyday feel like Saturday!

Enjoy this simple and delicious breakfast idea!

Yours Truly,

Olivia:))

Quick and Easy Banana Pancakes

  • Servings: 1
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Ingredients

-1 large banana

-2 eggs

-1/4 tsp cinnamon or allspice (optional)


Directions

1. Mash the banana in a small bowl.

2. Add in the eggs and the allspice, and whisk everything together until combined.

3. Heat up a small pan over medium-low heat.

4. Scoop the pancakes batter by tablespoon-fulls into the pan, and cook for about 1-2 minutes, until you can see bubbles all around the edges. Carefully flip the pancakes with a thin spatula, and continue to cook for another 1 minute.

5. Use the spatula to transfer the pancakes onto a plate, and repeat step 4 until all of the batter is used up!

6. Serve warm.


Cinnamon Raisin Apple Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day!! I wasn’t able to post yesterday, but you should be glad I made you wait because I have waaay more time today and was able to make these delicious pancakes. If I would’ve posted yesterday it probably would’ve been a nasty spinach salad or something. Pancakes are the best, man. Especially when they have apples and raisins in them like these ones do! They’re sweet and cinnamony and come together faster than it takes me to eat a whole batch, and trust me, I’m a pretty speedy eater when pancakes are involved. Now I’ll let you get to the recipe, because I don’t know about you, but I don’t like when blogs write twenty million things that you have to scroll through before you get to the pancakes. BRING ON THE PANCAKES ALREADY!

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Pancakes

Servings: 2

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the oats, banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut oil, baking powder and water until smooth. Transfer the batter to a bowl and stir in the apples and raisins.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Spoon the batter into the pan by tablespoons. Cook the pancakes on the first side until bubbles appear and stay in the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  3. Enjoy!!

Hope you like these beauties!! I’m pretty sure that they would freeze well, and you could just nuke some in the microwave in a Monday morning and be good to go. That’s the kind of pick me up I need on a Monday, anyway.

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

PB and J Stuffed Pancakes

Hello! For me, pancakes are the ultimate breakfast treat, and these ones are soooooo good! They’re super light and fluffy, but the real amazingness comes from the filling of peanut butter and jam. When you cut into the pancakes you can see the PB and J oozing out, and…… need I say more?

I made my own strawberry jam to fill these pancakes, as store bought jams often have a lot of added sugar. But if you have another kind of berry on hand, you can substitute them for the strawberries if you’d like. The pancakes themselves are really easy to make and fill, even though they look kind of fancy. Enjoy!

PB and J Stuffed Pancakes

Serves: 1-2 (makes 5-6 pancakes)

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Jam:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced (or substitute blueberries or raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Splash of vanilla

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oats (I used rolled)
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp natural peanut butter
  • 3 tsp Jam

Directions:

  1. To make the Jam, put the diced strawberries, water and vanilla into a small pot. If you’re using blueberries or raspberries, mash them a little bit. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the Jam has thickened up, about 6-8 minutes, stirring often so that it doesn’t burn or stick to the pot.
  2. To make the pancake batter, blend together the banana, oats, almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a blender until smooth.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of batter into the pan. Quickly place a half teaspoon each of peanut butter and jam into the centre of the pancake. Cover the PB and J with about a teaspoon of batter, and flip the pancake. It should be golden brown on the side that was touching the pan. Cook the second side for about two minutes, or until it is also golden brown.
  4. Continue to do this with the rest of the batter. I cooked my pancakes one at a time, so that I could focus on filling each one well.
  5. Serve warm with more peanut butter and jam and enjoy!

This is totally one of my favourite recipes so far, I just love peanut butter and jam so much. Thanks for checking out my post and I’ll see you later!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))))