If you are looking for a tasty and protein-packed breakfast to start your day, these protein waffles are easy to make and delicious. Made with banana and fresh raspberries, they are naturally sweet, vegan and contain a high amount of protein per serving as we add plant-based protein powder.
This recipe is in partnership with Naked Nutrition
Why should you try this recipe?
Our Vegan Waffles are naturally sweet and easy to make using just a handful of simple ingredients. We add pea protein powder, which is easily absorbed by our body making it our favorite plant-based alternative to whey protein.
This recipe is family-friendly, making it perfect for a lovely weekend breakfast that everyone can enjoy. Our kids (4 and 1-year-old), love these waffles and keep asking us to make them.
Our Protein Waffles are easy to prepare and if you make a big batch, you can keep them for a few days using an airtight container and keep enjoying them during the week or even freeze them.
Which protein powder is best for you?
We choose Naked Nutrition brand when it comes to protein powder, as after doing some research, and thanks to My Little Eater, we learned that not all protein powders are free of additives and sweeteners and got a clear idea of what are the best vegan protein powders. We make vegan protein waffles, vegan pancakes, smoothies, muffins, and much more using protein powder that we offer to our kids. We wanted to make sure we found the best brand for them and Naked Nutrition was our perfect alternative. Vegan, free of additives and sweeteners, and made with just one ingredient: yellow split peas.
What we love about this protein powder is that it has a mild flavor that combines well with sweet and savory recipes. You can choose different flavors such as chocolate or vanilla pea protein powder. We like buying the regular as we add it to savory recipes too.
This product contains 27 grams of protein per two scoops which are about 30 grams.
Our Protein Waffles are:
- Protein high
- Family-friendly recipe
- A delicious breakfast or snack
- Perfect for meal prep
- Easy to make
- Made using protein powder
- Belgian Waffles style
How to make Vegan Protein Waffles
To make these high-protein waffles you just need a handful of simple ingredients.
Flour. To make these Protein Waffles we use all-purpose flour. You can use other types of flour such as whole wheat flour, oat flour, or gluten-free flour. If you are using another type of flour you may need to adjust the amount of plant-based milk added to the mixture.
Baking powder. We add baking powder to make our waffles fluffy.
Protein powder. For our Protein Waffles, we use plant-based pea protein from Naked.
Plant-based milk. We use soy milk for this recipe but feel free to use almond milk, cashew, coconut, or any other plant milk.
Bananas. We use mashed banana for our vegan waffles to add sweetness, flavor and moisture.
Fresh raspberries. This ingredient is totally optional. but we love adding some fresh raspberry puré to our waffles. It adds a little tangyness and a lovely flavor.
Maple syrup. If you like adding extra sweetness to your waffles, you can add some maple syrup. You can alternatively use brown sugar.
Salt. Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavours of these protein waffles.
Vegetable oil. This is used to slightly grease the waffle maker. We use olive oil but you can use vegan butter, canola oil, melted coconut oil, avocado oil or other.
While you prepare your waffle batter, turn on your waffle maker as it takes 10-15 minutes to reach optimal temperature.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: Flour, baking powder, salt, and protein powder. You can add some cinnamon for extra flavor.
- Add into another large bowl the wet ingredients: Plant-based milk, mashed bananas, mashed raspberries, and maple syrup.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
- Combine all the ingredients until you have an homogeneous mixture.
- Grease the waffle maker using a cooking spray or a cooking brush and add enough batter in the waffle maker. Leave it covered while cooking. Do not open the lid if the waffle maker is steaming. When the steam starts reducing it's an indicator that your waffle should be done. Depending on the setting you have it will take more or less time. We normally have it set at 70% between light and dark. It takes around 8-10 minutes for each waffle to be completely cooked.
- Take the waffle out of your waffle maker, leave it to cool for 2-3 minutes, add your toppings and enjoy.
Welcome to my favourite part of these vegan protein waffles. Yes, the toppings! I love trying different toppings every time we have waffles or pancakes as it keeps them different and exciting. Our Vegan Protein Waffles pair beautifully with fresh fruit and nuts but you can get really creative for this part. Here are some ideas:
- Maple syrup, always. We love our organic maple syrup and this is a staple when finishing up our waffles.
- Fresh fruit. How good does fresh fruit taste? Use anything you have at home. Fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries o blueberries, banana, kiwi, peach, mango, and I could keep going forever.
- Dairy-free yoghurt, fruit or chocolate sauces. For example, coconut yoghurt. We love it because it's creamy and sweet and just perfect to combine with the fruit and maple syrup.
- Chocolate chips. You can mix them into the batter or simply add them on top when thet waffles are already cooked.
- Seeds or nuts. Our favourite nuts for these waffles would be almonds but you can top them as well with walnuts, pistachios, pecan nuts, cashews, chia seeds, linseeds, etc. They all work perfectly. Make sure you shred the nuts for your little ones, as they are a choking hazard.
- Nut Butters. Cashew Butter or Peanut Butter are great toppings to add to your waffles. They add healthy fats and more protein! You can find other sweet vegan spreads and nut butters here.
OUR WAFFLE MAKER
Waffle makers or irons are inexpensive and if you enjoy making waffles for your family or for yourself, you should definitely invest in one if you haven't yet. I got mine last year and I've been using it almost every weekend. When we don't have any plans for Saturday or Sunday morning it's waffle or pancake time!
We have a Belgian waffle maker by Cuisinart and it works perfectly. It cooks evenly on both sides and it has lights to help you control the time and temperature of your waffle maker or iron.
You can find cheaper options, it depends on your preference and how many times you think you will be using it.
What else can I make using Plant-based protein powder?
These Vegan Protein Waffles are delicious and so easy to make but you can make way more other recipes using protein powder. One thing we love about Naked Pea Protein Powder is that it has a mild flavor that pairs well with sweet and savory recipes. We have been using this protein powder for a while now and we add it to many dishes. Here some examples of how you can include protein powder to your diet.
- Smoothies or protein shake
- Porridge (Oatmeal)
- Overnight oats
- Protein Balls
- Protein Bars
FAQ and Tips
Do not stack the waffles
I know it looks pretty, a stack of waffles with some syrup dripping on the side. You can stack your waffles once they have cooled. If you don't want your protein waffles soggy, place them on separate plates and let them cool for about 2-3 minutes before you add toppings.
How much protein per serving contain these waffles?
Each waffles contains around 13 grams of protein. You can as well add extra protein by adding nut butters or seeds as toppings.
Can I use another plant-based protein powder?
Sure. To make this vegan protein waffles you can use different protein powders, as long as they are plant-based. You can use your regular brand or if you already have a vegan protein powder at home, it will work perfectly. You can use pea vanilla protein powder or chocolate flavored protein powder to add extra flavor and sweetness. We recommend Naked Pea Protein Powder for many reasons such as flavor and that it contains just one ingredient: peas! You can find other vegan protein powders as well on their website such as brown rice protein powder, seed protein powder or peanut butter powder.
Can I make these vegan protein waffles ahead?
Yes. These waffles are perfect to make ahead and keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can reheat them using the toaster. Simply heat them for about 3 minutes and enjoy your waffles as fresh as the first day even on those busy mornings!
Vegan Protein Waffles
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 30 g Naked pea protein powder 2 scoops
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder optional
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup bananas or two medium-sized bananas
- 1 ¼ cup soy milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
- Turn on your waffle maker as it takes some time to heat.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a big mixing bowl. Flour, baking powder, protein powder and salt. Optionally, add cinnamon. Set aside
- Add two medium-sized bananas in a medium-size bowl and using a fork mash them until you have a smooth mixture. Add the raspberries and mash them until they are fully incorporated with the banana.
- Using another mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients. Plant-based milk, mashed bananas and raspberries, and maple syrup if you are using it.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
- Combine using a whisk all the ingredients until you have an homogeneous mixture. If the mixture is too thick, you can now add a little more milk.
- Grease the waffle maker with some vegetable oil or vegan butter.
- Add enough batter in the waffle maker and leave it covered while cooking. Do not open the lid if the waffle maker is steaming.
- When the steam starts reducing (it should take around 8-10 minutes), take the waffle out of your waffle maker, leave it to cool for 2-3 minutes, add your toppings and enjoy.
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