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Protein Waffles – Easy Healthy Breakfast

Two ingredient protein waffles…2 INGREDIENTS…that’s all you need to make this high protein breakfast! We are eating protein waffles for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We practically live off of these things. A few times a month I seem to have one of those days where no matter how badly I want to make dinner (or sometimes don’t even want to think about it), it just isn’t going to happen. Or maybe we just got home from vacation or ate super heavy all week, the list goes on and on. Either way, having something in your pocket that isn’t cereal or nachos comes in quite handy. Introducing what we call, “protein waffles”. 

We eat protein waffles for dinner, but we also have them regularly for breakfast. A healthy breakfast sets the tone for my day, and I love getting a lot of protein in at breakfast. With this waffles recipe, you get 16 grams of protein in just one waffle.

a photo of three small circular waffles topped with sliced strawberries, peanut butter drizzles, and chocolate chips on a white plate with a fork sitting on the side of the plate


Ingredients for Protein Waffles

Okay, don’t blink because you might miss it! For these protein waffles all you need is protein powder and eggs. You can use whole eggs or go with just egg whites for an even healthier waffle recipe.

What is the Best Protein Powder?

We use lots of different protein powders and have tried just about everything out. Our favorite brand of protein powder for these waffles is Just Ingredients Vanilla Bean. When you’re picking a protein powder, keep a close eye on the sugar. A lot of protein powders have loads of sugar in them and we don’t want that! Just Ingredients brand has only 2 grams of sugar per scoop.

Can Other Flavors of Protein Be Used?

Yes, feel free to try any flavor you want or any brand you want. We try new flavors all the time but vanilla is our fav.

Can You Use the Store Bought Egg Whites from a Container?

I’ve never tried it but I don’t see why not! That would actually make this recipe go even quicker. 
a photo with three small circular waffles sitting on a white dinner plate topped with sliced strawberries, chocolate chips and peanut butter drizzle. There is a bowl of whole strawberries sitting in the background sitting next to a black container of protein powder and jar of peanut butter.

How to Separate Eggs

There are generally two ways to separate egg whites from the egg yolk. You can use the egg shell itself to help separate it or use your hand like a little strainer. Whichever method you use, be sure to have a couple of clean bowls ready for egg white and egg yolks.

Egg Shell Method

Firmly tap the egg on the side of one bowl and use your thumbs to start separating the two halves of the egg shell. Turn the egg on end so that the yolk stays in one side of the shell allowing the egg white to fall into one of the bowls. Transfer the yolk back and forth between the two egg shell halves to get all the egg white separate from the yolk.

CAUTION: When using this method, be sure that you don’t nick the yolk on the side of the shell and puncture the yolk. It could drip into the whites and contaminate them.

Hand Method

Firmly tap the egg(s) on the side of a bowl and pour the whole egg into the bowl being careful to now puncture the yolk. With a clean hand, reach into the bowl and gently scoop the yolk out with your fingers slightly separated allowing the egg whites to slip through back into the bowl. Place the yolk into a separate bowl. You could also use a slotted spoon for this method instead of your hand.
If you find yourself in a bind at dinner but still want to eat something healthy that is high in protein and quick and easy, these 2-ingredient protein waffles are your answer! They also make a perfect high protein breakfast
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Protein Waffles

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 6 waffles


  • 12 Egg Whites (or 6 whole eggs and 6 egg whites)
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Protein


  • Whisk both ingredients together then pour into a prepared waffle iron.
  • Serve sweet with syrups, fruit, peanut butter, etc. or savory by sprinkling cheese and fried bacon over the top before closing the waffle lid.
Nutrition Facts
Protein Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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A healthy breakfast sets the tone for my day, and I love getting a lot of protein in at breakfast. With this waffles recipe, you get 16 grams of protein in just one waffle.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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