High-Protein Oatmeal Waffles

by Khushboo on August 11, 2014

Do you ever eat something all the time & then almost feel like a traitor when you stop eating it??  I’ve professed my love for oatmeal plenty of times in the past (here, here, & here) but over the past 2 months, I’ve gone off it completely.  I want to say this is just a phase, but I just can’t get myself past the texture of oatmeal, cooked or in the form of overnight oats. 

Oatmeal waffle-plain

Fortunately as oats are so versatile, I recently introduced one of my old favorites back into my breakfast rota: High-Protein Oatmeal Waffles.  I usually eat breakfast right after my workout, so prefer to opt for something relatively high in protein.  Despite containing no protein powder, each serving racks in 18g of protein…and that’s without toppings.  If you eat a gluten-free diet, these can easily be made gluten-free too!

oatmeal waffle toppings

I know the idea of making waffles on a weekday morning seems laborious but hear me out:

  1. The batter requires 4 ingredients, and takes all of 5 minutes to whip up
  2. Unlike pancakes, there’s no flipping involved so you can let the waffle maker do its thang while you get your toppings ready
  3. You can pre-make a huge batch over the weekend & then just toast one up in the morning

And even if they were laborious to make, er hello…they’re waffles!  Can you think of a better way to start your morning? I think not!

High-Protein Oatmeal Waffles
Serves 1
These High-Protein Oatmeal Waffles are a great option for breakfast, and can be made gluten-free if needed.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup oat flour (40g)
  2. 3 egg whites
  3. 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Whisk egg whites until frothy. Mix in oat flour, cinnamon & vanilla extract.
  3. Coat waffle iron with oil or cooking spray. Ladle the batter into the waffle iron & cook until waffle is golden & crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add your toppings & devour!
Notes
  1. i) To make oat flour at home, add raw oats to a food processor or high-speed blender & pulse until oats are ground into a powder-like consistency.
  2. ii) For gluten-free waffles, use gluten-free oat flour.
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I prefer to keep the waffle’s flavor basic and then doctor it up with yummy toppings.  Currently I’m hooked on almond butter, with homemade chunky applesauce & toasted coconut flakes. 

What’s your favorite waffle (or pancake) topping?

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Arman @ thebigmansworld August 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I love waffles specifically for that fact- except when you overstuff them. I love savoury waffles and legit just ate sweet potato and cheddar pancakes for dinner because I wanted brinner. Although the flipping….mergh.

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Ohh I am totally going to try adding sweet potato to the batter next time- I bet it adds a moister texture!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick August 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

These sound so good! Now I need to decide if I want a waffle maker or a new blender….serious problems…..

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

As much as I love waffles- go for a blender..you’ll get more use out of it :)!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

For shame. I still do not have a waffle maker so I’m hoping this post doesn’t create a resurgence of waffle posts everywhere. The last time that happened, it was tough to watch since I couldn’t have any of them. I do love the idea of making a big batch on weekends and toasting them during the week though. Talk about an easy grab and go breakfast.

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Try these as pancakes- I did so this morning because you’ll never guess why- my waffle maker bust…oh the irony!!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig August 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I’ve never made waffles in my life – they’ve always seemed too difficult. After reading this post, I’m embarrassed to see how easy they actually are!

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

They couldn’t be easier- trust me!!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I’ve kind of been cheating on oats lately too — but with cereal 😳 But hey! Some of my cereal has oats in it, so it’s not all that blasphemous, right? 😉

These look fantastic though, Khushboo. I can’t do pancakes in the morning because the whole flipping process stresses me out way too much, but I can definitely do waffles… topped with maple syrup, naturally 😀

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Thanks, Amanda…brinner is definitely the answer to getting in your pancake/waffle fix :)!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health August 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

i havent used my waffle maker in so long – thanks for this recipe.

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Hope you enjoy it!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 12, 2014 at 3:00 am

I went for a waffle this morning too – it just feels fancier than oatmeal 😉

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Feels AND tastes fancier than oatmeal ;)!

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Parita @ myinnershakti August 12, 2014 at 6:14 am

I need to buy a waffle maker! I love strawberries and warm maple syrup on my waffles/pancakes. There’s just something so comforting about that combo!

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Khushboo August 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm

You’re so right- nothing beats maple syrup on pancakes…especially the real kind :)!

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Jess August 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

These sound delicious! I need a waffle maker!

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Khushboo August 13, 2014 at 6:59 am

Until you get a waffle maker, try these as pancakes :)!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness August 13, 2014 at 12:14 am

Oh my goodness this looks incredible! favorite toppings- prob banana or chocolate chips (oh who am i kidding- BOTH banana and choc chips 🙂 )

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Khushboo August 13, 2014 at 6:59 am

Duh…you gotta have both!!

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vandana August 13, 2014 at 3:04 am

You just inspired me for my first breakfast in my new home as a Mrs tomorrow morning! I think hubby will be mighty pleased 🙂 xx

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Khushboo August 13, 2014 at 7:00 am

CONGRATS to you & Olivier….wishing you two all the best!! Saw some pics on Instagram and you looked amazing! Hope you both enjoy the waffles 🙂 xx

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Brittany @ DulceVie August 13, 2014 at 11:47 am

Woah!! I never knew that waffles can be made so simply! Definitely going to try this recipe! As for topping, I usually like to use bananas, almond butter, chocolate chips, and/or greek yogurt 🙂

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Khushboo August 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

It’s almost too easy to be true! Let me know what you think…and your choice of toppings sounds fabulous :)!

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Meg August 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm

This sounds SO delish & simple! 😀 And definitely no better way to start a weekday morning. Agreed.

xo meg

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Khushboo August 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

Thanks Meg- glad you agree :)!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

I’ve got to get a waffle maker. It’s a space issue. I need to purge some things from my cabinets.

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Khushboo August 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

Gah there’s so much in our kitchen I want to purge- if only it was up to me!!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 14, 2014 at 4:03 am

I usually only have waffles on the weekend because they’re time consuming, but you’re changing my mind with how simple this recipe is!

My favourite toppings are almond butter and maple syrup – both are necessities!

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Khushboo August 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

Trust me- these are SO easy..probably even easier than making oatmeal over the stove!

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GiGi Eats August 14, 2014 at 9:55 am

I NEED A WAFFLE IRON! I have sooooooooooo MANY ideas! 😛

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Khushboo August 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

It’s one of those appliances you think you’ll hardly use but trust me- you WILL make so much use of it!!

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Cassie August 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm

This looks so good! I am always trying to make waffles but I never really get the ratios right… or I forget to oil the waffle maker! I am pinning these to try soon! Love the lack of protein powder 🙂

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Khushboo August 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Ooh fingers crossed this recipe is the answer for you- let me know how you enjoy them…and remember to grease the waffle maker ;)!

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Sam @ PancakeWarriors August 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

Oh I’ve been wanting to get a waffle iron. This might just seal the deal! These look great and I bet they would be amazing with some fresh fruit or hot cinnamon apples on top! YUM

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I vote you get a waffle iron- waffles take breakfast to a whole new level :)!

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