High protein waffle recipe on a white plate with strawberries and Greek yogurt.

This High Protein Waffle Recipe has a light vanilla flavor and the perfect waffle texture! The fluffy waffles come out soft yet sturdy and pack nearly 30 grams of protein per serving. 

With the addition of protein powder, lupin flour, almond flour, and eggs, you’ll boost your protein intake and feel completely full and satisfied til lunchtime.

A serving of high protein waffle recipe with strawberries and Greek yogurt.

Healthy Protein Waffles

Trying to get some extra protein and still enjoy a delicious breakfast? These easy protein waffles are just what the doctor ordered. And no, they don’t taste like cardboard or have a strange texture. I would even go as far as saying that they taste even better than the high-protein waffles you can find at the store.

Thanks to a combination of almond flour and my Kaizen lupin flour, these fluffy protein waffles are high-protein, gluten-free, and low-carb. Just like my Lupin Flour Pancakes, they’re made from ground lupini beans. This low-carb flour packs 12g of protein and contains only 1g of net carbs! (Use code SHREDHAPPENS to save 20% on any purchase.)

The best part? These delicious waffles are ready in only 10 minutes, making them perfect for busy mornings or weekly breakfast meal prep on the go.

Close up of high protein waffles for high protein waffle recipe.

Why You’ll Love It

  • An easy recipe to make for a quick breakfast or weekly meal prep.
  • Indulgent yet healthy waffles perfect for a low-carb or gluten-free diet.
  • A great way to satisfy your morning sweet cravings while packing in protein!
  • Customize it however you like with your favorite toppings.

Made with Wholesome Ingredients

(Note: These are the recipe’s starring ingredients, but you can find all the ingredients in the recipe card below!)

  • Lupin flour: I use my Kaizen lupin flour to add extra protein and keep these waffles low-carb.
  • Almond flour: Another high-protein and low-carb flour that adds a nutty flavor to the waffles
  • Flax seed meal: A great addition to these protein powder waffles. It provides extra fiber and healthy fats to the waffle batter.
  • Vanilla protein powder: Use whatever brand of protein powder you like, whether that’s whey protein powder or plant-based protein powder.
  • Eggs: Add protein and moisture to the waffle batter.
  • Avocado oil: A healthier alternative to butter or vegetable oil, providing healthy fats and a smooth texture to the waffles.
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk: I like how these waffles taste with almond milk, but feel free to use your milk of choice.

Tasty Topping Ideas

What’s great about this high protein waffle recipe is that you can top your waffles however you like! 

My top recommendations are fresh berriesyogurtbuttersugar-free syrupchocolate chips, or whipped cream.

How to Make High Protein Waffles

The steps are simple, and I’m outlining them below, but be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view the full, printable recipe card.

Ingredients for high protein waffle recipe.

STEP 1 – MIX DRY INGREDIENTS

To start, combine your dry ingredients in a high-powered blender. Pulse a few times to mix well and break up any clumps. 

STEP 2 – ADD WET INGREDIENTS

Next, add the eggsavocado oil, and almond milk. Pulse to combine, then blend on medium speed until the mixture is smooth. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender halfway through blending. 

Pro tip: If the consistency appears thick, add another tablespoon of the almond milk and blend. 

STEP 3 – MAKE YOUR WAFFLES

Once your batter is mixed, heat a waffle maker until ready. Spray the waffle iron with a bit of nonstick spray, then pour the batter into the waffle maker. Close and cook for 3-5 minutes or until done and light golden brown on the outside. 

STEP 4 – SERVE & ENJOY

Now it’s time to enjoy your high protein waffles! Remove and set on a plate to cool for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite waffle toppings. 

A plate of high protein waffles with strawberries and Greek yogurt.

FAQ

Why are my protein waffles so dry?

If your protein waffles tend to come out dry, you can combat that by introducing more liquid ingredients into the batter. For this recipe, I use Greek yogurt, eggs, and almond milk to make the waffles moist and rich. Some other options you can try are mashed bananas, cottage cheese, or even applesauce.

Why are my high-protein waffles not crispy?

Your waffles may not be crispy because you didn’t wait long enough for the waffle maker to heat up. Make sure to preheat your waffle maker before adding the batter, and don’t open the lid too soon after they are done cooking. 

Also, make sure you don’t overwork the batter, as this can lead to a denser and less crispy waffle. 

Can I meal prep these homemade protein waffles? 

Yes. These waffles can be made ahead of time and stored either in the fridge or freezer. To reheat, simply pop them in the toaster or microwave for a quick and easy breakfast!

Storage

To store your protein waffles, let them cool completely and then place them in an airtight container. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage. 

High protein waffle recipe on a white plate with strawberries and Greek yogurt.

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Yield: 4-6 standard-sized waffles

High Protein Waffle Recipe

High protein waffle recipe on a white plate with strawberries and Greek yogurt.

Trying to get some extra protein and still enjoy a delicious breakfast? These high-protein waffles come out soft yet sturdy and pack nearly 30 grams of protein per serving!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Kaizen lupin flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Non-stick spray (preferably avocado oil or coconut oil)
  • Toppings of choice: butter, sugar-free syrup, berries, yogurt, whipped cream, etc.

Instructions

  1. Combine the lupin flour, almond flour, flax seed meal, protein powder, baking powder, and salt in a high-powered blender. Pulse a few times to mix well and break up any clumps. 
  2. Add the eggs, avocado oil, and almond milk. Pulse to combine, then blend on medium speed until the mixture is smooth. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender halfway through blending. 
  3. If the consistency appears thick, add another tablespoon of the almond milk and blend. 
  4. Heat a waffle maker until ready. Spray the waffle iron with a bit of the nonstick spray, then pour the batter into the waffle maker. Close and cook for 3-5 minutes or until done and a light golden brown on the outside. 
  5. Remove and set on a plate to cool for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite waffle toppings. 

Notes

To store your protein waffles, let them cool completely and then place them in an airtight container. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.

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