Protein Waffles


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Light, fluffy, and perfectly crispy protein waffles that need just 3 ingredients to make! Ready in minutes, they can pack up to 20 grams of protein per serving!

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The Best Protein Waffles

You might remember that I’ve already showed you a few waffle recipes, like keto waffles and almond flour ones, but none are as easy as these.

This protein waffle recipe will be a breakfast staple. It’s all made in one blender so there is minimal clean up. They also need just 3 ingredients to make them!

What I love about these waffles is that you never have to fear dry or tough waffles. As there is no protein powder in them, they turn out crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle every single time.

When made as is, they have around 10 grams of protein each, but if you add a scoop of protein powder, you pack in over 20 grams of protein each.

Oh, and if you like adding protein to your breakfast, try my protein coffee and protein pancakes.

What are protein waffles made of?

This recipe calls for a basic ingredient list that use pantry and fridge staples. If you don’t have them on hand, they can be found at any grocery store or supermarket. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Rolled oats- also known as old-fashioned oats. Quick-cooking oats can also be used, but the edges won’t be as crispy. 
  • Cottage cheese- Non-fat or reduced fat cottage cheese can be used. Give the waffles a deliciously moist and fluffy center, adding no flavor. 
  • Eggs- room temperature eggs. 
  • Protein powder– Optional, but add 1/4 cup of protein powder and double the protein content.
  • Sweetener-Optional, but add if you want sweet waffles. I enjoy using a brown sugar substitute or sugar free maple syrup

How to make high protein waffles

Simple is an understatement when it comes to this recipe.

All you do is blend everything together, then cook them up in the waffle iron- it is that easy!

Ready to make some waffles?

Step 1- Blend the ingredients together

Start by adding all your ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor. Blend very well until no clumps remain and the batter is smooth.

Step 2- Cook the waffles

Next, preheat a waffle iron, and once hot, add spoonfuls of the batter onto it until covered. Cook the waffle until golden and crispy around the edges. If any waffle batter remains, cook that up. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

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Tips to make the best recipe

  • For an added protein boost, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
  • Waffle iron makes and models differ. Follow the cooking instructions as per the packaging.
  • If you don’t own a waffle iron, these work very well as protein pancakes. Simply cook the batter in a preheated non-stick pan coated with cooking spray. Once hot, pour 1/4 cup portions of the batter into it and cook until crispy around the edges. 

Flavor variations

While delicious on their own, these waffles are like a blank canvas that can be changed up in a plethora of ways. Here are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Blueberry– Fold through 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter. 
  • Pumpkin– Replace half the cottage cheese with pumpkin puree. Add some pumpkin pie spice, if desired. 
  • Banana– Replace half the cottage cheese with mashed, overripe banana. 
  • Chocolate chip– Fold through 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (sugar free or dairy free). 
  • Strawberry– Fold through 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries. 

Storage instructions

  • To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to one week. 
  • To freeze: Place cooled waffles in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
  • Reheating: Either microwave the waffles for 30 seconds or place them in a toaster until crispy.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these good for weight loss?

Protein waffles are a fantastic breakfast to enjoy on a weight loss diet. When made correctly, they are full of fiber and protein, two key nutrients to keep you fuller for longer.

How many calories?

This protein waffles recipe has just 125 calories per GIANT waffle.

How do you make waffles less dry?

Do not overcook your waffles. Once they sizzle around the edges and begin to brown, they are ready to be removed from the waffle iron.

protein waffles recipe.

Protein Waffles in 2 minutes | Just 3 Ingredients

4.99 from 290 votes
These protein waffles are the BEST high protein waffles made with just 3 ingredients! Ready in 2 minutes, they pack in over 20 grams of protein per waffle!
Servings: 4 waffles
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend very well, until smooth and no clumps remain.
  • Heat a waffle iron as per the box directions. Once hot, pour spoonfuls of the batter to cover the iron. Cook the waffle until crispy on the edges. Remove from the waffle iron and cook the remaining batter.
  • Serve the waffles immediately with your favorite sweet or savory toppings.


For over 20 grams of protein per waffle, add the protein powder. 
TO STORE: Waffles can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
REHEATING WAFFLES: Either microwave the waffles for 30 seconds or place them in a pre-heated non-stick pan and cook until warm. 


Serving: 1waffleCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 20gFat: 3gSodium: 151mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 147IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 7g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made these for my Celiac nephew–the recipe is now are all our favorite waffle recipe!!! Easy and delicious!!! THANK YOU for sharing!! Deb Zent

  2. I’m always looking for high protein recipes, this one is amazing, I just added a little cinnamon and topped them with SF syrup and YUM. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. So thankful to have found this yummy waffle recipe! Really helps in trying to reduce carbs. I love that you can freeze these and pop them out as needed.

  4. We are obsessed with this recipe – frozen power waffles are our fave weekend food (the kids can heat & eat, mom & dad can sleep in!). Has anyone tried subbing the cottage cheese with yogurt, or doing half yogurt, half cottage cheese?

    1. I think half yogurt and half cottage cheese should work- If you want to try all yogurt, I’d choose a super thick kind.