Protein Waffles

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

These high protein waffles are made with cottage cheese, oat flour and eggs. So good you’ll never make them any other way!

Waffles with strawberries, peanut butter and bananas.

High Protein Oat Waffles

I’m obsessed with these healthy oat waffles I’ve been eating practically every morning for breakfast! Four waffles have 17 grams of protein, so you may want to double the recipe!! If you have my Skinnytaste Simple Cookbook, you will also find this recipe there. To up the protein, I top mine with nut butter plus banana and strawberries but you can top them with anything you wish! You can’t taste the cottage cheese at all, they are so good and good for you too! Freeze them and pop them in your toaster! If you want a waffle recipe using regular flour and yogurt, see my recipe for Yogurt Waffles. For more recipes with cottage cheese try my Savory Cottage Cheese Bowls, Cottage Cheese Egg Frittata and High Protein Bread recipe.

Waffles with strawberries, peanut butter and bananas.

Why This Works!

  • High Protein: Three secret high protein weapons, oats, cottage cheese and egg whites are what make these crisp, light and fluffy waffles keepers—and the blender is the vehicle for success.
  • Quick and Easy! The blender does all the work here, it’s used to puree the cottage cheese along with the rest of the ingredients for a fuss-free process that is lightening quick.
  • No Protein Powder! Many high protein waffle recipes use protein powder which don’t taste great. These on the other hand are DELICIOUS!!
Protein Waffle ingredients like oat flour and cottage cheese

Ingredients

These waffles are so simple, made with just 7 ingredients (see exact measurements in the recipe card below):

  • Cottage Cheese: which is made by culturing milk takes the place that buttermilk or milk usually used in waffle-making and offers higher protein to boot.
  • Eggs: The eggs and whites are separated. For the lightest, fluffiest waffles, egg whites, whipped to soft peaks are folded into the batter. If you prefer to skip that step, they won’t be as fluffy but they will still work out fine!
  • Vanilla Extract: For Flavor
  • Sweetener: 1 tablespoon of sugar or sweetener of your choice is optional here.
  • Oat flour: grind old-fashioned rolled oats in blender or buy oat flour already blended. Check labels for gluten-free.
  • Baking powder and kosher salt: to increase the volume.

How To Make Protein Waffles

  1. Heat a waffle iron on its medium setting.
  2. Place cottage cheese, egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar, if using in the blender. Add 6 tablespoons water, oat flour, baking powder and salt and blend until mixture is smooth batter. Transfer to a medium bowl using a spatula to get all the batter out.
  3. Beat the egg white to soft peaks then fold into the batter.
  4. Spray pre-heated waffle iron with oil spray. Pour batter into iron (about 1/4 cup) and cook until golden brown and steam is no longer being released.
spray waffle iron and make waffles

Variations:

  • Gluten free – If you desire a gluten-free waffle make certain that the oats you purchase are labeled as such. Some producers process and store their oats in the same places as they do wheat and other grains.
  • Reduced fat cottage cheese – since this has no oil or butter I opted for full fat cottage cheese, if you use reduced fat you may want to add a little oil.

My Favorite Waffle Maker

I got a small Dash Waffle Maker for Christmas, they are only $12! They are so cute and come in so many colors and patterns which is what I used to make these waffles. Although I do have a larger one, I find myself using this one more. If your waffle maker is bigger, adjust batter as needed.

Waffle Toppings

  • Peanut Butter or Nut Butter (I melt it in the microwave 30 seconds so it’s easy to drizzle)
  • Bananas, berries, or any fruit in season
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Whipped Cream

Can You Taste The Cottage Cheese?

No, not at all!

How To Make Oat Flour

If you can’t find oat flour in the store, you can make it! Place oats in the blender and process until it resembles fine flour.

Storage

Meal Prep: The batter will last in the refrigerator 3 to 4 days if you want to make it ahead. You can also make the waffles and refrigerate, then pop them in the toaster.

Waffles with strawberries, peanut butter and bananas.

More High Protein Breakfast Recipes:

I have tons of high protein breakfast ideas, here’s a few:

Skinnytaste Simple promo banner

High Protein Waffles

4.90 from 87 votes
3
Cals:121
Protein:8.5
Carbs:12
Fat:4.5
These high protein waffles are made with cottage cheese, oat flour and eggs. So good you'll never make them any other way!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Waffles with strawberries, peanut butter and bananas.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 2 small waffles (1/2 cup batter)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup 4% milk fat small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, (optional)
  • 1 cup oat flour, *or grind old-fashioned rolled oats in blender
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Heat a waffle iron on its medium setting.
  • Place cottage cheese, egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar, if using in the blender. Add 6 tablespoons water, oat flour, baking powder and salt and blend until mixture is smooth batter. Transfer to a medium bowl using a spatula to get all the batter out.
  • Beat the egg white to soft peaks then fold into the batter.
  • Spray pre-heated waffle iron with oil spray. Pour batter into iron (about 1/4 cup) and cook until golden brown and steam is no longer being released.

Last Step:

Please leave a rating and comment letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business to thrive and continue providing free, high-quality recipes for you.

Video

Notes

*Check labels for gluten-free.
Note, you can omit the sugar or use your favorite sweetener.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 small waffles (1/2 cup batter), Calories: 121 kcal, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 8.5 g, Fat: 4.5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 81 mg, Sodium: 224.5 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 1.5 g

Categories: