Protein Waffles- Two Recipes

Breakfast can be tricky when you’re trying to watch your carbs, or cooking for someone who needs to be gluten free. I tried two recipes, both were successful (one more tasty than the other) and both are good for different needs.

The first recipe is great for someone who is seriously watching their carbohydrate intake, as they are literally ZERO CARB WAFFLES (!!!). Now I’ll give a disclaimer- these are beautiful to look at, they have a very strange texture. If you compare it directly to a traditional flour waffle, you’ll probably be disappointed.

Zero Carb Waffles

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1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate (I use Jay Robb Whey Protein as it is zero carb, sweetened with Stevia and tastes great)
1 Large Egg
1 Large Egg white
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp water
Few dashes cinnamon (optional)
1 packet Stevia (optional, but I like the taste of SweetLeaf Vanilla– it’s much less bitter)

Mix all ingredients. Add to waffle iron that has been coated with non-stick spray. Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove, and add toppings of your choice. If you want to keep with the zero carb theme, try  Walton Farms Zero Calorie Pancake Syrup.

The second recipe was by far the taste and texture winner. These are not carb free, but are definitely lower carb and higher protein. They are gluten free waffles though, so if that is a dietary concern these are a good choice. This recipe yielded some extremely moist, flavorful and delicious waffles. I’ll be making these again for sure- they stand up to even a traditional waffle recipe. You’ll notice they got gobbled up before I could get a good picture!

Low Carb Waffles / Protein Waffles

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1 Large Egg
1 Scoop vanilla protein powder (again, I am obsessed with Jay Robb Protein!)
1/2 large banana
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used vanilla)
1/4 cup oat flour
A few sprinkles of cinnamon
A pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients into a batter, using a fork to mash banana. Add to waffle iron that has been coated with non-stick spray. Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove, and add toppings of your choice.

  • Lisa O’ Shea

    omg second recipe, best thing with vanilla protein powder ive eaten for breakfast in a while!Thanks

    • MTHmolly

      So glad you like it!!!

  • Cassy

    Do you have to use almond milk or does regular work too? Thanks!

    • MTHmolly

      I think regular milk would work fine, but has a lot more carbs is all :)

    • Judi Seekins

      we use heavy cream (no carbs) and dilute it with water. Milk has carbs!

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I make the ZERO CARB waffles all the time! SO DELICIOUS :)

  • missy

    How much batter do you use for each waffle?

  • Margie alfieri

    How many carbs in the low carb waffle?

    • Phoebe

      ca. 35 gr. of carbs

  • Phoebe

    The “Zero” Carb Waffles have in fact 2.9 gr of Carbs.

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  • SZ

    Zero carb waffles with 1000 carb syrup.

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  • giant slayer

    Do you have to use protein powder? Is there anything else you could substitute? Almond or Flax Meal? What does the protein powder do? Is it for nutrition or for texture or both?

  • Kaela Wyles

    There are carbs in this… these are not zero carb.

    • AS48

      Unfortunately, this is the new trend. People posting things and calling them zero carb to get more clicks on their posts. These are *not* zero carb. Just becauce it has less than 1 carb per serving does not make it zero (even if the FDA allows that on food labels). Eating 2, 3 or 4 waffles would defiinitely add to your carb count for the day.

  • Elisa Lynn

    that would be ”walden farms” syrup

  • Stan

    Can you cook these as pancakes? I don’t have a waffle maker.

  • Angel Delight

    Can an egg replacement be used? I don’t eat eggs :(

    • MTHmolly

      I haven’t tried it personally but it’s worth a shot!!

  • Corinna

    Still have not taken out my waffle maker out since my wedding. Can I make this into pancakes instead?

    • MTHmolly

      Definitely! Thin it out with some water or almond milk to the consistency you like :)

  • Madeleine Joiner

    cannot be zero carbs with banana in it!!

    • MTHmolly

      There are two recipes- the banana one isn’t the zero carb recipe :)

      • Danielle

        It isn’t low carb either. One medium banana has about 32g of carbs.

        • Susie Fasig Smeal

          There are two different recipes. One is zero carb the other a protein waffle.

          • Billie C Willis

            But it says LOW CARB. Her point is that is is NOT low carb with the banana in it.
            And there are no nutritional counts that I can see in/on the recipe.

  • Mehridith Philips Venverloh

    I just made a “zero” carb waffle – not bad! I’d make them again. :) Thanks!

  • Danielle

    Bananas are in no way shape or form low carb. They are HIGH carb and should be avoided when eating keto.

  • Julie

    I’ve tried a million (exaggeration – lol…but, at least 20) protein waffle recipes that come out so dry or taste chewy like some nasty protein bar out of a package. I’m a personal cook for several UFC, NFL and NBA athletes – your 2nd recipe made with either Birthday Cake or Cinnamon Bun protein powder is a weekly request! It’s perfect.

  • Elaine

    What about a little butter to make it crispy? Would that wreck the recipe?

  • Debbie Davis

    What’s the nutrition info for the second waffle recipe (the one with the banana)?

  • Dee Brock

    I do not see the yield anywhere on this page.
    I need to calculate nutritional values and it,s
    hard to do without yield. Please provide. Thx.

  • Debra Arck Caunt

    How many servings are there supposed to be in the “zero carb” version, please?

  • Jael Head

    I followed exactly and they were terrible! My boyfriend aye one thinking I was being dramatic, he said they hurt his feelings, my kid called them sand eggs.

  • Paulette Carter

    I like the zero carb waffles, even if they are not zero carb. I think it might depend on the type of protein powder you use. They are low enough for me to enjoy and stay on track with my low carb eating plan.

  • Marina Godin

    Low carb and keto diets are very different. For a bodybuilder like myself banana’s are a snack and a form of high GI, low carbohydrates. I do a similar recipe to the second but using no flour and 1 full banana with half as much milk and they’re super moist! drizzle with yoghurt and kids will love it :)