I Heart Waffles

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I think I’m at a pretty good place in life to openly and honestly admit I have a deep love for beautifully crafted sugary desserts. When I first got into diet and nutrition I thought, “one day if I want to get lean, I know I’ll have to cut out the things that I love…” Guess what, a decade later and I’ve proved that to be complete BS! Waffles can actually be an amazing way to keep you on track when you have a sweet tooth. Let me show you how!

This is the recipe I use the most. It’s low fat, high protein with a little bit of ¬†carbohydrate. Perfect for before bed, before a heavy lifting session or long training session or post workout. Enjoy

 

Ingredients I Used:

 

1 waffle iron

1 scoop vanilla whey protein (I’m sure you can use a plant, bone broth or egg protein too)

1/3 cup of whole wheat flour (or gluten free blend if you would like)

3/4  tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

4 egg whites

1/2 cup of milk (I use silk coconut milk or low fat milk)

**butter or coconut spray for the waffle iron

 

For Those Tracking Diet

This recipe makes about 3 waffles but I’ve split the macros into 2 servings.

Total calories for each serving: 123

Fat: 2.5 g (not including butter or spray for the waffle iron)

Carbs: 16 g

Protein: 21 g

 

This Is How I Made It

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk

Heat up the waffle iron and spray it or butter it so its non stick.

Pour in 1/3 of the batter into the middle of the waffle iron and shut the iron. Cook the batter until the desired texture. I like my waffle iron set to medium high so the waffle is less soft with a medium golden brown color.

When your waffle is done, top it with whatever you would like… I like butter and strawberry jam or peanut butter and cinnamon, berries and whipped cream is always a win!!

 

Whipped Cream Topping:

2/3 cup of heavy cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp sugar of your choice (this is optional, don’t use honey)

*whip with an electric mixer until the whipped cream has stiff peaks

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