Skip to main content

Tasty Tuesday - Mrs T's Protein Waffles

If you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I have been posting protein waffle pictures on the weekends. It's kind of funny because up until about a month ago, I had never actually made waffles. The only reason we have a waffle iron is because I bought it for Jason several years ago because he was always talking about wanting to make waffles for breakfast.

I'm actually not a big breakfast foods kind of person. I never wanted toast and eggs, pancakes or waffles. Bacon and sausage never appealed to me, especially not now as a vegetarian.

The only time I really wanted waffles was when my dad took my sister and I to this diner as children. It was called Mrs. T's. The waffles were as big as the plate, and my sister and I could easily inhale 2 waffles! Of course every crevice had to be perfectly filled with the correct blend of melty butter and oozing syrup.

Maybe it was seeing so many waffles on Instagram or recipes on Pinterest, but I suddenly decided I wanted some waffles. I had been making myself some protein pancakes occasionally, but I wanted something crispier, with more texture.

I found one recipe that I tried out. The flavor was good, but it was incredibly dense. I decided to go back to the protein pancake recipe I had been using and see if I could tweak it to make waffles. In honor of my memories of my dad and Mrs. T's Diner, surely it's appropriate to call these Mrs T's Protein Waffles.


Mrs T's Protein Waffles
Ingredients: 
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Optional to taste: stevia, cinnamon
To desired consistency, unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Preheat your waffle iron.

In a blender*, combine all ingredients starting with a small splash of almond milk. Blend until smooth adding additional almond milk as needed.

Pour into your waffle iron and cook as you would any waffle. This makes 2 larger waffles depending on the batter consistency. I like to stick them into the toaster oven for just a minute to crisp them up at the end.

*If you do not have a high powered blender, I suggest using a coffee grinder to grind the oats into a flour before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.

I usually top my waffles with whatever fruit I have on hand along with a peanut flour drizzle. I simply combine PB2 with liquid stevia and water to desired consistency.

Do you prefer waffles or pancakes? Any fun memories of waffles from childhood?

Comments

  1. You know, my husband wanted a waffle maker SO badly when we got married that we added one to our wedding registry; the first time he tried it he made a HUGE mess (a little too much batter, I think) and it was relegated to the back of the cabinet! I do love waffles, though, and I'm so glad you posted this recipe! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Plantar Fasciitis Woes & Way to Go Wednesday Shout Outs

I wanted to thank everyone again for your many congratulations on completing and getting a PR at my recent half marathon. The support and words mean so much to me.

My legs feel absolutely fine after the race. I could have run yesterday if it weren't for my left foot. So right now I'm trying to heal my left foot. I mentioned that I've been having problems with plantar fasciitis in that foot and that it was the cause of much pain during the race. Since the race, I've been unable to walk on it very well. Lots of hobbling going on.

I've been icing it and trying to keep it elevated. But, I noticed that it's started to get some bruising, not horrible, but worrisome. Not sure if it's better or worse for it to be discolored vs red and swollen. However, this could be indicitive of a tear.
But, my bigger concern with the bruising is that indication that there's been bleeding. Being on Xarelto for the blood clot means my blood doesn't clot very well these days…

PJs n Pizza Recap

What Happened Last Night?
This morning I woke up first at 6:20 when Maddie decided she wanted out of her kennel and to be downstairs. The second time was 8:09 when Heath decided he wanted out of his kennel and downstairs to eat. I won't like, I would like to (needed to) have slept another two hours. It was a little slow going after last night.

Sign of a good party would be my first tweet of the day:  I'm thinking there is a bird in the house...what the hell happened last night???

Yep, found bird poop where bird poop most definitely should not be. Still have not found said bird however.

It should go without saying that last night was a total blast. It was so fun having everyone just be relaxed and comfy in jammies. I am not known for letting loose often, but I definitely went with it last night. There was a bit (lot) of wine consumed, pizza devoured and even some dancing.












Shoulders and Triceps Circuit Workout

While I'm on a roll for time-saving circuit workouts, I thought it'd be appropriate to share another upper body circuit that you can use in conjunction with the Biceps and Back Circuit.

This one is for Shoulders and Triceps with pushups to target chest.

As a caveat, after having my blood clot, I apparently have scar tissue that makes it uncomfortable to do heavy chest exercises like chest presses and flyes. The way this circuit is set up is that you have 3 exercises for each muscle group. So if you want a more complete chest workout, add in chest presses and chest flyes into the rotation. 


Please properly warm up for 5-10 minutes with dynamic moves like butt kicks, shoulder rolls, lunges and/or spin on stationary bike, walk on treadmill or elliptical.

This workout is done as a circuit meaning that you do one exercise then quickly move to the next with little to no rest. After completing all exercises, rest then repeat. I suggest doing this circuit 3-4 times depending on time, p…