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These Healthy waffles are made with a high protein secret ingredient...
If you aren't a cottage cheese fan - I promise, you can't even taste it, but you can still get all the amazing health benefits!
Its true that there are tons of cottage cheese pancake/waffle recipes all over the internet already, but I wanted to get to the base of the batter, find a super simple ratio that worked, and work my way from there playing with variations and flavors. I've seen lots of healthy waffle recipes with added banana and nuts, which I'm sure would be delicious, or lots of added flours, sugars, and milks, which I'm sure result in a wonderful waffle as well. But I like to keep things as simple as possible. Then you can have more fun with toppings! 🙂
The ratio for these healthy waffles is really 1:1:1 for eggs, oats, and cottage cheese. Put in a blender. Let thicken for a few minutes. And done! The potential for creativity here comes with the eggs: how many yolks and how many whites? I worked with what I could fit into a 1 cup measurement.
The "additions" of the recipe call for cinnamon and flavor, to boost the flavor a bit; baking powder to help with that fluff factor; and a touch of coconut oil, which I find helps the waffle not stick, and creates a nice crispy outside. All of these are technically optional, but I recommend them.
This recipe will make a good number of waffle, depending on the size of your waffle maker. I found one waffle enough to fill me up all morning, since these are packed with protein and fiber! Pro tip: Freeze the rest, and heat up in your toaster for a quick breakfast another time.
As always, please tag me and use #granoladiaries in your creations. Looking forward to some more delicious #WaffleWednesdays!
- 1 C oats
- 1 C Cottage Cheese
- 4 egg whites + 2 eggs*
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ - 1 tsp coconut oil
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of vanilla (about ½ tsp)
- Optional add ins: berries, coconut, chocolate chips, nuts...
Blend all ingredients in blender until combined. Stir in add-ins, if using. Let rest for ~10 minutes to thicken, while you heat your waffle maker. Make according to your waffle maker's directions!
*NOTES: Feel free to play with the ratio of eggs to egg whites, as long as your liquids measure to ~1 cup! I personally find the above ratio works best.