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Chocolate fudge protein waffles topped with strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce for a protein packed, good-for-you, and delicious breakfast or dessert!
Looking at these waffles, would you think they are good for you? Probably not, but they are, and they taste awesome too. Which I think can be a challenging combination.
I remember growing up my parents would experiment with good for you foods, and sometimes those experiments were a success, and sometimes they went wrong, horribly, horribly, wrong! Today I tried something new, and it went right. Oh so deliciously and totally right!
I have been looking for new ways to increase protein intake in my son’s life. You may remember this Dirty Monkey protein shake that uses tofu in it. He is a picky eater, and tends to stick to carbs. He loves oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, cucumbers, and fresh fruit.
We load up on the good stuff wherever we can, but I have been looking for ways to get protein into the foods he already likes. Hence the protein waffles! I have a friend who is a fitness competitor, Nathalie at RockYourFitness, and she makes protein waffles all the time.
I was at Target and saw the EAS® Lean 15™ Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder and thought it would make a really fun protein dessert waffle, that my kids would love, and I would too. So I called up my friend and asked for some tips for making them.
It took me about 4 batches to get the consistency I wanted, and to have them turn out just right, but you guys, they are so amazing. I can’t say it enough. I loved them. My son LOVED them. And everyone else did too. It was a total success story.
And any success that helps get protein into my kid’s diet is one I can celebrate. In addition to my kids, my husband has been training for a marathon, and so he too needs to up his protein intake as his activity levels have been increasing. This is a great way for him to do that as well.
The body uses protein in pretty much every function, from building to repairing tissues, to making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, as well as skin and blood.
Kids need protein for proper brain function, and to do well in school, but most traditional breakfast foods are severely lacking in it. So adding protein to breakfast can actually help kick start their brains and get them learning and retaining better.
Protein also helps the body to maintain a healthy weight, which is something I need. The body does not store protein like it does fats and carbohydrates, so it has to come from your daily diet.
Those who are very active, like my husband, often find themselves lacking in protein, and needing ways meet their protein needs. EAS Whey Protein Powder is a simple, effective way for active individuals to meet their protein needs.
In other words, our whole family needed a way to add extra protein, and these waffles are our solution!
And with these waffles, you can use the EAS protein supplement in a fun way that isn’t yet another protein shake. It is a great addition to an already-healthy lifestyle.
This waffle uses whey protein, eggs, some stevia (to sweeten), and some oat flour. It is amazing! And right now, in the April 26th Ad in Circular (online and in-store) you can get 10% off the entire EAS line, and from April 19th – May 23rd there is a 5% Cartwheel offer on any EAS item. Which means you can get this awesome protein for less!
Chocolate Fudge Protein Waffles
- 7 egg whites
- 1 tsp Stevia
- 2 scoops EAS® Lean 15™ Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup oats ground into flour
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh made whipped cream 4 ounces whipping cream, 1/2 tsp Stevia, blend until desired consistency is reached, about 30 seconds
- Chocolate sauce optional
- Beat 7 egg whites in a mixer on high for about 45 seconds.
- Grind oats in a blender until they are a flour, then add oat flour, Stevia, and EAS® Lean 15™ Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder to the mixer
- Mix for another 2 minutes or so while you are heating your waffle iron
- Pour approximately 1/2 cup batter into sprayed waffle iron
- Cook 4-6 minutes until puffy and desired crispiness is reached.
*For crunchier waffles, let cook longer
***Only fill iron about 1/2 way so that it does not puff up and spill over.
***Beating your eggs longer will result in airier, lighter, puffier waffles
****You can use as little as 1/4 cup oat flour and achieve great results. I opted for 1/2 cup so they would be more filling, and a thicker, heavier consistency, which is what we like.
***** Top with warmed nut butters for even more protein and a healthier topping alternative.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Protein is not just shakes, bars, and supplement pills any more, there are so many fun ways to incorporate protein powders into your recipes. So head to Target and pick some up, and be sure to check out the Target recipe page with more EAS Whey Protein Powder recipes. Which is your favorite? How will YOU do more with protein?
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