Low Calorie Birthday Cake Protein Waffle Recipe (with 40 grams of protein)


Adding cake batter extract to my classic protein waffle recipe is a game-changer. Get this waffle recipe and start your day with 40 grams of protein!

Not gonna lie- I LOVE PROTEIN WAFFLES! These are so much tastier than pancakes made with protein powder, even when it comes from the same recipe. Somehow, the pancakes get a bit rubbery, but the waffles turn out for me, every. single. time.

birthday cake flavored protein waffles 1 with 40 g protein

But as waffles, the exact same recipe can be so good. Plus, they are healthy for you!

These waffles are 206 calories, 40 g protein, 9 g carbs, 1 gram fat, and 2 WeightWatchers Points

Are protein waffles good for weight loss

Counting calories and eating less is how you lose weight. So, even traditional waffles can fit into your diet and you will be able to lose weight. (see my weight loss story here)

Where waffles become a problem for weight loss, is that they can be so tasty, it’s hard to control your portions.

Toppings can also contribute to extra calories that would make it difficult to stay in your calorie range for weight loss. With syrup, butter, chocolate, or other toppings, it can easily get out of hand.

And finally, a traditional recipe for waffles contains little or no protein, which can leave you hungry more quickly than if you included some protein with your breakfast.

Can I add protein powder to my waffle recipes

You can add regular protein powder to any waffle recipe! I like to start with a tablespoon, and make sure the consistency is still good for waffle batter, and it has always turned out great. You barely notice a difference, I promises.

Ingredients in homemade birthday cake protein waffles

For this waffle, I used my classic recipe and only made one swap- I switched cake batter extract for vanilla extract. You can find cake batter extract in the baking aisle, with all the other extracts. McCormick has one here, as I’m sure other brands might have one as well.

I used the Optimum Nutrition vanilla protein powder to get the calories and macros for this. You can use your own vanilla protein powder, but then you might need to recalculate the calories and macros based on your nutrition label.

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Birthday Cake Protein Waffles

Birthday cake protein waffles! 40 g of protein.I made the same waffles I normally make, except swapped cake batter extract for The almond extract.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: Birthday Cake Protein Waffle
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 206cal
Author: Amy Roskelley




  • Whisk all ingredients together.
  • Pour onto waffle iron, well sprayed with nonstick cooking spray
  • Cook until done.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 206cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 1g
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Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Protein Waffles
Serving Size
1 waffle
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Hi Amy,
    Thank you for all the recipes and encouragement. You have helped my hubby and I lose 11 pounds each!! We have never made waffles before and would like to know if your recipe for Cake batter waffles makes just one waffle.

    Thank you, you go girl!!!

    1. Linda!! Thank you so much for sharing. That is awesome that you guys have lost 11 lbs! I love it!And yes, 1 serving.  I calculated the calories based on eating the entire thing.  So, 200 calories no matter what size your waffles are.
      Keep me posted on your progress!

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