What’s better than a protein waffle? A birthday cake protein waffle! Get this breakfast recipe, and start your day with 40 g of protein!
These waffles are 206 calories, 40 g protein, 9 g carbs, 1 gram fat, and 2 WeightWatchers Points
Why you should try Birthday Cake Protein Waffles
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.
But as waffles, the exact same recipe can be so good. Plus, they are healthy for you!
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 help you lose weight. (see my weight loss story here)
The problem with waffles is that they are so tasty. It’s hard to control your portions.
Toppings can also contribute to extra calories, making it difficult to stay in your calorie range for weight loss. With syrup, butter, chocolate, or other toppings, things 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 for 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. And just like that you go from regular waffles to birthday cake waffles!
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.
Hopefully you enjoy these birthday cake waffles as much as I do!
Birthday Cake Protein Waffles
- Whisk all ingredients together.
- Pour onto waffle iron, well sprayed with nonstick cooking spray
- Cook until done.
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