Introducing the ultimate breakfast sensation: our mouthwatering Fluffy Banana Protein Waffles! If you’ve been on the hunt for a morning meal that combines heavenly fluffiness with a delightful crispiness, your search ends here.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe!
- These waffles pack a great amount of protein without having a lot of calories!
- Pair them with some all natural peanut butter and maple syrup and they’ll leave you feeling energized and full instead of sluggish like most waffles.
- These waffles are not only a breeze to whip up but also an absolute crowd-pleaser, making them the perfect treat to share with family and friends.
- Get ready to awaken your taste buds to a delightful fusion of ripe bananas and protein-packed goodness that will have everyone at the breakfast table singing your culinary praises.
- Banana – You don’t need to use brown bananas, as long as the bananas are soft and able to be mashed, that will work.
- Protein Powder – You can use any flavour you like, my personal preference is Premier Protein, Vanilla Milkshake.
- Milk – I used 2% in this recipe, but you can swap out for any kind you like, even plant based options.
- Toppings – To keep it high protein, I like to melt 1 tablespoon of all natural peanut butter with maple syrup for a sweet addition.
- Oil – I use olive oil but you can swap out for whatever type of oil you have at home.
Steps to Make
For more details, see the recipe card below.
It’s very important that you preheat your waffle iron before you start mixing. Putting together the recipe takes under 10 minutes, so you want to make sure that the waffle iron is ready to go. In a ziplock bag or a bowl, take your one banana and mash it with a fork. I prefer to do this in a ziplock bag so not a lot of air gets in and oxidizes the bananas.
In a mixing bowl add the all-purpose flour, protein powder, milk and banana, don’t stir quite yet. Set aside and get your egg white mixture ready.
You will want to make sure that you have at least one glass bowl to mix your egg whites. The other bowl for your ingredients can be any type you have, or another glass bowl.
Egg whites tend to whip up better in a glass bowl in my experience. You’ll crack two eggs into your glass bowl, make sure you don’t get the yolk in there. The egg whites will help to make your waffle lighter and crispier.
With a hand mixer, turn it on low-medium (depending on the speed of your mixer – my low setting is insanely fast). Whip the two egg whites until they start to form a white wave/meringue texture. This usually takes about 2 minutes. Set the egg white mixture aside.
Now that you have all your ingredients, take your first bowl with the flour mixture and start to stir it together. After a few stirs with your spatula you should start to see the protein powder and flour mix into the liquid. Now add in the whipped egg whites.
Stir all your ingredients together, pulling the ingredients from the bottom to the top with your spatula until everything is just combined. Now that you have your ingredients ready, open your waffle maker, using a silicone brush, brush your oil across the top and bottom.
Now pour about 1/4 cup of your waffle mix in, close the waffle maker and time it for about 6 minutes. Cooking time and amount of mixture will vary based on the size of your waffle maker. I’ve included the waffle maker that I use below!
Once the waffle looks golden brown and crispy, remove it gently with a silicone spatula. Leave them on a wire rack to cool, this will help prevent them from getting dense.
If you want to keep them warm and crispy, place them in the oven at a low temperature (about 200 degrees F). Place them directly on the wire rack of your oven to keep them nice and crispy until all your banana protein waffles are cooked.
Protein Powder: You can use any kind that you have, I do recommend Premier Protein as it is one of the few protein powders I have found that doesn’t have a bad after taste.
Tip #1: Before you start any mixing together I’ll just caution you that you don’t want to over mix your ingredients, this can lead to tough, chewy waffles. Your goal is to mix it until everything is just incorporated together. Meaning the flour and protein powder are in the liquid mixture and not anymore than that.
Tip #2: Your waffle maker should be very hot when you’re ready to cook. This will help to make the outside of your waffle crispy.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can swap in any kind of flour that you would like! I can’t guarantee that they will turn out exactly like these ones, but you certainly can try. You could also try whole wheat flour if you’re looking to increase the fibre in the recipe.
They have approximately 8 grams of protein per waffle (they’re mini-waffles using my waffle maker), and about 160 calories. This will vary based on the amount of protein powder you use, and the type.
You can add more protein powder. The recipe uses about 2 cups of flour and protein powder to 1 cup of liquid. So you could try increasing the protein powder and decreasing the flour, but this may change the texture. If you don’t want that to change, you can simply top with all natural peanut butter for added protein!
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Easy Banana Protein Waffles
- 1 Waffle Maker Individual Waffle Maker.
- 2 Mixing Bowls At least 1 Glass bowl
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Hand Mixer
- 1 Silicone brush
- 1.5 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 0.5 Cups Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 Egg whites
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1 tbsp Cooking oil
- In your regular mixing bowl (doesn't have to be a glass bowl) mix with the spatula the flour, protein powder.
- Start heating your waffle maker at this point, you want it to be extra hot when you're ready to put the waffle mix in.
- Put your two egg whites into a glass bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix them until they start to look like white waves. This usually takes about 2 minutes, you want 'stiff' egg whites. Meaning they hold their form when you remove the mixer.
- Add the milk, bananas and egg whites into the flour and protein powder mixture. Fold in the ingredients, only mix until everything is altogether. Don't over mix as this will make for tough chewy waffles. Just mix until there is no more loose flour mix.
- Once your waffle maker has heated up, spray with cooking oil, use the silicone brush to make sure it has spread all over the waffle maker inside.
- Place approximately 1/4 cup of the mixture, it should spread out, use the silicone brush to move it. Close the waffle maker.
- Cook each waffle for approximately 6 minutes (time will vary based on your waffle maker).
- Use the spatula to remove the waffles when they are done from the waffle maker.
- Top with maple syrup, melted all natural peanut butter, and crushed nuts of your choice!
- I like to use Premier Protein Vanilla MilkShake flavour for my protein powder but you can choose any kind you like.
- Make sure you are folding the liquids into your dry mixture not the other way around. If you do, you could collapse the egg whites which are there to give it a fluffy texture.
- You can use any type of milk you want, but a higher fat milk will lead to a richer flavour.
- I use olive oil, but any type of oil you prefer will work.