I am so excited to share today's Vegan Protein Waffles Recipe with you guys! These healthy gluten-free waffles are my favorite breakfast treat, because they're easy to make and so delicious! Made with only 5 simple ingredients, and no added sugar, these vegan waffles are guaranteed to be a regular in your kitchen.
Best plant Based Protein For Vegan Protein Waffles:
If you've ever made one of my sweet breakfast recipes before, you're probably familiar with PlantFusion. I talk about them all the time. They make the best vegan protein powders. Whenever I am looking at food products, there are three things I look for.
First and most important: taste. If a product doesn't taste good, I'm not going to enjoy it. It's as simple as that. I've tried so many protein powders, and I can promise you that PlantFusion is absolutely delicious. Their basic chocolate and vanilla flavors are amazing, but there "fun" flavors are next level. My all-time favorite flavor is the Chocolate Caramel Complete Meal.
Second, their products are free of all the bad stuff and can be trusted. They have their Purity Promise which means: their products are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and certified Non-GMO, and they also committed to being free of soy, rice, eggs, nuts, fish, tree nuts, shellfish, artificial flavors and colors.
Last, but not least, there is a product for every need. Unlike a lot of protein companies who just have one line, PlantFusion has a variety of powders that are all created to assist with different goals. I love this so much, because protein is a supplement created to help you reach certain goals, and it shouldn't be a "one size fits all" thing.
As always, my PlantFusion discount code: "NATURALVEGAN" gets you 25% off your entire purchase!
Ingredients For These Vegan Protein Waffles:
- Oat Flour - Oat flour is one of my absolute favorite gluten-free flours. It's light and fluffy and has a mild flavor that pairs well with everything. Don't bother buying pre-made oat flour. To make homemade oat flour, simply add the oats to a blender and blend for about 30 seconds. You should be left with a fine powder.
- PlantFusion Vanilla Complete Protein - Any plant based protein will work, but this specific line from PlantFusion consistently works the best for these Vegan Protein Waffles. It's smooth and creamy, and doesn't have a strong protein taste like a lot of other brands. The smoothness helps to make these waffles nice and fluffy. As always, my code: "NATURALVEGAN" gets you 25% off your PlantFusion purchase!
- Baking Powder - This is what makes these waffles nice and fluffy and prevents them from being too dense. You can also use baking soda, but if you use baking soda, be sure to add equal amounts of apple cider vinegar.
- Soy Milk - Any plant based milk will work, buy I find that soy milk works best for these waffles. It has a higher fat content than other plant based milks, which helps keep the waffles moist.
- Vanilla Extract - This is completely optional since the protein powder already gives these waffles a vanilla flavor. However if you're like me and absolutely love the taste of vanilla, feel free to add some more. I always use Mexican vanilla, because the flavor is simply unmatched.
- Vegan Yogurt - I love topping my vegan waffles with vegan yogurt, because it reminds me a lot of whipped cream. It's obviously less sweat, which I prefer, because I top the waffles off with syrup. Some of my favorite whole foods plant based vegan yogurt brands are: Kite Hill, CocoJune, Harmless Harvest, and the Sprouts generic brand coconut yogurt.
- Fresh Fruit - You can top these Vegan Protein Waffles with any fresh fruit you like. I personally love the combination of strawberries and bananas (basic, I know!).
- Maple Syrup or Date Syrup - These are both great plant based sweeteners. I use both frequently, but I prefer date syrup on these waffles.
How To Make These Vegan Protein Waffles:
These Vegan Protein Waffles are super easy to make. All you will need is a large bowl, a waffle maker, and some pan spray (if using a non toxic non stick, disregard the spray).
Begin by combining dry ingredients together. Whisk them together to ensure there are no chunks (you can also sift them together for best results). Add the soy milk and vanilla extract and mix until everything is smooth and there's no clumps.
Pour the batter into the waffle maker and close until it says it's done. Do not open until it is completely done, or else you will rip the waffle in half. Once done, remove with a fork and top with vegan yogurt, fresh fruit, and maple, or date syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Are My Vegan Protein Waffles Dry?
If you've made homemade waffles before, you may have run into the issue of them being too dry. This is common for waffles made from scratch, because they do not have all the fillers and stabilizers that pre-made mixes have. There's a couple reasons why your protein waffles may be coming oout dry.
First, take a look at the protein powder that you are using. This can greatly effect the flavor and moisture level of the waffles. If the powder is chalky, or grainy tasting, you will end up with dry pancakes. This is why I strongly recommend using PlantFusion protein powders, because they are super creamy, fine, and smooth.
Second, make sure that you are using the right kind of plant based milk. There are so many different types of plant based milk all with unique macronutrients. To make it even more confusing, the macronutrients can vary by brand. All of these factors can effect recipes. I recommend using a plant based milk that is has a higher fat content like unsweetened soy, or coconut milk. I used the Silk unsweetened soy milk for reference.
Last, but not least, make sure to use the proper toppings. This is another reason why I love topping my waffles with vegan yogurt, because it makes them super moist and creamy.
Does Heating Protein Powder Destroy It?
Protein powder is a a lightly processed food, that is usually made up of a variety of ingredients. The ingredients added to protein powder are usually superfoods and other nutrient dense ingredients. This sparks the question if protein powder can be heated? Heating food can definitely effect the nutritional value, so it makes sense to wonder this about protein powder.
The good news is that heating protein powder doesn't destroy it, or ruin the health benefits. Heating it does cause some changes, and the structure changes, but it is still perfectly healthy to consume.
Which Protein Is Best For Protein Is Best Weight Loss?
If you've never used protein powder before, there's a couple things you need to look out for, especially if you are looking for a weight loss protein powder. First, make sure that you are using a plant based/vegan protein powder, and not a whey protein powder. Why is made from cow's milk, and contains a protein casein, which has been linked to a variety of diseases and health problems.
Second, make sure that there is no refined sugar in the protein powder. Many protein powders contain refined sugars. These refined sugars spike blood sugar, which can lead to weight gain.
Last, but not least, if your goal is weight loss look for a vegan protein powder that is completely oil-free. Oil adds unnecessary calories and fat, which can also lead to weight gain.
This is why my go-to is always PlantFusion. They make the best healthy vegan protein powder that is free of all the bad stuff, and full of the good stuff.
Related High Protein Vegan Breakfast Recipes:
- Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats
- Protein Brownie Pancakes
- Blueberry Protein Pancakes
- Chocolate Caramel Chia Seed Protein Pudding
Vegan Protein Waffles
- 2 cups oat flour
- 2 scoops PlantFusion Vanilla Complete Protein
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups soy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- vegan yogurt
- maple syrup
- Date syrup
- Begin by mixing or sifting the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients together and mix until smooth.
- Pour onto the greased waffle maker and cook for full duration.
- Once done, remove from the waffle maker and top with vegan yogurt, fresh fruit, and maple, or date syrup.
Loving these protein packed waffles! They are so good!!
These protein waffles were so good! We had them for breakfast today and its way past noon, and I am still not hungry; they were super filling and easy on my stomach at the same time!
These are so delicious and the perfect breakfast!
I haven't made waffles for simply ages. Now I can't wait to try some using your protein powder. Such a good idea to get a bit of extra nutrition in.
These vegan protein waffles are so tasty ... thanks for the great recipe!
A delicious breakfast recipe
These protein waffles turned out amazing! So tasty and was a great way to start off the day!
First time using protein powder to make waffles and it totally works! Thanks for the recipe!
Great idea to add protein powder to waffles. They were easy to make and tasted delicious.
I have been looking for a vegan protein waffle recipe that didn’t taste chalky. This one was perfect
These waffles are the absolute best! Such a great way to start off the day!