Grain Free Protein Waffles

We woke up one morning last week and had a rather rough start. Needless to say, breakfast didn't get started until an hour or so after the kids woke up. After a few deep breaths and prayer, I decided to make breakfast special to reset our day on the right foot. Even small pleasures can make all the difference with our moods. I decided pancakes would be a good start. Reaghan loves herself some waffles and pancakes, but this morning she requested they be in waffle form ;) 

Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog

I really just whipped some things together and came up with a recipe that was super yummy! These waffles are naturally sweet from the banana, so no syrup is needed. Topping with fresh (or frozen and thawed!) berries is an easy way to make them fun for the kids without any syrup. 

Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog
Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog

These waffles are very filling, because they use so many eggs + contain protein powder! The use of almond and coconut flour also add a good amount of healthy fats and fiber to fill you up. I only ate two and was pretty full! 

Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog
Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog
Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog
Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 banana (freckled with brown spots) 
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional but we love the extra protein!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • Cooking spray 

Instructions

  1. Turn on waffle iron to start heating up.
  2. Blend all ingredients EXCEPT the coconut flour in a blender until smooth. 
  3. Add the coconut flour and blend again. 
  4. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour about a 1/2 cup of batter onto iron. Close and cook fully according to your iron's guidelines. 
  5. Serve with a generous helping of berries and enjoy!

Notes: Makes 4 big waffles (1/2 cup of batter in iron) or 8 smaller waffles (1/4 cup batter). I can eat 2 small waffles with some eggs and be full! 

Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog
Grain Free Protein Waffles // Natasha Red Blog

What is your go-to meal to make things special for your family?