Now this recipe is full of protein from the protein powder and eggs, and full of fiber from the coconut flour.
We used a brown rice protein powder that we got from the local health food store mixed with coconut flour. We know many of you have wanted us to do more recipes using coconut flour. And we have been working hard to provide some more recipes using coconut flour.
These past few days we have studied all different types of waffle recipes. We have researched the history of waffles and what makes a waffle different from a pancake. Do you know the difference?
We found some sites saying there really is no difference besides the look of them. But then there were sites that said waffles usually have more oil or fat in them to help get them crispy compared to a soft pancake. We also learned that some recipes said to whisk the egg whites separate from the egg yolks as this will help in the texture of the waffle. So we gave that technique a try and we liked it.
What do you think? Is there a big difference between waffles and pancakes?
Basically what we were looking for in our waffle recipe was:
- very easy to make.
- tasted great.
- few ingredients.
- light and a little spongy texture.
We feel this recipe meets all those requirements.
This protein powder waffle we feel can be used with any protein powder of your liking. But like we have mentioned many times before, different protein powders will react differently in the recipe. Though any protein powder should work!
Our waffles definitely had a brown rice protein flavor to it. We have not been the biggest fans of this particular brown rice protein powder (NutriBiotic vegan rice protein vanilla flavored), which we have been using in our trails lately. The reason we tried this brand was because a few of you mentioned to us on facebook about using a different protein powder to bake with rather than Sunwarrior and Vega as they are more expensive. As this particular brand is cheaper.
We are really excited to try this recipe out next time with this protein powder. We did not add any special flavorings as we wanted a BASIC vanilla waffle recipe before we started to play around with flavors. It took us 3 different recipes to get to the one we are satisfied with.
We hope you all enjoy! We sure have been eating waffles like crazy around here.
pure2raw recipe: Basic Protein Powder Waffles (gluten free, soy free, peanut free, low in sugar)
tools: waffle maker (or could try them as pancakes)
makes; 4 large waffles
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup protein powder (we used brown rice protein powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Erythritol sugar (or any sugar, if you want to use stevia we recommend about 10-15 drops)
- 1/2 cup coconut based buttermilk (we make our own)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
- 3 eggs
Pre-heat your waffle maker.
In a large bowl place your coconut flour, protein powder and baking soda. Whisk till combined.
Next separate you egg yolks from your egg whites. Place your egg yolks into your dry ingredients along with your coconut oil and buttermilk, and stir.
In a separate bowl place your egg whites and whisk for about a minute or so. Then carefully fold in your egg whites into your waffle battle and whisk till combined. By this time your waffle maker should be ready to go. Scoop the waffle batter into the hot waffle maker. Set your waffle maker to whatever setting you like (we did ours in the middle) and let the waffles cook till the maker beeps to let you know they are done. Pop the waffles out of waffle maker onto a plate.
Topping ideas: coconut oil, maple syrup, honey, whipped cream, butter or whatever you like on your waffles.
Hope everyone enjoys our take on gluten free coconut flour protein waffles. They are not your average waffle, but we found them to be amazing. Okay maybe we are biased of our recipes, but we have enjoyed these protein waffles for about 5 days in a row now. These protein waffles have become our pre-workout meal. YUM!
Now go make yourself some high protein coconut waffles. We feel these beat any store bought waffle.
Twins Question: What is your favorite meal of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner? or maybe brunch or dessert?
P.S. we are still working on our vegan waffle recipe…a little too crumbly
till next time,