Every once and awhile I get to wanting something I just don't eat anymore—usually..
When this happens; sometimes, just sometimes, I'll get creative and try to figure on how in creation I can achieve this without regretting almost immediately indulging in a treat of this kind..
Of course when I say this kind; what I'm referring too, as you can see from the photos, is nothing short of a stack of protein packed "Belgian Waffles" with "Gelato" and "Whipped Cream"
Today I was successful (though that's not always the case when trying a new technique) by using a mix of protein powder, flapjacked pancake mix, egg & egg whites, stevia, coconut oil, vanilla & almond extracts, cinnamon and almond milk..
An with a little wrangling, and a very short amount of time, I was able to create perfectly fluffy and delicious waffles..
Topped with a little low fat, no churn chocolate protein gelato made with cool whip and finished with whipped coconut cream—this delectably tasty dish was just full of protein, with none of the heavy carb regrets..
Definitely happy with this for a little "Breakfast for Dinner" after hitting the gym; because it was,
most assuredly, oh so "Definitely Delish"
"Protein Packed Waffles"
2 scoops of Protein Powder (I use Quest Baking Protein-Unflavored)
1/4 cup FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix (Any protein pancake mix, or gluten free substitute can be used)
2 Eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
1 teaspoon Sweetener (stevia, truvia, splenda, etc)
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil, liquified
Natural Cooking Spray
See Notes for Options & Additions
1. Pre-heat waffle maker on medium high temperature. (Temperature and time may need adjustment due to differences in waffle makers)
2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a deep bowl with whisk adding any additional dry ingredients such as cinnamon..
3. Add cool liquid coconut oil (if heated to melt or another oil substitute), eggs, Almond milk, vanilla & Almond extracts..
4. Whisk ingredients together adding additional tablespoons of Almond milk if necessary and the batter was too dry. Let sit for a minute..
5. Using a spatula, gently fold any optional ingredients such as mini chocolate chips, blueberries or diced banana if so desired..
6. Spray the inside of your waffle maker with natural oil sprays (I use Pompeian brand natural grapeseed or coconut oils with no propellants)
7. Pour 1/4 to a 1/2 cup (depending on size) of batter out onto your waffle maker and close lid..
8. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and check. (Some waffle makers are cooler on top like mine, so halfway through I'll flip my waffle with help of a small rubber spatula) Cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, till done..
9. Repeat with remaining batter till all waffles are finished..
10. Top with your choice of toppings or additions and enjoy..
1. Mix and match add ins such as more vanilla extract and blueberries, banana extract and diced banana, mini chocolate chips, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice—use your imagination..
2. When I'm looking for extra protein on gym day I will substitute out some Almond milk for additional egg whites (or carton egg beaters) I'll add the 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of carton egg beater eggs (or more) and then add Almond milk till a nice batter like consistency is reached..
3. Toppings can include butter (or substitute, I use Olio light spread) pure maple syrup (or low sugar substitute), homemade whipped cream, fat free gelato (I make a fat free, naturally sweetened protein gelato) or a scoop of "Halo Top" Protein ice cream (which I love, yum)—fresh fruit, preserves or a variety of other options can be added, it's all about personal tastes..