There’s something comforting and amazing about a good Belgian-style waffle, especially on a chilly day.
Or a weekend morning. Or, really, any time of the day.
And although traditional Belgian waffles that you can get at any normal breakfast restaurant have a ridiculous amount of sugar in them (especially when you add a heaping portion of whipped cream on top), waffles are not inherently an unhealthy choice. In fact, they can be really healthy. Especially when they’re packed with good stuff like pumpkin, oats, and flax seeds like these ones are.
Give this healthy pumpkin protein waffle recipe a try next time you’re craving waffles:
3/4 cup egg whites
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup old fashioned oats or quick oats
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Blend everything together so that there are no remaining chunks.
Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Top with nut butter, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, fruit, or whatever you like. Eat up!
Macros per 1/3 recipe
Total calories: 135