Protein Waffle Recipe

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks
Protein Waffle on a plate with butter

Sneak in some nutrition and power through your day with a plate of perfectly-portioned Protein Waffles! Dig your fork into this fluffy and flavorful breakfast, which features simple staples like whole wheat pastry flour, eggs, Greek yogurt and honey. Plus, we add a secret ingredient to pump up the protein in this satisfying morning meal!

If you’re searching for a hearty yet healthy breakfast, this Protein Waffle recipe is here to save the day. It provides the classic waffle taste that you know and love, while also providing a healthy dose of protein in each tasty serving. How do you make waffles that are high in protein yet still delicious, you ask? The secret is your favorite protein powder!

Protein powder blends into the waffle batter perfectly, and the waffles will take on whichever flavor you choose. If you’ve got a hankering for a classic waffle with vanilla undertones, then choose a vanilla protein powder. Craving chocolate? Try the recipe with chocolate protein powder!

While you can use any protein powder that you have on hand, we’d like to recommend our favorite: Try making this recipe with the Nutrisystem Protein Shake Mix! It comes in both Sweet Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge flavors, so you can choose your favorite. Click here to stock up on protein powder! >

How to Make Protein Waffles

Protein Waffles Preparing this protein waffle recipe is super easy and only requires seven simple ingredients. You’ll need a waffle iron to get the perfect waffle shape.

Get started by preheating your waffle iron and grab a large mixing bowl. Mix together the dry ingredients, including whole wheat pastry flour, protein powder and baking powder. In another bowl, mix together the eggs, unsweetened almond milk, nonfat plain Greek yogurt and honey. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to form your waffle batter 

Now that your batter is ready, it’s time to get cooking! Pour some of the batter into the waffle iron and let it cook until crispy. Repeat with the remaining batter, spraying the waffle iron with nonstick spray between each batch. You should end up with six equal-sized waffles. 

Healthy Hacks

Clocking in at 215 calories per waffle, this healthy breakfast fits perfectly into your Nutrisystem plan. It’s a great Flex breakfast and can be logged as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel in your NuMi app journal.

If you need another PowerFuel to complete your Flex breakfast, these waffles are the perfect base to add one to. Drizzle on some warm nut butter or add a sprinkle of chopped nuts. You could also enjoy them with a side of low-sodium turkey sausage, low-fat yogurt or a glass of skim milk. Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more ideas! >

Even More Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Fill up your weight loss menu with delicious and nutritious breakfasts! The Leaf Weight Loss Blog is full of breakfast inspiration and ideas to fuel your day. Check out some of our favorite morning meals below:

No time for cooking? No problem! Nutrisystem delivers perfectly portioned breakfasts directly to your door. (We even have Buttermilk Waffles on the menu!) Learn more about our weight loss plans >

Servings: 6 (1 serving = 1 waffle)

Calories per Serving: 215

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup protein powder (or extra flour)


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, protein powder and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the eggs, yogurt, milk and honey.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour about 1/6 of batter into the waffle iron. Cook until crispy.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter, spraying waffle iron with nonstick spray between each batch.
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