Curious about leveling up your breakfast game? I was, too, so I experimented with Ghost Protein Powder in my Protein Belgian Waffles. Spoiler alert: the results were unexpected—in the best way possible. Stick around to find out how you can make this game-changing breakfast treat.
And yes, to answer your burning question, these are Whey Protein Belgian Waffles, but they can be converted to Plant-Based Protein Waffles, which means the same recipe with a few different ingredients, and you have Protein-Enhanced Belgian Waffles!
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My Protein Belgian Waffles Journey
I’m a waffle aficionado, but let’s face it: traditional waffles aren’t exactly protein powerhouses. And when you’re trying to lose weight like me, hitting those protein goals is crucial. So, what’s a waffle lover to do? Get creative, that’s what!
I took one of my go-to waffle recipes and gave it a protein-packed makeover. I was bracing myself for a culinary disaster—a waffle brick, if you will. But guess what? The result was nothing short of spectacular. Seriously, it was the best damn waffle I’ve ever had.
- they are soft inside but crunchy outside
- they reheat well
- the ingredients are easy to find
- Gain a protein in your diet while eating your favorite food!
Since that fateful day, I’ve been on a protein waffle spree, experimenting with various flavors. But today, I’m sharing a version that uses Ghost Protein Powder (Cinnabon Flavor) because, let’s face it, this stuff flies off the shelves.
So why not start with a winner, right? From there, the high-protein Belgian waffle world is your oyster!
Why Protein Powder (Ghost Protein Powder)?
Hold onto your spatulas! We’re about to shake up the Belgian waffle game. Ever thought about adding protein powder to your waffles? No?
Well, you’re in for a treat. Not only does protein help with muscle repair and growth, but it also keeps you full for longer. But here’s the twist: you have choices!
Whey protein, derived from milk, offers a creamy texture and is packed with essential amino acids. It’s a go-to for many fitness enthusiasts.
On the other hand, plant protein powder, often sourced from peas, rice, or hemp, provides a vegan-friendly alternative without compromising on protein quality.
Now, about the flavors—while I’ve crafted my recipe using GHOST Protein Powder, known for its incredible taste in everyday protein shakes, you can explore various flavors in whey and plant-based options.
From rich chocolate to fruity blends, a flavor suits every palate.
GHOST Protein Powder is my secret weapon. It’s like giving your waffles a superpower. Seriously, it’s a game-changer.
The Original Non Protein Belgian Waffle Recipe I Converted
Alright, let’s start with the basics. Here’s the OG Belgian waffle recipe we’re all familiar with. You know, the one that’s already pretty darn good?
It has all the basics but does not have the amped amount of protein! BOOOOOO!
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Large Eggs, Separated
- Vegetable Oil
- Vanilla Extract
The Game Plan To Convert Belgian Waffles to Protein Belgian Waffles
So, how do we take our kick-ass waffles to the next level? Enter GHOST Protein Powder. But wait, we can’t just dump it in and hope for the best. Oh no, we’ve got a strategy!
- Protein Powder: First, decide how much you add. A scoop usually weighs in at around 30 grams.
- Flour Adjustment: We’re cutting back on the flour here, folks. You’ll find out exactly how much in the recipe card below. (Yeah, I’m making you work for it!)
- Liquid Balance: Protein powder is thirsty stuff. Add a bit more milk to keep things smooth.
- Egg Whites: Whip them till they’re stiff, then fold them in last for that cloud-like texture we all crave.
- Mixing: Stir, but don’t overdo it. We’re making waffles, not bread.
The Basic Belgian Waffle Converted With Ghost Protein Powder
Ready for the pièce de résistance?
Here’s the new and improved recipe featuring our star player, GHOST Protein Powder.
You’ll have to check out the recipe card below for the exact measurements. Yeah, I’m such a tease, but trust me, it’s worth the click because the waffles packed with protein are easy and delish!
- All Purpose Flour (reduced)
- GHOST Protein Powder
- Baking Powder
- Large Eggs, Separated
- Vegetable Oil
- Milk (plus a little extra)
- Vanilla Extract
FAQs Belgian Waffles With Ghost Protein Powder
Can I use any brand of protein powder?
While I’m partial to GHOST Protein Powder, you can experiment with other brands. Just keep an eye on the texture and adjust the liquid as needed.
Can I make these waffles vegan?
Absolutely! Swap out the eggs for a flaxseed egg and use almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk. And Make sure to USE the VEGAN Protein Powder (even GHOST Brand Vegan)
How do I store leftover waffles?
Cool them completely, then store in an airtight container. They’ll last in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Can I double or triple the Belgian Waffles with Protein recipe?
Go for it! If you’ve got a hungry crowd or want to meal prep, this recipe scales up beautifully.
What to Serve These Protein-Packed Waffles With
So you’ve made these bomb waffles packed with protein, but what do you pair them with?
Here are some killer combos:
- Fresh Berries: A classic choice that adds a burst of natural sweetness and color.
- Greek Yogurt: For an extra protein kick and a tangy contrast.
- Nut Butter: Almond, peanut, or cashew butter drizzled on top can be heavenly.
- Bacon or Sausage: Because sometimes, you need some savory goodness.
- Smoothies: Keep the health train going with a fruit or green smoothie on the side.
- Scrambled egg Whites: protein and clean
Fuel Your Day with Protein Power
Here’s the kicker: did you know that including protein in your breakfast can actually help you burn more calories throughout the day? That’s right! These protein Belgian waffles are not just delicious; they’re a secret weapon for your metabolism.
Now, it’s your turn to power up your mornings. Try this recipe, and don’t forget to customize it with your favorite protein powder flavor—whether it’s the creamy richness of whey or the plant-based goodness of your choice.
Share your waffle adventures with us!
Leave a comment below about your protein-packed breakfast escapades and spread the love by sharing this recipe with your fellow breakfast enthusiasts. Your day just got a whole lot better!
So, what are you waiting for? Get that waffle iron hot, and let’s get cooking! 🍽️ ~Dana XO
Recipe For: Ghost Protein Powder Protein Belgian Waffles
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour (reduced from 2 ¼ cups)
- 1 scoop GHOST Protein Powder (about 1/4 cup or 30 grams)
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 3 tablespoons Sugar Or Sugar substitute)
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (like cinnamon? add more)
- 2 Large Eggs, Separated (you'll use the egg white and the yolk)
- ½ cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract ( i use 2 just saying...)
- Mix the dry ingredients: flour, protein powder, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients: egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until mixed.
- In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
Cook time will vary from waffle maker to waffle maker, and prep time will vary from person to person. I can prep the waffles in under 5 minutes in our kitchen, and I am sure you can, too. This is not a complicated recipe.
Reduce cook time to get softer waffles or increase to get more firm waffles.
Do not overcook, or the Belgian waffles will be dry
**Once you have made them, if you cover them with a bowl on a cooling rack, they will get a tad soggy; if you have a warming draw and cover with foil, they will do the same.
We suggest not covering and eating as made or reheating in the toaster on a light setting if you like a crispy exterior and soft interior.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g
DanaVento.Com is not a dietician or nutritionist; any nutritional information shared is simply an estimate. Use a nutritional calculator if you need exact estimates of nutrition, and note that the brands you use in your recipe may differ slightly or significantly from those brands of items you use, creating a variance in nutritional content.