Healthy and delicious Cottage Cheese Protein Waffles are packed with protein and are made in just 2 simple steps using 5 simple ingredients. These waffles are a great alternative to traditional waffles, and are completely family-friendly. No one will even know they're eating cottage cheese, guaranteed!
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Start your day off right with these wholesome and delicious cottage cheese protein waffles. If you want to spice up the morning routine for the entire family while still keeping it simple and quick, this is the breakfast for you!
Cottage cheese waffles are packed with protein and will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. No one will be able to tell that these golden-brown nook and cranny filled waffles are made with oats, cottage cheese, and eggs. And if you don't have a waffle maker, no problem! Use this same recipe to make pancakes and fry them on the griddle as you would an oat milk pancake or almond milk pancake.
The best part about this waffle recipe is that you can have a completely guilt-free breakfast that is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. One waffle has 39 grams of protein.
To make these delicious, healthy cottage cheese protein waffles you need 5 simple ingredients that you likely have on hand.
Oats, cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract are all it takes to make these babies.
No, these are not ingredients found in the usual waffle recipes, but I promise that these cottage cheese waffles will taste just as good, if not better than waffles made with butter, milk, flour, and sugar!
Toppings for Cottage Cheese Waffles
I recommend making these protein-packed waffles even healthier by serving with yogurt and fruit. But of course, eat them topped with whatever you desire, whether it's fruit, butter, syrup, or whipped cream, or this delicious bacon jam recipe!
Cottage cheese waffle topping suggestions:
- nutella and sliced bananas
- nutella and sliced strawberries
- yogurt and blueberries/strawberries/raspberries
- butter and maple syrup
- whipped cream and sprinkles (for the kids!)
- peanut butter and banana
Oats. I find quick oats give a less gritty texture than old fashioned oats, so I use them. You can always use old fashioned oats if that's what you've got, but blend them a minute or so longer.
Sugar. I use white sugar. You can leave it out entirely or replace it with coconut or raw can sugar to make these cottage cheese waffles even more guilt-free.
Vanilla extract. Although I have never used anything in place of this, you can try almond extract.
Feel free to also add a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin spice seasoning for added goodness! Both are delicious, especially in the fall when pumpkin spice season has hit.
Cottage cheese waffles are made in just 2 steps.
- Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Heat a waffle maker, spray with cooking oil, and pour batter into the pan. Follow the instructions on your individual waffle maker to cook the waffles.
It typically takes about 3 minutes per waffle in my Belgian waffle maker, but this depends on how dark you want them.
We like our cottage cheese waffles a nice golden brown, right between the middle and max of the darkness setting.
Then serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy!
This recipe makes 3 large Belgian-style waffles, which is the kind of waffle maker I have. This kind of waffle maker makes giant waffles, and just 1 waffle should be enough for 1 person. Double, triple, or quadruple this recipe for your needs.
For my kids, I like to set up a "waffle bar" so they can make their waffles their way. Of course, they always prefer to eat more if they feel like they had a choice in their meals.
How to Store
Store leftover cottage cheese waffles in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two. Any longer than that and you should freeze them. They will be good for up to 6 months.
Cottage Cheese Waffles with Oats
- Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Preheat a waffle maker and spray with cooking oil. Fill the waffle maker with batter and cook according to waffle maker instructions, about 3-4 minutes per waffle.