Need something green to make for St. Patrick’s Day? Why not try out this naturally green protein waffle! It may not be the vibrant green food coloring you’re used too, but it’s packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants to make up for it. It’s also clean, vegan and gluten free depending on what type of protein powder you use. The recipe is easily adjustable for however many waffles you need, too! So go grab your waffle iron and get waffling!
Huge news! Ok, maybe not for you, but for me I am SUPER excited because I finally have a replacement waffle maker! Remember my (ok maybe a bit pathetic) post about the day I found out my waffle maker broke? (If not, feel free to read this ?humorous, albeit sad account of that morning here).
You may be saying to yourself, ” That happened so long ago. Why has it taken so many months for you to finally replace it?”. To answer that thoughtful question I will say this. It was very close to Christmas (relatively speaking) and was hoping to get it replaced as a gift, especially since I was told by one of my aunt’s that it would be a good Christmas gift. True. However, that holiday came and went and not a waffle maker in sight.
No matter, I thought, I’ll just go out and get one. Well, that didn’t really happen. You see, I was banished to the middle of nowhere for my rotation and was away for the past few months, AGAIN. (Ok, maybe banished isn’t quite the right word, but it was 3 and a half hours away so it wasn’t like it was easy to get back and forth. ANNNNDDD it was in the middle of nowhere, so there).
OK, ok maybe a bit dramatic. However, I was put up in this super old, somewhat creepy house in the middle of nowhere (If you want to hear about the first night I spent there, let me know and I’ll tell you about it. Scary (in my mind), but also quite funny).
Needless to say, I did not acquire a waffle maker while there. Actually, I didn’t get one myself at all. Turns out one randomly showed up in the mail!! It was a fantastic surprise. One of my co-residents sent it to me. She probably didn’t want to hear me lamenting over my waffle maker any more (or she wants some of these said waffles) and decided to surprise me with one. Therefore, I am now the owner of a new Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker. I didn’t initially want another Belgian Waffle maker, but this one is pretty neat because it can make 2 at one time! One on top and one on the bottom. It also has lights for each separate waffle part so that you know when each side is ready. Very cool.
It’s also neat because the plug wraps up underneath so you don’t have it flailing around when you are trying to move it! However, it can be somewhat awkward to unwind it since you have to lift it up. I’m also not much of a fan of all my fingerprints already on it, but that’s my fault. Haha.
So what did I do with this new found gift? Made waffles, you might guess? Well, no, I sat on it for a few weeks because I didn’t have any cooking spray :(. I’m trying to get away from your traditional cooking sprays and just using more natural ingredients to grease my pans. I wasn’t sure how well that would work out on a waffle iron so I intended on getting one of those oil misters. Well, I went to the store and they were out of them! “NO!” I thought. I need waffles. Then, I gave up and just used some oil olive and smeared it around because:
It worked really well actually and the waffle did not stick one bit! I wasn’t sure how long it was suppose to take and was thinking about looking at the manual as it was cooking, but then it beeped and the waffle was done. Super convenient. So hooray for being able to make waffles again. Let’s get to the recipe!
Matcha and Green Apple Protein Waffle [Vegan, Clean, GF]
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal ground into flour
- 1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 scoop matcha green tea powder
- few dashes cinnamon
- 1/8 t ground cloves
- 1/8 t nutmeg
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 1/2 T ground flax seed
- 1/2 Green Apple
- few T liquid of choice
Grease your waffle iron and pre-heat it
Dice your apple and mix it in with the dry ingredients
Add your liquid tablespoon by tablespoon until all the ingredients are wet and mixed
Scoop out your batter onto the waffle iron and cook
Carefully place on a plate, and top with pure maple syrup if desired!
- I use a coffee grinder to grind both my oats and flax seed
- This will make more than 1 waffle if using a smaller waffle iron
- The recipe is easily multiplied to make more than 1 waffle if desired
- The edges of the waffle will not be super smooth because of all the apples. This is OK!
- You don't have to use a Granny Smith Apple. You can use whatever variety you have on hand.
- The amount of liquid you use will depend on how absorbent your protein powder is. Therefore, I always recommend adding just a little bit at at time and mixing and looking at the consistency before adding more liquid. I just use water.
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