SCI-MX High Protein Waffle Recipe
High protein waffles are a delicious way to start your day, so much so there's an actual 'International waffle day'! Wait, that’s a thing?
It absolutely is a real thing and not only is it a real thing, but it actually happens twice! I think it’s fair to say that if there’s a food that deserves two days in honour of it, it’s the waffle.
International waffle day falls on March 25th but thanks to a man named Cornelius Swarthout, the US have their own day on August 24th as that is the day in 1869, he received the first US patent for the waffle iron. All we can say is thank you Cornelius, thank you for giving us a second excuse to eat lots of waffles.
Waffles and fitness? Probably not two things that are usually alongside one another. Aside from the endless different possibilities in making waffles (we’ll get into that very shortly) they’re actually responsible for a Nike trainer.
Bill Bowerman, inspired by watching his wife using their waffle iron one morning, decided that it would make a perfect sole for a trainer. Now we don’t recommend doing this, but he actually used a waffle iron to create the first Nike trainer sole. Inventively named the ‘Waffle Trainer’, it’s still a commonly seen sole on lots of trainers. Hopefully now though they’ve come up with a better method than stealing your wife’s waffle iron.
So, history lesson aside, let’s get into the good stuff.
One of the many perks of making waffles is that you can pretty much put whatever you want on top & they mix seamlessly with any of our protein powders. Just like pancakes, once they’re done it’s a free for all and I don’t think there’s anything that won’t taste good on top of this recipe.
We’ve gone all out on ours and fully encourage you to do the same.
For those of you watching the calories, there’s some good news!
You can still enjoy these without exceeding your goals. Swapping whole eggs for just egg whites is a great way to cut down the calories, increase protein and still make a great tasting waffle recipe. We’ve used vegetable oil in our recipe, but coconut oil is a tasty alternative that will still do the job. Try swapping whole milk for almond or soya milk and if you’re being really good, the sugar can be cut down too. Lastly, and all importantly, if you’re looking to increase protein intake, drop in a scoop of your favourite protein, we've used our Vanilla ULTRA WHEY. Just replace 50g of flour with a scoop of ULTRA WHEY and you’ve got yourself some tasty protein waffles right there.
As we’ve said, there really is no restrictions on what you top them with. Greek yoghurt is high in protein and tastes incredible with some mixed berries and a drizzle of honey. For those feeling slightly more decadent, whipped cream, salted caramel and pick ‘n’ mix are about as good as you get.
The current record for waffle eating is held by Patrick Bertoletti who ate 29 waffles in 10 minutes.
SCI-MX WAFFLE RECIPE
Cook Time: 10 Minutes. Prep Time: 15 Minutes. Servings: 8-10
- 300g All Purpose Flour or 250g Flour & 1 scoop of Ultra Whey
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 3 Tbsp Sugar
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Large eggs, separated
- 125ml Vegetable Oil
- 500ml Milk
- Start off by mixing together all the dry ingredients; flour, whey, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon.
- In bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. The real test is to hold it above your head and if it doesn’t fall out, you’re good.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
- Once you have the two mixtures, start by mixing the yolk mixture in with the dry ingredients and mix well until they’re fully combined.
- Then, gradually add in the beaten egg whites, gently folding into the mixture.
Now you’re ready to make some waffles!! Heat up your waffle iron and pour on the mixture following the instructions on your waffle iron.
This batter can be kept in the fridge for three days or alternatively, make the entire batch and freeze the ready-made waffles for another day.
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