In the Kitchen // Vegan Protein Waffles

>> Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hey, friends! So, here's that waffle recipe I've been promising for a few days. I've written about my love for Kodiak Protein Waffle mix, but the $5 price tag (about 50 cents per waffle)? I didn't love that so much.With our new budget stuff on the horizon, I figured I should figure out something homemade.

But how to get 14 grams of protein into delicious waffles?

Well, you can see how I figured it out -- in a vegan recipe with no protein powder!



To make 4 waffles . . . 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or plain sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk all ingredients together in an airtight container for storage.  

You can easily double this recipe to make 8 waffles.

And all you need to do to make the waffles is combine a half cup of mix with a half cup of either soy milk or water -- whisking works best. Then fire up your waffle maker* on its higher setting, spritz with just a little cooking spray, cook, and you're done. That's all.

* I have a ceramic Oster Belgian waffle maker -- it was less than $25 and I end up using it daily either for waffles or pressed sandwiches (grilled cheese!). You definitely don't need to go fancy with this appliance. And when you're cooking these waffles, even if the green light turns on indicating it's "done" cooking, I like to wait another full minute to get it a bit crisper.

BTW: These waffles end up being 7 Weight Watchers points if you use unsweetened soy milk. (You can also use water if you don't care as much about hitting 14.5 grams -- the mix alone has 11-ish grams.)

And I broke out how much these waffles cost each and it's about 40 cents. No, that's not a HUGE savings on the Kodiak mix (and the cost would be lower if I used plain sugar and cocoa powder), but if you consider I eat one of these waffles almost daily, that's 10 cents a day or the potential savings of $36 a year.

That's a month of internet (at least after yesterday's switch).

Every little bit counts!

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