When I opened the waffle maker my sister got my for Christmas I was so excited. It’s a little, red, mini-waffle iron. The fact that it was mini made me even more excited A. mini food is so fun B. you get to eat 4 waffles rather than 1 C. it takes up less storage space. 

My first attempt at using it was an utter failure… not the waffle maker’s fault, my own. I tried to make mashed potato waffles on the fly- which ended up being one big, sloppy mess. Note to self: Don’t try to whip together something you’ve never done before, on an item you’ve never used, while hanger is setting in… Not ideal…

Since that initial experimenting I decided to start at the beginning with my waffle journey: Breakfast. It only makes sense, right?

After a few rounds of experimenting with this project, I have settled on this recipe to debut my waffle making skills. 


Firstly, they’re cinnamon oat waffles, so, yum.

Secondly, there are only 220 calories in the entire recipe (that made me 4 mini waffles- about 4”each- that’s a good serving!)

Thirdly, there are 14g protein…. in WAFFLES! Fab. 

Fourthly, I made them entirely in my food processor= one dish to clean!


I topped mine with banana, peanuts, and syrup. It was the perfect start to my day-off (TGI-Tuesday!) despite being sick….


Cinnamon Oat Waffles

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Protein packed waffles to start your day strong!


  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


    Pulse oats in a food processor until finely ground into oat flour

Add in remaining ingredients and process until evenly combined

Pour batter into a heated waffle iron lightly coated with cooking spray and cook according to waffle maker directions

Dress them up with your favorite toppings!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 689mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g

If you only have a full sized waffle iron, that would work just fine, just make one waffle.

Also, you could use old fashioned rolled oats too. I prefer the quick oats because I feel like they make the waffle fluffier.