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. 

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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!

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

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    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.