Pumpkin Protein Waffles
A single-serving recipe for pumpkin protein waffles. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: 3 waffles
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (40g) almond meal OR ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (50g) oat flour
  • 1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder (see note)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • dash of each: ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves
  • ½ cup almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ tbsp neutral oil (like olive oil or sunflower oil, etc.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • For your waffle iron: non-stick cooking spray like coconut oil or olive oil spray
  1. Heat up your waffle iron while you prep your batter. I use this waffle iron and put it to heat setting 4.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together your almond meal or oat flour, protein powder, chia seeds, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and other spices.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the almond milk, pumpkin puree, oil, vanilla and egg until smooth.
  4. Add your wet mixture to your dry mixture and stir with a spatula until thoroughly combined.
  5. Open your waffle iron and spray the top and bottom generously with cooking spray. Place ⅓ cup of waffle batter into the center of your iron and then spray the top of the batter with more cooking spray. This helps to prevent sticking. Close your waffle iron and cook until it beeps/changes color/whatever your waffle iron likes to do.
  6. Repeat two more times with the rest of the batter.
  7. Enjoy with butter, maple syrup, etc!
• I use the Tone It Up plant-based vanilla protein powder for this, which works extremely well for baking. (I prefer their organic version in my smoothies, but I use the regular kind for waffles and their other baking recipes.) It's readily available at Target and on Amazon. If you're using a different protein powder, you may have to tweak the recipe slightly to adjust for sweetness, etc. This recipe is pretty forgiving, so play around with it to suit your favorite protein powder. If you haven't yet bought your protein powder, check out protein powder from pure path.
• adapted from Tone It Up via Teen Vogue
Recipe by Cake Over Steak at https://cakeoversteak.com/pumpkin-protein-waffles/