A few years ago, I began a mission to increase the amount of protein in my boys’ diet. I read the book, Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today by Katherine DesMaisons. The author emphasizes the importance of protein every four hours. While many “health fads” have come and gone in my home, a high-protein diet has remained. I’ve noticed a huge difference in my children’s behavior when I load them with protein vs. when I load them with empty carbs….especially, first thing in the morning! Out of this passion, I found this recipe for waffles. While it is more work than Bisquick, it is so much healthier! I double or triple the recipe and freeze them. When I do that, it is a super-quick and super-healthy breakfast! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
High Protein Waffle Recipe
- 1 cup of cottage cheese
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- non-stick spray
- Preheat: Preheat a waffle iron.
- Mix: Place all ingredients in a bowl or blender. Puree all ingredients together.
- I place my ingredients in a bowl and use a stick blender. But, you could just make it directly in your regular blender.
- Make sure you blend it well or you will have chunks of cottage cheese in your waffles!
- Cook: Spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray. Cook your waffles.
- Flash freeze: Once they are made, place them on cookie sheets. Do not let them touch each other and do not stack them. Place them in the freezer until they are frozen solid. Once they are solid, remove them from the cookie sheet and put them in ziploc bags. (Now you can layer/stack them.)
- Reheat: In order to reheat and serve the waffles, place them in your toaster. (The microwave will make them mushy!) Sometimes it will take two times in the toaster to completely reheat. Optional: Use the frozen option on your toaster. Also, you could reheat in a toaster oven.
- Toppings: Smother with your choice of toppings.
- bottled syrup
- homemade syrup
- 100% pure maple syrup
- store-bought jelly or jam
- regular peanut butter
- regular applesauce
- natural peanut butter
- warmed natural applesauce with cinnamon sprinkled over the top
- homemade jelly or jam