Looking to revamp your morning routine and boost your protein while you’re at it? This healthy take on an all-time classic is a delicious way to start your day on a healthy foot.

Breakfast is commonly described as the most important meal of the day; filling your tank with energy for whatever activities lay ahead. We recommended sneaking some protein into your breakfast. Why? Benefits of a protein-packed breakfast include supporting healthy weight management by increasing your energy expenditure (calories burned), regulating hunger hormones and glucose levels, and promoting muscle health.

Made with cottage cheese, oat flour, and eggs, these simple high protein oat waffles are an easy way to add variety to your morning routine, stay on track, and satisfy your cravings. Want even more protein? Toss a scoop of your favorite protein powder in for an extra boost.

So rise and shine, you are only 15 minutes away from your new favorite breakfast!

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2/3 cup 4% milk fat small curd cottage cheese
  2. 2 large eggs, separated
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar, (optional)
  5. 1 cup oat flour, or grind old-fashioned rolled oats in blender
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat a waffle iron on its medium setting.
  2. Place cottage cheese, egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar, if using in the blender. Add 6 tablespoons of water, oat flour, baking powder and salt and blend until mixture is smooth batter. Transfer to a medium bowl using a spatula to get all the batter out.
  3. Beat the egg white to soft peaks then fold into the batter.
  4. Spray pre-heated waffle iron with oil spray. Pour batter into iron (about 1/4 cup) and cook until golden brown and steam is no longer being released.
  5. Add toppings of choice and enjoy