Pumpkin Protein Waffles

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup cottage cheese 

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree 

1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice) 

3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder 

1 tablespoon chia seeds 

2 teaspoons baking powder 

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 large egg

Maple syrup or your favorite nut butter, for serving

Directions

Special equipment:
a waffle iron
  1. Preheat a waffle iron.
  2. Process the oats in the blender until the texture of flour. Add the cottage cheese, pumpkin puree, milk, protein powder, chia seeds, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and egg and blend until smooth.
  3. Scoop between 1/4 and 1/3 cup of the batter into each quarter of the waffle iron, depending on the size of your waffle iron. Close and cook until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes (or cook to waffle iron manufacturer's instructions). Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve hot with maple syrup or your favorite nut butter, if desired. The waffles can be frozen and reheated in the toaster.