Vegan Gluten-Free Protein Waffles

Vegan Gluten-Free Protein Waffles

Made with Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk by @feastingonfruit

⁠Get ready for the easiest, fluffy, crispy, vegan and gluten-free protein waffles!

All you need are gluten-free oats, protein powder, Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk, coconut oil, maple syrup and a few other simple ingredients.

These high-protein waffles are perfect for meal prep and the batter easily comes together in one bowl!

Most store bought high-protein waffles have whey protein or eggs, all the vegan waffles are made with wheat flour, and all the vegan + gluten-free ones have very little protein. This recipe combines the best of both worlds, high protein, vegan, and gluten-free!

These waffles are so easy to make, extremely versatile, CRISPY, fluffy, perfectly golden and the perfect daily breakfast.

This recipe isn't heavy on the protein powder, we didn't want the protein taste to overpower the waffle deliciousness. However, if you want to up the protein content even more, there are options. First, you can just add more protein powder and reduce the flour by the same amount. Play around with that ratio and find your perfect mix. Second, you could add in an egg and reduce the milk by 1/4 cup. This obvious makes the waffles no longer vegan, but if you’r just looking for a gluten-free protein waffle that is an option.

Wondering tips for these perfect crispy waffles? Turn that waffle iron to low heat and slowly cook them! Let the better rest, since it's made with oats, it will thicken overtime. The thicker the batter = thicker the waffle! Lastly, preheat the waffle iron. You want to hear that sizzle when you plop the batter on!

Grab the recipe below!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (120g) rolled or quick oats
  • 1/3 cup (35g) unflavored protein powder*
  • 1 cup (240g) Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1 tsp cinnamon + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Blend the oats to a fine flour.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and add the baking powder, salt, and protein powder. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk again to form a thick batter.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter per waffle into the iron, and cook on low heat until golden brown.
  6. Repeat until all the batter is gone (we got 6 eggo-sized waffles).
  7. Top with berries, syrup, etc., and enjoy.

Notes

*You can play with the protein powder to flour ratio to make them higher in protein, at this ratio the protein powder flavor is completely undetectable which we personally prefer!