JENNA PAULETTE'S PROTEIN WAFFLES
This blog post and recipe originally appeared on Song Suffragettes blog.
These are magic, and I am not just saying that because they're what I was making when I was inspired to write one of my fave songs… I am saying that because they are a high protein food that actually tastes like what they are calling it… WAFFLES. And they are so easy…I think I have made them 12 times in the last few weeks and I was actually making the pancake version of them when I wrote “My Bronco,” which is one of those songs for me that just seemed to come with lyrics and melody all at once out of nowhere. I wrote down the lyrics in between pancake flips…maybe that’s why I love them so much? Maybe my fellow songwriters will make these and write a hit? The possibilities are endless, but these waffles are magic, I'm tellin' you. Make 'em this weekend and come back & let me know what magic ensued!
JENNA PAULETTE’s MAPLE PECAN PROTEIN WAFFLES:
1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese
2-3 T. Milk (Whole or your favorite non-dairy choice)
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 t. Maple Flavoring
1/2 t. Cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
Chopped Roasted Pecans (for sprinkling on batter)
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Substitute Maple for Vanilla flavoring and the pecans for blueberries. You can also add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the recipe, if you desire, with a dash of milk if it thickens the batter too much.
KITCHEN APPLIANCES NEEDED:
Ninja or Blender
These are oh so dang simple…
Step One: Make yourself some coffee and put it in a cute cup (always drink your coffee from a cute mug) + plug in your waffle maker.
Step Two: Measure out your ingredients and put them all in a Ninja or Blender.
Step Three: Blend for 10-20 seconds, until it resembles waffle batter. If it is too thick add a tablespoon of milk. If it is too thin, add a tablespoon of oats. (Your batter will vary based on the size of your banana.)
Step Four: Check your waffle maker to make sure it is hot, then spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Step Five: Pour waffle batter in the center of the iron, then sprinkle with pecans.
Step Six: After the waffle maker indicates the waffles are done (mine has a green light that switches to red), pick up the waffles with a knife or tongs and place them on a plate to serve with butter or coconut oil and maple syrup.
And just like that, you have healthy, hot, tasty, protein-filled WAFFLES…Mmmmmmm.
Hope these inspire you and maybe even a few good songs!
Food Styling and Photography: Loren Maring