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When I began the Paleo lifestyle about 8 years ago, there were fewer options for replacing wheat-based delights like waffles. Today, however, we can enjoy Keto waffles made with whey powder and eggs
Classic pancakes and waffles are comfort foods. Let’s face it, pancakes and waffles are made from wheat-based refined flour. Refined carbs cause rapid spikes in our blood sugar and insulin levels. That feeling of comfort is really short-lived. What follows is a drop in blood sugar, causing hunger and cravings. Add to this that pancakes and waffles are usually drenched in high sugar syrup. The whole meal promotes insulin resistance and increases the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and other major illnesses and diseases.
These Keto, high protein waffles are a treat. They allow you to experience the same satisfying tastes and flavours, all the while feeding goodness into your body. Keto waffles deliver protein to your body with no insulin spikes. A super healthy treat!
RECIPE NUTRITIONAL VALUE:
Adding whey protein powder can be of benefit to your diet and health. If you are sedentary and do little physical exercise, the addition of whey protein in your diet may be unnecessary. However, if you are a weight lifter, athlete, or person who regularly lifts weights to keep strong, you may discover that the additional protein (in this form) actually helps you gain muscle and lose fat.
One scoop of whey protein (37 g) offers 0.5 fat, only 50 mg of sodium, zero sugars, 2 carbohydrates, and 25 grams of quality protein. This scoop has only 125 calories. I found that the waffles with sugar-free “maple syrup”, blueberries, and almonds did not sustain me for very long. I felt hungry within an hour. I have added 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the recipe. This makes the waffles moister and fulfilling for a longer time.
RECIPE TASTE PROFILE:
The predominant taste sensation of the waffles is crispiness. They are light and fluffy and without the coconut oil, slightly dry.
In a bowl combine all ingredients except for coconut milk. Blend together well.
Add milk a little at a time, mixing constantly to make pancake batter smooth. Use more milk if required. (At first it may appear as though the combination is clumpy, but keep mixing. It will smooth out.)
Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter. The recipe makes 2 full waffles.Print
PALEO KETO PROTEIN WAFFLES
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 20
- Yield: 2 waffles
- Category: PALEO, WHOLE30, KETO
- Method: TOASTING
- Cuisine: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, BRUNCH, DINNER
- Diet: Gluten Free
2 large eggs
½ cup whey protein powder*
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
6 tablespoons almond milk
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter (keto) or plant-based butter (Paleo Whole30), melted (optional)
Avocado non-stick cooking spray for pan
Fresh blueberries (optional)
Toasted almonds (optional)
Maple syrup (for Paleo) or Sugar-Free “Maple Syrup” (for Keto)*
For the Keto Sugar-Free “Maple Syrup” recipe click the link below:
*The amount of protein powder you need depends on its thickness. The batter should be thick like table cream.
Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a bowl combine all ingredients except for milk. Blend together well. Add milk a little at a time, mixing constantly to make pancake batter smooth. Use more milk if required. (At first, it may appear as though the combination is clumpy, but keep mixing. It will smooth out.)
Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop up the batter and add to the pan. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and bubbles begin to form on top. Flip to the opposite side. Cook another XX seconds, and remove from heat. Repeat process. Depending on the size of your pan you can make more than one at a time. Serve hot with compliant fruit and nuts of choice and sugar-free syrup (keto) or maple syrup (Paleo)
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