Spinach protein waffles are a delicious option for a healthy breakfast or lunch, and they can be made in 5 minutes!
Raise your hand if you have a waffle iron.
I hope for your sake, that’s a giant YES. And if you don’t have one, you should go buy one. Or ask for one for your birthday, Christmas or whatever your next giftable holiday is gonna be. I don’t think Valentine’s Day counts, but that’s my two cents. (For me that’d be Mother’s Day….HOLY.CRAP. That’s weird.)
Okay, on to a real question. What is your favorite part about waffles?
If you are like me, your first answer is: THE TOPPINGS! That is also my answer to pancakes and french toast. Why would you not want to eat a food that you can smoother in butter, maple syrup and fruit? It’s a dream combination. With a side of scrambled eggs. Because if you know me at all, I don’t eat breakfast without also eating eggs. Which is why I would prefer to eat waffles for lunch. Maybe because I’m crazy, maybe because I’m pregnant. I’m not gonna dig too deep into this one.
I understand that having a waffle iron is like, super domesticated. And that even if you have one, you maybe have never used it. We got one for our wedding and I don’t think I took the plastic off of it until 8–10 months into marriage. But once I did, I regretted not getting it out sooner. I mean, waffles are delicious. And did you know you can also cook muffin batter in them? I’ve done it. You can also put scrambled eggs in them. I’ve not yet done it, but Lindsay has.
While not all waffle recipes are the healthiest foods you can eat, there are certainly exceptions. Like these whole wheat applesauce waffles. Or today’s featured recipe, spinach protein waffles!
This batter couldn’t be easier to put together. All you gotta do is blend up spinach, oats, Greek yogurt, and egg and some stevia and you have yourself a real treat. Plus, you can’t really ever complain about a recipe that hides veggies!
Time to grab a fork and dive in!
Spinach Protein Waffles
Yield 1 waffle
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 packet stevia
- 1 handful of spinach
- Plug in waffle iron and turn on.
- Blend all ingredients together.
- When waffle iron is ready, pour all batter into the iron and close.
- Cook until no longer steaming (5 minutes or so). Waffle will be slightly golden brown.
Nutrition facts do not include toppings.
Serving Size 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 191 mg
Sodium 121 mg
Total Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 18 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.