Wake Up Waffles

Enjoy these delightful waffles made with plant-based protein powder.

Da Capo Press
Septemper 2016

Total Hands-On Time: About 45 minutes, included estimated baking time.

Yield: Makes 8 (4 inch) square waffles

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These are go-to waffles for any morning that requires toasty waffles and that extra protein push. But why do I call these golden beauties Wake Up Waffles? Is it because they’re great with coffee? Is it because you can’t wait for nighttime to be over so you can make them? Is it because you want to bake a giant one to use as a blanket? No! (Well, all those things are true.) It’s because alliteration’s always awesome.

Wake Up Waffles Recipe


• 1/3 cup brown rice protein powder
• 1-1/2cups unsweetened plain or vanilla soy or almond milk
• 1/3 cup water
• 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 small banana)
• 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted refined coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla or maple extract
• 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
• 2 tablespoons organic sugar
• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Cooking oil spray or canola oil, for waffle iron


1. Blend together the rice protein powder, soy milk, water, banana, oil, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the blended ingredients into the dry and use a rubber spatula to fold together until the dry ingredients are moistened but still slightly lumpy.

2. Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. Lightly oil both griddles of the iron before adding the batter.

3. Pour in about 1/3 cup of batter per waffle for square waffles or. 1 cup of batter for larger Belgian-style round waffles. Bake until the waffle iron almost stops steaming, or according to the manufacturer’s directions.

4. Serve hot with all the proper waffle fixin’s. Waffles freeze beautifully, too: Seal in resealable plastic bags and freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat in a toaster or toaster oven.

More from Protein Ninja:

Black Bean Hemp Burgers Recipes
Hazelnut Chip Navy Blondies Recipe
Top 3 Plant-Based Protein Powders

From Protein Ninja: Power through Your Day with 100 Hearty Plant-Based Recipes that Pack a Protein Punch by Terry Hope Romero. Reprinted courtesy of Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2016. Buy this book from our store: Protein Ninja.