Need a protein-packed treat? These dairy free Strawberry Protein Waffles are crispy on the outside and light in the middle, making them a great protein-filled breakfast or on-the-go snack!
Plus, using dairy free protein powder, they're gluten free, dairy free, and paleo-friendly.
What you need for these strawberry protein waffles
My goal for this recipe was to create protein-packed waffles that are dairy free and gluten free, to coincide with most recipes I publish on Chelsea Joy Eats.
Along the way, I ended up making TWO versions — one using almond flour and almond butter, and another using cassava flour for a nut free alternative. Both turned out too good to pass by, so I'm posting instructions for both!
Here's some of the ingredients you'll need:
- Strawberry protein powder
- almond flour OR cassava flour
- arrowroot flour
- almond butter (unless you're making the nut free version)
- ghee, butter, or coconut oil
- non-dairy milk
- coconut sugar
- baking soda
- baking powder
One major note: this recipe was tested using a specific protein brand (Equip Prime Protein) that's made from beef protein.
So I can't say this recipe will work as well with whey protein or any other kind of protein. Proceed with caution! But also let me know if you try it with a different brand and it works — I'd love to add that info to this post!
My all-time favorite protein powder
Hands down, my favorite protein powder is Equip Prime Protein! That's what I've used for this recipe.
I have many, many reasons that I love this protein powder, but the most important is that it's the best-tasting protein powder I've ever had — and it's made with beef!
If you've never had it before, that might seem a little crazy — but damn is this protein powder good. The vanilla tastes like birthday cake, the chocolate tastes like — well, chocolate, and the strawberry tastes like strawberry milk.
Ugh. Just too good, all of them!
Beyond the flavor, though, I like that Equip Prime Protein is dairy free and junk free. Of course, that's a big deal when making a dairy free chocolate strawberry smoothie.
Plus, 20g of protein per scoop doesn't lie — it delivers exactly what it's supposed to, which is high quality PROTEIN.
How much protein is in each serving?
Since the protein powder is measured out in cups instead of scoops, it's not immediately obvious how much protein is in the final waffles.
But don't worry; I did the work for you!
Each batch of waffles has roughly 2 scoops of protein powder. Along with the eggs in the recipe, that comes out to AT LEAST 64 grams of protein. Depending on whether you make the nut free or almond flour version, there's even more protein per batch.
Since eatch batch makes about 10 waffles in my waffle maker, that comes out to 6.4 grams of protein per waffle and about 20 grams per serving of 3 waffles.
Can't find strawberry protein?
Sub in vanilla protein powder or chocolate protein powder. But keep in mind that they'll become vanilla or chocolate protein waffles then!
I highly suggest getting your hands on the Equip strawberry protein powder, though — these waffles are SO worth it!
For 15% off my FAVORITE protein powder and all other Equip Foods products,
Use code CHELSEAJOYEATS at checkout!
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How to make NUT FREE Strawberry Protein Waffles
As mentioned above, I made a nut free version of this recipe that was too good not to include!
Here's the adjustments you'll have to make:
- Omit the almond flour and almond butter
- Add ½ cup cassava flour
That's it! If it seems a little too thick, add a little more non-dairy milk. I found it worked just fine, though, keeping it at ½ cup.
More recipes with Equip protein powder:
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Need a protein-packed treat? These Strawberry Protein Waffles boast 20 grams of protein per serving! They're crispy on the outside & light in the middle - perfect for breakfast or an on-the-go snack.
- In a large bowl, add the protein powder, almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Whisk until completely combined. Add the eggs, almond butter, melted ghee, and non-dairy milk. Stir until a batter is formed. Set the batter aside for about 15 minutes to give the flours and protein powder time to absorb some of the liquid.
- Oil your pre-heated waffle maker and add the batter. Typically the waffles will be finished in about 5 minutes, when there is almost no steam coming out of the waffle maker.
- Let the waffles cool a few minutes before eating. They will be somewhat soft at first, but will crisp up on the outside as they cool! Garnish with fresh strawberries and a bit of syrup. Or eat as-is for an on-the-go protein-packed snack.
To make these waffles nut free:
—Omit the almond flour and almond butter
—Add ½ cup cassava flour
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