It’s waffle time again!! You know I had to make them sooner rather than later right? After all, my waffle maker is still sort of brand new. It’s got a decent workout but that just how you make the perfect waffles!
This time I decided to make protein waffles – dessert style! Yummy! Because I relate waffles to sweets, I guess because I have never tried a savoury waffle before, have you? What are they like?
Now, with these delicious waffles, you can have your protein and dessert all at once, yasss! I knew you would appreciate that 😉
I actually wanted to make these into ‘peaches + cream’ waffles but of course peaches aren’t in season here in Australia *sad face* so I couldn’t. I did go searching for them though, no luck. The next best thing? Pears! I halved them and then quickly grilled them. I thought those grill marks would look pretty epic on the pears but my BBQ just wasn’t playing nice so pan frying them will do the trick!
The actual waffles offer a lovely flavour with a hint of sweetness. Paired with the beautiful cold creamy ice-cream, a drizzling of maple syrup, fresh sliced strawberries and of course, a dusting of cocoa powder!
I hope you enjoy these beautiful, delicious and simple dessert protein waffles – absolutely scrumptious!!
- 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour or gluten free all purpose flour, I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour*
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop Bondi Protein Co Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1¼ cups almond milk
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted, for greasing waffle maker
- Caramelised Bananas + Fried Pears
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 large ripe bananas, sliced in half lengthways
- 1 small pear, halved
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Strawberry or vanilla ice-cream
- Maple syrup
- Organic Times Cocoa powder
- Preheat waffle maker to manufacture’s instructions.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and protein powder. Whisk well.
- Add in eggs, melted coconut oil, milk and maple syrup. Stir until well combined and no lumps remain.
- Once waffle maker is heated, using a silicone pastry brush, grease both the top and base of the waffle maker with the melted coconut oil.
- Pick up a ladle full of the batter, approx. 1 cup, and pour onto the centre of the waffle maker (or refer to your waffle maker cooking instructions), spreading it out slightly. NOTE: My waffle maker moves 360 degrees so when I pour the batter, I close the lid and slowly move the waffler maker right around. This ensures the batter evenly moves around the pan inside.
- Cook waffle for 5-7 minutes or until completely cooked through, golden and crispy.
- Gently remove waffle using a plastic spatula and set aside. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Caramelised Bananas + Fried Pears
- Heat oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat.
- Add sliced bananas and hailed pears to pan, cut side face down, swirl the coconut oil around the pan so each banana slice and pear is sizzling in oil.
- Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden and caramelised. You don’t have to turn them over.
- Once fruit is caramelised, place on top of waffles. NOTE: You may also caramelise your fruit before you make your waffles.
- Top waffles with fresh strawberries, ice-cream, maple syrup and a dusting of cocoa powder.
- Serve and enjoy!
*I love Bobs Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour in my baked goods. It works perfectly as an exact swap for regular flour as a 1:1 ratio. You may also use any other gluten free all purpose flour or any regular wheat all purpose flour.
It’s important to follow your waffle makers manufactures instructions on how to prepare your waffle maker and tips on how to successfully cook your waffles to perfection.