Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cinnamon Crunch Protein Waffles

This breakfast recipe for Cinnamon Crunch Protein Waffles is healthy and full of flavor. The extra kick of protein comes from protein powder to keep you full all morning.

I have been creating a lot of new breakfast recipes this year, so I'm especially excited to share my first experience cooking with protein powder.

I used a Quest Cinnamon Crunch Protein Powder Packet in this waffle recipe to increase the protein content and create a healthier breakfast. Quest Cinnamon Crunch Protein Powder Packets are available for purchase at GNC.

I stopped by my local GNC and the packets were available right at the counter. Full sized Quest Protein Powders are also available for purchase. One scoop of this protein powder contains 20 grams of protein, less than 1gram of sugar, and only 100 calories. Quest Protein Powder is also gluten and soy free.

I love anything cinnamon-flavored, especially for breakfast, so the Quest Cinnamon Crunch flavor could not be more perfect for this recipe. I used a waffle iron, but you can easily adapt this recipe for pancakes too.

The best part is this waffle recipe contains less sugar than a typical cinnamon-flavored cereal, with extra protein and delicious flavor. I topped my protein waffles with pure maple syrup and extra ground cinnamon.

Cinnamon Crunch Protein Waffles
Yields: 10 waffles

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 packet Quest Cinnamon Crunch Protein Powder
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

*Pre-heat a waffle iron.
*Whisk wet ingredients in a bowl: eggs, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and milk {I used unsweetened almond milk}.
*Add dry ingredients: white whole wheat flour, protein powder, cinnamon, and baking powder. Whisk until the ingredients are mixed well, with minimal lumps in the batter.
*Spray a heated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray or oil. For a four-waffle iron, add approximately 1 1/4 cups of waffle batter.
*Cook until golden brown: 3 minutes for softer waffles and 4-5 minutes for crisper waffles.
*Top with maple syrup and extra cinnamon.

{Adapted from allrecipes recipe for Waffles.}


  1. I used to make waffles and freeze them for quick breakfasts, it's been a while and I really need to do that again. I haven't cooked with protein powder before but am interested in trying! I'd love for you to share this at linkup, you can find it starting every Friday on my blog,

    1. Thank you I'll definitely stop by for the link up! :)

  2. Could you use unsweeted almond milk?

  3. Could you use unsweeted almond milk?