Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe – Step by Step Guide

Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe – Step by Step Guide: Easy, healthy oatmeal protein waffles made gluten-free! Enjoy a delicious boost of protein and complex carbs for breakfast with your favorite waffle toppings.

Oatmeal Protein Waffles Recipe – Step by Step Guide


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 6 Tbsp protein powder of choiceoptional**
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamonoptional
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites⅓ cup
  • 1 cup milk of choice***
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrupoptional

Optional Additions:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  •  cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Blend or process the oats on high for 30 seconds to make flour. Add the protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and blend for 10–20 seconds to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Whisk eggs, egg whites, milk, and pure maple syrup (if adding) in a large bowl until fully incorporated.
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the wet components until a homogeneous batter forms. Rest the batter for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Spray the top and bottom of your waffle iron with cooking spray before turning it on. Follow your waffle maker’s instructions. Place batter on heated waffle iron, cover, and cook until golden brown. I use ¾ to 1 cup of batter per waffle in my BELLA Belgian Waffle Maker on high heat. I prepare each waffle in 5 minutes for a crispy, golden brown outside.

Close up horizontal photo of waffles on a plate with fresh berries.

  • Repeat with remaining waffle batter. My Belgian waffle maker generates 4 huge waffles from batter. A little waffle maker yields 8 mini waffles.
  • You can store finished waffles on a baking pan while the remainder cook.
  • Put butter, pure maple syrup, and other toppings on waffles right away. Whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, banana slices, Greek yogurt, almond butter, peanut butter, seasonal fruit, jam, and jelly are fantastic waffle toppings.


  • You can also use 2 cups of oat flour.
  • If you don’t add protein powder, increase the amount of oats (or oat flour) to 2 ¼ cups. 
  • Use regular cow’s milk or a non-dairy milk like oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc. For rich and luscious waffles, use full-fat canned coconut milk.
  • Store any leftover waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze waffles in a large zip lock bag for up to 3 months.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • If you aren’t using protein powder, add another ¼ cup of oats (or oat flour) to the recipe.
  • Replace the egg whites with one additional egg for a total of three whole eggs.
  • Use all egg whites instead of eggs for extra protein. To do so, you will need ¾ cup of egg whites.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the batter if you have some on hand.
  • Make chocolate chip waffles by sprinkling chocolate chips over the batter once it hits the hot waffle iron. 
  • For blueberry waffles, sprinkle fresh blueberries over the waffle batter after pouring it onto the hot waffle maker.
  • If you prefer waffle recipes that use a gluten-free flour blend instead of oats, make The Best Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe. 
  • Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or ground flax seeds into the batter for an omega 3 infusion. 
  • Add two ripe mashed bananas to the batter to make banana oatmeal waffles. 


  • Serving: 1large waffle (of 4)
  • Calories: 345kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Sodium: 631mg
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 4g



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