I am a sucker for a good waffle. Especially for the kind that make me feel good, that are healthy, that are nutritious, and that are tasty. I know this sounds like a lot to ask for from a simple waffle, but when it comes to Paleo Diet recipes…these kind of qualities are totally achievable (even from a simple breakfast or brunch item). And that right there is actually one of my favorite things about the Paleo Diet; you don’t have to give up quality or taste while “dieting”. And honestly, to me, Paleo is not a “diet”…Paleo is a lifestyle, a choice that I make to feel great, to look great, and to prevent inflammation in my body (caused by particular foods, like dairy, wheat, etc.).
Today, I am here to give you an incredibly delicious Paleo Diet waffle recipe that I made for my husband yesterday as a post-workout meal. I can call this recipe a meal, because it contains all three macros (protein, carbohydrates and fats)…especially in the quantity that my husband needed them after his intense muscle-building workout. Keeping track of your macros and giving your body the right fuel after a workout is crucial for reaching your goals. More than seventy percent of your desired goal will be brought to you by food, so if you’re getting ready for that killer summer bod (wink wink), make sure your tracking your macros and being aware of what you’re eating. When you start tracking, you’ll be surprised at how little protein you’re actually consuming (sometimes its hard to get it all in)…muscle building (and muscle definition) requires a good amount of protein, so make sure you stay on top of your nutrition. It’s key!
These waffles were prepared with lots of eggs and with protein powder, so they carry a good amount of protein. There are twenty-five grams of protein per two waffles, which is the equivalent to eating half a cup of cooked diced chicken. And since we sometimes we crave sweet instead savory…they’ll make for a great animal protein substitute
There are twenty-five grams of protein per two waffles, which is the equivalent to eating half a cup of cooked diced chicken.
My hubs finished this waffle recipe in less than two minutes…and when this happens, I know I scored a good recipe.
So make sure you give these delicious waffles a try!
My suggestion to you is to make them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge; when you get home after a killer workout, just microwave two waffles for about 30 seconds, top them with coconut milk greek yogurt (strawberry flavor), a few strawberry slices and some crushed or slivered nuts (I went for pistachios, but you can do whatever you prefer). You’ll love it!
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- 1 cup Hemp Protein Powder (unflavored)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 10 eggs, whisked
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 Strawberry Greek Cultured Coconut Milk "Yogurt"
- 5 strawberries, sliced
- 1 tablespoon crushed pistachios
- In a bowl, mix together all dry ingredients (tapioca flour, protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt). Set aside.
- Add apple slices to food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to mixing bowl and add eggs, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Mix until incorporated.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Plug in your waffle maker, set it to its medium setting and follow waffle maker instructions to make waffles with your batter. Recipe yields 10 waffle squares, so be sure to divide batter accordingly.
- Add two waffles to a plate; use a spoon to transfer the "yogurt" from the container (170 grams) to top the waffles.
- Top with strawberry slices and crushed pistachios. Enjoy!
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