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 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 10 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 Strawberry Greek Cultured Coconut Milk "Yogurt"
- 5 strawberries, sliced
- 1 tbsp crushed pistachios
- In a bowl, mix together tapioca flour, protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Set aside.
- Add apple slices, eggs, honey, vanilla and coconut oil to a food processor and process until smooth. Pour over bowl with dry ingredients and mix until no lumps remain.
- Cook per waffle maker instructions. Batter should yield 10 waffles, so divide accordingly.
- Serve right away with strawberry toppings, or refrigerate for up to 4 days.
- Waffle maker
- Food processor
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons