Blueberry Buttermilk Protein Waffles and Pancakes

Serves 6

20 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on February 13, 2016 , categorized in Breakfast

protein waffles

Your morning just got a little bit sweeter with these blueberry protein waffles and pancakes. In less than 30 minutes you’ll feel like you woke up on the right side of the bed, even if you didn’t. Don’t feel like breaking out the waffle press? Turn them into pancakes in seconds.

blueberry protein waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups unsweetened Silk Almondmilk
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • or 1/2 cup French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • 1 cup dried or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (omit if making pancakes)
  • Optional toppings: maple syrup, blueberries, and chopped walnuts

Preparation

  1. Combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk, set aside (to make buttermilk).

  2. Make a flaxseed “egg” by combining flaxseed and water. Stir and set aside.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder and Vega Essentials or Vega One. If making waffles, add sugar now.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine banana, flaxseed egg, buttermilk mixture, and coconut oil (1 tablespoon for pancakes, 2 tablespoon for waffles).

  5. Mix wet into dry ingredients, until mostly combined, then fold in blueberries (if the batter appears too thick, add more almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time. if it’s too thin add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time).

  6. For waffles:

  7. Preheat waffle iron.

  8. Lightly grease waffle iron with coconut oil.

  9. Cook waffles as per waffle iron directions (will vary depending on waffle iron).

  10. For pancakes:

  11. Heat pan on med heat.

  12. Lightly grease pan with coconut oil.

  13. Once hot, drop pancake batter onto pan.

  14. Flip once batter is bubbly in the center, 3 minutes.

  15. Cook until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!

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