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PROTEIN WAFFLES

By: :Mary Bellavita 0 comments
PROTEIN WAFFLES

Mary:

What's going on, guys? I'm back with another awesome recipe for you. Today I'm going to be making protein waffles. Now I was super excited when I got myself my waffle maker, my little Mickey waffle maker. I was so excited when I got it for my new house. So I had to find a way to make healthy waffles. So I found a recipe or it's a waffle mix, and you can actually make pancakes with it as well. So I just chose to use it for waffles. It's called Kodiak Cakes, and I think they're phenomenal. They have a ton of different mix options. I personally chose chocolate chip blend because who doesn't like chocolate chip pancakes or chocolate chip waffles?

Mary:

So today that's actually what I'm going to be using. No, I don't work for them, anything like that. I just think it's a great tasting mix and I really, really wanted to share it. And I think it's awesome, especially for those of us who want a fun breakfast option. So I was super excited. Again, I was super excited for my waffle maker and I wanted to make it fun and I wanted to make it healthy. So let's get started.

Mary:

Okay. So first things first, you have to turn on your waffle maker. So some different waffle makers might actually have different settings or heating times. Mine actually takes about three to five minutes just to heat up so I'm going to get that started first because the blending actually doesn't take long at all. And I think I'm probably going to do quite a few. My particular waffle maker, the waffles aren't that big and it's two-sided so I'll actually probably make quite a few little waffles versus someone else can make a standard waffle, a normal size like Belgian waffle. So please keep that in mind, waffle makers are a little bit different. So mine is just like that. So while I get mine ready, I will make sure it's sprayed when it's ready to go. When it beeps, it's all ready. Now that's fine.

Mary:

So for today, what I really like about Kodiak Cakes and this particular blend is they actually show you right on the box the protein content, depending on how you want to make your mix. If you want to just mix the blend, which is water, it has a certain protein content. You can make it with milk that has another protein content. If you add milk and an egg, then again, it's more protein. So I really liked how it kind of shows you on the back. It gives you all the ingredients and it's very, very simple.

Mary:

So I'm going to use it where I make it with regular milk. No, not almond milk or anything like that. I regularly use regular cow's milk. I actually get 2% myself. I think it's great. So with this particular blend, we're going to use one cup of the blend, one cup of milk, and it just says oil on their particular recipe. So I'm actually choosing canola oil. It's one of my favorite cooking oils. It doesn't burn like an extra virgin olive oil, but it actually has a sweet taste to it in my opinion. So that's what I like. It's what I want to work with. And yes, I've already opened up the bag. I had to do a test run just to prove how good it was. About a cup of the mix. A cup of milk.

Mary:

And little FYI, keep in mind that if you were to do the milk first and then do the powder mix, they would have gotten all stuck on the inside of it and you would lose a lot of the powder. So anytime you want to use the same measuring cup for different things while you're cooking, always do powders or the dry goods first, and then do your liquids just in case. And this recipe calls for one tablespoon of oil. So I just put it in oil. Pretty simple. Pretty simple. Now mix.

Mary:

Okay. So I've mixed it up quite a bit, but my waffle maker is actually ready. So what I'm going to do is release and then spray it down. Whatever you want to use to grease your pan, feel free. I personally like my pancakes or waffles maybe with a little bit more of a buttery flavor so I have Pam, rich butter taste.

Mary:

I love this. So cute. Look at the pretty little Mickey heads. All right. Now that each side is ready. My particular maker actually beeps separately for each side so you know. What we'll do, blend a little bit more. This particular mix with the chocolate chips, they do get stuck at the bottom a little bit so we'll have to make sure that stays to the top up. All right. And then with the little measuring cup, honestly, just for pouring the batter and it doesn't really measure anything particular. Just pour the mix in. Let's start with this side. Getting ready. Getting close.

Mary:

And you remember with these, I don't know how other waffle makers are, but I know that you don't want to overfill this particular one or it could burn on the outside so slowly fill it. That was just about perfect. Get the chocolate chips in there. All right. So that side was just about perfect. Sweet. Close these. [inaudible 00:06:54] And this side. Same thing.

Mary:

And with this particular waffle maker, again, every other design is different. With mine, the cooking time is about three minutes, actually sometimes a little bit less because these are smaller. I got a little on the outside. Oh no. It's cooking quick.

Mary:

And I literally just wait until they beep. So as soon as they beep, then they're ready to go. Then we'll test them and see what they look like. Again, different waffle makers might have different instructions, but what I've learned with my particular one is when it stops steaming, you know they're done. And I think this is great because honestly it took what, maybe three minutes for it to actually fully heat up, 30 seconds for me to actually blend everything together. Combination between maybe three minutes for each side to heat up. I think it's just a great little idea. So as soon as this beeps, I can show you how we take them out and then maybe add a second batch.

Mary:

Right. So the first side beeps, so it's ready to go. So the second side should beep in just a second. I want you to hear that so you can see. So actually let's test the top since it's ready.

Mary:

Look at that. That's so awesome. Cute little Mickey heads. All right. Let me get a plate and we're ready to take them out. All right. So until the second side is actually ready, what you'll do with this is you'll grab some little spatulas and just kind of peel it out. Now because they are so small... I'll get this. There it goes. See, now the other side is ready. All right, because they are so small, you might only be able to peel out one at a time. They're little Mickey heads. Cute. Oh no, this fell apart. I don't know if you can see it, cute little Mickey head. Right. For the time being, close that. Get the other one. All right. Same thing. Can get all of them in one shot, go for it. I was able to do that on my first try, first time I made them. Oh. Oh. I got all three. I got all three. The little Mickey heads. I love him. Chocolate chip, it's going to be great. So for the time being, turn it off. There you guys have it.

Mary:

Little Mickey head waffles. Chocolate chip protein waffles, how could you go wrong? And they're really small.

Mary:

Okay guys. So there you have it. I made the rest of the batch. It's funny, not all of them look perfect, but I think what matters the most is the taste test.

Mary:

I actually don't think I need anything with this. I don't need maple syrup. I usually like butter and maple syrup on my waffles and pancakes. I probably won't need anything with this. This blend is just phenomenal. So good.

Mary:

Okay. So there you have it guys. I made the entire thing and that's a really big yield if you think about it. This is a really big plate. Mind you all, my little waffles are teeny tiny. They're very small, maybe just a couple bites worth of each. So yes, I guess a typical waffle mix would have a quite a big yield. But what I really like about this particular brand, Kodiak Cakes, is it tells you the protein content for each of the options that you have. So you can either mix the entire mix, mix the blend with water, with milk, or with milk and an egg. And it tells you the protein content for each. So for this particular, this whole thing, this entire batch is 18 grams of protein. That's a lot. So you're going to get quite a decent yield for just one serving and it's one cup of mix and one cup of milk or one cup of water, one cup of milk, and then just a little tablespoon of oil.

Mary:

That's incredible. And it tastes phenomenal. So whatever you want to put with yours, butter, maple syrup, Nutella, whatever you want to add to it, feel free. It's great for breakfast. Yes. It's going to be pretty carb heavy but that's kind of a typical breakfast thing we'll kind of have something like this. And if you want, add a little cup of fruit on the side, that would be an amazing breakfast. I know this is something that I look forward to for my weekends and kind of like Sunday, waking up and making myself some waffles. So I'm super excited for this. I'm really glad that I found this particular brand. If I feel like making waffles from scratch, I absolutely can do that. But I think all around, this is something super simple and I'm really glad I got to share it with you guys. I hope you really enjoy it.

Mary:

Please let me know in the comments below what you thought about it, and please feel free to share any other recipes that you want me to try and maybe showcase on the channel. I'd love to try some new things. I like things that are super simple. I think it took me maybe a matter of 10 minutes to make the entire thing between mixing everything and then everything heating up. The only thing that might take a little bit longer is if you have to do multiple rounds of making the waffles and each round takes a few minutes to heat up. Other than that, I think this is phenomenal. So again, thank you guys so much for watching. Please remember to like and subscribe. Hit that notification button for when I post any new videos. And until next time.

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