Looking For A Tasty Breakfast Option?
Looking to make something a little extra special for your Sunday morning breakfast?
While most classic breakfast options – pancakes, French toast, and waffles are all high in carbs and fat, they really don’t need to be.
All you need to do is make some smart nutritional ingredient swaps and you can easily be eating healthy without a hitch.
This healthy apple cinnamon nut waffle recipe will fit the bill perfectly.
Increased Protein, Lower Fat
It takes the traditional low protein version and turns it around, providing a healthy dose of protein per serving while also providing a high amount of dietary fibre as well.
This is all thanks to the addition of coconut flour, which serves to replace some of the typical flour called for.
Coconut flour is almost entirely all fibre and in addition to that, will provide just a small amount of healthy fat.
Then we add in some apple for more fibre along with walnuts to provide some omega fats and balance out the nutrition.
This waffle recipe can be served for breakfast or, if you prefer, for a late afternoon snack as well.
Feel free to use other toppings as well if preferred. For instance, you can just as easily smear the waffle with a little natural peanut butter and top with some banana slices instead.
1.5 tbsp. coconut flour
1/8 cup vanilla protein powder
½ cup egg whites
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. baking powder
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ sliced apple
cinnamon/stevia to taste
1 tbsp. walnuts
Combine together the coconut flour, protein powder, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add the egg whites and mix until well combined.
Spray a waffle maker with some non-stick cooking spray and then pour batter into maker. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until finished.
Meanwhile, dice half an apple and the mix with unsweetened applesauce along with cinnamon and stevia. Place in the oven (or microwave if you prefer), and bake/cook until slightly tender.
Remove and place on top of the finished waffle, topping with walnuts prior to serving.
So next time you’re craving waffles for breakfast, don’t succumb to the usual unhealthy variety. Give these a try instead.