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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Waffles...

I made these for the family this morning.
First, you start out making the oatmeal.
For just me it was 1/2 cup of oatmeal and one cup of water.

Then I mixed in four egg whites.

Then I mixed in two scoops of chocolate protein powder.

Stirred it up.

Remember to heat up the waffle iron and spray some Pam on it before spreading it on.

This was my first attempt.
After opening it too early a few times, I figured out that I just needed to let it cook for a good five minutes. At that point, it had a nice crispy outer edge.

Like this!

Then, it pulls off like a regular waffle.

I topped it with blueberries and sugar free syrup.

Doesn't that look good?
I thought it was great!! Our kids loved it with the exception of 14-year-old Darling Rose, who wasn't sure.
Unfortunately my husband doesn't like chocolate.
So, I made him a vanilla waffle.
I used two scoops of vanilla protein powder.

with a 1/2 cup of oatmeal, (and then cooked up) and four egg whites.

His came out looking perfect.

He topped his with butter and real maple syrup served with eggs and summer sausage.
His analysis: "It didn't taste great."
Hmm.... maybe I'll have to try the "other waffle recipe" that I've found for next weekend.
I ended up cooking a bunch of the waffles and freezing them. Two of our kids wanted more waffles for lunch.
For the recipe that I gave you I was able to cook up three waffles, when I duplicated it for my husband I cooked up four... probably because the egg whites were bigger. But for three waffles, each one was 150 calories with 20 grams of protein per waffle. There is no sugar, and no white flour in these waffles and so this will absolutely fit into my plan to put our family on a whole foods diet.
What's really nice about freezing these waffles, is that they are a great post work-out meal because of the high protein content and whole grain carbohydrates. They're easy to have ready, just pull one out of the freezer and toast it.
I have another recipe and special treat that I will be cooking up tomorrow.
Hope your having a great weekend!


  1. How could that have not tasted great? They look amazing...especially with that melted butter all over them! :) Is Darling Rose's real name, actually Darling Rose? Or is the Darling a term of endearment? Just wondering...

  2. mmmmmm, nummers!!!! That does look so good!!

  3. I loved your husband's response. Priceless. They sure look great. Your first mistake where it stuck, I've done that too. What a pain! In the dorms in college, they had a waffle maker in the dining hall and I messed it up my fair share of times (Greg did more than me = )

    What did Darling Rose not like about them? Did you taste the oatmeal a lot? These waffles have me very curious. You liked them, so that is good. You are trying to get excited about eating healthy again, but I know you want your family to like it too. Guess back to the drawing board? Happy Sunday.

  4. these waffles look amazing! i love that you added protein powder to them too! great post!

  5. I love what your husband said. Haha at least the waffles look pretty!

  6. Sounds like the waffles would be good. They were certainly pretty with the blueberries on top!

    Fruits and veggies are so wonderful! Like you mentioned on my page, you really do feel so much better when you start eating more of them. I'm definitely guessing that I feel sluggish from pasta because of the white flour. The great thing about figuring those things out, though, is that now you know how to avoid that feeling!

    Have a great week! :)

  7. I gained last instead of getting mad and throwing in the towel, I decided to get even! 30 day Shred yesterday, and even set the alarm early today and did it again before going to work.......I WILL become a changed woman! thanks for continuing to inspire me!