Vanilla protein waffles with blueberry chia jam

Ok, I bought a waffle maker and I’m obsessed! How have I waited until 2021 to make this investment! I always thught waffles and pancakes were the same thing and do I really need another kitchen gadget in my cupboard, well the answer is yes, it’s the missing piece to my gadget collection!

What I love about waffles is the no mess or worrying about the shape they turn out, they look so pretty every time! Here’s the waffle maker I bought recently.

I’ve made this recipe a high protein one, with 23g protein per serving. I used a scoop of vanilla whey protein to do this. You can use any flavour you already have if you don’t have vanilla.

As it’s January I wanted to share with you my savvy way to save a few £s put also get a portion of fruit in. My blueberry compote is made using frozen blueberries, I always keep frozen fruit in as it’s a great way to reduce food waste (no gone off fruit here) and also is miles cheaper than buying in fresh, roughly 50% cheaper per kg. They make a great addition to smoothies and in this case a jam.

The chia jam is so easy to make, using just two ingredients! First heat the blueberries in the microwave until juicy, then stir through the chia seeds. The chia seeds act as a gelling agent, absorbing the juices from the blueberries, to make a jam like consistency.

Chia seeds are a great addition to your diet as they are high in fibre, omega 3 fatty acids and a source of protein. The 15g serving in this recipe provides and additional 3g protein and 5.2g fibre! They are easily available at most large supermarkets now.

Vanilla protein waffles with blueberry chia jam

Recipe by Sarah’s Healthy KitchenCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

361

kcal

Healthy protein waffles with blueberry chia jam.

Ingredients

  • 50g vanilla whey protein powder

  • 20g plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 125ml unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Blueberry chia compote-

  • 200g frozen blueberries

  • 30g chia seeds

Directions

  • Preheat waffle maker on high.
  • Add the blueberries to a microwave safe bowl and heat the blueberries for 2-3 minutes until defrosted and some of the juice is visible. Add the chia seeds, stir through and set aside to thicken.
  • Add the flour, protein powder, baking powder and salt to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the eggs, milk and vanilla extract and whisk again until a thick batter forms.
  • Pour half the mixture into the waffle maker and close the lid. Cook for 3-5 minutes before removing and repeating the the other half the mix (or pop the remaining mixture in the fridge for the next day).
  • Split the compote over the two waffles. (Optional- Add a drizzle of maple syrup and peanut butter if desired.)

Notes

  • Waffles with no toppings (Kcal 227 Fat 7.9g Carbs 10.9g Protein 20.3g)
  • Blueberry compote (Kcal 134 Fat 5g Carbs 16g Protein 3g)

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