Banana Nut Protein Waffles

3 Waffles399 cals

Today we’re taking your favorite breakfast bread and reinventing it into your new favorite healthy waffle recipe! These Banana Nut Protein Waffles take just a couple minutes to prep, taste just as good as they look, and are packed with great macros.

For this one all you’ll need is something to mix your ingredients in and a waffle maker! I like using a food processor to speed this recipe up but a mixing bowl will work just as good with some effort.

Add right into whatever you’re using 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats turned into oat flour, 2 scoops of a vanilla protein powder, 4 teaspoons of your choice sweetener, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder.

Make your own homemade oat flour by blending or processing 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats until they look like flour.

Lightly mix or process those dry ingredients together for a few seconds or until everything looks incorporated.

Continue by adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 large whole egg, 1/2 cup of unsweetened milk substitute, 1 large banana, 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt, and 1/4 cup of walnuts.

Mix or process all of those ingredients together until your banana nut protein waffles mix is smooth.

Take out your waffle maker, turn it on, and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray.

Pour your banana nut protein waffles mix in once your waffle maker heats up. You’ll want to cook it for however long your waffle maker says to which will likely be around 2-3 minutes.

Remove your waffle from the waffle maker and repeat until all of your mix is gone. With the amounts listed here I’ll usually get 3-4 waffles.

Now it’s time to optionally top them! I went with some sugar free syrup, whipped ream, ground cinnamon, and fresh banana slices.

Other great toppings? Greek yogurt, nuts, nut butter, other fruit, jelly, protein frosting, and so on! Let us know what you use on yours in the comments below.

Try our Protein Banana Bread recipe next!

Banana Nut Protein Waffles Recipe

Banana Nut Protein Waffles

Your favorite breakfast bread made into your new favorite healthy waffle recipe! These Banana Nut Protein Waffles are absolutely delicious.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana nut, banana waffles, healthy waffles, protein waffles
Servings: 3 Waffles
Calories: 399kcal
Cost: $2.50

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  • 1 ½ Cups Rolled Oats
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder - Vanilla
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Teaspoons Sweetener
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • 4 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - Fat Free (or Greek Yogurt)
  • ¼ Cup Walnuts - Chopped (Or whatever type nuts you prefer)


  • Add your Rolled Oats into either a food processor or blender
  • Process/blend them until they look like flour
  • Add all of your dry ingredients into either your food processor or a large bowl
  • Process/mix your dry ingredients together
  • Add in your wet ingredients
  • Mix those in
  • Turn your waffle maker on and coat it with non-stick cooking spray
  • Pour your mix in and cook for however long your waffler maker says to



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1197
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 787mg
  • Carbs: 123g
  • Fiber: 19g
  • Sugar: 29g
  • Protein: 93g
Calories per Waffle (if you make 3):
  • Calories: 399
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 262.3mg
  • Carbs: 41g
  • Fiber: 6.3g
  • Sugar: 9.6g
  • Protein: 31g


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 262.3mg | Fiber: 6.3g | Sugar: 9.6g


  1. Thomas on May 8, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Great recipe Derek. I love the taste of these waffles and its my go to breaky on a Saturday.

    • Derek Howes on May 18, 2021 at 5:03 pm

      Happy to hear you liked them Thomas!

  2. Heather on February 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

    These are great! I had to use chocolate protein cause I ran out of vanilla but man were these good. I put frozen strawberries in the microwave to top my waffle and ended up eating the whole waffle before the strawberries were done. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Derek Howes on February 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Love this! Thanks Heather 🙂

  3. Steven de Groot on February 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Most of your sides are with oatmeal what contains a good amount of fiber, but it doesn’t really fit into my low carb diet.
    I use soja flour (it contains 37 grams of protein, and just 23 gram of carbs per 100 grams).

    And instead of a banana, and cottage cheese, I use banana flavored protein powder, and quark.
    This way I cut down on carbs, but increase the amount of protein.

    Here in the Netherlands it’s pretty difficult to find some ingredients.

    But so far your dishes taste delicious! thanks man!

    • Derek Howes on February 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Steven! I gotta start using quark in some of my recipes! I can find it here locally pretty easy

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