Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles

Cottage Cheese Waffles
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN
Total Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Servings: 4 (1 waffle each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

341 calories
12g fat
31g carbs
26g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (1 waffle each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 454mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 26g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 343mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Most waffle recipes call for melted butter, added sugar, and leavening ingredients like baking powder and baking soda. But this revamped oat waffle recipe focuses on high protein ingredients like ​eggs, low-fat cottage cheese, and ground flaxseeds that get blended up with rolled oats and a splash of vanilla extract to create a seriously tasty and good-for-you waffle.

More research is showing that spreading the​ intake of protein throughout the day can help enhance muscle growth and synthesis. Many people eat too little protein for breakfast, a fair amount of protein for lunch, and too much protein for dinner.

Evenly distributing your protein intake to approximately 30 grams of protein each at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, can help you preserve lean body mass, which may also help prevent chronic disease in the long term. Try this oatmeal cottage cheese waffle breakfast recipe to start your day off on the right foot.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients listed above in a blender and blend until evenly mixed and smooth.

  2. Heat a waffle iron.

  3. Lightly coat with oil or spray with non-stick spray. Place a heaping 1/2 cup of batter onto the waffle iron and cook 4–5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

  4. Repeat with remaining batter. You should have 4 waffles at the end.

Variations and Substitutions

While these oatmeal cottage cheese waffles are great on their own, they're also great with mix-ins. Try stirring a cup of blueberries into the waffle batter for a juicy antioxidant and fiber boost. Slice or mash a banana and fold it into the batter for a creamy, potassium-rich addition. Or for an extra special treat, try adding mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • Decorate your breakfast plate. Add a dollop of yogurt, extra chopped fresh fruit, sliced or chopped toasted nuts, or nut butter spread. Waffles deserve more than just maple syrup as a topping! These toppings not only make the waffles more fun to eat but can also add nutritional benefits, too.
  • Make a big batch of waffles on the weekend and cook them all to ensure you eat a healthy breakfast all week long. After they cool, store the leftovers in an airtight container. In the morning, simply pop a waffle into the toaster and add your favorite toppings.

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