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Easy Freezer Protein Waffles Recipe (Gluten Free and Made in the Blender)

by Heather

The best and easiest freezer protein waffle recipe is here! It’s a protein packed breakfast treat that is made with oats and is naturally gluten-free! The extra protein comes from blended cottage cheese and egg. They are perfect to freeze and reheat for the most important meal of the day. These healthy protein waffles with become your breakfast BFF! Bonus, the batter is made in the blender – you really can’t simplify breakfast making more!

Protein waffles recipe

Freezer protein waffle recipe

If you like to make mornings go as smoothly as possible, these meal prep high protein waffles are just what you need!

The batter comes together in 5 minutes, making prep (and clean up!) a breeze. Once the batter is blended together, the waffle batter cooks in a regular waffle maker (or mini waffle maker).

From there you can either:

A) Eat the waffles right away.

B) Cool the waffles and store them in the fridge to enjoy another morning that week.

C) Follow the freezing instructions below to make homemade freezer waffles.

No matter which option you choose, you’ll be happy with the end result – fluffy protein waggles!

Gluten free freezer protein waffles made in the blender

Who is this recipe for?

  • If you’re an early riser and enjoy your me time before the kids wake, this protein waffle recipe is for you! (raising my hand here)
  • If you’re working away from home and hurrying to get yourself ready before leaving for 8+ hours, this simple recipe is for you!
  • If you’re feeding a crowd and want something you can make ahead of time so you aren’t spending the entire morning cooking (instead of being present), then this recipe is for you!
  • If you’re just looking for a tasty, protein-packed breakfast option, well then this make ahead high protein waffle recipe is also for you! It’s made in the blender which couldn’t be easier!

Freezer waffles simplify mornings

I love to make a double batch (or triple batch – my family eats A LOT) and have breakfast waiting for us so I don’t have to cook on busy mornings.

My love for freezer waffles started when I began having babies. I loved making a huge batch of waffles to have on hand after having a baby.

They defrost so well, and if you’re nursing or holding a kiddo, it’s easy to hold in one hand and eat while you do all the other mom things.

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How to freeze waffles

Here’s how to freeze protein waffles so they don’t stick together in one big clump.

  1. Make protein waffles (follow the awesome recipe below!)
  2. Let them fully cool. I like to use a cooling rack to allow them to cool faster.
  3. When fully cooled you have 2 options. If you don’t want your waffles to stick together, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (without stacking) and freeze until frozen solid. Once fully frozen, you can stack them in freezer bags, and label them with the name and date you froze them. If you don’t mind your waffles sticking together (if you know you’ll frost a whole batch at a time), then simply stack your waffles and place them in a freezer bag, label them with the name and date, and freeze them for up to 6 months.

How to defrost frozen waffles

Here are a couple of options for defrosting:

  • You can place the frozen waffles in the fridge to defrost overnight. I’d suggest this if you freeze them in a block together. Once defrosted warm in the toaster to heat and add crunch.
  • If you froze them individually, you can grab what you need, pop it in the toaster, and voila, perfectly warmed and crunchy waffle!
  • Alternatively, you can microwave the waffle for 30-60 seconds to warm, however, they’ll be more soft than crunchy. I love the toaster option for waffles because it brings the crunch back to full freshness.
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Simple ingredients in protein waffles

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions.

The main 3 common ingredients in these protein waffles are rolled oats, cottage cheese, and eggs. Here’s everything you’ll need for these simple, protein-packed waffles.

Step by step Gluten free freezer protein waffles made in the blender

How to make protein waffles

  1. Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Let your batter sit for at least 10 minutes, or up to overnight before cooking waffles.
  2. Heat your waffle iron, add a touch of coconut oil to the waffle iron, and pour in the batter.
  3. Cook until your waffle maker lights up as done (every waffle iron is different). Repeat with the remaining batter.

Ready to make your own tasty waffles? Let’s do it!

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Favorite toppings

Easy protein waffles are even better with delicious toppings. Go-to options in our house include:

  • Real maple syrup
  • Greek yogurt mixed with a little vanilla protein powder, chocolate protein powder, or honey
  • Unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon
  • Whipped cream topped with fresh fruit, dark chocolate chips, or chia seeds

Can you turn these into protein pancakes?

Yes, you sure can!

Blend the batter as stated for the waffles, and instead of using a heated waffle iron, heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add a little butter or coconut oil, and then pour batter using about ¼ cup for each pancake and cook a few minutes on each side.

A new great pancake recipe that’s packed with enough protein to keep you full for longer than your average pancake mix!

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Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this easy protein waffle recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Eggs – Eggs can partially be substituted with egg whites. You can substitute up to half of the eggs with the equivalent amount of egg whites. Make sure to oil your waffle maker well because egg whites will make them stick a little more.

Cottage cheese – Try ricotta cheese in place of cottage cheese for a similar flavor profile.

Almond milk – Use your favorite non-dairy or regular milk option here. Any will work!

Melted butter – Melted ghee, melted coconut oil, or avocado oil all work in place of butter.

Rolled oats – Quick oats and oat flour are good options to replace rolled oats. If oats are not an option, you can also use almond flour in this recipe too.

easy protein waffle recipe

More healthy breakfast ideas you might enjoy:

Freezer Protein Waffles Made Easy in the Blender
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Gluten Free Freezer Protein Waffles

Freezer protein waffles – a protein packed breakfast treat that is made with oats and naturally gluten free! Perfect to freeze and reheat for your busiest of mornings. These waffles with become your breakfast BFF! Bonus, the batter is made in the blender – you really can’t simplify breakfast making more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezer meal, gluten free, meal prep
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Let your batter sit for at least 10 minutes, or up to overnight before cooking waffles.
  • Heat your waffle iron, add a touch of coconut oil to the waffle iron, and pour in the batter.
  • Cook until your waffle maker lights up as done (every waffle iron is different). Repeat with the remaining batter.

Notes

To freeze the waffles, follow the instructions above in the blog post.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 263mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 3mg
Gluten free freezer protein waffles made in the blender

I’d love to know, do you freeze waffles? Do you have other breakfast options you freeze for simplified mornings?

If you try this protein waffles recipe out, please leave a rating and review and let me know what you think!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in January 2020. Updated February 2023.*

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Christy Dunnam January 21, 2020 - 7:51 am

Hi Heather! I love your ideas and workouts! Can’t wait to try these waffles. Will they work without the cottage cheese? Thanks!

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Heather January 21, 2020 - 5:38 pm

Hey Christy! They really don’t work as well without the cottage cheese. I’ve made them before subbing yogurt and it’s not as good! But if you try a variation do report back!

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Jessica February 3, 2020 - 1:35 am

5 stars
These were lovely with a great texture! Our kiddo isn’t a fan of waffle toppings, so he has them plain. We add a tbsp of maple syrup to the batter so he’ll eat them as they are really savory without it and with no toppings. Thanks!

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Heather February 3, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Glad your family enjoyed them and you made them your own!

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Lori March 14, 2020 - 7:11 am

This has become our Saturday morning tradition. So easy to blend the batter up quickly and the texture is perfect every time. We also like that they aren’t sweet, so we can add whatever toppings we’re in the mood for. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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Heather March 16, 2020 - 3:51 pm

I love hearing that Lori! What a perfect way to start the weekend

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Sarah June 15, 2020 - 5:09 am

Hello and thanks for your lovely breakfast recipes. Tried the cinnamon roll custard oats and the banana egg oat pancakes : fabulous. the cinnamon oats keep my daughter and I going for hours; when porridge usually leaves us starving after 90 minutes.

Quick question: is it 1 + 3/4 cups of oats or just 3/4 cup of oats? Looking forward to trying these waffles – as soon as I can get some cottage cheese – a bit tricky in France!

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Heather June 15, 2020 - 5:47 am

Hi Sarah! So glad you loved the other recipes! The waffles call for 1 + 3/4 cups oats. I’ll also make it more clear in the recipe above.

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Anne January 11, 2021 - 11:06 am

5 stars
Our whole family loved these – they are our new favorite waffle recipe! Since it was such a hit, do you think this could be adapted for pancakes?

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Heather January 12, 2021 - 4:47 am

Hey Anna, so glad the whole family loves them! I definitley think so! I’d reduce the butter down to 1/2 or 1 tbsp and let the batter sit for at least 15 minutes before cooking them into pancakes. Now you’re making me want to try this out! Report back if you do 🙂

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