Gluten-Free Protein Waffles - Rachel Trotta, CPT/WFS/FNS  

Gluten-Free Protein Waffles

Gluten-Free Protein Waffles

Gluten-Free Protein Waffles – Chocolate Chip Version!

For the last few weeks, I’ve undertaken the extremely fun task of testing and perfecting a gluten-free protein waffle recipe.

Waffles have been tested. They have been tasted. And I now have the recipe for you!

They make a great breakfast or snack, or even a breakfast for dinner.

I often find the pre-made waffle mixes at the store to be rapaciously expensive – $8-$10 for just a few servings. Instead of going in that direction, I bought Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour and Trader Joe’s unsweetened pea protein powder. Even though the initial buy-in costs more, they both tend to last awhile and serve other purposes, too – even considering the abuse of constant waffle testing that they endured this week.

Here’s the recipe, followed by the nutrition information:

Gluten-Free Protein Waffles


  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour
  • 4 scoops Trader Joe’s unsweetened pea protein powder
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of baking powder
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 dropper-fulls liquid stevia
  • 4 tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat waffle iron.
  • Combine the dry and liquid ingredients separately, and then stir together.
  • Pour into waffle iron* and let cook until steam stops coming out.
  • Remove carefully and store in refrigerator up to five days.
  • Pop into the toaster each time you want a fresh waffle!

*You may need to spread the batter with a spoon to make sure it evenly coats the waffle iron. The texture gets a bit cake-y, thanks to the pea protein, but the end result is a luscious, fluffy waffle.

This recipe is meant to make six or four servings. Regardless of the number of waffles that your waffle iron makes with this combination, the final result should be divided into six or four to match these numbers (if that’s important to you):

Nutrition Facts

Six servings:

  • 250 calories
  • 12 g protein
  • 30 g carbohydrates
  • 10 g fat
  • 1 g fiber

If you divide it into four servings:

  • 400 calories
  • 20 g protein
  • 47 g carbohydrates
  • 15 g fat
  • 2 g fiber

And finally, if you want to leave out the chocolate chips and keep the six-serving version:

  • 205 calories
  • 12 g protein
  • 23 g carbs
  • 7 g fat
  • 1 g fiber

I will be honest: with the size and shape of my waffle iron, I couldn’t massage the recipe into four servings, which was my intention. However, I did end up with a very satisfying six servings with chocolate chips, which could be doubled into 500 calories with plenty of carbohydrates to fuel a heavy workout day.

Without chocolate chips, though, the six-serving version could easily be made into three servings instead for a 400-calorie breakfast.

I hope you try them out, and enjoy them!

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