Jenna Paulette

Jenna Paulette's Protein Waffles

Jenna Paulette
Jenna Paulette's Protein Waffles


These are magic (and I'm not just saying that because they're what I was making when I was inspired to write one of my fav songs!) I'm saying that because they are a high-protein food that actually taste like what it's being called… WAFFLES. And they are so easy! I think I've made them 12 times in the last few weeks, and I was actually making the pancake version of them when I wrote “My Bronco,” which is one of those songs that just seemed to come with lyrics and melody all at once, out of nowhere. I wrote down the lyrics in between pancake flips, which is maybe that’s why I love this recipe so much. Maybe my fellow songwriters will make these and write a hit! 


  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese
  • 2-3 T. Milk (whole or your favorite non-dairy choice)
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 1/2 t. Maple Flavoring
  • 1/2 t. Cinnamon
  • 2 t. of Baking Powder
  • Chopped Roasted Pecans (for sprinkling on batter)

***Variations: Substitute Maple for Vanilla flavoring and the pecans for blueberries. You can also add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the recipe, if you desire, with a dash of milk if it thickens the batter too much. 

Kitchen Appliances You'll Need: 

  • Waffle Iron/Maker 
  • Ninja or Blender

Step One: Make yourself some coffee, put it in a cute cup, and plug in your waffle maker.

Step Two: Measure out your ingredients and put them in a Ninja or Blender.

Step Three: Blend for 10-20 seconds, until it resembles waffle batter. If it is too thick add a tablespoon of milk,  if it is too thin add a tablespoon of oats. (Your batter will vary based on the size of your banana.)

 Step Four: Check your waffle maker to make sure it is hot, then spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray. 

Step Five: Pour waffle batter in the center of the iron, then sprinkle with pecans.

Step Six: After the waffle maker indicates the waffles are done (mine has a green light that switches to red), pick up the waffles with a knife or tongs and place them on a plate to serve with butter or coconut oil and maple syrup.

And just like that you have healthy, hot, tasty, protein-filled WAFFLES…Mmmmmmm.

Hope these inspire you and maybe even a few good songs!



Food Styling and Photography: Loren Maring