I was in the mood for a waffle AND a cinnamon roll but I had no desire to head to the store for cinnamon rolls….or consume a million calories. Luckily, I just bought a waffle maker the other day from Amazon and I had the perfect idea.
Waffles and pancakes take minimal effort to make (until it comes from flipping…. that took me a while to master). I ALWAYS add cinnamon and vanilla to my pancake or waffle mixture so I decided why not add some sugar as well? These waffles are packed with protein and plenty of flavor.
Funny story, when I was younger I would have a few of my friends sleep over and my parent’s owned a mini mouse waffle maker (still the best waffle maker and waffle I’ve ever had). These waffles came out so crispy and you could fill the ear holes with syrup and powdered sugar. The maker only made one at a time and they were so good that everyone always wanted more than one, at least. So as waffles usually only take a few minutes to make, my parents were in the kitchen for almost an hour or longer whipping up the waffles for a bunch of us hungry growing children. Mom & Dad – I truly appreciate those moments and your hard effort! Now, it’s my turn. That being said, I purposely bought the maker that creates the waffles in equal segments because you can share them that way.
If you would like to make these extra healthy, please check out my healthy pancake mixture recipe! They’re packed with just as much flavor and even more protein!
A classic waffle with a cinnamon sugar twist
- 2 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Baking Soda + a dash more
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar or regular cane sugar
- 3 Tbsp Ghee
- 4 Tbsp Avocado Oil*
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Egg Whites (save yolks)
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 2 cups Milk Nut Milk, Regular, or Oat Milk
- 20-40 Grams Collagen Protein Vital Proteins or another brand (THIS IS OPTIONAL)
- 2-4 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon add more if desired
- 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk option to add more to thin it out
- Apple Sauce option to add to thin out mixture
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Mix the wet ingredients together (except for the egg whites).
Beat the egg whites for 5-7 minutes until little mountains start to form. It’ll be foamy at first, and then it should look more like cool whip!
Add the yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir. I used my stand mixer for this, but a hand mixer or wooden spoon will work.
Gently mix in the egg whites with a spatula.
Heat up your waffle maker.
Pour about 3/4 cup of the mixture into your waffle maker,
Before closing the waffle maker, pour the cinnamon sugar in a circle formation or as desired. Feel free to use a piping bag.
Close for a few minutes depending on your waffle maker and enjoy!
Should make around 6 waffles!
Remove, top with your favorite waffle toppings and enjoy!
* Feel free to use regular oil, EXTRA virgin olive oil, or more butter if you do not have avocado oil.