Zucchini Oat Protein Waffles
Zucchini Oat Protein Waffles- made with whole grain rolled oats, hemp seeds, almond butter and yogurt, these waffles are packed full of plant-based protein and fiber. They freeze well and are perfect to prep for busy weekday mornings! (vegan + gluten-free)
With the new school year right around the corner, my mind is fixated on healthy meals that can be prepped in advance. Waffles are the perfect breakfast to prep in large batches so that you can freeze and pop them in the toaster first thing in the morning.
Of course there are decent options in the freezer section at the grocery store nowadays but trust me, I’ve tried them all and none of them can hold a candle to homemade waffles. Most of the gluten-free options are made with starches or gums and the texture is nowhere near as good as homemade. It’s worth the effort to bust out the old waffle iron.
So let’s chat about vegan protein sources. Spoiler alert: these waffles are not made with tofu. You can thank me later. Here’s what they are made with:
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (certified gluten-free!) 7g per serving
- Hulled Hemp Seeds 8g per serving
- Non-dairy Yogurt (almond milk greek yogurt and soy are highest in protein) 11g per serving
- Almond Butter 3g per serving
- Chopped Walnuts 4g per serving
In addition to all of the plant protein, they are packed full of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling full and energized all morning long.
If you’re looking for a nutrient dense breakfast that’s both adult and kid-friendly then you are going to love these zucchini waffles. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Zucchini Oat Protein Waffles
Yield: 4 waffles*
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup oat flour (or spelt flour if not GF)**
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 ounces non-dairy yogurt
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup grated zucchini, after squeezed dry
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat your waffle iron. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, hemp seeds, coconut sugar and chopped walnuts (if using). Whisk together and set aside.
In a large measuring cup or bowl, combine the vanilla extract, yogurt, almond butter, and non-dairy milk. Whisk until smooth. Add the shredded zucchini (after squeezed dry) to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet ingredients and stir until all of the flour is incorporated.
Lightly spray waffle iron with high heat oil (if needed) then scoop the batter inside and cook as directed by your waffle iron. It takes mine about 10-15 minutes to get crispy. Remove from the waffle iron, drizzle with almond butter and serve warm with maple syrup. I like to warm the in the toaster before eating for extra crispy edges.
Allow leftovers to cool completely before freezing then reheat in the toaster when ready to eat.
*the recipe can be doubled to make 8 waffles
**you can make your own oat flour by adding equal amounts of rolled oats to a blender and blending to a fine crumb
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My mind is fixated on stuffing the freezer full of waffles (my boys’ favorite breakfast), so these are coming at a great time! Oat flour waffles have become a staple lately so I’m loving this twist with the zucchini and yogurt!
Yes! Oat flour waffles FTW. :)
So it’s official; you post so many great looking waffle recipes I just have to buy a waffle maker. I know you posted a link to the one you use (I need one on the small side), but can you mention the one you use and you like? Thanks! :)
Lol! I’m a bit obsessed with waffles. :)
This is the waffle maker I have: https://amzn.to/2Mzdz6Z It’s an Oster and it has ceramic plates. It’s supposed to be less toxic than the non-stick material. I don’t use oil or spray when I cook with it and the waffles never stick!
Thank you for your info!
I MUST get a waffle maker! These look so delicious! And such a good idea to put them in the freezer for busy weekday mornings :)
Yes! It’s such a time saver and way better than frozen waffles. :)
I have had a small waffle maker tucked away in a cupboard for Years. This recipe will be its “christening”. It is a SALTON
I’m so glad I’ve inspired you to take out your waffle maker! :)
Goodness I need to buy myself a waffle iron!! These looks amazing, and love how they are freezer-friendly too! :)
What a fun way to sneak some veggies into breakfast! Plus, zucchini is one of my favorite veggies. I so often use oats in my pancakes and waffles – it’s the best!
Looks like I know what I’m having for breakfast on Saturday! By the end of the week we’re always running out of eggs so I find myself turning to your vegan recipes. I’m not sure I”ll have enough yogurt though. I wonder if I could mix yogurt and coconut milk together…hopefully that’ll work!
I’m glad I could help in some small way! :)
Just made these this morning – these were a big hit for myself and my 2 & 4 year old. Also love that I was able to sneak some zucchini in our breakfast and they had no idea! Thanks!
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This are delicious! I served with fresh blueberries. Yum!
I didn’t have any yogurt so used silken tofu instead. Worked great.