Recently I started developing a morning routine and have been loving it. Obviously it involves these greek yogurt waffles…
Here’s how it goes: Wake up at 5:30. Hit the snooze button for 5 minutes so I can cuddle with Tony. Feed Milly. Brush my teeth. Get dressed. Grab a cup of coffee to go. Kiss Tony on the cheek and walk out the door so I can just make it for my 6am workout class. I enjoy getting my workouts done in the morning because not only does it give me TONS of energy, but then I can focus on work the rest of the day.
Since I ususally don’t eat pre-morning workout, my stomach is rumbling once I return home. During my shower, it’s not uncommon for me to debate my breakfast options for a good 10 minutes. Do I want avocado toast with ALL the toppings?! What about pancakes? Maybe a green smoothie with peanut butter? Perfectly fried eggs? Crispy, fresh waffles? UGH. So hungry I can’t think.
Since my workouts have been pretty intense thanks to a new fitness studio, I’ve been opting for hearty breakfasts with both healthy carbs & protein. Obviously these flourless banana oatmeal waffles are the answer!
Wait a sec, aren’t waffles always the answer? Yes.
This particular recipe was inspired by my original cottage cheese banana pancakes, which just so happen to taste like banana bread and is an AK reader favorite. I switched up the ingredients just a smidgen so that I could use the greek yogurt and Almond Breeze Almondmilk in my fridge. By the way, did you know that Almond Breeze makes shelf stable almondmilk? I go through almond milk pretty quickly, so it’s nice to have a few hiding in the pantry.
The turned out to be the easiest waffles ever! The batter is made in the blender for easy clean up so if you have kids, this is a great recipe for them to help with.
The best part about these protein-packed waffles isn’t just the strawberry banana flavor, it’s that they also include probiotics from greek yogurt, fiber from oats, and nutrition and vitamins from eggs. Truly the perfect post-workout breaky.
Lastly, I want to note that the waffles are freezer-friendly! I’ve included notes in the recipe below on how to properly freeze waffles so that you can simply pop them in the toaster for a grab and go breakfast. Just don’t forget that peanut butter spread on top. Enjoy! xo.
If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment below or snap a pic, upload it to Instagram and tag #ambitiouskitchen so I can see your creations! xo
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles (gluten free!)
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats, gluten free if desired
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1/2 cup 2% low fat plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries (from about 8 medium strawberries)
Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Add all ingredients except strawberries to a blender and blend on high until well combined and smooth.
Unplug the blender and gently fold in strawberries with a spatula.
If you're using a belgian waffle iron, you can pour half of the batter into the waffle iron, and cook until steam stops and waffles are golden brown and slightly crispy on the outside.
Recipe makes 2 large belgian waffles. Serving size: 1/2 belgian waffle. Top with peanut butter, greek yogurt, fruit, chia seeds and/or maple syrup.
To freeze waffles: cook them on wire racks when they are done cooking. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper, add waffles and place in freezer. This helps them stay straight and perfect for toasting. Freeze for 2-3 hours like this (or up to 6). Then remove from freezer and place the waffles in ziploc bags. Seal bags tight. Waffles will stay good for up to 3 months.
Feel free to double the recipe if you'd like to make more.
Feel free to use different berries in this recipe. Blueberries are especially wonderful.
If you want to ensure this recipe is gluten free, then use gluten free oats.
Nutrition information is for 1/2 belgian waffle (that is assuming you are eating a full breakfast and want to top the waffle with other things).
For 1 belgian waffle (1/2 recipe), here's the nutrition info: Calories: 499 | Fat: 11.8g | Carbs: 78.9g | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14.1g | Protein 24.4g
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