Healthy Strawberry and Cream Waffle Recipe
This healthy waffle recipe can easily be used for pancakes, in case you don’t have access to a waffle iron, but truth be told, there is something about heating up the waffle iron and hearing the batter sizzle, opening it up to beautiful golden-brown treats with perfect little syrup holes, cooked evenly on both sides. Waffles are also versatile in that they can be a breakfast item, a dessert, or even served under a crispy piece of fried chicken. Is that only a Southern thing?
Waffles are so cool, there is even a restaurant named after them. But would you believe that isn’t even their most popular breakfast item? Who knew? Even so, according to the restaurant chain Waffle House, approximately 145 waffles are sold at the eatery throughout the United States every minute.
The History of Waffles
Waffles were originally created sometime in the 13th century in Europe and brought across the Atlantic by the pilgrims. What you may not know is there are many variations, including:
Liege Waffle: Liege waffles are a type of Belgium waffle that’s small yet thick that contains sugar clumps and has rounded edges.
Brussels Waffle: Another favorite waffle, Brussels waffles are thick and rectangular. Because they’re leavened with yeast, they have nice, deep pockets to better hold yummy sweet toppings. Before serving, they’re topped off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Stroopwafel: The stroopwafel, which literally translates to syrup waffle, is made by joining two thin wafers with caramel sauce. They’re harder, crumblier, and more of a cookie than a waffle. Y’all, they have these on certain airline flights, and I found myself telling the other passengers that if they didn’t want their complimentary snack, I would take theirs. They are THAT good!
If you are looking for something a bit softer and easier to chew, you can place your stroopwafel on top of a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or tea for a couple of minutes to soften.
American Waffles: While we’re all familiar with Belgian waffles, it was in the United States where the waffle was perfected as both breakfast and dessert food. Here in the U.S., waffles come in all forms and sizes. The toppings, of course, do too—you can choose to go the sweet route with syrups, jams or jellies, fresh fruits, and whipped cream. Or, enjoy a more savory dish with bacon, chicken, or the traditional (at least in parts of Europe) kidney stew. Sadly (at least in terms of flavor), the frozen waffle is likely the most popular waffle associated with America. (Just ask my kids 😉)
American Belgian Waffles: Not to be confused with the original Belgian waffles, this simplified variation is a popular choice in the States. Unlike those made in Belgian, these Americanized waffles are typically leavened with baking soda, so they’re fluffier and thicker than traditional waffles. Again, this leaves nice, deep pockets to fill up with yummy toppings.
Bubble Waffles: One variety many of us aren’t familiar with is bubble waffles. These crispy, sometimes sticky waffles are a common street food in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, and they have a more eggy taste, which is why they’re often referred to as egg waffles or eggettes.
The Keys to a Healthy Waffle Recipe
We recently introduced a new flavor of our Low Carb Lite Protein Blend in Strawberries and Cream flavor. If you have not tried this, I implore you to add this to your next order because THIS. IS. OFF. THE. CHAIN. Just opening the bag, you can smell the smooth, fruity aroma that is simply irresistible.
Just like all our other flavors of BioTRUST Low Carb Lite™, Strawberries and Cream packs a mean protein punch, boasting:
- 20 grams of premium quality whey protein isolate from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows that are not treated with antibiotics or hormones
- ONLY 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per serving
- Cold processed using acid-free membrane technology to create a highly concentrated, undenatured whey protein isolate
- 4.7 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), including 2.2 grams of leucine, as well as immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, which provide nutritional support for healthy immune system function
- ProHydrolase®, a natural digestive enzyme blend that provides support for stomach-friendly digestion and optimal protein digestion
- Non-GMO and FREE from soy, gluten, and artificial sweeteners
You can use this product with water, your favorite beverage, or do like I do and bake with it! The possibilities are endless. I often like to double my pleasure and add a second BioTRUST product into my baking, so I combined Keto Elevate™ with this recipe.
Keto Elevate is the perfect companion for ketogenic lifestyles, biohacking, intermittent fasting, and active lifestyles. This product:
- Contains 5 grams of C8 (per serving)
- Is unflavored and unsweetened to enhance the taste of beverages and recipes
- Contains NO soy-, wheat-, or corn-based ingredients or fillers
Keto Elevate can easily and conveniently be added to coffee, tea, and protein shakes. It’s perfect for fat bombs, and much, much more (like these amazingly decadent waffles).
You don’t have to wait for August 24 (aka National Waffle Day) to enjoy this healthy waffle recipe. In fact, you would be silly not to try them right now! And if you do, please let me know what ya think!
- Preheat waffle maker.
- Mix or blend all ingredients (whether by hand or with a mixer), until everything is incorporated.
- Pour batter into the center of each section of your prepared waffle iron.
- Close the lid and cook for 3 – 5 minutes or until the waffles are a light golden-brown.
- Serve with your topping of choice (mine was a whipped topping and berries).