Recipes and Cooking Breakfast and Brunch Recipes Waffles Whole Grain Waffles Be the first to rate & review! This high-protein breakfast idea doesn't compromise on taste or nutrition. Give this homemade waffle recipe a try this weekend. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 26, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kelsey Hansen Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 16 4-inch waffles Jump to Nutrition Facts Craving a sweet and easy breakfast but feel like your body deserves better than freezer waffles? These high-protein whole grain waffles have a whopping 17 grams of protein per serving and are packed full of whole grains and healthy nut butters to keep you fueled throughout the day. The secret to our waffle recipe? 24 ounces of cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is the unrecognized hero of the dairy family. It's low in fat and high in protein and other important nutrients like Vitamin B12, which helps keep your body's blood and nerve cells healthy. Protein accounts for over 70% of the calories in cottage cheese, a record high for most foods. Adding it to these waffles makes them a guaranteed energy boost and gives them a tasty, savory flavor. The combination of cottage cheese, all-purpose and wheat flour, and almond or peanut butter makes these waffles a surefire breakfast win. They're healthy without tasting healthy, and with a generous helping of honey or maple syrup, you'll never go back to those freezer waffles. Is Cottage Cheese Good for You?—Here's What to Know About It Ingredients 1 24-ounce container of low-fat cottage cheese 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup toasted wheat germ 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. baking powder ½ cup milk 3 egg whites ¼ cup almond butter or peanut butter ¼ cup vegetable oil Fresh blueberries (optional) Honey or maple syrup (optional) Directions Place undrained cottage cheese in a blender. Cover and blend until very smooth. Set aside 1½ cups of the whipped cottage cheese. Transfer remaining whipped cottage cheese to an airtight container. Cover and chill until serving or up to 1 week. In a medium bowl combine flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and ¼ tsp. salt. In another bowl whisk together reserved 1½ cups whipped cottage cheese, the milk, egg whites, almond butter, and oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. If you like, cover and chill batter up to 2 days. Add batter to a preheated, lightly greased waffle baker according to manufacturer's directions (use a regular or Belgian waffle baker). Close lid; do not open until done. Cook each waffle until toasted and set, about 4 minutes. When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid. Serve topped with additional whipped cottage cheese. If you like, top with blueberries and drizzle with honey. Test Kitchen Tip: Cooking the homemade waffles ahead or trying to save leftovers for tomorrow? We've got you covered. Cool waffles on a wire rack. Layer in an airtight storage container with waxed paper between layers. Chill up to 5 days or freeze up to 1 month. Reheat waffles in a toaster. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 292 Calories 13g Fat 27g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 291.6 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 1.7g 8% Cholesterol 4.6mg 2% Sodium 556.1mg 24% Total Carbohydrate 27.4g 10% Dietary Fiber 2.5g 9% Total Sugars 6.7g Protein 17.4g Vitamin D 0.2mcg 1% Vitamin C 0mg 0% Calcium 205.7mg 16% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 249.3mg 5% Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g Vitamin D 7.5IU Alanine 0.9g Arginine 0.9g Ash 3.1g Aspartic acid 1.3g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 25.5mg Copper, Cu 0.2mg Cystine 0.2g Energy 1221.7kJ Fluoride, F 27.3mcg Folate, total 57.6mcg Glutamic acid 4.1g Glycine 0.6g Histidine 0.5g Isoleucine 0.9g Leucine 1.6g Lysine 1.2g Methionine 0.5g Magnesium, Mg 51.8mg Manganese, Mn 1.1mg Niacin 1.9mg Phosphorus, P 280.8mg Pantothenic acid 0.5mg Phenylalanine 0.9g Phytosterols 27.9mg Proline 1.8g Retinol 17.7mcg Selenium, Se 23.5mcg Serine 1g Starch 4.3g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.7g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2.6mg Tryptophan 0.2g Tyrosine 0.8g Valine 1g Vitamin A, IU 64.5IU Vitamin A, RAE 17.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 13.8mcg Water 97.6g Zinc, Zn 1.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.