Gluten Free & Vegan Cacao Protein Waffles

protein waffles

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Really simple 6 ingredient cacao protein waffles which are perfect for a weekend breakfast treat or even as a dessert.

Give them a try and let me know what you think 🙂

You will need a waffle machine for this!

Portion: 5-6 waffles

Prep: 7 mins

Cooking: 15-20 mins (depends how good your waffle machine is)



  • 1 chia egg (1 tbls chia seeds to 3 tbls water)
  • 2 tbls protein or cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 150g buckwheat flour (1 cup)
  • 2-3 tbls maple syrup (depending if your protein powder is sweetened, if using cacao then use 3)
  • 300ml cups unsweetened almond milk (1 1/4 cup)
  • coconut oil for greasing


  1. Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds into a large mixing bowl and cover with 3 tablespoons water. Allow to soak for 5-6 minutes (until an egg like texture)
  2. Pre-heat your waffle machine
  3. Add the protein/cacao powder, cinnamon, buckwheat flour, maple syrup, almond milk and mix thoroughly
  4. Lightly coat the waffle machine with coconut oil to help prevent the waffles from sticking too much
  5. Pour the mixture evenly into the waffle maker
  6. Cook as you wish (I personally like to cook without putting down the lid for the first couple minutes)

Tip: Try stacking them and adding fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup on top

Creating this dish? Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @healthylivingjames Facebook @healthylivingjames or Twitter @healthylivingJW so I can see what you create! Want to save it for later then pin it on Pinterest @healthylivingJW.

waffles maple drizzle

protein waffles top view

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