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I’m going to share something extra delicious with you today. And the best part is, it’s super easy to put together – and has almost 40g of protein in it! Oh, and another thing I think you’ll love about it – it involves waffles. This protein waffle breakfast sandwich with rosemary scrambled eggs is a protein-lover’s waffle heaven. You’re going to love it.
Protein Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Lately, I’ve been working out a lot. I go to a HIIT class 4-5 times a week. It’s usually first thing in the morning, and when I get home I’m starving. I try to fill up on protein, produce, and whole grain carbohydrates. This protein waffle breakfast sandwich is exactly what I’m craving when I get home! So, let’s talk about this recipe for a minute.
So, let’s talk about this recipe for a minute.
Is there protein in waffles?
Waffles aren’t normally known for their high protein content. For this recipe I used Van’s Power Grains® Waffles, which have 10-12g or protein per serving! Also, they taste really great. In addition to protein, they’ve got 9-11g of whole grains (think cracked red wheat, steel cut oats, millet, and brown rice) per serving. These will fill you up and give you fuel to get through your busy morning.
Can I use gluten-free waffles for this recipe?
Alternately, you could skip the protein waffles and instead make this gluten-free! Van’s Gluten Free Waffles make for light, crispy waffles. Sweetened with fruit juice and made with whole grain brown rice flour, you get 21-23g of whole grains per serving. Their gluten-free version is also free from dairy, eggs, corn, and anything artificial.
Can I swap out the ingredients for this recipe?
This recipe is so easy to customize. You can swap out or switch up any of the ingredients! Change up the cheese or the herbs (or leave the herbs out completely). Add butter or take out the avocado. Leave the turkey bacon off for a vegetarian version. If you make any changes, just remember that it could change the amount of protein in this recipe.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes! One thing that is fantastic about Van’s Waffles is that you can pop them in your toaster whenever you need them. I recommend prepping the other ingredients (eggs, bacon, and avocado) ahead of time. Then you can toast the waffles, put it all together, and heat the whole sandwich up.
ou probably know Van’s best for their waffles, which you can find in the frozen breakfast section at your grocery store. But they also have lots of other snack options, like crackers and snack bars. They are all nutritious and delicious, and can serve lots of dietary needs (dairy-free, egg-free, kosher, gluten-free, nut-free – just to name a few). We like the Gluten Free Strawberry & Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars. You can find a local store near you that sells Van’s Waffle here.
Protein Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
- 2 waffles Van's Power Grains Original
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp cheddar cheese grated
- 1/8 tsp rosemary fresh, finely chopped
- 1/4 avocado sliced
- 2 turkey bacon
- salt to taste
- Cook turkey bacon according to instructions on package, or preferred method (I like it best when it's made on a skillet, but you can also use a microwave or even prep in advance and just heat up as needed).
- While turkey is cooking, slice avocado and grate cheese.
- Whisk eggs. Add rosemary and salt and whisk until mixed. Scramble eggs using your preferred method. You can scramble with the cheese, or add cheese at a later step.
- Toast Van's Power Grains waffles until toasted and hot. You might need to do two cycles in your toaster!
- Layer eggs, turkey bacon, cheese, and avocado on waffle while everything is hot. The cheese will melt. Top with second waffle.
- Optional: add butter to each waffle. I left this out because the avocado and cheese were all I needed. Enjoy!
- This recipe goes a little over on blue containers. So, to keep it to one blue, be sure to combine avocado and cheese in blue container to make sure you're not going over on your blues. Alternately, you can cut out the avocado completely and increase the cheese to 1/3 cup, OR cut out the cheese and use one blue of avocado!
- If you would like to reduce your yellows, serve open-faced over one waffle.
Serve with fruit (or veggies) of your choice, or eat on its own. So, yes…you can have waffles, and protein, and really is there anything else we need in life besides waffles, anyway.
Happy Breakfast, y’all!