Birthday Waffle


I had a wonderful 21st birthday! It was filled with a super tough workout with my mom, a movie with my brother and sister, drinks at Novo Dolce with my family, wine with Barrett at The Derby, and of course…this waffle!

I am starting Whole 30 today since my Crossfit gym is doing it. Instead of doing it for weight loss, I thought I would test it out as an elimination diet to see what I am allergic to. Everyone at my gym started Monday but since I had my birthday on Tuesday, I wanted to start on Wednesday. Since I was about to give up grains and sugars for 30 days, I wanted to have a waffle that still involved grains/sugars but was also healthy!

Without further ado…


Birthday Protein Waffle [Serves 1]

  • 1/4 old-fashioned oats
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 scoop favorite protein powder (I used vanilla Vega One)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)

Blend together all the ingredients in a blender. Pour into a greased waffle iron. It should only take about 5 minutes until it is done! It just depends on what type of waffle iron you have.

I topped mine with maple syrup, peanut butter, cacao nibs, and the other 1/2 of that banana!

adapted from: Rachael’s Good Eats