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High-Protein Oreo Waffles

For some unknown reason, waffles are not yet their own food group. I’m working on it, though.

As a self-proclaimed waffle-connoisseur, it’s my duty to bring you nothing but the best waffle recipes.

Protein waffles are great for what they are, but it’s hard to replace an authentic waffle with a protein-based one. Too often, you need to give up that beautiful waffle texture we all know and love. But I am very proud to say that is not the case here!

Each of these Oreo Waffles, toppings and all, is only 210 calories and boasts an impressive 18g of protein!

If you want to have some Oreos for breakfast, these Oreo Waffles allow you to do just that.

Protein Oreo Waffles


A few tips for Oreo Waffles

When I first developed this recipe, I used regular cocoa powder.

Since then, I have discovered the difference that “Black Cocoa Powder” really makes.

Black cocoa powder

It’s not a common ingredient, but it’s a very welcomed one.

Check out my Healthy Oreos recipe to see just how special this ingredient can be.

Black Cocoa Powder is what gives Oreos its black color and signature flavor. If you want to mimic that authentic look & taste with your Oreo Waffles, I highly recommend getting some black cocoa powder.

But what if you don’t have any or don’t want to buy any?

In a pinch, you can use “Hershey’s Special Dark” cocoa powder, which is what I used for my Protein Oreo Cupcakes.

As you can see, we don’t get that black color, but rather a classic chocolate look.

The flavor was richer than a typical chocolate cupcake, but not quite Oreo. Don’t get me wrong- it still worked great, and you can certainly use a very dark cocoa powder for your Oreo Waffles.

But, if you want the best end-product, black cocoa powder is your friend!


General Waffle Making Tips

When it comes to recipes, waffles are as easy as it gets.

Mix together some ingredients, pour into a waffle maker, and you’re done!

But just because it’s easy, that doesn’t mean it’s fool-proof. Lucky for you, I’m a bit of a waffle master.

I have my own waffle recipe e-book, Pumping Waffle Iron, which contains 100 high-protein waffle recipes inside.

In addition to the protein waffle recipes, I also have a ton of general waffle-making tips for ya.

But since you’re here to make some Oreo Waffles already, I want to pass along a few quick tips for ya straight from the book to help you out:

  • I’ve come to learn that if you put a waffle immediately onto a plate when it comes out of the waffle maker, it’s going to condensate and get soggy on the bottom. And if we wanted soggy waffles, we’d just make pancakes.
    • The trick I like to use is simply putting a square of paper towel on a plate and transferring the waffle directly onto the paper towel. This soaks up the moisture and leaves your waffle nice and crispy! A cooling rack is a great tool for cooling as well, but being able to throw it right onto a plate is always helpful if you are in a rush.
  • Adding fat to your waffles is going to make them softer. For example, if you feel like you want to mix some peanut butter into your waffle mix, expect it to be less crispy.
  • On the flip side, adding too much protein is going to lead to a super dry waffle. You might feel like you want to bump up the protein content in your recipes, but if you do, you’re going to have to compensate by adding more ingredients, ultimately adding a lot more calories.


Onto the Oreo Waffles!

Oreo Waffles

High-Protein Oreo Waffles

Yield: 2 Belgian Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Get your protein fix with the ultimate Oreo lover's waffle!


Ingredients for 2 Belgian Waffles

  • 30g All-Purpose Flour
  • 20g Black Cocoa Powder (or 100% Dark Cocoa Powder)
  • 30g (1 Scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 16g Brown Sugar Subtitute
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Milk of Choice
  • Dash of Salt


  • 20g Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Splash Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Oreo Thins


  1. In a bowl, mix together your flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, salt, and baking powder. Make sure it is all combined well!
  2. In another bowl, whisk your egg with your brown sugar (brown sugar tends to clump up so I like to whisk it in with the egg to make it easier to mix).
  3. Add your egg mixture into the bowl with your dry ingredients and carefully mix it up. Don’t worry, we purposely left the milk out to this point!
  4. Now, slowly add your milk in a little bit at a time (slow is key) and continue mixing until you have yourself a nice batter. Note that the batter will thicken a little as it sits, so it’s okay if it feels slightly liquidy.
  5. Now that you have your batter ready, fire up your waffle maker.
  6. While the waffle maker is heating up, take your 20g of confectioners sugar and add in the tiniest splash of almond milk. Trust me, a little goes a long way. Mix that together until you get an icing that is thin enough to drizzle, but not too thin. In my photo, the icing was definitely too thin. If that's the case, you can add a little bit of extra powdered sugar to thicken it.
  7. Once your waffle maker is ready, spray it with your cooking spray and add the batter. I use a double waffle maker so I can make both at once, but if you have a single waffle maker, you'll make one at a time.
  8. Important waffle tip! Once they’re done, either put them on a paper towel or a cooling rack. If you put your waffle directly onto a plate, it will condensate and get soggy on the bottom, and nobody wants a soggy waffle.
  9. Drizzle with your icing and crumble an Oreo Thin on top and you’re ready to go!


  • You can probably sub all-purpose flour for another type of flour if necessary, but almond or coconut flour likely won’t work. This recipe uses both dark cocoa powder AND protein powder, both of which can get really dry. Using all-purpose flour keeps the moisture in the waffles, where almond/coconut flour will likely absorb all the moisture.
  • You don’t HAVE to use brown sugar if you have another sweetener handy. I like to use brown sugar in this recipe because it adds extra moisture- like the above note, you want to be careful not to dry these out too much. Granular sugar substitute should also work just fine.
  • If you don't have chocolate protein powder, you can very easily use vanilla since we're adding cocoa powder to it anyway. Or, better yet, use a cookies & cream flavor!
  • If you don't have (or don't want to buy) Black Cocoa Powder, you can use Hershey's "Special Dark" cocoa powder. Hershey’s Special Dark is just really dark cocoa powder, otherwise known as Dutch cocoa powder, which will help you achieve a darker color and deeper flavor. But black cocoa powder works best!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1 Belgian Waffle
Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 6gCarbohydrates 26gProtein 18g

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