Yesterday was pretty cold. Or at least it felt cold to me. When it is 45 degrees after it has been above 70 degrees for the past 4-5 months, it is a little bit of a shock to the system. It also rained the majority of the day. So the cold mixed with the rain made for a couple of chilly cyclocross races. But anyway, I was craving a warm waffle sandwich when I got home. A “Nutella’ banana protein waffle sandwich to be exact.
It was really a pretty easy recipe. I made a simple protein waffle and then added peanut butter and Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter to the middle. You could really use any kind of nutella or chocolate hazelnut butter. Justin’s is a little bit lower sugar and made with all natural and organic ingredients.
After cooking the waffle and layering it with the chocolate hazelnut butter and banana, I cooked it in a pan. You don’t have to grill it in a pan when you are done, but I would highly recommend it. It makes the chocolate hazelnut butter warm and melty and the banana soft and creamy. Ahh I need another one of these right now!
Banana Nutella Protein Waffle Sandwich
Author: Spencer Miller
- Serves: 1 sandwich
- Serving size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 570
- Fat: 23
- Carbohydrates: 62
- Fiber: 11
- Protein: 33
Fluffy vanilla protein waffles filled with creamy chocolate hazelnut butter and sliced banana then grilled to melty perfection to make the perfect breakfast sandwich.
- 6 tbsp. (45g) oat flour*
- ⅔ scoop (22g) MusclePharm vanilla combat protein powder
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- stevia/sweetener to taste
- 1 whole egg
- ¼ cup (60g) canned pumpkin (or Greek yogurt, mashed banana, applesauce)
- 3 tbsp. milk (any milk is fine)
- 2 tbsp. (32g) chocolate hazelnut butter
- ½ small banana
- Preheat waffle iron to medium heat. Mix flour, protein powder, baking powder and sweetener in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix egg, milk, and canned pumpkin. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Gently fold together until a smooth batter forms.
- Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray. Pour batter into waffle iron to make 2 waffles. (I used a square Belgian waffle maker). Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until waffles are golden brown.
- Spread chocolate hazelnut butter onto one waffle and layer the other one with sliced banana. Make a sandwich out of the waffle. If desired, grill in a pan on each side to make the sandwich warm and gooey. Enjoy!
* Blend a little over ½ cup of oats to make oat flour. Or you can use whole wheat flour.