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
Fluffy vanilla protein waffles filled with creamy chocolate hazelnut butter and sliced banana then grilled to melty perfection to make the perfect breakfast sandwich.
Author: Spencer Miller
Serves: 1 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.
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 570 Fat: 23 Carbohydrates: 62 Fiber: 11 Protein: 33