Delicious & healthy quinoa waffles make a powerful breakfast that's full of protein. Add some fresh fruit & you'll be ready to tackle anything!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keywords healthy waffles, protein waffles, quinoa breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 748 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked Nature’s Earthly Choice quinoa, cooled
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/3 cup your favorite nut butter (optional)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar or palm sugar
  • Garnish: Fresh sliced berries and/or sliced bananas, homemade granola & & maybe a little indulgence like whipped coconut cream or dark chocolate chips


  1. In large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine quinoa, egg yolks, vanilla extract, oil, milk and nut butter, if using. Add to dry mixture and stir well.

  3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar slowly and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  4. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Usually about 4 to 4-1/2 minutes.
  5. Top with fresh berries or sliced bananas and pure maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

To keep waffles warm until you are done cooking all of them, preheat oven to 250 and put cooked waffles directly on oven rack until ready to eat. To save time, you can prepare the batter the night before up to the addition of the egg whites. Store overnight in refrigerator. Prior to cooking, beat egg whites and combine with cold batter.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 748 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 31g155%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 762mg32%
Potassium 511mg15%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 307mg31%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.