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Getting tired of peanut butter and jelly? “Never!” you say. Good, I thought so. 😉 This PB&J Protein Waffle is the perfect combination of flavors and textures in one simple recipe. You get the earthy peanut butter notes in the waffle, a burst of fresh strawberry on top, and over 20 grams of protein in a single serving! And…(drumroll please)…it’s a Fuel Pull, Trim Healthy Mamas! That’s right! No significant sources of carbs or fats.
Does the PB&J flavor combo intrigue you? Click here for a picture index of my peanut-butter-and-jelly-inspired creations!
What’s the secret to the boatload of protein and peanut butter flavor without the calories? Defatted peanut flour! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite ingredients, and thankfully it’s getting easier and easier to find. Quite a few grocery stores even carry it now, but it may be labeled as peanut butter powder or something like that. Check the ingredients to make sure only peanuts are listed – no added sugar allowed here. If yours has salt added, just remember to adjust the salt in the recipe accordingly. I usually purchase Protein Plus brand defatted peanut flour online. iHerb.com is currently the cheapest place I’ve found this flour; click here to see it on their website. (iHerb carries a lot of great THM-friendly healthy food products. Check out my Starting THM page for a list with links.) You can also find it on Amazon.
Peanut flour has an incredible amount of protein at 16g in 1/4 c.! Add some egg whites and Greek yogurt in this waffle and you’re up over 20 grams of protein! That means that even though this waffle pulls back on the carb and fat sources, it’s quite filling. Because defatted peanut flour has around 4g fat in a serving, this waffle is right around the 5g fat allowed in a THM Fuel Pull setting. If you don’t want to venture into S territory, don’t add any extra fats on top of the waffle. I like to eat it with sliced strawberries and sugar-free syrup.
You can find sugar-free syrup sweetened with Splenda (sorbitol) at most grocery stores, and this is OK for occasional consumption according to Pearl. If you’re not into that, make your own! There are several recipes online, or you can find one in the “Sauces, Spices, Spreads & Syrups” section of my cookbook, Necessary Food.
Click here to see a list of all my waffle recipes! For a regular THM:S (low carb) option, try these 5-Ingredient Waffles. For a crispy THM:E version, these Cheater “Sourdough” Waffles are amazing.
This yummy waffle gets crispy on the outside, which provides the perfect foil to the bursts of fresh strawberry on top. A little syrup brings the right amount of sweetness and moisture to balance everything out.
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You may also enjoy:
- Starting THM
- my recipe index
- my recipes grouped by fuel type, allergy info, and theme
- all my strawberry recipes
- all my waffle recipes
- ¼ c. defatted peanut flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ⅛ tsp. xanthan gum
- 1/16 tsp. salt
- 1/16 tsp. (2 doonks) THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Dash cinnamon (optional)
- 3 T. egg whites
- 2 T. low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 T. water
- Sliced strawberries and sugar-free syrup for topping
- Whisk the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Bake in a greased waffle iron. The outside will get a little crispy when it's done. Top with sliced strawberries and sugar-free syrup and enjoy!
- Defatted Peanut Flour (iHerb)
- Defatted Peanut Flour (Amazon)
- THM Defatted Peanut Flour
- Xanthan gum (Amazon)
- Xanthan Gum (iHerb)
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
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