Red Velvet Patriotic Protein Waffle Stack

About the author


My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 500
Protein 49g
Fat 11g
Carbs 49g
Total Time 30m

You can kick off the July 4th holiday, celebrated here in the United States, or any holiday with this simple 20 minute recipe using simple ingredients you likely have in your house or can purchase at nearly any grocery store.

To make the red color, I used cooked beets so that the pancakes could be colored naturally, using real ingredients and not chemicals. While raw beets have a subtle sweet flavor, some people do not like the taste.  So, I routinely use Labrada Nutrition Lean Pro 8 protein, vanilla ice cream flavor.  It has a rich, creamy vanilla flavor that is perfect for baking so that you do not have to add sweeteners or sugars.

You will either need a mini-waffle and pancake skillet like this one, or you can just simply use your waffle iron.


Red Velvet Patriotic Protein Waffle Stack

  • 1 scoop Labrada Nutrition Lean Pro 8
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oat flour (or oatmeal ground into flour using a blender or food processor)
  • 1/3 cup cooked beets
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder

This batter is great with a lower calorie syrup or a raw, organic honey.  But in case you want to continue with the red velvet theme, here are the ingredients to make the cream (optional):

  •  1 cup 2% Fage Greek yogurt
  • 1 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup raw shredded coconut (optional)
  1. In a food processor or mini-blender, add all of the ingredients for the waffle batter.  If you cannot find cooked beets in your local grocery store, simply purchase raw beets and steam them for about 30 minutes until they are soft.  Allow them to cool before adding to the batter. Pulse blend all of the ingredients until you have a thick, bright red mixture.
  2. Set your waffle iron or mini-waffle skillet to medium-high heat.  If you do not have a non-stick coating, you’ll need to spray the pan or iron with baking spray or coconut oil.
  3. Cook the waffles to desired readiness and serve immediately!

Approximate macros just for the red velvet waffle/pancake batter

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