Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Waffles

Happy Meatless Monday, ya’ll! As you may or may not have seen on Instagram, I spent my weekend in the great state of Texas visiting Nicole from Fitful Focus in Austin. 

While most of my trip was focused on fun there was a purpose to my trip and it involves something that Nicole and I are cooking up and will hopefully be able to share with you soon! :)

What I can share with you is that part of our activities involved a little bit of running….

Running in Austin, TX

Austin, Texas sunset with wine glass

….and the other part involved wine (okay, LOTS of wine).  

Anyway, since my flight arrived home late and I didn’t plan ahead (because, #momlife), I don’t exactly have a new recipe to share with you today.  However, I was inspired to share an oldie but a goodie after I received this picture from my mom showing me what the kids had whipped up while I was away! 

playdoh waffles

The caption that came along with this photo was “Like mother like daughter, nice presentation!”.  Apparently my 2 little minions made some Playdoh waffles while I was away- topped with blueberries and all! 

Their perfectly plated creation reminded me of my own blueberry waffles which are not only gluten free (duh) but also packed with plant protein making them the perfect way to refuel after a hard workout or run.

Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Waffles

I think they pretty much nailed it, don’t you?

Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Waffles


Makes four waffles.


  • 1 large zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup gluten free baking mix
  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 carton fresh blueberries
  • Pure maple syrup, for serving
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  1. Heat waffle iron to medium (setting #3 on mine). 
  2. Whisk together waffle baking mix, protein powder and baking soda.
  3. Add in egg, olive oil, almond milk and vanilla extract.  Whisk together along with flour mix then fold in zucchini.
  4. Pour into waffle iron close and cook until iron indicates that is done (mine beeps) approximately 5-7 minutes.  
  5. Remove from waffle iron, plate and top with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.  
  6. Eat and enjoy! 😉 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


Reply January 9, 2017

Ooh, I need to eat more waffles! :) These look delicious-- and so wholesome!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 9, 2017

So jealous of your trip a) because you got to hang out with Nicole and b) because you got to go to Austin, which I want to do so badly!

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply January 9, 2017

Excited to hear about what you're planning! It looked like a fun trip!

Both your waffle's and the playdoh ones look so good!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply January 9, 2017

Hope you and Nicole had a fabulous time! Love the zucchini in here great idea
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Reply January 9, 2017

I can't wait to see what you and Nicole are cooking up! These look so good. I really need to get a waffle iron! Thanks for hosting!
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 9, 2017

Ohhhh! I bet you girls had a blast! Can't wait to see what you are up to. Love the recipe too.

Reply January 9, 2017

All day, every day on these protein waffles!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 9, 2017

I still love those playdoh waffles! haha - I miss you already!

Reply January 10, 2017

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! Loving these waffles and already on the list to make waffles Wednesday with this snow falling all I can think about is pancakes, waffles, and soup! Haha!

Linz @ Itz Linz
Reply January 10, 2017

blueberry waffles are always a win! :)
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Reply January 10, 2017

Ooh wow, I didn't know you did Meatless Monday too, and that is so cool you got to hang out with Nicole. That's a huge blessing to be able to connect with other bloggers.

And blueberry waffles? They look so fluffy.

Katie @HungryRunner
Reply January 11, 2017

OMG the playdoh waffles are ADORABLE! And I'm not gluten-free but the real ones look good enough to try anyway! I may need to stock up on some GF baking supplies ... AND a waffle maker :P
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Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar
Reply January 12, 2017

Yum! I'm usually not so big on protein powder, but for these I might have to give it a try. ;)

Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar
Reply January 17, 2017

I made these for dinner this evening and they turned out wonderful! (Well, all except for the ones where I forgot to spray the waffle iron. Oops.)
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    Reply January 17, 2017

    Hooray- so glad you enjoyed them! Yes, the do stick without some spray :(

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