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2 waffles topped with strawberries, blueberries, greek yoghurt and maple syrup

Gluten Free Protein Cottage Cheese Waffles

breakfast recipe recipes for dietary requirements Sep 25, 2023

I can't get enough of these gluten free protein cottage cheese waffles right now. With about 20g protein and 5g of fibre, they make a great healthy breakfast with greek yoghurt and berries.

This blog post has some tips on making sure your waffles don't stick and also a link to my favourite waffle iron, but if you just want to get to the recipe - click here JUMP TO RECIPE

The last time we were in Boston in the USA, we discovered a rather fabulous restaurant for brunch, North Street Grille.

Ironically, I'm not someone who can eat a big breakfast first thing, but because we'd flown in the night before, jetlag meant my body thought 8am was lunchtime, so it was raring to go.

I always prided myself on my extensive freshly prepared B&B breakfast menu, but their offering is in a completely different league. Check out their menu here 

My husband always laughs at my daughter and I, as whenever we go to a new restaurant, we've spent so long studying the menu online that we know exactly what we're ordering when we arrive. And this time was no exception. 

It was a difficult choice, but I decided on the Bananas Bourbon Waffles with a side of crispy bacon ( it was my birthday ) - the photo of that breakfast is still on my phone!

I sometimes put waffles on the B&B breakfast menu, but I used to find them a bit stressful, as I never knew if they were going to stick or how long they'd take to cook.

But they were so popular with guests, that I put a bit of effort in and worked out the best way to produce them so they didn't stick and became a quick and easy full english alternative, especially if you make a big batch beforehand and freeze them.

The ones in the recipe below are made from gluten free ingredients, so ideal for offering to guests who are following a gluten free diet.

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Tips for stress free waffles

Get a good waffle iron

I went through a couple of waffle irons, but finally settled on this one from Breville. I've not had any sticking waffles since I bought it.

Preheat the Waffle Iron for 10 minutes

The waffle iron needs to be really hot before you add the waffle mix, so I always preheat for 10 minutes.

Oil the plates really well

I use olive oil which I brush on really well ( I use a silicone basting brush ) just before putting in the waffle mix.

Don't use nonstick cooking spray with additives

Whilst it's ok to use a spray that is 100% oil, the additives in some sprays can damage the lining of a waffle iron ( same goes for air fryers if you have them )

Make sure the batter is thick

You need a fairly thick consistency of batter to prevent sticking. But it should still be just pourable.

Cook them ahead of time

One of the great things about waffles is that they can be prepared ahead of time, then popped in the toaster or under the grill to crisp up. 

You can even freeze them, and toast from frozen, which makes life even easier!

Gluten Free Protein Waffle Recipe

I've tried many waffle recipe over the years, but my current favourite is this gluten free protein waffle recipe. It's very easy to make, provided you have a nutribullet or other blender.

In my opinion, the purpose of a waffle ( much like toast ) is to act as a vessel for whatever you're putting on top. So I've not added any sugar to the waffle mix, but you could if you prefer them sweeter

My go to topping is melted butter, maple syrup and crispy bacon with strawberries on the side. Or on healthy days I'll have them with greek yoghurt and berries.

Makes 6

According to My Fitness Pal, nutrition is as follows:

Per 2 waffles:

  • Calories - 333
  • Total fat 18g
  • Total carbs 21.7g
  • Protein 20.7g
  • Fibre 5.1g


  • 110g ( 1 cup ) oats - choose gluten free oats if you want to make these gluten free
  • 250g ( 1 cup ) full fat cottage cheese 
  • 4 medium size eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon ( optional )
  • olive oil to oil the waffle plates


Preheat the waffle iron for 10 minutes

Make the waffle mix by putting all of the ingredients, except the oil, into a nutribullet or liquidiser and process until fairly smooth.

Brush the waffle plates will oil.

Pour 1/6 mix onto each waffle plate. I don't put too much mix  on - you don't want it spilling out of the sides and I think they look quite pretty and rustic if it's not a whole waffle!

Close the waffle lid and cook until ready. How long this takes is going to depend on your waffle maker. I'll leave mine for a minute before checking to see how it's going.

To freeze the waffles

Spread them out on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. When they're frozen, pop them into a freezer bag and seal.

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