Sunday, June 22, 2014

High Protein Breakfast Puff

I love to play with, and create, new breakfast recipes.  I am always looking to get lots of protein into my first meal of the day, and this is a recipe I have been having a great deal of fun with for the last couple of weeks because I do love eggs!  This High Protein Breakfast Puff has many possibilities for variations, too.

I have made this puff with vanilla whey powder, and with chocolate whey powder so far.  It is delicious and quick… and so easy, which is a nice bonus.

And once you have the basics down, you can start to get very creative with it. You can change the spices in the basic recipe… for instance… use cloves and nutmeg and put stewed apples or applesauce on top.  Or make a chocolate puff with almond butter smeared over it… or how about a vanilla puff topped with with chocolate chips and a spoonful of peanut butter?  I have also had one with just a drizzle of sugar free syrup… and honey would be lovely, too. You get it…

High Protein Breakfast Puff

Here is the basic recipe:

High Protein Breakfast Puff
Makes 1 serving
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder
  • dash of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  1. Put the egg whites into a smallish bowl and beat with a whisk till a bit frothy.
  2. Add the protein powder, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Stir in the baking powder till blended.
  4. Heat a small non-stick skillet over MEDIUM heat.
  5. When the skillet is warm, add the egg white mixture and cover.
  6. Let cook about 4 or 5 minutes till the edges are dry.
  7. Flip and cook the second side a couple more minutes.
  8. Remove to a plate and top as desired to serve.
Per serving without toppings.
Weight Watchers P+ =  3.
Calories 116; Protein 24g; Carbohydrate 2g; Fat 1g; Fibre 0g.

Of course the N.I. for your puff will depend on the protein powder you used, and your choice of toppings.

UPDATE.  I have recalculated this recipe to give you the nutritional information for the Weight Watchers SMART POINTS program as follows:

Per serving without toppings
Weight Watchers SP = 1.
Calories 116; Saturated Fat 0g; Sugar 0g; Protein 24g.

Again, I stipulate that you should do your own calculation for the protein powder you use and the toppings you choose to add after.

Breakfast Puff 1
Rising nicely, and ready to flip.  If the battter is still runny, it will not flip easily.  Leave it to cook a bit longer.

Breakfast Puff 2
The second side only takes a couple of minutes and you don’t need to cover the pan.

Breakfast Puff 3
A cooked and plated puff, waiting to be dressed.

Breakfast Puff 4
A bit of Greek yogurt and some blueberries…

Breakfast Puff 5

What do you think?  Easy, right?


  1. Very similar to my protein pancakes except I put a couple TBSP of oatmeal.. :) YUM!

  2. we make something similar but no baking powder
    need to try the power I think....

  3. ((squints for her comment. did it not work?!))

  4. I like the looks of this, do they freeze well?

  5. Pinning this one! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love protein pancakes! Try putting the mixture in a mini muffin pan...they make for bite size protein bites :)

    1. Yes, and then bake them... I do something similar with egg whites and pumpkin. Good idea!


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