A few months ago I posted about making
crepes as a way to get the kids to eat more protein. Lately
they've been interested in waffles, and I wanted to figure out how to
make something similar. It turns out if you search for [eggy
waffles] you tend to find people making waffles that have only
slightly more eggs than usual. We can do better than that:
It's possible that they could use a bit less flour, but if you leave
the flour out entirely they come out rubbery and won't crisp.
How much more protein is this? Here's the first
recipe I found searching for [waffle recipe], which looks pretty
These aren't the same size, but after normalizing both to 1,000
the regular waffles have 22g of protein vs 41g (1.9x) in the eggy
version. If we look specifically at lysine, the amino acid someone
who mostly only wants to eat carbs is most at risk of being deficient
in, it's 3.0g vs 1.1g (2.7x).
I was also curious how Eggo frozen waffles compare, since they have
"egg" in the name. I count 23g protein per 1,000 calories, which is
like regular waffles.
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