Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mickey Mouse Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Waffles

The wonderful world of feeding a Two Year Old, where do I even start on this topic?

It seems like my daughters taste buds and liking to foods is now changing on a weekly, if not daily basis. Sometimes its frustrating constantly trying to battle my daughter over wanting her to eat all of the nutritional food groups every child needs to thrive and grow.

When I come up with a 'safe food' that Rhylee will eat no matter her mood, the weather, or her ever-changing dislikes, I feel like I have won at least one mommy battle

Rhylee's new favorite breakfast is a pancake recipe that I created with some trial and error. If my daughter could eat pancakes for every single meal she would, so creating a fun and healthy pancake was something that was a must in our household.

I knew I wanted to add protein whey to the waffles, and the kind I use is all natural, Gluten-Free, with non-hormonal whey, so I feel much better about my young daughter consuming it,rather than other protein powders with additives and hormonal fillers.

I also knew I wanted the flour-base to be oatmeal instead of white wheat flour, making the pancakes significantly healthier.

To make them more fun for her, I bought the Mickey Mouse Waffle Iron at my local CVS store, but you can also find them on Ebay and Amazon, along with many other waffle iron characters.

Chocolate Protein Oatmeal Pancakes or Waffles

Take one cup of uncooked oats and blend in any type of grinder or processor so it becomes more of a flour/powder form. I use my Kitchen Bullet.

2 cups of 'oatmeal flour'

1 cup of It Works Ultimate Profit-Rich Chocolate Protein Powder*
1 egg
1 cup of Low-fat milk

Sliced Banana & Strawberries (optional)
Syrup (optional)
2 tbsp  cooking oil (if you want more of a tropical taste, use coconut oil)

Blend everything together until smooth and pour on any hot greased griddle. If you have a character griddle, fill just enough to cover bottom, as the waffle expands while cooking.

My daughter likes her pancakes with strawberries, bananas, and maple syrup, though these chocolate
protein pancakes are so tasty syrup really isn't even needed to thoroughly enjoy.

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*I am a distributor for It Works and use their all-natural protein powder  but there are many great brands out there. You can order directly at Joyful Products: It Works.


  1. This Chocolate Protein Oatmeal Pancakes or Waffles sounds terrific and I would enjoy it as well as my family. Of course we would want the Micky waffle maker too!
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  2. Of course we all like Mickey Mouse waffles! Thanks for sharing your healthy version with Fiesta Friday!

  3. Hi Chelsea,
    What a great idea - Mickey Mouse waffles and this are extra special with the strawberries, bananas, protein powder and chocolate flavor. It a sure winner for kids & adults alike. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, Pinned & twitted.

  4. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party. It has been pinned to our party board and tweeted. Glad to have you as a regular contributor to the party.

  5. What a fun pancake press!!

  6. These look good. I bet my grand kids will love them. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  7. The are adorable!! Thank you and saying "Hello" from Sunday Social!

  8. Yum! These look like pancakes you can get at Disney World! Sounds delicious!

  9. Not only do I love that these are both delicious and healthy, I'm convinced that I need a Mickey Mouse waffle iron now! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!!!


  10. Oh my, these sound and look delightful. Perfect for little ones!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  11. These waffles are so cute! And healthy too, a perfect party dish!
    I can't find an e-mail please find the Fiesta Friday guide lines,, thank you for joining us and we are looking forward to seeing more recipes! :)

  12. What a special breakfast, the kids would love it over regular round pancakes.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  13. Yum! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you! Hope to see you again on Thursday! Pinned!

  14. What an adorable child and the Pancake is so cute! Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  15. Yum! and oh my goodness, cutest waffles ever! #HealthyLiving

  16. This sounds great! I'm trying to find more kid friendly recipes for when I babysit my nephews. You can only serve boxed macaroni and cheese so many times in a row..

  17. These look so cute and I think your little taste tester enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

  18. So cute and delicious looking! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

  19. Those pancakes are SO cute! Love the healthy recipe you have used as well. I like the idea of oats in pancakes. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  20. Yes, so cute and easy to make for kids! My kids would love Mickey Mouse waffles for breakfast !