Peanut Waffles

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!As a kid, I always loved to go to Texas Roadhouse.  I don’t recall the actual food there, although I’m sure I ordered a cheeseburger with no tomatoes.  But what I do recall is the peanuts.  As soon as you sat down, a bowl of peanuts (in shells) appeared on your table.  I love a good salted peanut, but even better than that?  We tossed the shells on the floor after we ate those peanuts.  As a kid, this provided endless entertainment.  I mean how often do you get to make a mess like that?  (In hindsight, it must be a real pain to be a waiter/waitress at Texas Roadhouse.  That floor is covered with peanut shells!)

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!We haven’t taken Robbie out to Texas Roadhouse yet…but I’m sure he’ll love tossing those shells on the floor just as much as I did when I was a kid.  (Oh, who am I kidding?  I still love tossing those peanut shells on the floor!)  Robbie loves peanuts, and we often keep a container of peanuts in his basket of snacks.  In true almost-3-year-old fashion, he always wants to pick his own snacks out of the basket, so we just make sure to keep healthy options in there for him.  Roasted peanuts, raisins, dried mangoes, crackers…all are staples in the snack basket.

In a couple of weeks, I’m heading down to Texas to learn more about peanut harvesting.  That’s right.  Peanut harvesting!  I’m an ambassador for the National Peanut Board, and I can’t wait to get back to my home state to learn more about how peanuts grow.  (Truthfully, I had no idea that peanuts grew well in the Texas Hill Country…but apparently they do!)

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!I’ll come back loaded with peanut information and photos, so stay tuned for that.  But before I head out on that trip, I want to hear from you!  Do you have questions about peanuts?  Whether it’s from the farming side, the nutrition angle or just recipes in general, let me know!  I’ll definitely try to find the answer in a couple of weeks.

Peanut Waffles

In the meantime, though, I wanted to share this recipe for Peanut Waffles.  Nope, that’s not a typo for Peanut Butter Waffles.  These are Peanut Waffles.  Made with equal parts whole wheat pastry flour and peanut powder, these waffles are a nutritional powerhouse.  And, yes, they taste like peanuts!  Have you ever used peanut powder?  I’ve often seen it used in smoothies, but when I stumbled across this recipe for Peanut Waffles from the National Peanut Board, I immediately wanted to try it my hand at baking with peanut powder.

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!

Laura walked into the house as I was pulling the last of these Peanut Waffles off the waffle iron, and she immediately said it reminded her of Asian food.  I can see that.  Peanuts are often used in savory Asian dishes.  Hmmm…I wonder if you could use these Peanut Waffles to create an Asian sandwich of sorts?  I might have to make another batch soon to figure that out!  While we’re on the subject of sandwiches, I bet these waffles would be great ‘bread’ for a PB&J sandwich, too!

We enjoyed these Peanut Waffles for dinner earlier this week, and they were a hit.  I love breakfast for dinner!  Even Robbie asked for seconds…and when a picky toddler asks for seconds, you listen.  Peanut powder is becoming fairly common in grocery stores these days (at least around here), but you can also order it online.   Grab a bottle and whisk up a batch of these Peanut Waffles for breakfast…or dinner.  Cheers, friends!

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!If you make a batch of these waffles, swing back by and let me know what you think.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).

Looking for more peanut and peanut butter recipes?  Check out these other favorites:

Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Thai Peanut Wraps

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!

Peanut Waffles

Packed with peanuts and peanut powder, these Peanut Waffles are a delicious way to mix up weekend breakfasts!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 490kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup peanut powder or peanut flour
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • ½ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • fresh berries and fruit for topping
  • maple syrup for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (flour, peanut powder, brown sugar, baking powder and salt) until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites on high speed until eggs are fluffy and cling to the bowl; set egg whites aside.
  • Add milk and peanuts to the bowl with dry ingredients; stir until well combined. (Note: Batter will be thin and slightly lumpy.)
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in ½ of the whipped egg whites until well combined. Repeat with the remaining egg whites.
  • Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray and place a heaping ⅔ cup of batter onto iron. (Tip: Use a rubber spatula to spread batter out evenly.)
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until done.
  • Serve immediately or place waffles in a 300°F oven for up to 15 minutes while other waffles bake.
  • Top with fresh berries and fruit before serving. Serve with maple syrup.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of National Peanut Board.

Disclosure: I received the peanut powder through my role as a National Peanut Board Ambassador.  All opinions in this post are mine.

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22 Comments

  1. OMG I have so many questions about peanuts. First, what does a peanut plant look like? It occurs to me I’ve never seen one. Second, how long do they take to grow? How many pounds of peanuts does it take to make a jar of peanut butter? Could I grow my own peanuts? Enjoy your trip; I can’t wait to hear all about it. And these waffles sound delicious! Have a great weekend!

    1. Excellent questions, Kelsie! I will do my darnedest to get answers to each and every one of those questions. Maybe I’ll even be able to throw some photos in as supporting evidence. Stay tuned! And maybe grab a peanut waffle in the meantime? I heard that peanut powder is great in frostings, too…just sayin’. 🙂

    1. I can’t wait to learn more myself, Kathy! Stay tuned. 🙂 And in the meantime, let’s make some peanut waffles, ok? These really are delicious…and they taste like peanuts! So cool!

  2. Wow! I have never heard of peanut powder! I guess it’s like using peanut butter, but that’s more difficult to incorporate into batter. I know, because I have two mousse recipes on my blog that used nut butters. Not pretty, but damn good! (One was pecan butter, made in OK.) In any case, thank you for this post!

    1. Yes! Peanut powder is a really cool ingredient, Mimi. It’s kinda like flour, but it’s just ground up peanuts. And it has a lot less fat than peanut butter, so it’s good to keep this one in mind when baking. I’m curious how it would work in those mousse recipes you mentioned? Either way, thanks so much for the comment!

  3. Texas Roadhouse house had the best peanuts. Remember those rolls?
    Well Ambassador Spiced, what a fine sounding waffle. Alas, we’re a nut free house so I’ll have to pass this recipe on to my mother-in-law and see if she’ll make it for me.
    Looking forward to hearing about your peanut trip to Texas. Safe travels David.

    1. Oh, yes, I do remember the rolls from Texas Roadhouse! I had totally forgotten about those until you mentioned them, Ron. And I remember eating so many rolls and peanuts that I could barely eat my actual dinner. Haha! I totally understand about the nut-free house. Hopefully your mother-in-law can whip up some fun ideas using peanut powder though. Thanks so much, my friend! 🙂

  4. Yes, the peanuts, part of the experience. I knew ice cream was fab with the powder but this didn’t occur to me. Not surprised Robbie loved it — it’s like cookies for breakfast :). Enjoy your trip to Texas!

    1. Wait. Ice cream is made with peanut powder? I’m assuming you mean peanut butter ice cream? Interesting! I learned something there. 🙂 I also want a bowl of peanut butter ice cream now. Thanks a lot, Bill! Haha.

  5. I used to use peanut powder in smoothies. It’s such a fun ingredient. Love the idea of it in waffles, and yes, breakfast for dinner is the best! With the syrup, I might even call it dessert for dinner (or breakfast)! Have a great trip and I look forward to learning how peanuts are harvested. 🙂

    1. Yes! I totally knew about peanut powder in smoothies, but I had never really played with it in a baking recipe. Turns out it’s pretty awesome! These waffles totally looked like waffles, but tasted like peanuts. And I toasted up some leftovers and turned ’em into a PB&J sammich. So tasty! Thanks, Valentina!

  6. Sounds like it’s going to be a fun time! I know nothing about peanut harvesting…however, I do know that I love peanuts! These waffles would make for one heck of a weekend brunch, maybe with some crispy bacon and tons of coffee. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip 🙂

    1. So I realized that I don’t know much about peanut harvesting either. I know I love to eat ’em, though! And it turns out that I love baking with peanut powder, too. It’s an easy way to add peanut flavor to your favorite baking recipes. Pretty cool concept! Thanks, Dawn!

    1. Yes! I’m all about waffles for dinner. I love breakfast food, so it’s always fun to do breakfast-for-dinner on occasion. And, yes, I can’t wait to get down there to Texas. Stay tuned! 🙂

  7. I hope you come back from Texas loaded with not just peanut information and photographs, but lot’s of peanut recipe ideas too! I’ve never used peanut powder. I’m not sure if its available here yet. Sounds a bit like what ground almonds are, except obviously it’s made from peanuts? Great recipe David. Now where did I put that waffle iron…… 😉

    1. I’m hoping I come back from Texas chock full of peanut recipes, too, Neil! I know there will be a couple involved for sure…so stay tuned on that front. So keep an eye out for peanut powder. I’ve seen it in the health foods section of our local grocery store. I’ve also seen it in the baking aisle. It’s lower fat than peanut butter, and it acts like flour. Perfect for all sorts of baking projects. I’m thinking peanut muffins could be a thing!

  8. First off congrats on being an ambassador for the National Peanut Board!
    I cannot wait to read about your trip! I have only one question – how much peanut is in that peanut powder? I have found that different brands of peanut powder taste different so was curious…
    Back to these waffles though – I don’t blame Robbie for going for seconds! These would even be fantastic with some eggs and avocados!
    Safe travels, David!

    1. That’s a great question, Shashi! I don’t really know off the top of my head how many peanuts go into that peanut powder, but I can say that these waffles absolutely taste like peanuts. It was a really cool recipe! And I agree with you about eggs and avocados – yum! 🙂

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