Every now and again you’ll have an idea that gets you really excited. Yet, more scarce than that is when one of those ideas comes to fruition...and it is even better than you had imagined. This is one of those ideas.

My current dietary goals are centered on stripping away as much fat as possible. Then, once I hit my target, I plan on leveling off and entering maintenance mode for a few months. I’m doing this by manipulating carbs and employing intermittent fasting, and by doing so I have seen the scale descend steadily over the last few months. The reason for all of this is that I want to establish a good base from which to experiment on myself and see just what can be achieved with Keifer’s Carb Back-Loading. The prospect of CBL does have me frothing at the mouth—the thought of having ice cream and pizza late into the night is something this former fat boy dreams about! And those dreams got the better of me recently when experimenting in the kitchen. This led to the discovery, however, of low carb chocolate protein waffles (shortly followed by low carb vanilla protein ice cream). Trust me, this is awesome!

As with my previous recipes, this is as simple as it gets. In turn, it also uses an adaptation of my protein brownie recipe, which I use as the base for many of my low carb snacks and treats.



  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar (or tsp Stevia)
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil (optional)
  • 2 tsp baking powder

*Makes three to four portions.


If you don’t have a waffle iron, then you can use a George Foreman-style grill to achieve the same effect. However, if you are using the GF, make sure that you put something under the front legs to level off the grilling plates. Otherwise, your batter will just pour out the front (which will be embarrassing—trust me).

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the milk, whisking them until they are evenly combined.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk the batter until it's a smooth.
  3. Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron or grill. The cooking time will vary depending on what you are using, but it will be about five minutes.
  4. Serve with whatever you like, but I would highly recommend my vanilla protein ice cream! (However, you’ll have to wait a few weeks for that recipe!)

The paradigm of a cheat meal is to give yourself a psychological break from all that focused dieting (amongst other things), and traditionally that means stuffing your face with the some of the worst foods created by man. Next time, however, try these waffles instead. You’ll thank me later.