Healthy Waffle Recipes

Find healthy, delicious waffle recipes including malted waffles, whole wheat and low-calorie waffles. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spiced Waffles with Pumpkin Cream

Stir up these spiced waffles with pumpkin cream for a special breakfast treat. Top with toasted hazelnuts for a finishing touch.

Gingerbread Waffles with Caramelized Squash

These aromatic gingerbread waffles are perfect for fall. Served with caramelized squash, they showcase the delectable flavors of the season.
By Makini Howell

Multi-Grain Waffles

Rating: 4.76 stars
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Traditional waffles are a butter-laden, high-carb indulgence, but they make the transition to good fats and smart carbs beautifully, yielding crisp, nutty-tasting waffles with all the sweet pleasure of the original. The batter can also be used for pancakes.

Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars
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Here's a sweet spin on a healthy breakfast-sandwich recipe. Other seasonal fruit, such as blueberries or sliced peaches, would be tasty toppers too.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

Rating: 3.5 stars
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These gluten-free spiced pumpkin waffles with your choice of toppings will soon be a new family favorite.

Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy and Crispy Chicken Tenders

Waffles aren't just for breakfast anymore! This savory variation with crispy chicken and a delicious herb gravy is comfort food at its best.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Topped Waffles

Bored with plain waffles and syrup? Don't settle for the ordinary any longer--with just a few extra ingredients your breakfast waffles can taste like a delectable dessert! Just a tablespoon of canned pumpkin mixed with reduced-fat cream cheese will have you asking for seconds.

Pumpkin Waffles

Don't limit yourself to just making these in the fall! Thanks to canned pumpkin, these waffles--made with gluten-free flours, protein powder and flaxseed meal--can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

EatingWell Waffles

Rating: 4.36 stars
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These healthy waffles are made from a blend of whole-wheat and regular flour plus nonfat buttermilk and canola oil. Top with fresh berries or sliced peaches and yogurt for a satisfying start to any day.

Yeasted Waffles

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Once you taste the rich, tangy flavor that yeast adds to this whole-grain waffle recipe, you'll never want to go back to plain waffles. With leftover batter--if you have any--you can have make-ahead weekday waffles hot off the iron in about the same amount of time it takes to toast frozen ones.

Blue Corn Waffles Rancheros

One of the specialties at Hidden Kitchen in Cayucos, California, is the blue corn waffles. They're served up in nine savory and sweet ways. The owners wouldn't part with the recipe, but this homage to the rancheros-like "Cayucos Cowboy" is pretty tasty.
By Betsy Andrews

Waffle-Maker Latkes

Rating: 5 stars
2
Skip the greasy mess with this healthy latke recipe by frying your potato pancakes in a waffle iron instead. Serve with sour cream and applesauce for dipping.
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Inspiration and Ideas

18 Waffle Recipes for Mornings at Home
Make your mornings joyful with these delicious waffle recipes. Whether you top them with syrup, fruit or even a fried egg, these waffle recipes are a great start to any morning. Recipes like Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich and Ham & Gruyère Hash Brown Waffles are a fun, filling take on this breakfast classic.

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Waffles

Almond meal stands in for flour and adds texture and nutty flavor to this easy gluten-free waffle.