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.

Staff Picks

Chocolate Waffles with Strawberries & Cream

Rating: 5 stars 1
Here we stir cocoa powder into a classic waffle batter to yield rich, chocolaty waffles. Topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberry slices, this decadent brunch could even pass as dessert.
By Devon O'Brien

Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Loaded Mashed-Potato Waffles

Consider these waffles our brunch take on loaded mashed-potato casserole. The potato-based waffles are loaded with cheese and scallions then topped with fried eggs and toppings of your choice—but you can't go wrong with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of bacon.
By Devon O'Brien

Broccoli & Cheese Waffles

Creamy chunks of Brie and tender-crisp bites of broccoli stud these crisp waffles that make a great base for egg sandwiches. Or, eat them on their own with a smear of homemade Dijonnaise made by mixing 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.
By Devon O'Brien

Wild Rice Waffles with Chicken Tenders

Because these waffles reheat so well, you can skip feeling like a short-order cook—slinging them out one at a time—and prep them all ahead.
By Stacey Ballis

Multi-Grain Waffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
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.
By Patsy Jamieson

Waffle with Nut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chips

Rating: 5 stars 1
Top a whole-grain freezer waffle with nut butter, banana slices and chocolate chips for a decadent-tasting and healthy breakfast or snack you can whip up when you're short on time. This high-protein, high-fiber breakfast may be ready before your coffee is finished brewing.
By Joyce Hendley

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Waffles

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

Blue Corn Waffles Rancheros

Rating: 4 stars 1
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

EatingWell Waffles

Rating: 4 stars 7
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Rhubarb Waffles with Rhubarb Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 4
These light and crispy rhubarb waffles are made with whole-wheat flour and egg whites and topped with a sweet and tangy rhubarb sauce. If there's any sauce left over, drizzle it on a scoop of frozen yogurt.
By Lisa Cherkasky

Inspiration and Ideas

You Just Got a Waffle Maker—Here Are the Recipes You Should Make First
Turn on your waffle maker this weekend to make a delicious breakfast. These sweet and savory waffle recipes are a perfect way to start any morning. And after you make a healthy breakfast, you can use your waffle maker to make dinner or even dessert with these waffles made from potatoes or cookie batter! Recipes like Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy and Crispy Chicken Tenders and Yeasted Waffles are fun, flavorful and a new take on a classic breakfast dish.
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.
Ham & Gruyère Hash Brown Waffles

This healthy breakfast-for-dinner recipe skips stirring up a traditional batter and uses frozen hash browns to make crunchy waffles instead. Top the waffles with a little cultured butter and chives or a dollop of whole-grain mustard and serve with a big green salad. Keep the waffles warm in a 250°F oven between batches, if desired. You can use a 20-ounce bag of shredded fresh potatoes instead of the frozen ones--no need to squeeze them in Step 2.