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

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

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.

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

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

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.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

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.
Devon-O'Brien
By Devon O'Brien

Carrot Cake Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

Carrot cake for breakfast? Why not! This innovative healthy waffle breakfast-sandwich recipe uses whole-grain frozen waffles instead of bread and has a carrot cake-like filling made with reduced-fat cream cheese, shredded carrot, raisins and walnuts sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Even better, it's ready in 5 minutes!
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.

Waffle with Spinach, Tomato & Feta

Greek omelet meets waffles in this quick and healthy breakfast recipe. Frozen whole-grain waffles make a great breakfast in a pinch. Adding fiber-rich vegetables and satisfying cheese will keep hunger away all morning.
By Joyce Hendley

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
These gluten-free spiced pumpkin waffles with your choice of toppings will soon be a new family favorite.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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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.
16 Waffle Recipes for Your Galentine's Day Brunch
Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year, meaning a Sunday brunch with your besties is in order.
Bacon and Blueberry Topped Waffle

Kick off a special day with a special whole grain waffle topped with blueberries, bacon, pecans and maple syrup. It takes just a few minutes to whip up.