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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Peanut Butter & Berries Waffle Sandwich

Whole-grain freezer waffles make the perfect base for a nourishing breakfast that tastes just like a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We use crunchy peanut butter to add texture, but you can swap in creamy, if you prefer. If fresh berries aren't available, you can use frozen ones; microwave them in a small bowl for about 30 seconds to thaw before adding to the sandwich.
By Sara Haas, RDN

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

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.
Patsy Jamieson
By Patsy Jamieson

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

Oatmeal Waffles

These oatmeal waffles have a hint of cinnamon and a nice crispy outer layer. Brown sugar in the batter helps to mimic the flavors of a classic bowl of oatmeal.
By Amanda Stanfield

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

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

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

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.
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

Sweet Potato Waffles

These sweet potato waffles are gluten-free thanks to gluten-free oats as a base. They are crispy on the outside and sweet and creamy on the inside, with just a hint of orange and spice.
By Laura Kanya

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

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.
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.