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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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.

Multi-Grain Waffles

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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.

EatingWell Waffles

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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.

Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich

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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.

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.

Waffle with Nut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chips

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.

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.

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.

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.

Waffle-Maker Latkes

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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.

Yeasted Waffles

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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.

Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Compote

Waffles are back on the menu with a lightened-up version made with cornmeal and served with a sweet blueberry topping. It's easy enough for the weekend, but special enough for entertaining.

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.

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.