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

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.

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

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

Waffle with Bacon, Fried Egg & Chives

Want a breakfast that's warm, filling and flavorful, but only have a few minutes? We've got you covered. Frozen waffles make a great breakfast option when you're crunched for time. Just toast a waffle and top it with bacon, a fried egg and chives (or any other herbs you have on hand) for a tasty breakfast that combines whole grains, healthy fat and protein to fuel your morning.
By Joyce Hendley

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.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

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.
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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.
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.
Whole-Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce
Rating: 4 stars 2

Cornmeal adds appealing texture to these waffles and hot cherry sauce is a tasty, nutrient-rich alternative to maple syrup. Any fine cornmeal works in the recipe. If you want to use whole-grain cornmeal, look for finely ground cornmeal labeled “whole-grain” or “stone-ground” in the natural-foods section of the supermarket or at natural-foods stores.