Find 10 healthy waffle recipes from Cooking Light.
Waffles are a great way to start off a Saturday morning, or lovely to serve at a Sunday brunch. If you prepare a large batch, they can be frozen, then enjoyed later for a quick breakfast. We've collected ten of our healthy waffle recipes, sure to please anyone.
We'll start off with Banana-Cinnamon Waffles. Crown these lightly spiced waffles with cinnamon sugar, sliced bananas, and/or a drizzle of maple syrup. Buckwheat flour adds a somewhat tangy, robust nuttiness.
Bacon and maple are a natural match—maybe why many people dip bacon into their pancake syrup. In this recipe, crumbled bacon is cooked into maple-sweetened waffles, so every bite contains that classic pairing. If you're using a Belgian waffle maker, spread about 1/2 cup batter per waffle onto the waffle iron, and you'll get about 8 waffles.
Marmalade and citrus makes for just the right combination of sweet, tangy, and tart whole wheat waffles. Sift powdered sugar over the top of the waffles for an excellent start to your morning.
Serve chocolate chip waffles for a super-indulgent breakfast perfect for holiday celebrations, from Mother's Day to Christmas morning. These chocolate chip waffles are even better topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate minichips.
A waffle maker creates a crisp, brown French toast without a skillet. Just make sure you start with slightly hardened bread so that the toast won't be soggy. Serve toast with fresh berries, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.
Wheat germ and flaxseed are the ingredients that give these waffles a wonderfully nutty flavor and crunchy texture. But it's the syrup, laced with maple and two kinds of berries, that elevates this breakfast to the sublime.
File this recipe as your go-to for waffles, and feel free to customize it by adding chocolate chips or any other add-ins, as well as topping it however you would like. One reader also noted that if you don't have soy flour on hand, you can substitute with wheat flour.
Who says gingerbread has to be reserved for building whimsical houses during the holiday season? Bring the warm, comforting flavor to your breakfast table any time of year with these waffles.
Your kids will be so happy to know that waffles are always at the ready—and you’ll be so happy to know that you’ve got a great, healthy, whole-grain mix as the base. Walnut oil is a lovely, nutty indulgence here, but you can also substitute any other nut oil.
Using a potato pancake mix, which you'll find at the market near the instant mashed potatoes, cuts preparation time. Serve as a side dish with beef or pork.