Waffles rarely leave you feeling energized and ready to start the healthiest day ever. (Thanks, carb coma.) That's about to change.
Super Power Vegan Waffles
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Flax meal and blended nuts provide a delicious dose of fiber, while apple adds something sweet to these healthy vegan waffles. Top with your favorite fresh or frozen berries.
Get the recipe: Super Power Vegan Waffles
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Carrot Cake Waffles with Cinnamon-Maple Cream Cheese Spread
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Dessert is A-OK to eat for breakfast when veggies are included, right? The hint of sweetness in these spice waffles is courtesy of a dash of maple syrup mixed right into the batter. Did we mention the vegan cinnamon maple cream cheese spread?
Get the recipe: Carrot Cake Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese Spread
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Simple Healthy Oat Waffles
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A five-minute vegan, healthy waffle recipe with only five ingredients? When warm, homemade breakfasts are this low-stress, who needs cereal? (Related: High-Protein Vegetarian Breakfasts That Taste SO Good)
Get the recipe: Simple Healthy Oat Waffles
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Protein Paleo Waffles
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Brunching solo? This single-serving recipe has you covered. Stock up on a few different flavors of protein powder to mix up your healthy waffle recipe a different way each time.
Get the recipe: Protein Paleo Waffles
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Grain-Free Buffalo Chicken Waffles
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Caramel Apple Spice Waffles
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Once they're topped with honey, butter and apple syrup, you won't even notice that these warmly-spiced, healthy waffles are wheat-free.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Spice Waffles
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7-Ingredient Vegan, Gluten-Free Waffles
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A DIY gluten-free flour blend (one part rice flour, two parts tapioca flour, two parts potato starch, and six parts brown rice flour) is key to achieving mouthwatering yet healthy waffles. (Related: This Gluten-Free Granola Will Make You Forget All About Store-Bought)
Get the recipe: 7-Ingredient Vegan, Gluten-Free Waffles
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Easy Gluten-Free Oat Waffles
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Since baking powder needs time to do its heavy lifting, let the batter rest for 10 minutes before pouring it onto your waffle iron.
Get the recipe: Easy Gluten-Free Oat Waffles
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Almond Flour Waffles
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These healthy waffles stay moist from 1 1/2 cups of applesauce rather than butter or oil. (Related: These Healthy Breakfasts are Amazing for Your Heart)
Get the recipe: Almond Flour Waffles
Whole-Wheat Banana Waffles
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Mashed banana offers all the sweetness this recipe needs (read: no empty calories here). These whole-wheat treats taste like a loaf of warm, buttery banana bread, but are just 214 calories.
Get the recipe: Whole-Wheat Banana Waffles
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Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Waffles
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High-Protein Flax Waffles
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Zero flour is required for this fast and filling breakfast. Cottage cheese, egg whites, and whey protein help these healthy waffles keep you full for hours. Top with some fresh fruit and a spoonful of Greek yogurt and you'll be set until lunch. (Related: The Best Flours to Make Your Own Bread at Home)
Get the recipe: High-Protein Flax Waffles
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Healthy Quinoa Protein Waffles
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Quinoa, one of the few vegetarian complete proteins, offers eight grams of protein per cooked cup. This dish calls for a mix of quinoa flour and brown rice protein powder to rack up a total of 28g per serving.
Get the recipe: Healthy Quinoa Protein Waffles
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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Protein Waffles
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Spinach and Feta Waffles
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When you're looking for a quick savory breakfast, look no further than this healthy waffle recipe. Italian seasoning, spinach, and feta cheese help make this waffle recipe an ideal option for those who are ready for a break from sweets. Added bonus: it's paleo and gluten-free.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Feta Waffles
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Blueberry Greek Yogurt Waffles
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Rather than a calorie-laden doughnut or pastry, make these healthy waffles that only seem decadent. The fluffy batter made with whole-wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and seltzer water is the perfect vehicle for fresh blueberries and maple syrup. (Related: The Top 10 Reasons to Eat More Yogurt)
Get the recipe: Blueberry Greek Yogurt Waffles
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Spinach Protein Waffles
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Matcha Green Tea Green Waffles
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Green tea consumption been linked to lower cholesterol and better blood flow. Matcha, a powdered version of this drink, is thrown into these waffles to boost the antioxidant power and flavor. Top with honey and coconut whipped cream for a healthy waffle recipe that's hard to resist.
Get the recipe: Matcha Green Tea Green Waffles
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Spaghetti Squash Waffle Grilled Cheese
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Just when you thought you've hit your quota on healthy waffle deliciousness, someone makes it into a grilled cheese. Even with spaghetti squash as the base, pesto, and two types of cheese, this breakfast sandwich is a reasonable 300 calories.
Get the recipe: Spaghetti Squash Waffle Grilled Cheese
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Healthy Pumpkin Waffles Topped with Salted Caramel
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Why wait 'til fall? Waffles made with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and allspice are always in season. Sweeten the deal with a drizzle of homemade salted caramel sauce.
Get the recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Waffles Topped with Salted Caramel
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