Sweeten Your Winter Breakfasts With These 12 Healthy Waffle Recipes

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The smell of freshly made waffles on a cold morning is truly comforting. But all too often, waffles turn into a guilty pleasure because those boxed mixes are loaded with unhealthy ingredients. These healthy waffles can offer you the same delicious taste without all of those extra ingredients.

1. Belgian Waffles

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If you want something crispy for breakfast, these Belgian Waffles are the perfect morning treat. You can top it with your favorite fruits or even some maple syrup.

2. Vegan Chocolate Waffles

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These vegan chocolate waffles are simply to die for delicious! Like having brownies for breakfast.

3. Buckwheat Waffles

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When you think of buckwheat, you probably think of pancakes and not waffles, but it works well for both. These buckwheat waffles are easy to make, they taste amazing, and you can top them with many amazing things.

4. Blueberry Waffles

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Soft and delicious, these blueberry waffles are a treat the whole family will enjoy. These waffles are made with fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and almond extract. Serve them with more fresh blueberries on top, or top them with maple syrup or honey. 

5. Pumpkin Waffles

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Fall is here, and that means the return of everything pumpkin spice, and that includes waffles. These pumpkin waffles are crispy and delicious. If you have pumpkin puree in your pantry, you probably already have everything else you need in there, too. 

6. Brownie Waffles

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Brownies for breakfast? Yes, please! That’s what you’ll get when you make a batch of these brownie waffles. The best part? These brownie waffles are healthy and NOT filled with sugar. You can even make a double batch and freeze them for breakfast later on. 

7. Sweet Potato Waffles

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Looking for a waffle that’s a cross between a hashbrown and a waffle? That’s what you’ll get with these crispy sweet potato waffles. Sweet potatoes, eggs, and a few spices are all that you need for these tasty waffles. 

8. Egg Waffles

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No flour? No problem. You can still make delicious, tasty egg waffles. They may be a little unconventional as far as waffles go, but they still make an amazing meal for breakfast. 

9. Gingerbread Waffles

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If you are looking to make some waffles with a twist, you might like these gingerbread waffles. Gingerbread spice added to oat flour, milk, and eggs make for an amazingly flavorful breakfast treat. These would be perfect for serving around the holidays.

10. Almond Flour Waffles

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If you love your waffles for breakfast but are trying to be more mindful of your health, particularly your blood sugar, then these are the waffles for you. Almond Flour Waffles are still delicious, but they won’t shoot your blood sugar up after eating them. Top them with some fresh fruit or unsweetened apple sauce, and breakfast is ready to go.

11. Protein Powder Waffles

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Trying to add a little more protein to your diet? Maybe you’re looking for a little boost of extra energy for your day. Try out these protein powder waffles. They are easy to make, and you won’t even notice the protein powder in them. 

12. Saturday Morning Waffles

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What better way to start the weekend than with some yummy waffles for the whole family? That’s why you need this recipe for Saturday morning waffles. You don’t have to wait till Saturday to make them either…I won’t tell.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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