5 Sweet but Super Healthy Waffle Recipes

With a waffle maker, you can make your favourite dish, with no boring oven waiting times. Alter the batter to suit your own specific tastes, throw in any bits and bobs in your kitchen for a healthy, wholesome brekkie. All recipes make two waffles 😉

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  1. Wholegrain Banana Waffles

Best for: a quick breakfast

This is the kind of recipe that makes use of all the bits and bobs around your kitchen. Perfect for anyone leading a healthy lifestyle needing a quick breakfast that keeps the tummy full and happy!

Ingredients

  • 90g whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 125ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Scoop of natural yogurt/berries (to serve)

Method

  1. Mix together all your dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the banana with the egg until properly combined, then throw in the milk, oil and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Pour into your waffle iron and bake until golden brown on top.
  4. Serve with natural yogurt & fresh berries!

2. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Waffles

Best for: cookie cravers

This recipe makes the next best thing to oatmeal raisin cookies, but without all the butter and the annoying oven-checking! Make these as sweet as you see fit – all you have to do is add more honey or sweetener.

Ingredients

  • 100g oat flour (just add oats to a food processor until flour texture)
  • 50g raisins
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar/sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey/maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 small banana, sliced (to serve)

Method

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients until completely combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, milk and whisked egg, adding in your honey/maple syrup until you’re happy with the sweetness.
  3. Bake in your waffle iron until crispy on the edges and fully baked in the middle!
  4. Serve up with sliced banana & more honey!

3. Vanilla Egg-White Protein Waffles

Best for: gym-goers

Make these pre-workout and enjoy post-workout for a hot or cold snack! Ideal for fitness fanatics who are fed up of high-sugar, high-carb protein snack bars which cost the earth!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey powder
  • 30g coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 egg whites, whisked
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 50ml almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Firstly, beat together your egg and egg whites.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add your flour, protein powder and baking powder.
  3. Gradually add in the egg mixture, then the milk, then the vanilla. You want to end up with a thick mixture without any lumps.
  4. Bake in the waffle iron until there are no soft bits & the middle is crisp!

4. Raspberry Crumble Waffles

Best for: those with a sweet tooth

These waffles are a great alternative to butter-filled, sugar-heavy traditional raspberry crumble.

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 2 handfuls of raspberries, finely chopped
  • 50ml sugar-free cranberry juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of lemon zest (optional, but worth it)

For the crumble:

  • 90g oats
  • 20g dessicated coconut
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp organic maple syrup/honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 20g chopped walnuts (any)
  • Pinch of salt

To serve:

  • A dollop of coconut cream

Method

  1. Clean the raspberries and combine with the juice, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon zest.
  2. Pour into a saucepan and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. To make the crumble, combine the oats & everything else together in a good processor. Blitz until you’ve got a biscuit-y looking texture.
  4. In a big bowl, mix everything together, ensuring the crumble & filling are combined fully.
  5. Bake in your waffle iron until crunchy on top. Serve with coconut cream & some extra raspberries!

5. Flourless Chocolate Brownie Waffles

Best for: chocoholics

These are THE best healthy chocolate brownies ever – no flour, no butter and no sugar, just bananas, nut butter & cocoa powder are needed to make this a chocoholics dream!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium, overripe bananas, mashed
  • 90g smooth nut butter, melted (any, but almond butter tastes best with the cocoa)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 20g cacao nibs (optional)

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix your melted nut butter with the mashed bananas, then throw in your cocoa powder & cacao nibs until well dispersed & you’re happy with the chocolatey-ness. The mixture should be thick – add a splash of milk if it’s too thick to pour.
  2. Spoon into your heated waffle iron and bake until crispy all over.
  3. Serve up by itself or dip into warm milk!
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