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Low-Calorie Waffle Recipe

Are you looking for a low-calorie breakfast that is both delicious and filling? If so, then you need to try making this low-calorie healthy waffle recipe! Waffles are a great way to start your day, and they can be customized to include any toppings you like. They also cook quickly, so you can have them on the table in no time at all. This low-calorie waffle recipe is not only low-calorie but has more protein than regular waffle recipes. Top them off to your liking and enjoy!

Whole Wheat Flour

Whole wheat flour is one of the lowest calorie flour out there but some other good options for healthy waffles would be almond flour, coconut flour, or spelt flour.

whole wheat flower

Baking Soda

Baking soda or baking powder is what makes waffles fluffy. You don’t necessarily need either of them to make waffles but they will be more dense and crispier waffles if you don’t use one of them.

Salt

Salt is a flavor enhancer, it doesn’t take much but it helps to bring out the flavors. 

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a versatile ingredient and if you use nonfat yogurt its low in calories with a good amount of protein.

Cashew Milk

Cashew milk is a great low-calorie alternative to regular milk. You don’t have to use this if you would rather use water instead.

cashew milk

Egg White

Eggs are often used as a binder when you’re working with flours or pastries. I am using just the egg white to keep calories and fat down for this dish but you can absolutely use the whole egg if you choose to do that.

Vanilla Extract

This is a great way to add some subtle vanilla notes and give your waffle more flavor. You can play around with different flavored extracts if you want to change the flavor of your waffles.

vanilla extract

Splenda

Most waffle recipes call for some form of sweetener. You don’t have to add it but it will help make your waffles less bitter and along with the salt can help enhance the flavor. Instead of using traditional sugar, I am using Splenda as a sugar replacement with no calories.

Why Should I Try A Homemade Waffle recipe Instead Of Going Out?

Who doesn’t love going out to eat breakfast? Homemade waffles give you the control to put what you want into the mix and what you top your waffles with. Most diners and restaurants use standard mixes, vegetable oil, and sugar overloaded toppings. If your trying to lower your sugar or calorie intake melted butter and maple syrup aren’t ideal and who wants to order egg whites to stay on track?

What Waffle Iron Should I use?

You can make this recipe whether you use a Belgian waffle maker or a smaller one. In this recipe, we use a 4-inch waffle iron. If you are making waffles for multiple people you may want to consider using a multi-waffle maker. If you choose to use a larger waffle maker you may want to use 1/2 cup of waffle mix per waffle. Depending on what waffle makers your have you may need to adjust the amount accordingly.

Low-Calorie Waffles

Servings

2

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Calories

135

Cook Time

10 Minutes

Total Time 15 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients:

low calorie waffles ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Splenda packets (optional)

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Directions:

Step 1

Combine or sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add Greek yogurt, egg white, vanilla extract, cashew milk, and stevia (optional). Stir until combined.

Step 3

Preheat and lightly spray the 4-inch waffle iron with cooking spray.

Step 4

Add 1/4 cup waffle batter to the waffle iron and cook waffles for 2-4 minutes.

Step 5

Serve and Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Use sugar-free maple syrup to cut down your toppings calories.
  • If you like your waffles sweet but don’t want added sugar use stevia packets or liquid sweetener.
  • If you want to add some more flavor or protein to your waffles, you can add a scoop of protein powder. 

How can I Keep My Waffles Warm?

If you’re looking to keep your waffles warm, we recommend using a toaster oven or a conventional oven. Just place them in on low heat, and they’ll stay nice and toasty!

Top Them Off To Your Liking.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings for waffles. Some of our favorites include fresh fruit or berries, bananas, pb2, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. If you a fan of maple syrup or powdered sugar, you can use sugar-free maple syrup or powdered sugar substitutes to satisfy that sweet tooth while keeping the calories down. However, you can put whatever you want on them! Just be sure to watch your calorie and sugar intake if you’re going that route.

Make Them More Fluffy.

These are dense waffles but you can add some light and fluffy texture to them by beating the egg white until stiff peaks form. The egg whites help to create a light and fluffy waffle. Beating them helps create more air pockets, which will result in a fluffier waffle.

Meal Prep So You Can Have Homemade Waffles For The Week.

If you are tight on time in the mornings, you are in luck because these waffles are easy to meal prep. Just make extra waffles and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and store them away until you are ready. When its time reheat frozen waffles in toaster until they are done to your liking.

Make Your Waffles Into Pancakes.

Yes you can make pancake batter out of these waffles. Pancakes generally use a similar batter but the wet ingredients are slightly higher to make the batter thinner. If you have ever seen store bought pancake mix where it says waffle and pancake mix then you know this. To make pancakes with this batter use the same mixing directions but follow this altered ingredient list below.

FAQ

What Is The Difference Between Lower-Calorie Waffles And Regular Waffles?

The main difference between a lower-calorie waffle and a regular waffle is the number of calories. Lower-calorie waffles have fewer calories than regular waffles and often use healthier ingredients.

Do Lower-Calorie Waffles Taste Good?

Yes! Low-calorie waffles can be just as delicious as regular waffles. Just because they are Low-Calorie doesn’t mean they are going to taste significantly different. You might be surprised at how good they taste.

Can I Make These Waffles Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can make waffles ahead of time and freeze them for later. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container in the freezer.

Is Maple Syrup Good To Use As A Topping?

Maple syrup is a staple with waffles but traditional or pure maple syrup is higher in calories so be careful with how much you use. If you are looking for a healthier option, try using sugar-free maple syrup. You could also top your waffles off with fresh fruit or low-calorie yogurt.

What Makes A Healthy Waffle Recipe?

There are a few things that you want to look for when finding or creating a healthy waffle recipes. First, you want to make sure the recipe is low in calories. You also want to try an incorporate healthier ingredients such as egg whites and Greek yogurt. You want your food to have healthy nutrients and benefits instead of just being loaded with sugar and calories.

How Do You Make Gluten Free Waffles?

Gluten-free waffles are waffles made without gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It can be difficult to find gluten-free waffles because many waffle recipes contain wheat flour. In order to make gluten-free waffles you want to find flour that doesn’t contain gluten such as almond flour. You can substitute almond flour in this recipe to make it gluten-free.

Can I Add Protein To My Waffles?

Yes! If you want to add protein to your waffles, you add protein powder to the waffle batter. These waffles already include Greek yogurt which is a great source of protein but you can also add some on top for more protein. Adding protein to your breakfast will help keep you fuller longer and give you sustained energy throughout the day.

low calorie waffles

Low-Calorie Waffle Recipe

David
Are you looking for a low-calorie breakfast that is both delicious and filling? If so, then you need to try making this waffle recipe
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 135 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine or sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add Greek yogurt and cashew milk. Stir until combined.
  • Add egg whites, vanilla, and Stevia (optional). Stir until combined.
  • Preheat and lightly spray the 4-inch waffle iron with cooking spray.
  • Add 1/4 cup waffle batter to the waffle iron and cook waffles for 2-4 minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Use sugar-free maple syrup to cut down your toppings calories.
  • If you like your waffles sweet but don't want added sugar use stevia packets or liquid sweetener.
  • If you want to add some more flavor or protein to your waffles, you can add a scoop of protein powder.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal
Keyword breakfast, dinner, waffles
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Summary

Whether you choose to top your waffles with fruit, syrups, or chocolate chips (or all of the above), we hope you enjoy this delicious and low-calorie healthy waffle recipe. Thank you so much for checking out this easy recipe for low-calorie waffles. What’s the best waffle recipe in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!

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