3 Surprisingly Healthy Waffle Recipes to Try for Brunch This Weekend

Updated 04/15/17

Hi, Byrdie readers! It's Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up, and we're back to share our favorite healthy waffle recipes. There's nothing we like to do better after a tough weekend workout than grabbing brunch with our girlfriends. Hitting up a healthy restaurant is always a good time, but we also like to mix it up and host our pals. It feels so much more intimate to share a meal in your home. (Bonus: You can stay and catch up as long as you want!) Waffles are one of our all-time favorite morning treats, and we wanted to share some of our favorite healthy waffle recipes.

Keep reading to learn how to whip up three slimming, nutrient-packed recipes—you can feel good about putting them into your body, too.

Sweet Potato Waffle

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Have some leftover baked sweet potato from the night before? Put it to use for your breakfast! Using sweet potato makes the waffle super fluffy and switches up your usual almond flour routine.

Makes 3 waffles, 1 waffle per serving

Ingredients

1 small sweet potato, baked and skin removed
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Coconut oil spray

1 small sweet potato, baked and skin removed
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Coconut oil spray

Directions

Protein Waffle

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We always make sure to get our protein in 30 minutes after a workout. This gives your muscles the amino acids they need to repair the micro tears that result from exercise. The protein helps sculpt long, lean muscles and speeds up your metabolism. Why not get that protein with a serving of waffles? This recipe is crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. It's all your waffle dreams come true.

Makes 4 waffles, 1 waffle per serving

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond meal
1 scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein (available at Target stores across the U.S. on April 17)
1 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
1 egg
Coconut oil spray

1/2 cup almond meal
1 scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein (available at Target stores across the U.S. on April 17)
1 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
1 egg
Coconut oil spray

Directions

Oatmeal Waffle

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If you love your morning bowl of oats, you're going to be obsessed with this waffle! It has a light oat flavor and is a little more sturdy than the other two recipes, making it easier to pile on those fresh berries.

Makes 3 waffles, 1 waffle per serving

Ingredients

3/4 cup oat flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Coconut oil spray

3/4 cup oat flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Coconut oil spray

Directions

Plug in the waffle iron to preheat. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spray waffle iron with coconut oil spray. Pour 1/4 of the batter in. Allow to cook according to your machine's instructions. Top with your fresh fruit of your choice.

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