How do you make waffles healthier? Well, the first place to start is avoiding all the additives and processed ingredients that are in most frozen waffles and dry mixes. That’s why I like to make my waffles from scratch using my super easy, One Bowl Whole Grain Waffles.
But even with the healthiest of whole grain waffles as a base, drenching them in sugary, highly processed syrups can be a disaster.
Yes, real maple syrup is a huge improvement, but even then, I like to try and minimize the added sugars we eat by occasionally swapping out the maple syrup for nut butter and fruit. Yes, you may get some initial complaints from the kids, but after they’ve tried it a couple times, they’ll love it! Change is good, right? 🙂
So try taking your healthy, whole grain waffles one step further with this quick and easy nut butter swap. I promise, syrup free waffles can be a great way to mix things up in a smart, better-for-you way!
- 1 Whole Wheat waffle
- 1-2 tablespoons nut butter
- 2-3 tablespoons of bananas, strawberries, or any fruit of your choice
- Prepare or re-heat some of our one-bowl whole wheat waffles.
- Spread nut butter on warm waffle and top with fruit.
Kitchen Tips and Resources:
- When you choosing a nut or seed butter look for a very simple ingredient label—one ingredient (nuts or seeds), no added sugar, and maybe a touch of salt.