waffle iron

Make your whole breakfast with the waffle iron! Here are 4 healthy recipes to try

You can make all these recipes with one kitchen appliance!

Waffle irons are a great kitchen appliance beyond just waffles. They cook food quickly, you don’t have to babysit the food while it cooks, and it’s a safe and fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen! Not to mention the easy clean up.

Amy Roskelley shares her ideas for building a better breakfast using this one kitchen appliance.

For more recipes and ideas from Amy, connect with her online at @healthbeet.


Eggs and Veggies


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ¼ cup diced bell peppers
  • ¼ cup diced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach


  1. Combine all ingredients and spoon onto a waffle iron, sprayed with cooking spray. Add salt to taste. Close waffle iron and cook until browned and crispy.


Chocolate Protein Waffle


  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ½ cup cottage cheese.
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon zero calorie sweetener


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender and pour on a waffle iron. Cook until finished. Top with syrup, fruit, or yogurt.


French Toast


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread


  1. Whisk eggs, vanill,a and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Dip bead into egg mixture on both sides till well coated. Heat a waffle iron. Add bread dipped in egg to waffle iron and close the lid. Cook until egg is no longer runny.




  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and shred a russet potato. Dry thoroughly. Add butter to the center of your waffle iron. Scoop the potatoes on top, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Close and cook until crispy. Serve with an egg on top!

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