How can whole grain waffles get even better for you? Ditch the syrup and use nut or seed butters.

Recipe: Whole Grain Syrup Free Waffles

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.

How can whole grain waffles get even better for you? Ditch the syrup and use nut or seed butters.

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!



Syrup Free Whole Grain Waffles

Recipe By: Bruce Bradley
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1 waffle

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  • 1 Whole Wheat waffle
  • 1-2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons of bananas strawberries, or any fruit of your choice



We recommend using organic ingredients if possible.

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.


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