Healthy Waffle (and Pancake and French Toast) Toppings

Waffles toppings for healthy weight loss

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Waffles (especially these whole-grain Wonderful Waffles), French toast (like this whole-grain vegan French toast) can be a great part of a healthy breakfast – until we put the typical fatty/sugary toppings on them, like butter and syrup. Then their benefits for health and weight loss go downhill pretty fast.

Most pancake syrups are made from corn syrup, caramel color, and artificial flavors.  Lots of refined sugars, no vitamins, no minerals, no fiber.

And the sugar-free varieties are even worse.

Is natural pancake syrup healthy?

Even the so-called “natural” syrups, such as Wholesome and Log Cabin All Natural Table Syrup are basically flavored sugar and will add inches to your waistline.

Is fruit syrup healthy?

And don’t be fooled by blueberry or blackberry pancake syrup. They’re mostly sugar with very little fruit.

Is pure maple syrup healthy?

While 100 percent pure maple syrup is most definitely a better choice than maple-flavored pancake syrup, it is still a very concentrated sweetener and has no fiber. There are better options if you’re wanting to lose weight or just eat healthier.

Healthy Waffle Toppings

Here are some super healthy waffle toppings to start your day off right.

1. Berry Berry Sauce

Berry Berry Sauce is one of my favorite waffle toppings. Deliciously sweet and yet full of fiber – perfect for a weight loss plan.

2. The Best Applesauce

The richest, smoothest, creamiest, and most flavorful applesauce on the planet!! This is probably the topping that we eat most often on our waffles. Start with a hot waffle, spread on almond butter, add two, three, four, or five large spoonfuls of this lovely sauce, and enjoy!

3. Creamy Orange Cashew Butter

Creamy Orange Cashew Butter spread on waffles and topped with applesauce makes a delicious and hearty breakfast that will stick with you all through the morning.

4. Berry Chia Jam

This luscious jam is not only sugar-free, but it takes less than 10 minutes to make, and it tastes great over waffles!

5. Fabulous Fruit Salad (with its creamy topping)

Healthy Waffle Syrup

You wouldn’t typically think of putting fruit salad on your waffles, but when this rich and creamy sauce gets mixed in with the sweet, diced fruit, it makes a luscious and fancy topping for waffles.

6. Banana Carob Smoothie

Turn your waffle into a healthy dessert by topping it with this luscious Banana Carob Smoothie.

Smoothies are a yummy and healthy alternative to ice cream, but have you ever tried smoothie on waffles?  Sweet and fruity, they’re one of my favorite waffle toppings.

I have a lot more smoothie recipes. Check them out here.

7. Sugar-Free Pear Sauce

Healthy Waffle Toppings

If you like applesauce, then you will love pear sauce! And if you make pear sauce according to my recipe, you have a high-fiber, super nutritious waffle topping.

8. Peach Soup

Pour some creamy, slightly tangy, slightly sweet peach soup over your morning waffles – oh yum!

9. Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam

PB&J for breakfast!  And it’s sugar-free.  Waffles with some of this Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam on them make a good breakfast-on-the-go.

10. Strawberry Applesauce

Applesauce and strawberry applesauce are the waffle toppings we use the most often at our house. Simple, quick, healthy. And with my recipe you get an added fiber boost, which is super helpful for weight loss.

11. Maple Date Syrup

This delicious syrup with a lovely maple flavor (due to the pure maple syrup in the recipe) gives you a good dose of fiber, plus other helpful nutrients.

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So there you have it. Healthy, whole-grain, high-fiber waffles  +  healthy, sugar-free waffle toppings  =  a great way to start your day!


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4 Comments

  1. Wow, really delicious looking ideas! I never thought to use smoothies and often end up using plain maple syrup, although I love berries, because I don’t have time to cook them. Now I know. 🙂 Great website! I just found you a few days ago and I’ve been looking around, getting inspired ever since! I will defitely be following you on Pinterest.

  2. This does look delicious. What a lot of good ideas to top a waffle. I’ve been getting away from maple syrup, so I’m going to try the Fabulous Fruit Salad next time I have waffles (tomorrow?).

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