These waffles are pillowy soft, lightly sweetened, and just 2 SP each on all plans.

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lightened up waffles

It’s Sunday morning. Your coffee is brewing, birds are chirping outside, and it’s time for breakfast. You love the pairing of something sweet with your morning java, but you’re also looking to stick to a healthier lifestyle. If this sounds like you, then these lightened up waffles are for you! These waffles are 2 SP each on all plans, so stack em, top em, and enjoy!

If you can believe it, it’s taken me this long to get a waffle maker. Ridiculous, I know. Once it came, I immediately wanted waffles. So truly, these lightened up waffles are inspired by me finally being able to make them. I’m a Belgian waffle gal, personally. Freezer waffles never did it for me, and I love a super fluffy, soft waffle. These waffles truly scratch that itch – they’re pillowy soft, lightly sweet, and perfect with literally any topping.

lightened up waffles

Making lightened up waffles

If you’ve been around a while, you know I LOVE an easy recipe. Especially in the morning. I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person, so anything before ~10 am needs to be fast and simple. These waffles fit the bill.

The waffles themselves are made with a bunch of ingredients that you likely have in your fridge/pantry right now:

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Smart Balance spread (can sub butter)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (can substitute any milk)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Nonfat greek yogurt

That’s it! No protein powder, no starting with boxed mix, etc. Truly delicious, soft, scratch-made waffles are far easier than you think. You simple combine dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in another. Mix the two together, stir until it’s uniform. You want a semi-runny batter, similar to a cake batter. Then, just spray your waffle maker and pour ~3 tbsp or so of batter into it and cook until golden brown on either side.

lightened up waffles

I topped these with some butter and light maple syrup, but the possibilities are truly endless for topping. Fresh fruit, powdered sugar, and a little lemon zest would be delicious. Want something more decadent? A drizzle of peanut butter (or Nutella) and some chocolate chips. There’s no wrong way to waffle, promise.

The Dash Mini Waffle Maker

I’m not sure why it took me so long to get this adorable little waffle maker, but you don’t want to sleep on this thing. It’s $10-15, comes in a bunch of fun prints, and is super simple to use. Just plug it in and it automatically heats up. Spray it, fill with batter, close it, and the light on top will turn on. When the light turns off, your waffles are done.

It’s great for portion control, as it yields a perfect sized waffle. This recipe makes 14 waffles using this specific waffle maker, which you can grab from my Amazon store.

lightened up waffles

Lightened Up Waffles

Jacklin Altman
These waffles are pillowy soft, slightly sweet, and perfect for breakfast. They're 2 WW SP on all plans, so stack them, top them, and enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 74 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Waffle Iron

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Powdered sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt Nonfat
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp Smart Balance melted, cooled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your waffle maker and melt Smart Balance in the microwave (about 20 sec) and allow to cool.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and powdered sugar. Stir together.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, greek yogurt, milk, vanilla, and melted Smart Balance.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring until mixture is completely uniform.
  • Spray waffle iron and cook waffles (roughly 3.5 tbsp/waffle) until lightly golden on either side. Serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Store waffles in the fridge (or freeze for later). To reheat, pop them in the air fryer or toaster to crisp them up a bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword weight watchers, WW, breakfast, vegetarian, healthy, waffles, brunch
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