The holiday season is no doubt filled with tradition, but none more anticipated than what comes Christmas morning. (Because gifts, duh.) But whether your family immediately tears into presents, finds the pickle ornament, or watches the Christmas Day Parade together, there's one other tradition I want to encourage you to start... CHRISTMAS MORNING WAFFLES!
But not just any waffles now... I've made this beloved breakfast food fun and festive by adding in natural red and green coloring and opting for a simple solution that will put fresh waffles on the dining table in minutes. Keep scrolling for my healthier holiday waffles recipe!
Are waffles healthy?
When you think of traditional waffles, the term "healthy" doesn't exactly come to mind. Waffles tend to be grain-heavy (ignoring the other essential food groups) and tend to be covered with added-fat (butter) and sugar (syrup). This is all good and fine in moderation -- remember, one meal or one snack does NOT define your regular diet -- but I took the approach of making this recipe just a little more balanced by getting in some protein. What's the secret? The solution is super simple... use a pre-made high-protein pancake/waffle mix!
HEALTHIER HOLIDAY WAFFLES
SERVING: per 1 cup pancake/waffle mix
We love how the wheatgrass and beet powders add a beautiful, natural hue to these waffles. You can absolutely eat these with a variety of toppings:
Happy, healthy holidays everyone! We'd love to see your pictures of your HEALTHIER HOLIDAY WAFFLES. Tag us @themealplanningmethod.