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4 Better For You Toaster Waffle Breakfast Options

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Toaster waffles can be a part of a better-for-you breakfast on the run. The key is to find a variety that packs in fiber-rich whole grains and an extra boost of protein, if possible. However, the reality is that most toaster waffles aren’t ideal. Even most ‘whole grain’ versions are actually a blend of white and whole grain flours.

Here’s a rundown of best picks currently on shelves:

TOP PICK: Birch Benders Keto Carb-Friendly Toaster Waffles | Gluten-free, grain-free, no added sugar, vegetarian

  • Per two waffles: 230 calories, 190 mg sodium, 6 grams net carbs, 12 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar (0 added sugar), 8 grams protein
  • Ingredients include tapioca fiber, sunflower oil, almond flour, eggs, organic coconut flour, pea starch, tigernut flour, whey protein concentrate, egg whites, yogurt


365 Whole Foods Brand Buttermilk Protein Waffles

  • Per two waffles: 220 calories, 340 mg sodium, 23 grams net carbs, 3 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar (4 grams added sugar), 12 grams protein
  • Ingredients include whole wheat flour, white flour, canola oil, cane sugar, wheat protein isolate, whey protein isolate whey protein concentrate, eggs

Van’s Blueberry Protein Waffles | dairy-free, egg-free

  • Per two waffles: 250 calories, 190 mg sodium, 31 grams net carbs, 3 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar (6 added sugar), 10 grams protein
  • Ingredients include white flour, Van’s Power Grains Mix (whole wheat flour, cracked red wheat, steel cut oats, millet, brown rice), canola oil, wheat protein isolate, cane sugar, blueberries

Trader Joe’s Multigrain Waffles

  • Per two waffles: 240 calories, 390 mg sodium, 31 grams net carbs, 3 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar (5 grams added sugar), 6 grams protein
  • Ingredients include whole wheat flour, white flour, vegetable oil, cane sugar, multigrain blend (barley flour, brown rice flour, corn flour, oat bran, rye flour), whey powder, egg white, wheat bran, honey

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Editor’s note: Registered Dietitian Molly Kimball offers brand-name products as a consumer guide; she does not solicit product samples, nor is she paid to recommend items. This originally appeared on WGNO’s “Get FUELED with Molly” segment