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Healthy And Delicious Waffle Recipes: How To Make French Toast Waffles

Updated on February 1, 2012

Healthy Recipes - French Toast Waffles

If you are like me, you probably enjoy French toast from time to time - and you probably also love waffles. Who could resist?

Both these breakfast delights are popular for the breakfast and brunch crowd, and there are millions of recipes for everything from stuffed French toast to bacon waffles out there. But what if we combined waffles and French toast? Here's my all time favorite recipe for what I call 'the best of both worlds' French toast.

This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine and this delicious combination is called French Toast Waffles.

Try it and see if you don't agree that it is fantastic. Serve with syrup as you would traditional French toast or serve with whipped cream and fruit - or homemade applesauce. Another alternative is to dust lightly with powdered sugar.

It will surprise you how great this recipe is and how minimal the effort to create it.

Combine These 2 and What Do You Get?

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French Toast Waffle Recipe

Makes 4 servings (approximately 4 waffles)


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
  • 16 1/2-inch thick slices of day-old French bread (about 7 ounces)


  1. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat.
  2. Combine milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs. Stir with a whisk.
  3. Place bread slices in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour milk mixture over the bread turning to coat.
  4. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Place 4 bread slices on hot waffle iron. Cook 3-5 minutes or until done.
  6. Repeat procedure with remaining bread.

Make sure that the bread you use is slightly hard or day-oldĀ so it will soak up the milk mixture and not become soggy because you want your bread to be crisp when waffled.

French Toast Waffles

As you can see, something delicious does not have to be hard to make.

This is a very basic yet healthy version of 2 classic breakfast dishes.

The calories per serving clocks in at 236 calories. Not bad for a delicious breakfast and something very unique.

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      That sounds wonderful Raymond - will have to give it a try!

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      Raymond Tremain 

      10 years ago

      thanks for the waffle to eat, have you tried... mix beaten egg, salt to taste&pepper,soak slice of day old bread in it, then fry it in fry pan.

      also have you done this...toast bread slices then butter them, cut square strips of tasty cheese about quarter inch in size place on toast and retoast (under the griller of the stove) them until cheese starts to melt, sprinkle them with little salt and pepper, and eat them yummy.

      Good eating

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Crewman - I hear ya! We just made these over the weekend and I can't tell you how many we ate but we skipped lunch!

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      10 years ago

      I love them with powdered sugar or maple syrup. Great job again- a tempting recipe that will keep me at the table till it's all gone!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Hey - that sounds pretty delish! Why don't you try it and coin that recipe? I bet you could do paninis that way too come to think of it!

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      10 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Yum! I love this idea. Wonder what else you could invent to cook on a waffle maker? Grilled cheese?

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      I think so but of course it must be because it has skim milk, right?? I have to talk myself into these things you know - we can't give up EVERYTHING!

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      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Are you sure this is legal?? Yummy!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Hello, hello - Thanks for stopping in - and yes, it always helps if we have a recipe!

      MPG - Me, too! Thanks for stopping in and hope you get to try it.

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      Maria Giunta 

      10 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Two of my all time favourites in one, brilliant!

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      Sounds great and I always wanted to do this but never got roundto it. Thanks now I know what to do.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Paula for stopping by!

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      Paula Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Austin. Texas

      The best of both worlds - french toast and waffles!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Nellie - I love both and it just struck me as 'magical' to combine the two of them. My son Pat was just here and I fixed him these (along with about 30 other things) - I think he was sad to go back home!

      Katie - they are fab - I have about 3 waffle irons as I can never figure out which one I want to use but think this is such a great recipe next time I'm going to use all 3 of them at the same time!

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      Katie McMurray 

      10 years ago from Westerville

      Oh dear friend this sounds fab I cannot wait to try your wonderful healthy french toast waffles. I have a fancy new waffle iron me Mum just bought and two daughters who will love the french toast twist. We do love french toast but don't make it as often as waffles cause it's just so much fun to work with the waffle iron. Now it will be. thanks and peace :)

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Audrey, my son loves waffles! I had never really thought about doing something different to them. He always eats them just plain. I never took to them before. Another great Idea. nice one. cheers nell


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