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Valentine Beet Waffles

Show your Valentine how much you care with a healthy Valentine’s Day breakfast that is packed with nutrition and a lot of love. These indulgent Valentine Beet Waffles are protein and fiber powerhouses.

Suggested Serving Size

2 waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup chopped cooked beets (about 3)
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200°. In a blender, combine the milk, beets and food coloring (if using). Blend until smooth. While blender is running, add the eggs, oil and vanilla; blend until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the beet mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Pour about 1/2 cup batter for each waffle; cook according to manufacturer’s instructions until waffles are crisp.
  4. Top waffles with a dollop of yogurt, blueberries and a dusting of cinnamon. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition
Servings Per Container 4
Calories 418
Total Fat 16
Trans Fat 0
Poly Fat 0
Mono Fat 0
Cholesterol 94
Sodium 474
Total Carb 54
Fibers 9
Sugars 13
Proteins 14
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 0
Iron 0

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