What’s better than a large, warm cinnamon roll dripping with cream cheese for breakfast?
A large, warm cinnamon roll waffle dripping with mocha cream cheese for breakfast.
Oh yes, I just went there. And it is delicious.
These cinnamon roll waffles are the perfect compromise for those of you who love cinnamon rolls and love waffles but just can’t decide between the two. They’re great because they taste like cinnamon rolls, with the classic cinnamon-sugar swirl and cream cheese frosting, but take as little time as waffles to prepare. And, of course, they look like waffles.
But, why stop there? Why not step this cinnamon-roll-waffle-love child up another notch with a mocha cream cheese icing.
Believe me, you’ll never go back to plain ole cinnamon buns or waffles again!
But wait, there’s more. These waffles are not only delicious, but they’re also surprisingly healthy for you!
First, these waffles are made with oats and whole wheat flour, meaning they’re high in protein and low grains but not highly processed.
Next, the cream cheese frosting for this recipe doesn’t actually contain any powdered sugar. And, newsflash, it’s also high in protein!
Finally, these waffles are low in sugar and fat, meaning they’re something you can indulge in without all the extra guilt of indulging!
Again, try one bite of these and you will never go back to regular waffles or cinnamon buns again.
Because why would you if you could have the best of both worlds, plus more!?
Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Mocha Cream Cheese Icing
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
- 3/4 c old fashioned oats
- 2 tbs whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 c natural applesauce
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 c plus 2 tbs coconut milk
- stevia to taste
- 1/2 tbs sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
Mocha Cream Cheese Icing
- 1/2 tbs whipped cream cheese (or about 1/2 as much regular cream cheese)
- 1 tbs 0% fat plain Greek Yogurt
- stevia to taste
- 1/2 tsp brewed coffee
- 1/16 tsp vanilla extract
Process oats in the food processor until they reach the consistency of oat flour. Add to a small bowl, then add whole wheat flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and stevia and stir until combined. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, cinnamon, and melted coconut oil. Pour 1/4 the waffle batter onto a preheated and greased Belgian waffle iron. Drizzle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top in a swirl pattern. Carefully spoon another 1/4 of the batter over top, smoothing it out to the edges. Bake for about 5 minutes, or until the light turns off on the waffle iron and the waffle is golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Meanwhile, add cream cheese to a small bowl and microwave for 5 seconds, or until softened. Add Greek Yogurt, stevia, coffee, and vanilla and stir until combined. Drizzle on top of baked waffles. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 servings)
Nutrition information calculated to include icing. If you choose not to include it, nutrition information will read as follows: 198 calories, 4g fat, 37g carbs, 5g protein.