Freezer-Friendly Spinach Waffles for Baby + Toddler
These Freezer-Friendly Spinach Waffles are a perfect healthy and quick breakfast for baby, toddler and kids! Great for baby-led weaning!
Freezer-Friendly Spinach Waffles for Baby + Toddler
Warm and wholesome waffles made with nutrient packed spinach!
#hiddenveggies for the win! 🌱🏆
These fluffy waffles can be devoured the minute you make them or frozen and reheated for those hectic mornings you want a fast and healthy breakfast for your baby, toddler or kid! I would have to strongly recommend making a double batch so you can eat some right away while having enough leftover to freeze!
My girls are hit or miss with spinach. At some meals they will eat it raw by the handful (table manners are not prevalent in my house apparently😂), while other times they won’t touch spinach with a ten-foot pole.
But whenever I blend spinach up and make a baked good or smoothie with it, they don’t even bat-an-eye at it, they just dive right in.
These green waffles are so good that an entire batched was gobbled up by my family within minutes (hence, the recommendation for making a double batch above 😉).
Reasons to love these Spinach Waffles
- great for baby, toddler and kids
- wholesome and full of protein, iron and fiber
- naturally sweetened
- full of superfood spinach
- great for baby-led weaning or the finger foods stage
- can be served for breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner – waffles are good at any meal of the day:)
- can be made gluten-free
- great for picky eaters
How to Make Spinach Waffles
- Prep: heat waffle maker to medium heat
- Mix: whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
- Blend: in a blender, blend the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, vanilla and spinach (this is to ensure you don’t have any chunks of spinach in your waffles)
- Combine: add the spinach mixture to the flour mixture and gently mixed until combined
- Cook: pour 1/4 cup of batter into each waffle mold and cook until golden brown.
Ways to serve these spinach waffles
- with a little butter and drizzle of maple syrup
- topped with fresh berries and a dusting of powder sugar
- with a layer of cream cheese and hemp seed sprinkles
- with a layer of peanut butter and jelly and made into a sandwich
- served with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds
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Get the recipe: Freezer-Friendly Spinach Waffles
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour (see flour notes)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup packed spinach
- Preheat waffle iron to medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In a blender, add in the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and spinach. Blend for 1 minute on medium speed or until the spinach is completely blended.
- Add the spinach mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Pour waffle mixture onto waffle iron in 1/4 cup increments and bake according to waffle makers instructions.
- Serve or store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
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47 Comments on “Freezer-Friendly Spinach Waffles for Baby + Toddler”
Thank you so much For sharing this recipe! My 15 month old loved these and was rubbing his belly and asking for more the whole time he ate them!
Love this! So glad he likes them!
Ours was like dough, so we had to add 3-4 times more milk to make it pourable. Maybe the milk quality in the recipe is a typo? Otherwise great recipe, thank you.
Thanks interesting, what flour did you use?
Mine was also like dough. I used all purpose flour
I just updated the recipe, so hopefully, that should help.
I also needed a ton more milk. Otherwise super tasty! I don’t have a waffle iron, but made a fantastic pancake!
I actually just had the exact same issue. The batter was incredibly thick, like dough. I used whole wheat flour. I added a lot more milk. My toddler loves them though!
Thanks for letting me know. I just adjusted the recipe for whole wheat flour.
can these be made into pancakes? we don’t have a waffle iron
I haven’t tried, but I wouldn’t see why it wouldn’t work. I would start by adding in a little more milk to make the batter a little thinner and go from there.
Do you think flax eggs would work? We try to stay as vegan as possible. Thank you! I have your books and use them like bibles!
I haven’t tried a flax egg in this recipe, but I think it’s worth a shot! Let me know if you try it and how it goes.
Very thick batter but just added more milk and water. 1/2 cup of liquid doesn’t seem to hold up to 2 cups of dry flour 😊
May seem like a silly question but is the spinach cooked or raw when you put it in the blender?
Great question – raw spinach has a more mild taste, so I use that.
These are now a staple in our house! My daughter loves them and I love that they’re healthy and easy! I make a double batch and freeze them 🙂 Even my husband has been know to “steal” a few of her waffles – they really do taste great!
Love hearing this! Freezing a batch it such a great time saver!
Made these with my 3 year old and they turned out great! Both my toddler and 8 month old love them, I added a touch more cinnamon to the batter. They freeze and toast very much. Would definitely recommend.
So glad both of your little ones enjoyed these!
So easy to make, I think you could even add more spinach! I had to add quite a bit of water, to thin it out, as I used whole wheat flour. Delicous!
So glad you enjoyed this recipe! Yes, add more spinach as you see fit!
Cab you replace the milk with water? My baby is only 9 months and hasn’t had milk yet
I haven’t tried using water instead, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. The waffles might not have the same taste. You can also use plant-based milk or canned coconut milk as well if you prefer.
Sounds delicious. Will definitely try, but without salt and cinnamon, because that is bad for babies under a year old.
Glad you are going to give these a try! Cinnamon is great for babies under a year, so don’t be scared to add that in. Salt in small amounts is also okay for babies. The salt in this recipe is to help with preservation (so they don’t go back in a day), so if you omit the salt, just be aware that the waffles have a very short self life.
Hi! This recipe sounds delicious, I just have one question could I substitute whole wheat flour for oatmeal one?
I haven’t tried using whole wheat flour instaed of oats, but I think it would work and is worth a shot. If you try it, let us know how it turns out.
Tried this today and it was a success! Baby loved them. Just left out the salt!!
So happy to hear that baby loved them!
My 22-month-old is ALLLLLLLL about these right now! I had my super old cake pop maker in the kitchen and was too lazy to get out my waffle iron, so I just plopped the batter in the cake pop maker instead and made “waffle balls”. (Also made them with prune-apple puree because I forgot to thaw applesauce and had some prunes to use up). Kiddo thinks they’re amazing, especially with cream cheese, and I’m just happy to have found a healthy, easy breakfast/snack I can easily keep on hand. Thank you!!!
Easy, delicious recipe. I omitted the salt, for my grandson, didn’t miss it.
So glad you liked this recipe. Thanks for leaving the review.
Can you use frozen spinach that has been drained?
Yes, you can! It will have a slightly more intense spinach flavor so I would add slightly less than what the recipe calls for. But add the frozen spinach right to the blender, no need to thaw first.
Perfect snack for visits from our one year old grandson! Easy and nutritious.
So glad your little grandson loved these!
So amazing!!! Made them like pancakes and they were so fluffy! My 11 month old loved them!
I love that you turned them into pancakes! Great idea ❤️
Hi, what can I substitute apple sauce with?
You can substitute the apple with mashed bananas, plain yogurt or oil.
Has anyone made these with almond flour?
I have not made these with almond flour before. If you try it please keep up posted if they work out or not. Thank you.
I used unsweetened applesauce and I felt like these lacked sweetness even with vanilla and cinnamon, is it just me?
You can use sweetened applesauce if you prefer. Since these are geared towards babies and toddlers, the recipe was meant not to have an excess of added sugar in it.
Has anyone used buttermilk for this?
We have not tried using buttermilk in these waffles, but we are pretty confident that it will work. If you try buttermilk, let us know how it turns out.