The Best & Worst Frozen Waffles on Shelves—Ranked!

For most of us, cooking breakfast from scratch every morning just doesn't fit into our schedules. While there are some healthy breakfasts you can prepare in advance (hello, meal prep!), some days there's nothing to do except reach for the most convenient option. That's where frozen waffles come in handy.

Preparing them is as simple as taking them out of the freezer, popping them in the toaster, and adding any toppings you may want—throwing on some fresh fruit and nutrient-packed chia or flax seeds is always a good choice, though sometimes it's just a butter and maple syrup kind of morning.

"Since most homemade waffles take time, frozen waffles are a perfect alternative for those with busy schedules and hearty appetites," Lisa Moskovitz, founding RD and CEO of The New York Nutrition Group, says to Eat This, Not That! "While waffles can certainly be a part of a healthy diet, some options in the frozen food section in your grocery store may offer more health benefits than others."

There are several varieties on the market that actually have the potential to help you start your day off on the right foot. In fact, the box that you choose can be the difference between getting hungry and having a sugar crash by 10 AM or feeling energized and staying satisfied until lunch.

Here are all the frozen waffles at your local supermarket, ranked from the worst choices to the very best based on their nutritional information. We gave extra points to waffle varieties that had more protein and docked points for those that contained more sugar. if you're in the mood to go out for breakfast find out The Best Waffles in Every State.

54

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy cinnamon brown sugar waffles

170 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 2 g protein

These waffles are high in sugar, low in fiber, and low in protein.

"Waffles with minimal added sugar are ideal, especially if you plan to add a little sweetener in the form of drizzled pure maple syrup," suggests Moskovitz. "Check the nutrition facts label and find a product that has less than 5 grams of added sugars."

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53

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Double Chocolatey Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy double chocolatey waffles

160 calories, 6 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 240 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 3 g protein

A little higher in protein, but still not great. Any waffle this high in sugar and low in satiety-promoting fiber and protein isn't going to leave you feeling great.

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52

Kellogg's Eggo Chocolatey Chip Waffles

kelloggs eggo chocolatey chip waffles

200 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 370 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 4 g protein

No surprises here that the chocolatey chip waffles aren't going to be the smartest choice for breakfast.

51

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Salted Caramel Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy salted caramel waffles

160 calories, 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 280 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 3 g protein

This is yet another high-sugar option that will likely leave you hungry and tired.

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50

Kellogg's Eggo Apple Cinnamon Waffles

kelloggs eggo apple cinnamon waffles

190 calories, 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 360 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 4 g protein

The Apple Cinnamon flavor is a little lower in sugar, but only by one gram.

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49

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Blueberry Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy blueberry waffles

160 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 3 g protein

Slightly less packed with empty carbs than its apple cinnamon counterpart, these blueberry waffles are a step in the right direction—but still not even close to the healthiest option.

48

Nature's Path Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Chip Waffles

natures path dark chocolate chip waffles

220 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 190 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (0 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 2 g protein

No fiber, yet plenty of sugar, and saturated fat? Thank you next!

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47

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy original waffles

160 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 270 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 3 g protein

These waffles may look enticing, but they're void of nutrition.

46

Kroger Cinnamon Waffles

kroger cinnamon waffles

240 calories, 11 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 450 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein

The four grams of protein is a plus, albeit the only plus.

45

Kellogg's Eggo Blueberry Waffles

kelloggs eggo blueberry waffles

180 calories, 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 370 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein

If you've got a hankering for blueberry, this is a slightly better pick than the Thick & Fluffy version.

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44

Kellogg's Eggo Strawberry Waffles

kelloggs eggo strawberry waffles

180 calories, 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 370 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein

No difference here, nutritionally speaking. The strawberry version is fully identical to the blueberry flavor.

43

Nature's Path Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

natures path gluten free pumpkin spice waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 2 g protein

Still fairly high sugar, but we're starting to see some fiber with these Nature's Path waffles.

42

Great Value Blueberry Waffles

great value blueberry waffles

140 calories, 3.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 320 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 3 g protein

The three grams of protein in these waffles keep them from falling to the lowest rankings.

41

Kellogg's Eggo Homestyle Waffles

kelloggs eggo homestyle waffles

180 calories, 5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 350 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 4 g protein

Are you surprised that opting for varieties that aren't stuffed with chocolate chips can significantly lower the sugar count.

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40

Good & Gather Frozen Blueberry Waffles

good gather frozen blueberry waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 450 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein

With a little more protein, these waffles indicate that it's slightly better to buy Target's own brand of blueberry waffles as opposed to Walmart's.

39

Nature's Path Gluten-Free Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles

natures path gluten free buckwheat wildberry waffles

190 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 190 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 2 g protein

A little sugary, but not a bad choice compared to some of the others on this list.

38

Nature's Path Gluten-Free Homestyle Waffles

natures path gluten free homestyle waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (1 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 1 g protein

Not too high in sugar, but not too high in nutrient-rich foods, either.

37

Great Value Chocolate Chip Waffles

great value chocolate chip waffles

150 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 330 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 3 g protein

As far as chocolate chips go, this could be way worse—3 grams of protein isn't too shabby, and 5 grams of sugar isn't the worst we've seen.

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36

Nature's Path Gluten-Free Chia Plus Waffles

natures path gluten free chia plus waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 2 g protein

Chia seeds are always a solid pick when choosing between different varieties, but still, there should be more fiber and protein in these little frozen saucers!

35

Good & Gather Original Belgium Style Frozen Vanilla Waffles

good gather original belgium style frozen vanilla waffles

220 calories, 9 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 410 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 5 g protein

Not a lot of fiber, and a fair amount of sugar, but the 5 grams of protein in these vanilla waffles help make this a somewhat more substantial option.

34

Nature's Path Chocolate Chip Grain Free Waffles

natures path chocolate chip grain free waffles

180 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 5 g protein

Nutritionally, these are fairly similar to the last ones. A little too much sugar, but a fair amount of protein.

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33

Kroger Blueberry Waffles

kroger blueberry waffle

220 calories, 7 g fat ( 1 g saturated fat), 450 mg sodium, 32 g carbs ( 1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein

The marginally lower sugar count makes these waffles a slightly smarter pick than the previous couple.

32

Nature's Path Blueberry Grain Free Waffles

natures path blueberry grain free waffles

180 calories, 7 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein

Again, the slightly lower sugar levels make these a better option than their chocolate chip counterparts.

31

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy apple cinnamon waffles

130 calories, 4 g fat ( 1 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (3 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 3 g protein

With 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein, you could do a lot worse when it comes to Eggo. You can't go wrong opting for whole grain.

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30

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Whole Grain Original Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy whole grain original waffles

120 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (3 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 3 g protein

More or less interchangeable with the apple cinnamon flavor—take your pick there.

29

Kellogg's Eggo Buttermilk Waffles

kelloggs eggo buttermilk waffles

180 calories, 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 370 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 4 g protein

Surprisingly low sugar for an Eggo product.

28

Kashi Gluten-Free Waffles, Original

kashi gluten free waffles original

190 calories, 4.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 3 g protein

A little fiber, a little protein—all in all, not a bad choice.

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27

Van's Gluten-Free Blueberry Waffles

vans gluten free blueberry waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 420 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 2 g protein

There's not much in here that will keep you super satisfied, but the low-sugar level helps these waffles eke their way into 27th place.

26

Van's Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Waffles

vans gluten free apple cinnamon waffles

200 calories, 6 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated fat), 450 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 2 g protein

These ones are almost identical to the blueberry. The choice between these two is mostly a matter of flavor.

25

Van's Gluten Free Original Waffles

vans gluten free original waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated fat), 450 mg sodium, 34 g carbs ( 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 2 g protein

Slightly less sugar than the other two flavors, you're a little better off going with the original flavor.

24

Kashi Gluten Free Waffles, Cinnamon

kashi gluten free waffles cinnamon

190 calories, 5 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 36 g carbs ( 3 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 3 g protein

With some protein and some fiber, these Kashi waffles are a good option if you like cinnamon.

23

Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Whole Grain Blueberry Waffles

kelloggs eggo thick fluffy whole grain blueberry waffles

130 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (3 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 3 g protein

With the fiber and the protein, Eggo really pulled through on this one.

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22

Van's Gluten-Free Ancient Grain Waffles

vans gluten free ancient grain waffles

180 calories, 5 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated fat), 230 mg sodium, 31 g carbs ( 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 2 g protein

Boosting your frozen waffle with some ancient grains is a great way to make them a more nutritious option.

21

Great Value Homestyle Waffles

great value homestyle waffles

180 calories, 8 g fat ( 1 g saturated fat), 430 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 4 g protein

Low sugar and a decent protein count—Walmart's Great Value brand may just beat out Eggo.

20

Great Value Buttermilk Waffles

great value buttermilk waffles

200 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 360 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 4 g protein

Basically identical to the homestyle variety, though the buttermilk ones have a little less sodium.

19

Van's Multigrain Waffles

vans multigrain waffles

140 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 380 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (4 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 4 g protein

With plenty of fiber and some protein, these multigrain waffles are a pretty solid choice.

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18

Kashi Waffles, Blueberry

kashi waffles blueberry

170 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 340 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (5 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 3 g protein

"Waffles that have extra fiber are hard to find, but definitely a plus," Moskovitz explained. "If the waffle has at least 5 grams of fiber or more, this is considered a high-fiber food that supports stable blood sugar levels and is healthier for your heart."

17

Kashi Waffles, 7 Grain

kashi waffles 7 grain

180 calories, 6 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated fat), 330 mg sodium, 31 g carbs ( 5 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 3 g protein

Whole grain, brown rice, flax seeds, and more combine to make this a significantly more substantial waffle than the average pick.

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16

Kroger Homestyle Waffles

kroger homestyle waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 500 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 6 g protein

Six grams of protein is pretty good for a single waffle. This will keep you feeling more satisfied than a lot of the other Homestyle waffles on the market.

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15

Good & Gather Frozen Homestyle Waffles

good gather homestyle waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 500 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 6 g protein

It's strange that Target's brand of waffles shares the exact same nutrition as Kroger's…maybe they use the same supplier!

14

Good & Gather Frozen Buttermilk Waffles

good gather buttermilk waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 500 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 6 g protein

Target's Homestyle and Buttermilk waffles are basically interchangeable!

13

Nature's Path Flax Plus Waffles

natures path flax plus waffles

200 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 190 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (5 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 4 g protein

With lots of fiber and some protein, these flax-filled waffles are going to keep you more satisfied than a lot of the other choices around.

12

Van's Protein Blueberry Waffles

vans protein blueberry waffles

210 calories, 7 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 170 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 10 g protein

The 10 grams of protein in these waffles make them a much more substantial option than the majority of frozen waffles. They're a great choice to stay full throughout the morning.

"Waffles that have added protein can add staying power," said Moskovitz. "Any waffle brand that offers around 10 grams of protein can make it a lot easier to reach your protein needs for the day."

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11

Van's Protein Original Waffles

vans protein original waffles

200 calories, 7 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 170 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 10 g protein

Similar, but the blueberry-free version has a little less sugar.

10

Van's Protein Chocolate Chip Waffles

vans protein chocolate chip waffles

250 calories, 9 g fat ( 1 g saturated fat), 200 mg sodium, 30 g carbs ( 2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 12 g protein

More sugar? Sure, but also more protein and a little bit of fiber make these Kodiak Cakes pancakes a slightly smarter breakfast choice.

9

Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Chip Power Waffles

kodiak cakes chocolate chip power waffles

230 calories, 11 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (3 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 12 g protein

Offering just a little more fiber, Kodiak Cakes' chocolate chip option pulls ahead of Van's.

8

Kodiak Cakes Dark Chocolate Power Waffles

kodiak cakes dark chocolate power waffles

230 calories, 10 g fat ( 1.5 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 25 g carbs ( 3 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 12 g protein

From a nutrition standpoint, there's really no meaningful difference between the dark chocolate and the chocolate chip Kodiak Cakes varieties.

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7

Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Power Waffles

kodiak cakes blueberry power waffles

230 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 270 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 12 g protein

Again, go based on your favorite flavor, since nutritionally these are all fairly similar.

6

Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk & Vanilla Power Waffles

kodiak cakes buttermilk vanilla power waffles

240 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 280 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 12 g protein

Again, it's really a matter of flavor here.

5

Good & Gather Buttermilk with Vanilla Frozen Protein Waffles

good gather buttermilk vanilla frozen protein waffles

240 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 270 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 12 g protein

Target's high-protein vanilla waffles are a little less sugary than Kodiak Cakes' offerings.

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4

Kodiak Cakes Homestead Style Power Waffles

kodiak cakes homestead style power waffles

230 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (3 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 12 g protein

Another high-protein option with a bit of fiber, these waffles are also a good choice to keep you satisfied.

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3

Kashi GO Protein Waffles, Vanilla Buttermilk

kashi go protein waffles vanilla buttermilk

230 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 13 g protein

With 13 grams of protein, the Kashi Go Protein Waffles are the clear winners for anyone looking for an actually nutritious frozen waffle.

2

Kashi GO Protein Waffles, Cinnamon Brown Sugar

protein go protein waffles cinnamon brown sugar

230 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 320 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (3 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 13 g protein

Less sugar than the vanilla buttermilk flavor, but otherwise fairly similar.

1

Kashi GO Protein Waffles, Wild Blueberry

kashi go protein waffles wild blueberry

220 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (3 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 13 g protein

The least sugar of all the Kashi Go Protein waffles, the blueberry choice is the clear winner, making these the best frozen waffles of them all.

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