Waffles are a great breakfast option when you're in a hurry in the morning, however many brands available are made with less than nutritious ingredients (read: refined flour, high fructose corn syrup, and even chocolate chips). When I came across Nature's Path Optimum Power Waffles I knew I had to try it. They are made with only most natural ingredients, all organic and whole grain, with added fiber due to the organic oat bran that is included in the recipe. Plus I am a big fan of Nature's Path Organic Optimum Power Breakfast Cereal.
These waffles currently are available only in the blueberry variety, but this single flavor is quite satisfying. They are mildly sweet on their own, so they don't require as much syrup. I enjoyed mine drizzled with just two teaspoons of pure maple syrup and sprinkled cinnamon sugar. Unlike many of their frozen waffle counterparts, these waffles toast up nicely without any sogginess. The texture is light and pillowy, with chunks of blueberry in every bite.
One serving of Optimum Power Waffles is 2 waffles, which have 160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein as well as 8% of your iron needs. Oddly enough, there is a significant amount of sodium in this product: 19% of your daily allowance.
If you're expecting Eggo prices, you're in for a surprise. I bought a box with 6 waffles at my local Whole Foods for about $3.00, so beware that these are not a cheap breakfast item. The high price makes these an occasional treat, but their high nutritional value makes them worth a few extra dollars.