Skinny Waffle Taco Recipe inspired by Taco Bell’s Waffle Tacos

Hello! Well, I had some fun last night!!

How was your Saturday?

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This morning I started the day with a nice walk. When I got back I flipped on the TV and went to make coffee.

Then, I heard a commercial for the new Taco Bell Waffle Taco. Boom. I knew what I was going to make for breakfast.

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I am a sucka for anything “NEW!” at restaurants or in stores. So I admit I want to try the waffle taco. taco bell time

But, I’m pretty sure my home-made version is probably just as good (or better) and a lot lower in calories and fat.

Plus – you can make it gluten free with a g-free frozen waffle! Or whole grain with a whole grain frozen waffle. #WaffleWinning

skinny waffle taco recipe

Skinny Waffle Tacos


  • 2 frozen waffles
  • 1 cup egg whites (or 2 eggs)
  • 2 lean turkey sausages (plus two for eating while you cook)
  • optional: Sriracha & Syrup

Toast waffles. Cook up sausage and eggs (separately). Divide 1/2 egg and 1 sausage into each waffle. Drizzle with syrup. Drown in Sriracha.

Two of these breakfast tacos add up to less than one Taco Bell Sausage Breakfast waffle taco at 362 calories! I added the extra turkey sausage to the final calorie count though…


Taco Bell Waffle Taco Calories =



eating waffles in bed

Question: What did you have for breakfast?


  1. says

    You are genius to create a lower cal version!!! But I can’t get past the idea of sriacha and syrup together. must be an aquired taste :)

    I had a superpretzel before my 20 miler and an egg wrap with sausage peppers onions and mozzarella cheese after!! Now I want pancakes!! :)

  2. Julie says

    I love your blog! I’m a half-marathoner that just completed the Austin marathon last month…my first marathon! I love reading about your running and eating, and your positive outlook on life just makes me smile. You’ve got some great food ideas, too. I’m so glad I found this site!

  3. says

    Squish and I had some cheesy egg scramble and a sliced apple each for breakfast. But I need to pick me up some gluten-free waffles and give this a try! Seems like a great on-the-go breakfast for the weekdays.

  4. Amy Ramos says

    DUDE! Hubby and I made our own version of the McGriddle for breakfast this morning. It was the
    Two pancakes (I used Trader Joe’s buttermilk pancake mix which is good!)
    slightly fried egg
    1 slice of bacon
    1 slice of cheese

    Assemble like a sandwich. Poor some maple syrup, ketchup or siracha on top and enjoy.

    BTW-I call everyone dude so I hope you are not offended. It is a CA thang.

  5. AJS says

    Those look great! But you forgot to add the syrup to the calorie count… As a fellow runner/eater/calorie-watcher, just wanted to point it out for accuracy.

  6. Shannon in Tustin says

    half a grapefruit, one slice of GF toast and two soft-boiled eggs from my friend’s chickens! :)
    they are so much tastier than the store bought eggs; the yolks are super rich and delicious.

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