Syn Free Onion and Chive Potato Waffles | Slimming World

I used to hate breakfast, it’s a meal that I would always skip without fail. I’d hate using my HEA or HEB so early in the day, so we came up with these Syn Free Onion and Chive Potato Waffles. You can enjoy these, and our other Potato Waffles, without using your Healthy Extras.

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

As you can see they are the perfect raft for a bit of smoked salmon and a poached egg! Add some wilted spinach and you have a breakfast that wouldn’t look out of place on a restaurant menu.


I think waffles, whether sweet or savoury make the perfect breakfast. Luckily we have you covered for both options. You should check out our Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles – they certainly are tasty!


You’ll need really dry mashed potato to make these Syn Free Onion and Chive Potato Waffles. You could add a tablespoon of instant mashed potato if your mash is too wet, but you would need to Syn this accordingly.

Some of you love this Syn Free Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe!

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How do I make these Syn Free Onion and Chive Potato Waffles?

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First up, the waffles. You need one of two things. Either a waffle maker or a silicone waffle mould. If you’re using silicone they’ll take about 30 minutes, whereas a waffle maker will take 10 minutes.

We use this waffle maker by JMPosner. It’s cheap, easy to clean and gets the job done. No leaking, no waiting ages for it to heat up, it gets the job done well.

Or you can use a silicone waffle mould. They’re super cheap, but do take longer in the oven. You can also get them on Amazon, just make sure to get one on prime. Or else you might be waiting for a few weeks whilst one arrives from China!

If you’re worried about making poaching eggs, don’t be! We use silicone egg poachers which you can grab off Amazon. They’re the easiest way to make the perfect poached egg & dead easy to clean too.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Butter or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe.

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Onion and Chive Potato Waffles

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204kcal 2

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In A Waffle Maker
  1. Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they're fairly soft
  2. Allow them to cool, then peel them
  3. Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir the spring onions, chives, onion granules and salt and pepper
  4. Keep stirring until the mix comes together - get your hands in and make it into a ball
  5. Turn on the waffle maker and allow it to heat up. Spray with Frylight
  6. Place the potato mix in the waffle maker, then close the lid and press down to distribute the potato evenly
  7. Cook until the waffles are brown and crispy (about 10 minutes or so) then remove from the waffle maker and serve
In a Silicone Waffle Mould
  1. Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they're fairly soft
  2. Allow them to cool, then peel them
  3. Preheat your oven to 200°C
  4. Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir in the spring onions, chives, onion granules and salt and pepper
  5. Keep stirring until the mix comes together - get your hands in and make it into a ball
  6. Spray your waffle mould with Frylight
  7. Place the potato mix in the waffle mould and put in the oven for 20 minutes
  8. Remove the waffle from the mould, flip over and return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until it's browned & serve
Poaching Eggs
  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil
  2. Spray your egg poachers with frylight, and crack in your eggs. Top with salt and pepper
  3. Place in to the pan of boiling water for 5-6 minutes. Remove and serve

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  1. I’ve just made these onion and chive waffles, and they are amazing! My partner ate 2 potato cakes as 110 cal per cake, and these are syn free! not only that … he preferred mine 😀
    A tasty addition to the all day breakfast.
    Thank you so much 😀

  2. Can you look at this recipe please? The ingredients say onion powder and the method (for the silicone mould) says garlic powder. Also cheese is mentioned in the method but not in the ingredients (see point 4.) I notice that the method for the waffle maker says onion powder and no cheese is mentioned so assume the silicon mould method is incorrect. !

  3. Hi, just made these (without the onions or onion granules as did not have either in) using my new Aldi waffle maker. Yum and great instead or bread with beans and egg for my lunch x

  4. Do you need the smash as i dont have any tonight and would like to try it with my salmon in the morning, sound realy nice 😆

    1. Hi Karen
      You can leave it out but you must make sure the potatoes are very dry and it holds together when mashed

  5. What a lovely recipe, just made these for dinner with pork & beans, absolutely lush. Love your recipes ladies, will be a fan forever 💜🍴💜

  6. Could you make the mixture and leave in the fridge ready for each morning? Couldn’t imagine preparing this in the morning lol thanks

    1. Hi Kim
      Yes, you could definitely prepare the mixture the night before, great idea! You’d then be all set for a quick and easy breakfast.

  7. Hi, this might be a stupid question but how soft is ‘fairly soft’? I take it this means a bit firmer than a baked potato, approximately how long in the microwave have people tried?

    1. Hi Jeanette
      Fairly soft would be ‘scoopable’, so that it’s soft enough to scoop out the potato with a spoon.
      Microwave timings will always depend on the size of the potato, so it’s hard to give a more definitive answer!

  8. Can you heat these in an oven/grill? If so how long for please? Just made the mixture and realised I haven’t got a waffle maker! Thanks

    1. Hi Gemma
      You can buy silicon waffle moulds from shops like Dunelm Mill or Lakeland. I’m sure they could work if you formed them on a baking sheet sprayed with frylight. You’d have to turn them to avoid a ‘soggy bottom’, of course!

  9. Do I have to grate the potato? Can I just break it down with a fork? Hate grating cooked pots! Thanks.
    Any recipes in the offing for 1? Getting fed up of working out enough for 1 as I don’t have a big freezer to freeze extra?

    1. Hi Carol
      We find that grating the potato gives a more even texture for the waffles, but you could break up with a fork if you’d rather.

      If you scroll to the recipe card on any of our recipes and change the ‘number of servings’ to suit what you need, the recipe will recalculate all the quantities of the ingredients. 🙂

  10. Dadt question. Chives are in title and in ingredients list but not in method?? Should i use them instead of or as well as spring onions?? Thanks im advance 🙂

  11. Good morning. What is “smash”? I cannot find any info on what this is, either in the recipe or on the internet, and I’ve never heard of this reference. Sounds like it might be cornstarch, considering what it sounds like it’s supposed to do, but I wanted to ask before I use this recipe and possibly mess it up. Thanks

    1. Hi Amy
      It’s not something we’ve tried, but I think some members of our fb group have tried cooking them like this. Please check the instruction manual for the sandwich toaster before you attempt it. 🙂

    1. Hi Stacey
      You can buy silicone waffle moulds online, which you could use to make these in the oven, or you should be able to do them in a shallow frying pan. 🙂

  12. I am confused by the references to smash in the comments because it doesn’t appear in the list ingredients. Can you clarify please? Thanks.

  13. I think a link is broken in this recipe. The ingredients don’t seem to change when the number of portions is changed.

    1. Hi Liz,

      This is working for me – you need to give it a second to catch up when you change the portion size 😊

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