Onion and Chive Potato Waffles

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 204KCAL

A twist on potato waffles, these slimming friendly Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are perfect for calorie counting  and plans like Weight Watchers!

  • Breakfast pinchofnom.com
  • Dairy Free pinchofnom.com
  • Everyday Light pinchofnom.com

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories204
  • Carbs42g
  • Protein5g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars4g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

A twist on potato waffles, these slimming friendly Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are perfect for anybody counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are a great alternative to bread at breakfast and are delicious topped with smoked salmon and a poached egg. Add a little wilted spinach and you’ll have a breakfast that wouldn’t look out of place on a restaurant menu!

Of course, these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are so versatile that you can also enjoy them as an accompaniment alongside dinner – they make a great alternative to mashed potatoes!

What diets are these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles suitable for?

This Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe is suitable for vegetarian and vegan, gluten free, and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Onion and Chive Potato Waffles?

This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means.

First up, the waffles. You’ll need either a waffle maker or a silicone waffle mould. If you’re using a silicone mould then they’ll take about 30 minutes, whereas a waffle maker will take around 10 minutes.

We use this waffle maker by JMPosner as it’s cheap, easy to clean and gets the job done – no leaking and no waiting ages for it to heat up!

If you’d prefer then you can also use a silicone waffle mould. They’re super cheap, but do take longer in the oven.

If you’re worried about poaching eggs, then don’t be! We use silicone egg poachers. They’re the easiest way to make the perfect poached egg and they’re dead easy to clean too.

This post contains affiliate links: what this means

You can get a silicone waffle mould on Amazon, but make sure to get one on Prime or else you might be waiting for a few weeks whilst one arrives from China!

pinch of nom amazon image

We like to use these silicone egg poachers and you can grab one off Amazon.

pinch of nom amazon image

How many calories are in these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles?

There are 204 calories per portion in this Onion and Chive Potato Waffles which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

In a waffle maker

Step 1

Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they’re fairly soft.

Step 2

Allow them to cool, then peel them.

Step 3

Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir the spring onions, chives, onion granules and salt and pepper.

Step 4

Keep stirring until the mix comes together – get your hands in and make it into a ball.

Step 5

Turn on the waffle maker and allow it to heat up. Spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 6

Place the potato mix in the waffle maker, then close the lid and press down to distribute the potato evenly.

Step 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

Step 1

Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they’re fairly soft.

Step 2

Allow them to cool, then peel them.

Step 3

Preheat your oven to 200°C.

Step 4

Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir in the spring onions, chives, onion granules and salt and pepper.

Step 5

Keep stirring until the mix comes together – get your hands in and make it into a ball.

Step 6

Spray your waffle mould with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 7

Place the potato mix in the waffle mould and put in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the waffle from the mould, flip over and return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until it’s browned and serve.

Poaching eggs

Step 1

Bring a pan of water to the boil.

Step 2

Spray your egg poachers with low calorie cooking spray, and crack in your eggs. Top with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Place in to the pan of boiling water for 5-6 minutes. Remove and serve.

What could I serve with these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles?

Our Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are a fantastic choice for breakfast and we think they work really well when paired with eggs, smoked salmon or even bacon medallions!

You can also serve these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles for dinner and they’re the perfect accompaniment to the following dishes:

Beef Stroganoff pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 45MINS
  • 274KCal
Hunters Chicken pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 3HR 10
  • 314KCal

How do you know when these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles is cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Onion and Chive Potato Waffles until they’re brown and crispy. This will take around 10 minutes in a waffle maker or 30 – 35 minutes in a silicone waffle mould.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can you cook these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles any other way?

Yes, you can!

You can cook these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles in a waffle maker until they’re brown and crispy which should take around 10 minutes.

You can also cook these in a silicone waffle mould in the oven which will take about 30 – 35 minutes. You’ll need to flip your waffles over after the first 20 minutes to ensure that both sides are brown and crisp!

How long can you keep these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles in the fridge?

Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Onion and Chive Potato Waffles in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

If you’d like to make the mixture in advance then you can keep this in the fridge for a day or so before cooking.

Can I freeze these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen once your waffles have been cooked, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Onion and Chive Potato Waffles?

Uncooked mixture from chilled: Follow recipe from step 5.

Cooked waffles from chilled: Pop into a hot oven until piping hot – keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn!

Cooked waffles from frozen: Allow to defrost, and then as above.

PRE-ORDER our third Cookbook NOW

Onion and Chive Potato Waffles

A twist on potato waffles, these slimming friendly Onion and Chive Potato Waffles are perfect for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 204
  • Carbs 42G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

Please do not screenshot this. Recipes are updated often

Instructions

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 low calorie cooking spray.
  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 low calorie cooking spray.
  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 and serve.
Poaching eggs
  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil.
  2. Spray your egg poachers with low calorie cooking spray 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.

Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website

Find out why here

Love this Onion and Chive Potato Waffles recipe? Tag us!

PRE-ORDER our third Cookbook NOW

If you like these…try these

Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 15MINS
  • 237KCal
Chocolate Orange Waffles pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 30MINS
  • 435KCal
Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 1HR 25
  • 415KCal

31 comments

See what others have to say

LizWednesday 22nd May 2019

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

Reply

    Emma TMonday 3rd June 2019

    Hi Liz,

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

    Reply

Terri FeeneyWednesday 27th March 2019

Hi ladies,
Would this work with sweet potato?

Reply

    Emma TSunday 7th April 2019

    Hi Terri,

    It should work fine! ????

    Reply

LesleySunday 13th January 2019

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.

Reply

StaceyMonday 3rd December 2018

Hi can I cook these in a pan or a oven? X

Reply

myzThursday 30th August 2018

Hi do you use the smash granuals or make it up to the mash? Thanks

Reply

AmySunday 3rd June 2018

Could I do this in a sandwich toaster?

Reply

TeriWednesday 4th April 2018

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

Reply

Samantha TurnerSaturday 27th January 2018

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 🙂

Reply

CarolTuesday 24th October 2017

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?

Reply

GemmaThursday 28th September 2017

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

Reply

JeanetteMonday 25th September 2017

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?

Reply

KimSunday 24th September 2017

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

Reply

JaneSunday 24th September 2017

Can you freeze these once cooked? Was thinking of doing a few

Reply

JaneFriday 1st September 2017

Can these be made in advance and reheated? Many thanks

Reply

    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Jane,

    Yes that should be fine. Just make sure you refrigerate and reheat thoroughly. Enjoy!

    Reply

VikiWednesday 9th August 2017

Does the smash need to be made up with water or just dry and added in?

Reply

    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Viki,

    Stir it in dry – it’s there to soak up any excess moisture from the potatoes ????

    Reply

LesleySaturday 5th August 2017

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

Reply

    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Lesley,

    So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for getting in touch ????

    Reply

KarenSaturday 13th May 2017

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 ????

Reply

    KateTuesday 16th May 2017

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

    Reply

EmmaSunday 19th March 2017

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

Reply

TrishTuesday 14th March 2017

Where do i find onion granules please?

Reply

    KateWednesday 15th March 2017

    Hi Trish
    Most supermarkets will stock it (it may be called onion powder in some cases). We got ours from Tesco

    Reply

Jackie HardingSaturday 14th January 2017

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. !

Reply

    KateSaturday 14th January 2017

    Hi Jackie
    Thanks for letting us know. Step 4 has been amended

    Reply

Melanie PennieMonday 19th December 2016

If I make a batch of these can they be frozen and then re-heated in the oven?

Reply

AnjiSaturday 17th December 2016

Also one recipe says something about cheese and the other doesn’t?….confused

Reply

AnjiSaturday 17th December 2016

Are you supposed to peel the potatoes?

Reply

Join the conversation

Comment or ask our advice

Leave a Reply

Our newsletter

Get the latest pinch