Recipe: Whole-Wheat Waffles

What’s for breakfast this weekend? How about some yummy, healthy, easy-to-make, homemade waffles! You do need a waffle iron for this recipe, but I definitely think it is worth the $25 – 30 investment for a low priced model. I am still using my parents’ old waffle iron, which has to be at least 20 years old. It is incredibly basic and always does the trick whenever we are in the mood for some homemade waffles.
Recipe - Whole-Wheat Waffles from 100 Days of Real Food

I made this exact recipe the other morning and lost count at how many my kids ate. I love that they can eat something so wholesome and still enjoy it. I of course made sure they ate plenty of fruit before giving them their second and third helpings though. If your kids aren’t as into eating this breakfast then consider enticing them with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream on top! And don’t forget to freeze the leftovers.


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Whole-Wheat Waffles
Serves: 4 - 5
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (I have used everything from skim milk to thick buttermilk…so whatever you have on hand should work)
  • ¼ cup oil (I used melted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (We prefer fresh)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s organic white whole-wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Warmed 100% pure maple syrup for serving
  • Fresh fruit for serving
  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, honey, cinnamon, and baking soda until well combined.
  3. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together just until the large lumps disappear.
  4. When the waffle iron is hot, dab it with a little butter and then ladle some batter onto the center of the iron. Follow the instructions that came with your waffle maker to know how long it should be cooked (mine takes about 3 - 4 minutes each).
  5. Keep waffles warm until you finish cooking all of them. Top with pure maple syrup and fruit. Enjoy!

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  • Comments

    1. Taryn |

      Is there a way to convert this into a pancake recipe?

      I love this recipe and have been making big batches and freezing them since I saw this recipe a couple of years ago. My kids love the flavor of this recipe, so hoping it may not be too hard to do.

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi there. I make these as pancakes all the time without adjusting the recipe.

    2. Dominika |

      Can you make these without the baking soda and without the baking powder? Thank you!

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Dominika. No, they would not form well in the waffle iron. They need the leavening to be fluffly.

    3. brandyb |

      These are absolutely the BEST waffles! I’ve been making them for a few years and we love them. This was actually my very first 100days recipe, and the reason I was even curious about giving up processed food!

    4. CatK |

      have you added zucchini or other veggies to this batter? Any changes to recipe/ratios? Thanks!

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi. We haven’t tried adding veggies to this one. Sounds interesting, though. Let us know if you try.

    5. Melanie |

      Can this be made with whole-wheat flour or only white whole wheat flour?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hello. Regular whole wheat flour works, too.

    6. Sandra |

      Wonderful recipe! Thank you! Perfect!

    7. Traci |

      So, I agree eating whole, natural foods are good, but when you are combining milk, flour, eggs, butter/oil – calories add up, do you see it as eating healthy even when you wouldn’t consider waffles/pancakes and the like healthy foods. This is where my brain has a hard time accepting this as an acceptable food to eat. Love it, but then I think,… oh the calories! Thanks!

      • Ellen |

        This website isn’t about counting calories…it’s about eating whole real foods. My family made the switch in January 2015 and within 3 months, I lost 12 pounds (my last 10 pounds that I could never lose with dieting) and lowered my blood pressure by 20 points (!!!). My husband lost 30+ pounds. We feel amazing and really enjoy the recipes on this site. When you eat whole real food, you are satisfied quicker and you may eat less calorie-wise and also your body recognizes all the ingredients as food. I recommend watching ‘Food, Inc.’ and “Fed Up’. Both are really interesting and answered a lot of questions that I had.

    8. Marie |

      We tried making these this morning, but I only have a Belgian waffle iron, and the waffles turned out soggy and not fluffy or crispy at all. I was so disappointed! Here I am, trying to get my family on the clean eating bandwagon, and the one breakfast I try to make was a disaster that no one wanted to eat. Should I have made some adjustments for the waffle iron?

    9. Tina |

      When you say that it serves 4-5 I assume that is people? Is that two waffles a person so you can get 8-10 waffles out of the recipe? Thanks!

    10. Bill |

      Great waffle iron – Your mom’s makes waffles like I grew up with. Today’s irons have big cavities, less waffle, encouraging more syrup and topping — I think today’s are wrong.. I’d also like one like my grandma’ in Norway had – it’s all metal, just the two hinged plates with handles, can use home on the stove or a campfire. ( I found your recipe for next time today, to avoid the one I just used with twice the oil. )

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