Recipe: Whole-Wheat Waffles

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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
  • 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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605 comments to Recipe: Whole-Wheat Waffles

  • Rachel

    These have become a weekend favorite at our house…my two children (ages 3 and 5) will down more than one of these waffles! We love them with applesauce on the side (for dunking the waffles in!) and we mixed one banana in the last time–even more delicious! Thanks for making recipes that are super easy and are delicious and nutritious!

  • Franki

    This has been my go to waffle recipe for quite a while. I just wanted to drop a note about how adaptable it is. My daughter is dairy free and I’m wheat free. I just made them with coconut oil, Namaste gluten free flour blend and oat milk. They came out fantastic!

  • Amber

    I was wondering why she adds the bakiing soda with the wet ingrediants instead of the dry.

  • nicole

    My kids love waffles, especially on the go my daughter will pop the waffle in the toaster add some peanut butter and banana and she eats it on the road. The issue is … it’s becoming expensive to buy the frozen waffles. I love this recipe so the question is can I freeze these waffles? If so, how long would you suggest they would be safe in the freezer?
    Thank you,

    • Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Nicole. If you freeze them in an airtight container, they will be fine for up to 6 months. I typically try to cycle things out of my freezer by three months but that doesn’t always happen. ;) Although I really don’t like to use plastic zipper bags, I do find that by removing the air (vacuum sealing by sucking the air out with a straw), they are kept them fresh and non-freezer burnt. ~Amy

  • Seana

    Do you have to use a waffle iron? We have a Belgium waffle maker..

    • Jessica

      We use the recipe with our Belgium waffle maker but it doesnt make many.I 1.5 or double the recipe for a family of four and usually have 1 left to freeze.

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  • Stephanie

    These have always been a favorite, this morning I added a couple TBs of pumpkin-even better!!! :)

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