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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503 comments to Recipe: Whole-Wheat Waffles

  • Tara

    My coconut oil hardened when I added it to the egg mixture. I had melted it first. What is the best way to do this?

    • Jenn

      I usually take out eggs ahead of time so their not cold, same with milk. The cold tempeture is what makes the cocunut oil harden again

    • Jenn Osborne

      How did it taste with the coconut oil? And was that to replace the oil/butter?

      • Katrina

        I subbed the oil for coconut oil 1:1. I put it in last, but it still hardened before I got the chance to put on the waffle iron. I just went with it and put it on the waffle iron with the chunky coconut oil. Ha! I thought there would be oily spots, but they came out great! Melted right back up evenly! This is definitely my new go to waffle recipe now!

  • Wow! How could you not love these waffles? My kids hate anything whole wheat, but they LOVE these waffles. So tasty. Fluffy on the inside, nice and crispy on the outside. Delicious.

  • Kelly

    These have become a weekend staple in our home. My family loves them, even my husband who never likes my “whole wheat” version of pancakes or waffles and I have tried many versions. It’s because these don’t taste like they would be so good for you! I also love making extras for the kids to defrost for school mornings.

  • […]  I usually do a basic sweet mix, or these tasty savoury ones.  I came across this recipe from the 100 Days of Real Food Blog – they are refined sugar-free, can be dairy-free if you use something like almond milk, […]

  • Amy

    My son loved these and so did I!! So yummy!

  • Allison

    Has anyone tried making the batter the night before? I would like to try this for a weekday and never seem to have much time in the AM.

    • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Allison. You can make them the night before and throw them in the toaster in the morning. I do it all the time. :) ~Amy

  • Tracey

    I apologize if I’ve simply missed it, but has anyone tried adding chia, hemp or flax seed to this recipe? I’m just wondering if adding these additional ingredients will require the need to alter the original recipe? I plan on trying it and adding blueberries so I appreciate any feedback! Thanks! =)

  • JENN O

    Has anyone used Almond Milk (unsweetened) instead of milk?

  • Regan

    The recipe used to say: “1/4c oil (I use coconut oil).” That has now been changed to melted butter. What is the reason for the ingredient change? Thanks!

  • Laura

    I made these with molasses instead of honey. My kids ate them at breakfast and then kept asking for them all day. And I didn’t mind obliging the request since these were so healthy! My husband doesn’t love waffles but told me I could make these anytime!

  • Melissa

    Delicious! Made these this morning. They were a huge hit with all three kids – even my youngest who eats nothing! :) My husband thought they were great too! Like you said – it feels so great to give your family something so wholesome and have them love it. Thank you so much for making me feel like a rock star mom this morning!

  • Jenn Osborne

    Made these for my kids last weekend and they loved them. Cooked up the rest of the batter and froze the waffles. Kids loved them just as much reheated. Thanks so much for this healthier version.

  • Christina

    My kids loved these and usually, I have to tell them they have to eat it even if they don’t like it. It ends in a fight. No fighting with these! I made them a pancake and added flaxseed and used applesauce instead of oil. Turned out great!

  • Jan

    I make these regularly. I also had a problem with the coconut oil conglomerating. I was able to fix the problem by mixing everything together excluding the coconut oil. Then I poured in the melted coconut oil while whisking the batter. I also use almond milk and it tastes just as good. I love this recipe as well as the other awesome recipes on this site. I have tried a majority of them! It makes me feel better knowing I am feeding my 3 kids real food.

  • Tianda

    hi I know in some recipes they substitute the oil for unsweetened applesauce and I was wondering if I could do the same for this recipe? could I substitute the oil for applesauce?

  • Sylvia

    This is a fantastic recipe! My husband has always loved waffles (particularly when they came out of a box labeled bisquick) and I wasn’t sure if he’d be game to try these. Not only did he LOVE them, these are the only ones he wants from now on — he talked about them almost all day! Thank you for helping us get more of the refined junk out of our house and our health!

  • Tammie

    My family loves these waffles! I’ve made them with coconut oil and have recently substituted all the oil for organic applesauce. None of my crew has noticed a difference. I always triple the recipe and freeze the leftovers so we can enjoy and quick healthy breakfast.

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