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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  1. Mom of 3 |

    This was the perfect base recipe! I doubled it, then sprinkled fresh fruit on top before closing the waffle maker lid. They came out beautifully. They are good by themselves too! I froze a batch and we all ate a batch. I will be using this recipe for years to come. Thank you so much!

  2. Caroline |

    Best waffles ever!!! I substituted coconut oil and vanilla flavored hemp milk. Delicious!!! My kids love them!

  3. Marcia |

    Wanted to use what was on hand to make a yummy breakfast today and checked out this waffle recipe. My hubby is picky about whole wheat,etc. and he loved this. Definitely a keeper. Love the recipes you share, so far everyone that I have made has been a hit with family :-) Thank you for all you do for Real Food and the accompanying health!

  4. Holly Webber |

    Tried these today and substituted flax seed for 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour. My husband ate them with just a little bit of butter.

  5. San |

    Can you add puréed fruit to the batter?

    • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

      Hi. You can. Depending on the consistency of the fruit you add, you might need to make slight adjustments to the liquids.

  6. Annie |

    I have made these many times for my husband and I; it’s a fantastic recipe! It works for me to save leftover batter in the fridge and be able to make more the next day. Thanks!!

  7. Donna |

    Just made them for my husband this morning and he flipped. He loves waffles but I am unable to eat the white gluey flour ones, so these were perfect. I froze the leftovers for his breakfast before work. A big hit!

  8. Sue |

    Wondering what the carbohydrate count is for these whole wheat waffles? Does anyone know?

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