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. erin |

      does it work without honey and cinnamon?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Erin. You can leave them out if you choose to.

        • Aaron |

          One suggestion though, if you do leave it out, double the amount of sugar you replace it with(2 Tbls) and include just a tiny bit of extra milk(1/2 Tbls).

    2. Lauren |

      These are delicious. Instead of maple syrup, I use fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries to make a sauce. Then I top with fresh whipped cream. Love them! Thank you for the recipe!

    3. Jenn |

      I hardly ever comment online, but I have to for these waffles! These are awesome!! I usually don’t like waffles but my kids asked for them and I found this recipe online. These waffles are the best I’ve ever had – better than the waffles I ate in Brussels, Belgium. I’ll use this recipe for my family tradition starting immediately.

      I used buttermilk. I substituted maple syrup instead of honey since I had syrup from my maple trees this year.

      Thank you!

    4. T |

      Would any modifications need to be made for converting these to pancakes?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi T. This is a very flexible recipe but I am uncertain as to what modifications you mean.

    5. Marcie |

      Can you freeze these?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        yes! :)

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