This Whole Wheat Waffles recipe is a delicious and healthy whole-grain waffle that’s crisp, light, and utterly delicious. Made with 100% whole wheat flour, it has no refined sugar and freezes beautifully.
Plus, it’s a delicious way to add fiber to your family’s morning meal.
Some believe whole wheat waffles can taste dry, and bland, and even blah. I wholeheartedly disagree! I love whole wheat waffles. And these are a favorite!
So much that I make them almost every week to freeze for quick, healthy breakfasts on weekday mornings.
What’s to Love About Whole Wheat Waffles
There’s a lot to love about whole wheat waffles, and they’re always a favorite at my house.
- They’re a healthy, whole-grain breakfast option that tastes great!
- A quick and easy recipe that’s minutes in the making.
- They are a freezer-friendly, quick option for busy mornings!
How Long Does It Take to Make Waffles?
I have to admit, there was a very busy time in my life when our son was in primary school where making waffles was not at the top of my morning priority list. I loved them, but the multiple bowls and steps had me looking elsewhere for breakfast.
In those days, I would separate the eggs and beat the whites until stiff before folding them into the waffle batter.
I’m sure the amazing breakfast chefs out there will tell me why it’s so much better to use that method.
For me… I am perfectly suited to a one bowl, simple waffle recipe.
This is a simple, easy, and quick whole wheat waffle recipe I make over and over. One bowl, great flavor, easy steps.
Oh… how long? It takes me about 5 minutes to prep the batter and 3 to 4 minutes for the waffle iron to cook.
Ingredients for Whole Wheat Waffles
- Whole wheat stone-ground flour
- Baking powder and salt
- Large eggs
- Cooking oil
- Vanilla extract
Flour: I love using whole wheat stone-ground flour in my bread recipes and waffle recipes. I’ve also used white whole wheat flour, and it works equally well.
Honey: Adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey sweetens the batter beautifully. I normally add 1 tablespoon of honey, but honestly, the men in my house probably love it best with 2 tablespoons.
Cinnamon: You will not find ground cinnamon in this waffle recipe. However, there are times when I’m craving that warm spice and will add 1 teaspoon to the mix.
Freezing and Thawing Whole Wheat Waffles
As mentioned, I love to make double batches of this recipe to freeze for healthy, quick breakfasts.
To freeze, let the waffles come to room temperature before adding them to a freezer bag. Lay on a flat surface in the freezer until frozen.
Thawing the waffles is a simple 30 seconds on both sides in a microwave (cooking time is dependent on your microwave but 30 seconds works in mine). Then, pop it in a toaster for 10 to 15 seconds.
More Waffle Recipes
- 2 cups whole wheat stone-ground flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat your waffle iron while you make the whole wheat batter.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- To that bowl, whisk in the eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, and honey until mostly smooth. A few lumps are just fine.
- Cook the waffles as directed in the instructions that came with your waffle iron.
- Top with fresh berries, warmed pure maple syrup or anything else you love on waffles.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g