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Easy Whole Wheat Waffles

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A great basic whole wheat waffle recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Whole Wheat Waffles - my classic recipe for healthier breakfast waffles. For variety, add fresh fruit or go savory with crumbled bacon and cheese. https://www.lanascooking.com/whole-wheat-waffles/

My Whole Wheat Waffles recipe will have you hunting down that old waffle iron that you know is in the back of the cabinet…somewhere. This healthier classic waffle recipe can be adapted in unlimited ways to make your weekend breakfast more interesting!

I believe that all cooks, whether experienced or beginner, should have a collection of good, solid, basic recipes to build on. I’m talking about recipes like a basic macaroni and cheese recipe, easy fried chicken, good green beans, and a basic chicken pot pie. This is another of those classics to add to your collection – Whole Wheat Waffles.

A stack of waffles with butter and syrup on top, bacon on the side.

How to Make Whole Wheat Waffles

  1. Start by heating your waffle iron. Of course. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for using your particular waffle iron.
  1. While the waffle iron is heating, add the eggs to a large mixing bowl and beat briefly using either a stand or hand-held mixer.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients (buttermilk, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and butter) and beat until smooth.
Pouring batter into a waffle iron.
  1. Pour the batter from a measuring cup or pitcher onto the center of the hot waffle iron. For my waffle iron, I use just a little less than 1/2 cup for each waffle.

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Cooked waffle inside a waffle iron.
  1. Bake according to your waffle iron’s directions.
  2. Carefully remove the hot waffle from the iron.
  3. Repeat until all the batter is used.
A stack of waffles with butter and syrup on top, bacon on the side.

Variations

  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of blueberries over the batter for each waffle as soon as it has been poured onto the iron.
  • Add 1 cup grated cheddar cheese and 8 strips of crumbled bacon to the batter.
  • Sprinkle coarsely chopped nuts over the batter on the waffle iron.
  • Serve plain whole wheat waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

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Whole Wheat Waffles - my classic recipe for healthier breakfast waffles. For variety, add fresh fruit or go savory with crumbled bacon and cheese. https://www.lanascooking.com/whole-wheat-waffles/

Whole Wheat Waffles

A great basic whole wheat waffle recipe.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Heat a waffle iron.
  • While the iron is heating, add the eggs to a large mixing bowl and beat briefly using either a stand or hand-held mixer.
  • Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.
  • Pour the batter from a measuring cup or pitcher onto center of hot waffle iron.
  • Bake according to your waffle iron’s directions.
  • Carefully remove the hot waffle from the iron.
  • Repeat until all batter is used.

Notes

Variations:
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons blueberries over the batter for each waffle as soon as it has been poured onto the iron.
  • Add 1 cup grated cheddar cheese and 8 strips of crumbled bacon to the batter.
  • Sprinkle coarsely chopped nuts over the batter on the waffle iron.
  • Serve plain whole wheat waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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26 Comments

  1. You are on a roll with my favorites, the pot pie now these, I love waffles just made pumpkin ones this weekend, love the homemade light kind these are perfection!

  2. I must try this recipe. We bought a waffle iron years ago, tried making waffles twice then stopped! I’ll follow your photos, too. Yum perfect!

  3. These look wonderful. I must ask… what waffle iron do you have? I have never owned one and am hoping for one as a holiday gift. I’d love your recommendation.

      1. Thanks, Lana. Will check it out. And keep my fingers crossed that someone gets all the hints I’m dropping. :)

  4. I love waffles. Ilove them with a whole bunch of butter and maple syrup in those crevices which means not often. But hey…won’t whole wheat mean they are good for me?

  5. I always thought waffles with bacon would be weird… but after my first bite, it all made sense! This looks healthy and YUMMY!

    1. Southerners love sweet and salty together so the bacon with syrup is a huge favorite in our house. When we have pancakes and sausage, the grandkids dip their sausages into the syrup :-)

    1. Oh, you must have a waffle iron, Nancy! They’re very affordable and more versatile than you might think, too. Maybe Santa will bring you one :-)

  6. These look fantastic and I like that you used some whole wheat flour in this recipe to make it healthier – I really wish I had a waffle iron.

  7. We do waffles lots on weekends also. It’s not a week day kind of thing. My trick to know when they are done is to watch and to see when they stop steaming. Try it. Perfect every time.

    And, I like them with mayhaw jelly. Plus bacon. Yeah!!

    Miss P

    1. You’re right! I should have mentioned about watching the steam to make sure they’re done. And what isn’t better with Mayhaw jelly and bacon?!?