Easy Healthy Whole Wheat Waffles! This recipe is deliciously fluffy and so simple to make. Great for kids and adults, amazing with all of your favorite add-ins and toppings.
I am typically more of a pancake person but Mr. FMK prefers waffles.
One weekend I was making this pancake recipe and decided I’d bust out the waffle maker for a change.
I was pleasantly surprised when the recipe only needed a couple minor tweaks and these delicious light and fluffy waffles were born.
The Best Whole Wheat Waffles
This fluffy waffle recipe is about to be your new weekend staple! It makes a great base recipe where you can throw in your favorite mix-ins.
Me? I like blueberries and their juicy goodness.
Mr. FMK? Chocolate chips all day, every day.
Ingredients = Everyday Staples
This waffle recipe is easy to make and you likely have everything on hand…
- whole wheat flour – provides whole grains and fiber. But a 1:1 gluten free baking flour works too. I didn’t test this with all-purpose but if that’s all you have on hand, just add 3 TBSP flour and it should work.
- baking powder & baking soda – for optimal fluff
- cinnamon & salt – to help balance flavor
- egg – for texture
- non-dairy milk of choice – cashew, almond, soy, hemp, etc. but any milk should work. If using a protein-based milk (i.e. like pea milk) that is thicker, you may need a couple more tablespoons or so.
- oil – helps keep these waffles nice and soft.
Add Your Favorite Toppings
And don’t forget about the toppings! I like blueberries, bananas, peanut butter and even a sprinkle of hemp hearts.
Easy to Make Recipe
And this homemade waffle recipe couldn’t be easier.
Essentially you’re just mixing together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt – with the wet ingredients, adding to waffle iron and cooking until done.
TIP: Be sure to mix just until combined. When you over-stir whole wheat flour, the batter becomes dense and your pancakes won’t end up as light and fluffy.
Add to Pre-Heated Waffle Iron
Be patient as the waffles cook. Most waffle makers have a light indicator to show when they’re done.
TIP: Store waffles in 200ºF oven to keep warm until serving.
These waffles are great for prepping ahead of time, too!
Because who wouldn’t want delicious homemade waffles during the weekday?
How to Freeze Waffles
Allow the waffles to cool completely (on a wire rack if you have one) then store flat or two stacked in an airtight container, like Stasher bag.
My favorite method for reheating waffles is in the toaster, about medium heat, because you get crisp edges.
Depending on your toaster, you may need to cycle through a couple times.
Alternatively you can use microwave, or warm up in a skillet over low-medium heat with lid.
P.S. If you prefer pancakes, make this recipe!
Let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx AshleyPrint
The Best Whole Wheat Waffles
Easy Healthy Whole Wheat Waffles! This recipe is deliciously fluffy and so simple to make. Great for kids and adults, amazing with all of your favorite add-ins and toppings. Freezer friendly so great for meal prep, too!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 waffles 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Waffle Iron
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (cashew, almond, soy, hemp, etc.)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Combine dry ingredients: In small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Mix wet ingredients: In a medium bowl whisk together egg with milk and oil. Add dry ingredients to bowl, mixing gently until smooth (don’t over-mix or waffles will be more dense instead of fluffy).
- Rest batter: Allow batter to rest while waffle iron is heating up.
- Cook: Add 1/4 cup batter to preheated waffle iron; cooking for 3-4 minutes. Every waffle iron is different so cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve: Keep waffles warm until ready to serve with your favorite toppings.
Flour: this recipe was specifically tested using whole wheat flour. If looking for a gluten-free alternative, use a 1:1 gluten-free baking flour and add 1 additional tablespoon.
Eggs: I have not tested this recipe with flax eggs, but let me know if you try.
Milk: Feel free to use dairy milk if you’d like. I do not recommend a plant protein based milk as they are usually thicker.
Nutrition information approximate, calculated per 1 waffle.
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 541mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 7h
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 9g
- Cholesterol: 46mg
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