Delectable Whole Wheat Waffles

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Delectable Whole Wheat Waffles. Do you love waffles, but are looking for a healthier version? You have found the right recipe. This is a 100% whole wheat recipe, that is light and crispy at the same time! There is also no refined sugar. I figure there is enough in the syrup, so no need to add it to the batter.

Waffle iron recommendation

Before we get into the recipe, let’s talk waffle irons. A few years ago I purchased this Cuisinart iron and could not be happier with the purchase. Click here. If you are in the market, I can recommend this one without hesitation.

cuisinart waffle iron on counter top

Making The Delectable Whole Wheat Waffles

What makes my recipe different than others is the separation of eggs. I like to separate the eggs, beat them to a stiff peak, then fold them in. This may be different from other recipes you have seen, but give it a try if you haven’t yet. I think you will love it!

I also used a blend of whole wheat flour. 50% white whole wheat, and 50% whole wheat pastry flour. I love the combo. You can always use 100% of either of those on their own, but I like the mix. Start by mixing together your dry ingredients.

Next, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Set aside. In a separate, larger bowl combine milk and egg yolks.

Combine wet with dry ingredients. I like to fold this in with a rubber spatula. You don’t want to overmix at this point.

The melted butter is next. Fold this the same as flour, just barely combining. Last up is the stiff egg whites. Fold them in carefully. You don’t want to deflate more than needed.

Cooking The Delectable Whole Wheat Waffles

Make sure your waffle iron is heated and ready to go. Spray lightly with pan spray or butter. Then add in your batter. Cook until they are a beautiful deep golden brown.

The Finished Delectable Whole Wheat Waffles

I take my waffles pretty plain. Just butter and pure maple syrup. You can’t go wrong with this, right?

If you have been hesitant to try a whole wheat waffles, give these a go! I think you will love the texture and flavor. If you still aren’t sold, you can always use 50% all-purpose with it as well. The recipe is still awesome!

Are you looking for other breakfast ideas? I would love to share a few!

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Whole Wheat Waffles

If you are looking for an awesome whole wheat waffle recipe, this is it. These have such a great flavor and texture, you will love it!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, healthy breakfast, waffles, Whole grain, whole grain waffles, whole wheat waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 waffles
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup regular whole wheat flour I prefer white wheat,but if you have a red wheat, you can use that instead. I have also used einkorn and liked that!
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter


  • Heat waffle iron.
    Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl.
    In another bowl, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. 
    Add milk and eggs to a larger bowl and mix together. Add in dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to combine. Do not overmix. Then add in your melted butter. Mix again, just to combine.
    Last, fold in the beaten egg whites. Be careful not to deflate the egg whites, mix gently.
    Spray waffle iron if needed. Scoop waffle batter into the iron. I used about 3/4 cup. This will depend on the size of your iron.
    Cook in waffle iron until golden brown.
    I realize the beaten egg whites add in another step you might not be used to making, but I think it's worth it. I love the crispy, but tender effect it creates. 
    I generally make a triple batch of these on the weekends. I freeze leftovers on a parchment-lined baking sheet, single layer. Then we eat then throughout the week. You don't even need to thaw, just throw them in a toaster. Super simple, quick, tasty, and healthy!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!
Do I have to use the 2 types of wheat flour?

You don’t. If you only have the white wheat, use that. I just love the mix.

What if my family isn’t into wheat flour?

I would say start easy. Don’t go 100% if they aren’t ready for it. If they are really opposed to wheat flour, do 1 1/2 cups all-purpose and 1/2 cup whole wheat. If they are kind of used to whole wheat try 1 cup whole wheat with 1 cup all-purpose. You want them to enjoy these and not hate them!

Do you have to separate the eggs?

Well, to get the results you want in this recipe, yes. It is really essential.

No refined sugar?

Nope. I think it gets enough sweetness from the syrup as a topping. If you want to add in sugar, you can always add in about 2 tablespoons- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

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  1. Jamie Scarlett | 29th Mar 19

    5 stars
    Oh what a wonderful waffle recipe, I can’t wait to give it a go on the weekend. The freezing idea is great too, might just have to batch bake a good few. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin | 29th Mar 19

      Thank you Jamie! Let me know what you think. It’s one of my favorite waffle recipes!

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