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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, healthy breakfast, waffles, Whole grain, whole grain waffles, whole wheat waffles
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
  • ¼ 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 ¾ 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!