Whole Grain Waffles

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
15 min

4 servings


Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high.

Whisk the flour with the oats, sugar, wheat germ, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, then add the milk, butter, and oil.

Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, to make a batter. Take care not to over work the batter, it's fine if there are a few lumps.

Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter per waffle (it depends on the size of your waffle iron) and cook until the outside of the waffle is crisp and inside is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. (The time varies depending on the size and spread of a waffle iron). Serve warm with maple syrup. Repeat with remaining batter.

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    I used whole wheat flour and deleted the wheat germ. I added raisins to the batter which gave them a different and most tasty twist. Even my fussy eater ate them. Definitely try the raisins...
    These turned pretty good. They were much sweeter than I expected. I used whole wheat flour and added a tsp of vanilla. The only problem was they didn't get crispy on the edges, so once the syrup hit them, they got soggy pretty quick. They still tasted good and were healthier than most waffle recipes. Even my husband ate them, and he runs when words like whole wheat are mentioned :
    Can you really call it whole wheat using white flour?. I Substituted the white flour with actual whole wheat flour and added a touch more brown sugar. Also upped the flavor ante with 1 tsp vanilla. Yum!
    This is the best waffle I've made with the following changes. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of AP flour and replaced the butter and oil with an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce. I also used Splenda brown sugar. My batter came out thin so I just added more flour (about 1/3-1/2 cup to thicken up the batter. I used a little more than 1/2 cup of batter per belgian waffle and was able to make 5 waffles. Like some others, my waffles did not come out crispy but it was still delicious.
    Super Yummy! The only thing I changed was to separate the eggs and whip the egg whites before adding them at the very end. Next time I will use whole wheat flour. I can't wait to make these waffles again.
    So Good! Didn't even "need" syrup, but even better with a drizzle of maple syrup. Delish!
    Great I used whole wheat flour instead and they came out delicious and still light
    Very good recipe! I added some allspice, nutmeg, vanilla, and honey to the batter for my 2 year old son. He loves french toast and i suspected he would appreciate the added ingredients! Also added some blueberries to the batter! Yum!
    Delish! We substituted butter and oil for safflower oil, whole wheat flour for AP and eggbeaters for eggs and the waffles turned out great. Topped off with some fresh summer strawberries, it was a fantastic breakfast!
    Very good recipe! I used whole wheat flour like others did to really make them whole grain, but other than that I didn't change anything else. They were soft and not so crispy but I don't mind that. The waffles were yummy without anything on them but putting maple syrup and letting the flavors meld together made for a pretty great breakfast!
    this are really good. i dont think you can all them whole grain if you use white flour. i did this time because the last whole wheat ones i made nobody liked. i used applesauce instead of oil and next time i will leve out the cinnamon and add vanilla. if it had truly been whole grain, i would've given it 5 stars.
    Looking for a healthier alternative to frozen waffles, I came across this recipe. I don't think the ingredients make for as healthy a recipe as I wanted, so I tweaked it. I used whole wheat flour instead of AP, egg whites only instead of whole eggs, and omitted the butter and oil all together. I did not use any wheat germ. I used half of the baking powder called for and added vanilla. I'm pleased with my results- still fluffy, but crispy, and nice flavor. This was my first time making waffles and it was easier than I thought!
    I LOVE all things breakfast, especially for dinner! I've been searching for a truly delectable whole wheat waffle recipe for quite some time, but none came anywhere close to this one. It is delicious!!

    Go ahead and use the whole wheat flour and skip the wheat germ. I used corn oil since that's what I had. These waffles didn't come out quite as crispy as usual, but the taste is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I can eat them right out of the iron, with no toppings.

    Thank you!!
    You're kidding, right? It would be so easy to actually make this whole grain by substituting whole wheat flour (or even whole wheat pastry flour) for the AP and separating the eggs, beating the whites and folding them into the batter to lighten up the finished product. I'm disappointed you would include this in the healthy recipe section.
    Sorry, you can't add a little oatmeal and wheat germ to a base that's mostly AP flour and call it "whole grain." And all that fat... I hope no one reads the recipe name and thinks "healthy"
    I mixed up the dry ingredients the night before, then made up the batter this morning while the waffle iron heated up and coffee was being made. I used canola oil, 1 percent milk, and brown sugar splenda as those were what I had on hand. I let the batter rest for 5 minutes to thicken before making the waffles. My husband and I thought they were excellent. Also very easy to make. I will try some of the substitute ingredients the other reviewers recommended but it would be difficult to improve on this recipe. Thanks for the great recipe.
    I have a teenage son who is a very picky eater. Unless the waffles are made from the yellow-box buttermilk mix he won't even try them. However, he loves oatmeal so I thought he might like these. Instead of calling them 'whole grain' waffles, I called them 'cinnamon oatmeal' waffles. He loved them. So did the rest of the family.

    I followed the recipe with the exception of substituting ? cup white-whole wheat flour (St Arthurs) for the regular white flour. They were delicious and substantial. Not super-crispy on the outside, but light on the inside. Easy to make, too.
    I used powdered buttermilk b/c I didn't have any milk and substituted applesauce for the oil. Next time I will use whole wheat flour instead. I like the addition of the oatmeal, it's a nice and flavorful touch.
    I found these waffles to have great form--crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I didn't like the taste and lightness of it. I wish it was more dense and flavorful. I am assuming that the airy-ness was from the 4 tsp. of baking powder and the unpleasant flavor (for me) was from the white all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour, which is what I normally eat.
    I don't care much for waffles, but I wanted to make something a little different for breakfast this morning. These waffles were delicious!! They were not as crispy on the outside as I like, but probably because I cut the oil out and put in applesauce instead. I also added some buttermilk rather than just plain milk for a little extra flavor. I didn't even put butter or syrup on them, just muched as I kept making them for my daughter and husband, who both loved them as well!!! And thats a little challenging sometimes :-) Will definitely add to my breakfast recipe arsenol!
    These were very tasty and very easy to make! I have a small waffle maker and it made 16 waffles, double the recipe if you want more. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose. I added some roughly chopped pecans too. Instead of wheat germ I used ground flax seed. Will make again and again because they are just too easy to put together and cook up, plus they taste so great and are pretty healthy esp. if you replace the oil with applesauce which I didn't have on hand to do.
    He thought the texture was perfect... Whatever that means.
    This recipe was so good, my husband even liked them. We really love cinnamon, so I added a little extra. I also used Egg Beaters instead of eggs which worked out really well. I normally double this recipe and freeze the leftovers. My kids pull out what they want, break into quarters and pop them into the toaster for a quick morning b'fast or snack.
    I don't know if you can technically call these "whole grain", but the oats and 2 T wheat germ do make them healthy enough. And I couldn't bring myself to add 1/4 c butter AND oil; sub'd applesauce for the oil. These are amazing. They are more muffin tasting than waffle so I didn't even want syrup! I just put a left over waffle in the toaster and again, just like eating a muffin. Quick, yummy snack in the shape of a waffle. Mmmmmmm.
    I used 2 tbl butter, and 6 tbl apple sauce, and they turned out grate, I also used 2/3 c. egg subsitute. Will make again for our next waffle night!
    These waffles are SO yummy!! I made some alterations to make them even healthier. I used 2 TBL melted butter and 6 TBL applesauce, substituted whole wheat pastry flour for the flour and used ground flax meal for the wheat germ. I made them in my belgium waffle maker. They turned out so good!
    so good i loved every bite they go great with real maple syrup
    I love these waffles! The cinnamon makes all the difference in the world. I made it once without wheat germ because I was out and they didn't turn out well, so make sure you actually have all the ingredients. My kids only want these waffles now and won't touch the frozen ones.
    These waffles are good and the fact that they are good for you is even better. You can taste the oats and it reminds me of oatmeal.
    My 3 and 5 year loved this recipe. I substituted the wheat germ with ground flaxseed and the oil with applesauce. Will most definetely make again.
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