Eat a wholesome, healthy breakfast with these Whole Wheat Waffles. I’ve even got a low-sugar version for you!
I have a confession to make. Even though breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” it is not my favorite meal. Maybe it’s because I feel like my options are much more limited when it comes to eating something healthy. Most cereals are loaded with sugar (and don’t keep me full for longer than half an hour). I don’t like pancakes. (I know. It practically makes me un-American). But I DO like waffles. Especially when I can make them with way less sugar and way more fiber than most cereals contain.
For these waffles, I use almost all whole wheat and add in some ground flax seed. Flax seed has antioxidants and those super healthy Omega-3s. I try to add it to as many things as I can (pizza dough, smoothies) to get an extra boost of nutrition.
Equipment and Supplies for Whole Wheat Waffles
- large mixing bowl and spoon
- medium mixing bowl
- waffle iron (I LOVE my double Belgian waffle maker!)
- large cookie scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup
Ingredients for Whole Wheat Waffles
- whole wheat flour
- all-purpose flour
- ground flax seed
- baking powder
- canola oil
How to Make Whole Wheat Waffles
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix all the wet ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed. It will be a little lumpy.
- Heat your waffle iron and lightly spray with cooking spray. Put about 1/4 cup of batter (or two scoops with the large cookie scoop).
- Bake until lightly browned around the edges.
- Serve with fruit, whipped cream, syrup, or Nutella.
Tips for Making Low-Sugar Whole Wheat Waffles
- Replace half of the milk with cream. (Milk has 12 grams of sugar per cup, while heavy cream has no sugar).
- Replace the sugar with an equal amount of xylitol, or with 3 packets of Truvia/PureVia. (Each packet has the sweetness of two teaspoons of sugar).
- Make your own syrup using 1 cup of heavy cream, xylitol or Truvia to taste (I recommend between 2 and 3 tablespoons of xylitol, or 3 and 6 packets of Truvia). Add 2-3 tablespoons of corn starch and cook over medium-low heat until it starts to thicken. Then add 1 teaspoon of maple extract.
My family loves these waffles and can’t tell when I use my tricks for cutting out most of the sugar. So if you are looking for a healthy, wholesome breakfast, these Whole Wheat Waffles are just the ticket!
This recipe adapted from Whole Grain Waffles in the book, 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites.
Make a wholesome, healthy breakfast with these Whole Wheat Waffles. Low sugar version included.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, add all the wet ingredients and mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir just until everything is moistened. It will be slightly lumpy. Don't over-stir, or your waffles will develop gluten and become tough.
Put 1/4 cup of the batter into a hot waffle iron and cook until edges are slightly brown.
Serve with your choice of toppings, like fruit, whipped cream, Nutella, or syrup.
To make these waffles low-sugar, replace half of the milk with heavy whipping cream, and replace the sugar with an equal amount of xylitol, or with 3 packets of Truvia/PureVia.
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