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Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe {Whole Grain Waffles}

This Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffle recipe turns out perfectly. A simple waffle recipe, they're crispy and made from scratch. Delicious 100% whole-grain waffles.
whole grain waffles on a grey plate with a fork and syrup

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This Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffle recipe turns out perfectly every time. A simple waffle recipe, they are light, crispy, and made from scratch. Only you will know they’re 100% whole-grain waffles. And secrets are fun!

2 whole wheat waffles on a grey plate with syrup being poured

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Yesterday was waffle. Hopefully, today will be butter. 

This whole wheat waffle recipe is everything you want a waffle to be. They’re fluffy and crispy, and not overly sweet. Why in the world would you dump a bunch of sugar into something you are very likely to drizzle (drench?) in syrup?

Whole Wheat Waffles are one of my favorite go-to easy make-ahead breakfasts. I highly recommend you make a double or triple batch of waffles as part of your weekly easy healthy meal prep.

You can microwave the waffles to reheat them, but I prefer to toast them in our toaster/convection oven. A smear of almond or peanut butter and a drizzle of honey are my favorite way to eat these waffles.

The whole grains from the flour and the protein from the egg, butter, milk, and nut butter make the Whole Wheat Waffles a filling and healthy meal. I love using buttermilk because it gives the waffles great texture. If you do use buttermilk, save the extras for future batches. Learn more about it in this post on freezing buttermilk.

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No matter how well-organized you are, mornings are complicated enough. Having some delicious heat and eat options on hand can ease the rush at the start of the day. A hot breakfast can make everything butter.

No matter how waffle the puns are.

How to Freeze Waffles

Allow your cooked waffles to fully cool and then transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze for two hours and then transfer to a freezer bag. I use reusable silicone bags as part of our Zero Waste Freezer Storage.

Whole grain waffles that are ready to heat and eat are part of our healthy freezer essentials.

whole grain waffles on a grey plate with a fork and syrup


Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of whole-grain waffles has 2 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

whole grain waffles on a grey plate with a fork and syrup
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Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe {Whole Grain Waffles}

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
This Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffle recipe turns out perfectly. A simple waffle recipe, they're crispy and made from scratch. Delicious 100% whole-grain waffles.



  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients, whisking well.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the wet. Whisk to combine, without over mixing.
  • Allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes while you preheat the waffle iron. Don't rush this step, as resting the batter allows it to develop the air bubbles that will create a fluffy product.
  • Make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions.


Cool extras completely on a wire rack and transfer to a freezer bag. Pop frozen waffles in the toaster and they crisp up perfectly.
If you are using regular white flour, omit the vital wheat gluten.
Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe {Whole Grain Waffles}
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 194IU4%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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13 comments on “Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe {Whole Grain Waffles}”

  1. Just made my second double batch of these and I must say they are a delight! I used 100% spelt flour, and a mixture of plain yogurt and milk to emulate the buttermilk. You’d never know these are 100% wholegrain, they’re so fluffy and crisp. A total hit with the whole fam!5 stars

  2. Just tried these, oh my I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to do so! Delicious!5 stars

  3. Just made these & they were delicious!!! I didn’t have almond extract so I’ll have to get some to try next time. Thanks for the recipe, it’ll be my new go to!5 stars

    • Who-hoo!!! The almond extract adds a depth of flavor to the waffles to make them addicting. I hope you give it a shot when you have a chance. Thanks so much for commenting and rating the recipes.

  4. I made these on my princess waffle maker. Be jealous. They were yummy but I’m pretty sure the princess made it that way.5 stars

  5. this looks yummy5 stars

  6. Yes, super excited to try these this weekend! And keep the vital gluten using recipes coming, I need to use up that bag! And I almost want my current waffle makers to have “accidents” so I can get the one in your link. Removable plate envy 🙂

  7. Yay! I will be trying this recipe. I have kept my waffle maker out on the kitchen counter this winter for warm treats. I made your whole wheat Pizza and your sauce recipe this past Saturday. It was DELICIOUS! I have four boys… BIG EATERS… They loved it. Have a nice day!5 stars

  8. YUM. Waffles! Glad the boy has decided to add them to his “will eat” list! smart boy! and I LOVE the title of this post!!! LOL5 stars