These absolutely best Healthy Waffles are easy to make with wholewheat flour and they turn out fluffy and delicious! Make a double batch and keep them in the freezer for quick weekday breakfasts.
This recipe is refined sugar free, made with 100% whole wheat and real food ingredients. For more healthy whole grain breakfast recipes, see my Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes or my Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
We love waffles around here!
I simply adore how I can whip up this tasty, fluffy treat with just a handful of easy ingredients. Then we go crazy with the toppings!
During spring and summer we love fresh berries, and during fall and winter it’s Healthy Cinnamon Apples or pears. A scoop of whole milk yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, and the special weekend treat is complete ☺️
The Best Healthy Waffles
This is my basic recipe for whole wheat waffles, and it couldn’t be simpler.
- it’s made with all-natural, healthy ingredients
- it’s freezer friendly!
- my kids could eat these all day, every day – a surefire sign of a winning recipe
You can do all sorts of fun things with waffles (like pumpkin waffles during the fall! I should really work out a recipe…), but these are your delicious and wholesome blank canvas for any time a waffle craving hits.
The best part? These are perfectly freezer friendly for those super busy mornings! For more freezer friendly breakfast recipes, see my Healthy Pumpkin Muffins, my Healthy Breakfast Cookies or my Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
How to Make Healthy Waffles:
Read on for the detailed steps, or scroll down for more tips to make this recipe foolproof and the printable recipe card.
1 – Separate your eggs: The first step is to separate your eggs!
Add the yolks to a large measuring jug and the whites to a medium mixing bowl.
2 – Mix dry ingredients: Now, add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir them together well.
3 – Mix the wet ingredients: Next, add all wet ingredients to the egg yolks you have in your measuring jug and whisk well.
4 – Beat the egg whites: Now, grab the bowl with the egg whites and beat them until stiff peaks form. I like using a hand mixer with the beater attachments!
If you don’t have a hand mixer, you should get one ? It’s a great addition to your healthy kitchen.
5 – Make the waffle batter: Finally, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and, using a spatula (please don’t use a whisk!!), fold them together.
DO NOT OVERMIX or you’ll have dense and gummy waffles. Only fold a few times – you still need to fold in the egg whites!
Then, add the beaten egg whites and fold through just until combined.
6 – Make waffles: Now you can bake the waffles in your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions!
Eat them hot straight out of the waffle iron – that’s when they’re the crispiest!
Tips for the Best Healthy Waffles:
- use sprouted wheat flour or freshly milled wheat if you like – you may need to increase by up to 1/4 cup
- don’t skip beating the egg whites – that’s what makes the waffles so light and crispy!
- you can double or even triple the recipe – these freeze well, so that’s a handy way to meal prep
Don’t forget to beat the egg whites!
Beating the egg whites is key to two things in waffles:
- A light and fluffy texture
- A crispy outside
I know, it’s an extra step… But it’s very much worth it ☺️
Do not overmix!
I take my waffle making seriously, so picture me with my glasses on the tip of my nose, looking over them with a very stern glance as I say this:
DO NOT overmix your waffle batter!
Folding a few times is absolutely enough, and lumps in the batter are fine!
DO NOT OVERMIX! I warned you, three times now.
If you don’t have buttermilk:
Don’t worry if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand.
Just measure out 1 1/3 cups regular milk and add 1 teaspoon white vinegar, or lemon juice. Stir and let it sit for 10 minutes before stirring again and using.
Can this recipe be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze these waffles.
- make sure they’re at room temperature before packing and freezing them
- use bags or containers that are suitable for freezing
- label with the name and use-by date (up to 3 months)
- no need to defrost when reheating – just toast them until piping hot all the way through
What can you serve with waffles?
As I already mentioned, we like fruit, yogurt and natural maple syrup as toppings.
- fruit salad
- eggs on the side
- yogurt, stewed fruit and a sprinkling of granola
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:
- Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Easy Overnight Oats
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
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Best Healthy Waffles
- 2 cups sprouted whole wheat flour can use regular or freshly milled - freshly milled may need 1/4 cup extra
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs SEPARATED
- 1 1/3 cups low fat buttermilk
- 1/3 cup club soda
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup can use favorite sweetener in place, add 2 extra tablespoons of club soda if omitting maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine dry ingredients: Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
Mix wet ingredients: Whisk the egg YOLKS, buttermilk, club soda, butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a large measuring jug until smooth.
- Beat egg whites: Beat the egg WHITES in a clean bowl with electric beaters until stiff peaks form.
Combine batter: Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just to combine (4-5 stirs should be enough!). Add the beaten egg whites and carefully fold in just until incorporated. Do NOT overmix. Batter will be thick. If it's too thick, add a few extra tablespoons club soda.
- Bake waffles: Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions. I scoop the batter with a cookie scoop to make less of a mess.
- Serve: Serve the waffles hot right out of the waffle iron - that's when they're the crispiest!
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