These whole wheat waffles are fluffy and easy to prepare. They’re made with whole wheat flour and maple syrup, making them a better-for-you waffle recipe.
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I feel like every weekend should be “waffle weekend”, no? Today we’re keeping things light and easy with these fluffy whole wheat waffles made with whole wheat flour. The best whole wheat recipes are ones that you don’t even notice are made with whole wheat flour, and these waffles are just that. Let’s chat about the ingredients that you’ll need in order to make these waffles.
HEALTHY WHOLE WHEAT WAFFLE INGREDIENTS
Whole wheat flour: In order to make these waffles happen, you’re going to need a quality whole wheat flour. However, if you’re out, you can technically still make these waffles with all purpose flour.
Eggs: Yes, this recipe does call for eggs. However, you can easily sub flax eggs if you want to keep these vegan-friendly! Just use 2 tbsp flaxseed meal+5 tbsp water to create the “eggs”.
Coconut oil: Instead of butter, you’re going to use melted coconut oil. I often get comments asking whether or not you can sub in coconut oil, so I opted to use coconut oil in the first place to keep things easier.
Maple syrup: Maple syrup IN the actual waffle batter?! YUP. The syrup adds a bit of sweetness which most batters need, but it’s a little better for you than granulated sugar.
Nuts: I highly recommend using my favorite Diamond of California Nut Toppings on top of these waffles. They’re perfectly sweet and add to the texture of these waffles. Any of the Nut Toppings varieties will work, but I used the Original Glazed Walnuts and they were perfect.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE WAFFLES
Step 1: combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl; then, add in the wet ingredients and whisk everything together. You can absolutely whisk by hand, but I personally prefer using my electric mixer because I feel like it guarantees there won’t be any lumps in the batter. Once the batter is nice and smooth, you’ll most on to step two.
Step 2: grease your waffle iron. You’re going to want to reference your waffle maker manual, but make sure to properly grease (or not grease) your waffle iron before making the waffles. Once your waffle maker is prepped, carefully pour the batter in and cook your waffles.
Step 3: once all of the waffles are cooked, you can add a variety of toppings, including but not limited to butter, yogurt, fresh fruit, and nuts.
These waffles are an easy weekend breakfast that—dare I say—are way better than pancakes?! Yes, it’s true.
OTHER ALMOND EATER BREAKFAST RECIPES:
Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs*
- 1 cup milk any kind
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup water
- Handful of Diamond Nut Toppings
- Melt coconut oil them set aside, giving it a few minutes to cool to room temperature.
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together.
- Add eggs, syrup, melted oil, and water to the bowl and stir to combine, either by hand or with an electric mixer.
- Grease your waffle iron according to the manual's instructions; then, pour batter into the waffle iron and cook waffles until the light goes off and says they're done. Repeat this process until the batter is gone. I was able to get 3 large waffles out of this recipe, so if you want more simply double the recipe.
- Top waffles with nut toppings, butter, fruit, yogurt--whatever your heart desires.