Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe

This whole wheat waffle recipe is the perfect weekend food — fluffy, absolutely delicious and with a hint of cinnamon.

You can make them fancy with extra toppings (fruit! nuts! whipped cream! warm up some of this yummy pear butter!) or enjoy them with just butter and syrup.

Close up of Whole Wheat Waffles Homemade

So a couple weeks ago I posted a recipe I found for pumpkin waffles on my Facebook page and lamented the fact that I sold my waffle maker years ago in a yard sale.

A few days later my husband brought home a package from Amazon. I didn’t remember ordering anything, but opened it up and quickly found a brand new waffle maker!

What!?! I was confused and excited! Then I remembered my post and I knew just who to call…..

…..my mom!

She bought me the waffle maker and had it sent to my house because she’s the best like that!

Overhead shot of waffle with butter and syrup

We’ve all enjoyed homemade waffles the past couple weeks and I wanted to share the basic recipe I’ve landed on for whole wheat waffles. This is a mashup of a couple different recipes I found and tweaked to suit our family. I hope you enjoy it!


whole wheat waffle recipe

What kind of waffle maker is needed for this recipe?

This is the Belgium Waffle Maker I have and it works really well! (Much better than the old garage sale one!)

First of all it is non-stick and I mean seriously non-stick. I have just wiped it off with a wet paper towel, but nothing has stuck to it yet and that is without using any additional oil or spray.

It has a great little timer so you don’t get distracted and burn your waffles. I definitely need help in this department!waffle maker

And it stores upright which is incredibly handy and could be my favorite feature, besides the fact that it makes waffles. Much easier to store in an upright vertical position than taking up more cupboard space horizontally.

It did have a weird smell at first (which was noted in the instruction pamphlet), but that went away after the first use and nothing tasted weird, just smelled a little off.

How many whole wheat waffles does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 4 large waffles!

Because these waffles are so big we can pretty much all eat from one recipe or I make a double batch and store them in the fridge for busy mornings. Then I just pop them in the toaster and breakfast is ready in 1 minute!

Healthy waffle recipe

A couple waffle variations to try:

  • Pumpkin waffles — Reduce cinnamon to 1/2 teaspoon. Add 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Add in 1 can of pumpkin with the wet ingredients.
  • Banana Waffles — Reduce milk to 1 and 3/4 cup. Add in two mashed bananas. Top this with melted peanut butter to be in heaven!
  • Berry Waffles – Heat 1 cup of frozen mixed berries and 1/4 cup maple syrup in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until warm. Serve fruit mixture on top of waffles.


These whole wheat waffles are the perfect weekend food — fluffy, absolutely delicious and with a hint of cinnamon.

Making waffles is a fun treat and new family tradition we are loving! My daughter enjoyed pouring the whole wheat waffle mix into the waffle maker and flipping it over to cook!  Even as an adult it’s pretty fun, I must say.

Whole Wheat Waffles - Healthy waffle recipe using whole wheat flour to make fluffy and delicious homemade waffles!

So if you have a waffle maker get it out and make these delicious waffles for breakfast. Guaranteed to make your day better!

And if you don’t have a waffle maker yet, Amazon prime can get one to you in two days. Just sayin.

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Whole Wheat Waffles

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Whole Wheat Waffles

Yield: 4 large waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

These whole wheat waffles are the perfect weekend food. They are fluffy, absolutely delicious, and have just a hint of cinnamon!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, white whole wheat or regular
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Form well in the center of dry ingredients. Add eggs (Slightly beaten), milk, butter, and honey and mix until combined, but not smooth. (It's okay for there to be lumps in the batter). Pour by one cup into waffle maker and cook according to manufacturers directions. I heated mine for 4 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g


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  1. Hi! Can’t wait to try your recipe for these especially the whole wheat waffles. I have the silicone waffles maker so we will see how this works!?

  2. I just made these and they are great. I put them in the toaster after I make them for a little bit crunchier bite. TY!

  3. Great recipe! However, you need to use a lot less baking powder (~2 tsp) if you’re using a smaller waffle maker (mine makes two 4×4 waffles at a time). Other than that it is deliciois and super easy to make!

  4. Great recipe! I got a waffle maker for Christmas and have tried a few different recipes and this one was the best! My waffle maker is small as well, but I liked all the baking powder; it made them so fluffy 🙂

  5. Always have a crappy time making waffles for the kids. These turned out perfect and will be my “go-to” from now on. Thanks 🙂

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