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Healthy Waffle Recipe with whole wheat flour, olive oil and maple syrup. Double the batch and freeze for healthy breakfasts and snacks. | ifoodreal.com

I stopped buying waffles since we started eating primarily real food (what is real food and my real food list) because Eggo belongs to a chemistry lab and not my freezer.

Healthy Waffle Recipe with whole wheat flour, olive oil and maple syrup. Double the batch and freeze for healthy breakfasts and snacks. | ifoodreal.com

There is even colour in those waffles but they are “a source of 9 essential vitamins and minerals”. Wow, really?! Thank you! Kellogg’s also suggests to pair them with a glass of GMO milk to provide “a complete and balanced breakfast”. Double thanks! Clearly Kellogg’s would never want to sponsor a review of their product on iFOODreal, like ever. Fine with me, stay away, waffle fakers!

Then I found organic waffles but the cost prevented me from buying them. My boys LOVE waffles (what kids don’t?!) and will eat that $5 box for breakfast. I always kept thinking “Not a necessity, next time. I’d rather buy a bag of organic apples with saved money”.

One day, I got so tired of boys begging for waffles, I wiped years of dust off my over decade old waffle maker, cleaned out the pantry ingredients and made these applesauce waffles. Then I made them again and stocked my freezer. Whoa, this is cheap and easy! Since then, me and my waffle maker have regular dates. My latest creation is this amazing healthy waffle recipe, followed by oatmeal protein waffles. Thick, crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy, they keep me sane on many mornings.

Healthy Waffle Recipe with whole wheat flour, olive oil and maple syrup. Double the batch and freeze for healthy breakfasts and snacks. | ifoodreal.com

To freeze, let waffles cool for 10 – 15 minutes, then place in a resealable Ziploc bag, let as much air out as possible, seal and freeze. Call me crazy but I also wash, dry and reuse not heavily soiled bags. I wouldn’t save a bag from meat or fish but from waffles why not?!


Healthy Waffle Recipe

Healthy Waffle Recipe



  1. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add milk, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla, baking powder and salt; whisk until well combined. Add whole wheat flour, mix well.
  2. Preheat waffle maker and make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions. Amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle maker. I have similar to this non-stick one and used about 1/3 cup batter per waffle. If your waffle maker is cast iron you might have to spray it with cooking spray to prevent waffles from sticking but maybe not since batter has enough oil. Try one and see how it comes out.
  3. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in air circulating container for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 2 waffles:
Calories: 255.4
Total Fat: 10.1 g
Cholesterol: 62.0 mg
Sodium: 263.3 mg
Total Carbs: 36.7 g
Sugars: 6.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
Protein: 7.7 g
WW Points+: 7

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  1. Eva

    Hi Olena,

    thank you for this lovely recipe! Do you think I could use one cup whole wheat flour and one cup protein powder?

    • Olena

      Yes as long as the batter tastes good and is thick. You will have to play around a bit with how much protein to add.

  2. patriot

    What was the waffle iron did you use to get the small round waffle Ideal for waffle breakfast sandwichs.

    • Olena

      Just a cheap two waffle iron you can find under my Shop page and then Kitchen appliances. Sorry I am on the phone. No link. Just dont pour too much batter and they will come out round and small.

  3. Kathleen

    How do you reheat the frozen waffles? In the microwave? If so for how long and what power level? Thanks! Can’t wait to try these and stop buying the store bought freezer waffles!

  4. candy

    hello. i put all the ingredients into a calorie counter and got 535 calories for 2 waffles. i don’t really understand the HUGE difference.

    • Olena

      That doesn’t sound right. If you are using someone else’s ingredients nutritional info, they have many mistakes, you have to double check every ingredient nutr. info. That’s what I do.

  5. Nikki Fahey

    Hm I make mine with pancake mix and protein mix – egg whites folded in. They have been dry lately? any suggestions? thanks!

    • Olena

      Because they lack fats. Ideally I would use eggs instead of whites or at least half and half. Or coconut oil. Applesauce is a low calorie moisturizer too. Look up I have Gluten Free Applesauce Waffles.

  6. Skevla

    Hi Olena. I’m really excited to try this recipe. Is it possible to pre-make the waffle batter the night before and store it in the fridge, so that it’s ready to cook in the morning? TIA

    • Olena

      Totally. I just made these on Sunday. Triple batch and froze. Took me a few hours but I was cleaning the kitchen along the way. So much cheaper than store-bought organic.

  7. Katrina

    Made these as pancakes as i dont have a waffle iron and oh my god, they were incredible!
    Was also out of honey so used mashed banana as a sweetner, I think this made them a slight bit drier so would probably need double or 1.5 times the amount.


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