by Olena

Healthy Waffle Recipe

by Olena

4.8 from 10 reviews

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

Super easy healthy homemade waffles with whole wheat flour your kids will love! Double the batch, toast frozen for healthy breakfasts and snacks.

Are Waffles Healthy?

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

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!

are eggo waffles healthy?

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 worth 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 protein waffles. Thick, crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy, healthy waffles keep me sane on many mornings.

How to Make Healthy Waffles

  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.  healthy waffles batter
  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. how to make healthy waffles
  3. 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?!how to freeze healthy homemade waffles

Healthy Waffle Toppings:

  • Maple syrup. Again, Aunt Jemima belongs to a chemical lab – ingredient #1 “glucose”. Spend a few more $s and buy full of vitamins and nutrients maple syrup. Your kids will not notice the difference. Just tell them not to pour like cheap pancake syrup.:)
  • Yogurt. When I have time I make yogurt in Instant Pot (if you make Greek yogurt, leftover whey makes amazing healthy pancakes) or buy plain whole milk yogurt. I shoot for local, organic or grass-fed, no added sugar. Maple syrup on top and it’s a creamy heaven!
  • Frozen fruit. Costco is amazing for affordable organic berries and fruit. Thaw it a bit and its juices will blend beautifully with yogurt and maple syrup “streams”.
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Healthy Waffle Recipe

4.8 from 10 reviews

Super easy healthy homemade waffles with whole wheat flour your kids will love! Double the batch, toast frozen for healthy breakfasts and snacks.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Maker
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 1/2 cups any milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, (butter is OK)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder, aluminum free
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  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.

Store: Refrigerate in air circulating container for up to a week.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely, and freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Reheat in a toaster.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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