by Olena

Healthy Waffle Recipe

by Olena

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.

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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

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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

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.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. These were delicious & my mom thinks so, too! She wants me to make them again soon, & I don’t blame her. (gotta love that almond milk)

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. 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!

    1. 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.