Wholesome Whole-Grain Waffles Recipe
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Wholesome Whole-Grain Waffles Recipe

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I created this recipe by tweaking one I already had. I added flax seed, substituted whole-wheat flour for some all-purpose, applesauce for some oil and fat-free milk for whole. My family loved the changes, and now it's a favorite. —Judy Parker, Moore, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./ batch
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./ batch
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • Mixed fresh berries and confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 278 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 456mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, flax, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg yolks, milk, oil and applesauce; stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  3. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with berries and confectioners' sugar if desired.
  4. To freeze, arrange waffles in a single layer on sheet pans. Freeze overnight or until frozen. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag. Waffles may be frozen for up to 2 months.
  5. To use frozen waffles: Reheat waffles in a toaster. Serve with berries and confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12 waffles.
Originally published as Wholesome Whole-Grain Waffles in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p62

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nmrenee User ID: 1839122 239997
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"This is the only waffle recipe I use now. My family loves it."

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 143536
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"these waffles were just so, so. texture was good for the whole wheat flour ratio, taste alright, ease of preparation good, but nothing special."

blessednest User ID: 1416484 179005
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"Great recipe! For a healthy alternatative to the traditional waffle recipe, I was pleasantly surprised when the kids asked for seconds. This is definitely a keeper."

faye2552 User ID: 2993462 183206
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"These were great! Since my husband cannot have milk, I used almond milk. I substituted whole wheat sprouted grain flour for the all purpose flour. Really enjoyed these."

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