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Makeover Multigrain Waffles

These waffles are crispy, airy, and lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than the original recipe...but just as tasty! —Betty Blair, Bartlett, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    28 waffles


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Butter and maple syrup, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, buttermilk, applesauce, oil and butter; whisk into dry ingredients just until blended.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup if desired.
    Freeze option: Cool waffles on wire racks. Freeze between layers of waxed paper in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, reheat waffles in a toaster on medium setting. Or, microwave each waffle on high for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 187 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • flower224
    Jun 6, 2012

    Made these again today for breakfast - made a full batch this time. Was able to omit all the butter in the ingredient list and cut down the amt of eggs from 7 to 5 and it still tasted great. I used 1/2 cup of oat flour and 1/2 cup of cornmeal instead of 1 full cup of cornmeal to give it another grain since each grain has different properties/nutritional values. I have some (15) ready to go in the freezer now for easy breakfasts over the next 2 weeks. Thanks again for the great recipe!

  • flower224
    May 28, 2012

    halved the recipe and it was perfect for the three of us to have seconds and some for the freezer for a couple busy mornings. Thanks for the great recipe. The only thing I changed was using all whole eggs and not some plus egg whites. I also added oat flour to the mix by cutting back on the white flour.

  • Mr.Pigskin
    Dec 6, 2011


  • momofmayhem
    Sep 21, 2011

    This was a hit from my 15 year-old to 5 year-old. I feel they got some nutrients while they just wanted a good-tasting waffle. It was a little time consuming at first, but next time I will prepare the dry ingredients first and have them set aside to try to make an early morning breakfast. Thanks!