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Whole-Grain Waffle Mix

My mother-in-law shared the recipe for these golden waffles our daughter, Kayla, loves. Just add a few ingredients to the mix and you'll be enjoying their homemade whole-grain taste in minutes. —Michelle Sheldon, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings per batch


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup toasted oat bran
  • 1 cup buttermilk blend powder
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Yield: 8-1/2 cups mix (about 4 batches).
  • To prepare waffles: Place 2 cups waffle mix in a bowl. Combine the eggs, water, oil and honey; stir into waffle mix just until moistened. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
Editor's Note: Look for buttermilk blend powder next to the powdered milk in your grocery store.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 284 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • Corrydon
    May 10, 2011

    Many years ago there was a restaurant in Sausalito California and they served this version of Whole Wheat Waffles. It was and is fantastic. I have taken it down to 1/3 to serve the two of us but feel free to triple it if you want to serve a crowd. Thought you might enjoy this one too. 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, pinch of salt, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 2 well beaten eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 Tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons safflower oil. For the topping: Plain yogurt, sliced peaches or mangos, sliced bananas, snipped raisins, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. In another bowl, combine eggs, milk and oil. Gradually stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, whisk until smooth. Heat waffle iron. Pour batter onto hot iron as directed for your waffle iron and bake until done. Place on warm serving plates and top with yogurt, peaches or mangos, bananas, raisins, nuts and sunflower seeds. Or you can serve the toping ingredients on the side and let everyone help themselves.

  • mrsfoxburr
    May 10, 2011

     Bud Pues-if you look at thr recipe again, it is divided into 2 parts. First part are the dry ingredients that you mix together and store. The second part-additional ingredients- is the wet mixture that you add to the dry when you are ready to make them. Hope this helps!-Mrsfoxburr

  • PBscout14
    May 10, 2011

    This recipe is wonderful. It's great to have the mix in the fridge waiting for the weekend waffles. I always separate the eggs and whip the egg whites. Fold the egg whites into the batter right before pouring into your waffle iron and you will have really light waffles! YUM...

  • Bud Pues
    May 9, 2011

    Recipe is not clear about how many eggs to add to the single batch.I do a similar recipe but replace wheat germ with oatmeal. Optional: add chopped walnuts to batter on serve on top. Can store baked waffles in freezer & reheat in toaster.

  • Mayberrygal
    May 8, 2011

    Thank you, joanpekrul, for your suggestion. I will process the rolled oats as you suggested to substitute for the oat bran.

  • Vegie19
    May 8, 2011

    loved them! and i was full until dinner time! they are very satisfying.

  • joanpekrul
    May 8, 2011

    Mayberrygal, I have not made this recipe, but to answer your question on oat bran. In other recipes I've used I process old fashion oats in my food processor and it comes out like flour. I use the same amount as for the oat bran. I hope this helps. God Bless You.

  • suesews
    May 8, 2011

    I have made a very similar recipe for quite some time with the following changes: I always have buttermilk in my fridge as I have several recipes using it. I use old fashion oats rather than the bran. The wheat germ I buy is labeled "toasted" so there is no extra step for that.My family loves these. I serve them with a fruit topping - whatever is in season.

  • Mayberrygal
    May 8, 2011

    I have not tried this recipe yet but have a couple of questions first. The previous reviewer said she added ground flax seed to the mix. How much did you add, and did you substitute it for anything else? Also, I don't have oat bran and was wondering if anything else could substitute well for this. Any thoughts?

  • lendi
    Jan 23, 2011

    I was looking for a more healthful breakfast idea to enjoy while my parents were visiting. I decided to make these waffles, and also had a batch of buttermilk waffle mix made up just "in case." Well.... everyone LOVED these waffles, my kids even preferred the whole-grain waffles to our usual buttermilk recipe. The only change I made was to add some milled flax seed to the mix. This recipe has earned a spot in the family favorites recipe box. Thank you for a great recipe!