Wholesome Whole-Grain Waffles

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./ batch


12 waffles

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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
Wholesome Whole-Grain Waffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.