The easiest, most flavorful whole wheat waffles EVER! Naturally sweetened with maple syrup, these waffles will blow you away with how light and fluffy they are.
I’ve found that when it comes to pancakes, I like to create all kinds of flavor combinations and add in all sorts of things, from chocolate chips to cranberries to pumpkin puree.
But ask me to make waffles and I’ll almost always give you a basic, yet perfectly fluffy, waffle. I like to keep things elementary like that.
However, I tend to have a problem that involves waffle makers and gravity. You see, sometimes you can’t help but trip over the door jam and let the waffle maker fly.
I’m telling you, sometimes it just can’t be prevented.
In the past year, I have gone through about five waffle makers. While none of these were incredibly expensive or new waffle makers, I still managed to break them nonetheless.
But guess what I got for Christmas this year—a brand-spankin’ new Belgian Waffle Maker! It’s totally awesome, cooks perfect waffles EVERY TIME, and I haven’t even broken it yet!!! (granted it’s only been 6 days since Christmas…)
I’ve been wanting this waffle maker for, like, three years. It’s the kind that you flip 180 degrees so that it cooks evenly on both sides. <— best idea ever!
So now about these waffles.
When I decided to make them (ya know, the day after Christmas), I didn’t really check to make sure I had all of the ingredients. I just plopped “Waffles” on the menu plan.
BIG mistake, friends.
What I didn’t realize was that I had literally NO sugar in my home. None. So after a few minutes of thought, I decided to use maple syrup to sweeten them (because I’m a genius like that) and increase the flour slightly. Which worked perfectly.
I got the recipe from The Pink Sprinkle, a blog I’ve been drooling over for a while now, but I made a few adjustments. I added 1/2 cup all-purpose flour to lighten it up a bit, because waffles should be light. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.
Luckily, the waffle making process was a breeze and I was able to get breakfast on the table before the little gremlins that are my younger siblings could start complaining/resorting to cannibalism.
These waffles are so light and fluffy! My family couldn’t believe that they were whole wheat either. They also freeze EXTREMELY well. After they’re done cooking, let them cool completely and either flash freeze and then bag them, or just place them in a bag and freeze.
You guys are gonna go bonkers over these super easy to make fluffy whole wheat waffles!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1½ cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 1¾ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup melted butter or vegetable oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Maple syrup, for serving
- Preheat waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, and maple syrup.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk the batter until smooth and consistent. Pour the batter ¾ - 1 cup at a time into your Belgian waffle maker and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Place cooked waffles on a plate and place in the oven to keep them warm. Serve with fresh berries, butter, and maple syrup.
*In the market for a new waffle maker? I just got this FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker for Christmas and I LOVE it!
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I really REALLY wish the hubs did waffles for breakfast. He’s not a sweet for breakfast eater unless it’s a danish. I may have to make these for myself, buy a toaster, and eat them at work. They look THAT amazing! Pinning! Thanks for linking up with #FoodieFridays!
Sarah @ Sarah's Kitchen says
These delicious waffles make my mouth water! YUMM!
Beautiful pictures too
These look delicious. I love that there’s no white sugar in them. I’d like to suggest that you top them with Nutella & fresh berries!
Margaret Anne says
Thanks for the topping suggestions, Traci! I’ll have to give them a try.
oh my those waffles look tasty
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Fluffy waffles are my favorite,too! Also, love the idea of freezing waffles
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says
Those look absolutely delicious! So fluffy and light. I’m sure adding a touch of maple syrup instead of sugar just added more flavor!
Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy says
Those waffles look absolutely perfect and I got super excited to make them then realized I don’t have a waffle maker. I need to get on that stat!!
Margaret Anne says
Haha, a waffle maker is just one of those essential things in life. lol!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Beautiful waffles, Margaret Anne! I’ve been meaning to pull out my waffle iron recently (it’s been far too long!), and this is the inspiration I needed.