Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe — Healthy Vegan!

Use a fork to cut through the crispy outer shell of this healthy vegan Whole Wheat Waffles recipe to reveal a tender, delicious center. This Whole Grain Waffles recipe is easy to make and full of fiber thanks to the whole wheat. But don’t worry, they’re still light and fluffy too! Healthy Waffles can be served any time of the day drizzled with maple syrup, peanut butter, and fruit!

Serve these waffles with a generous drizzle of this blueberry sauce.

A glass pitcher hovers over a stack of whole wheat waffles and is pouring maple syrup over the all. The maple syrup is running down the sides of the waffles. A pat of melted vegan butter is on the top waffle.
This is the best healthy waffle recipe with whole wheat flour!

Easy Healthy Waffle Recipes

You’d think that the whole wheat in this recipe would hold these fluffy whole wheat waffles back from being their best. We’ve all had whole wheat “this or that” and it sometimes returns lackluster results.

However, wholegrain waffles are delicious and a perfect high-fiber addition to your diet. Adding healthy, whole grains is important for a healthy diet.

Are whole wheat waffles good for you?

Whole wheat waffles are made with whole grain flour and are therefore higher in fiber than traditional waffles. Whole wheat flour also has more vitamins, minerals, protein, and other important nutrients. The good news is that whole wheat waffles are not only more nutritious, they taste great too!

How many calories are in a whole wheat waffle?

Each whole wheat waffle has between 100 – 130 calories, which makes it a nutritious breakfast with moderately low calories. Vegan whole wheat waffles have zero cholesterol too! Just be careful about the toppings if you’re watching calories.

How to Make Whole Wheat Waffles

Curious how to make healthy waffles? Well, I have an answer for you. It’s easy to make this vegan whole wheat waffle recipe! Here are the ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ground flaxseed, plant-based milk, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, vanilla.

Step One: Preheat the Waffle Iron and Oven

Be sure to plug in your waffle iron so it can begin to heat up. Turn your oven to 200F to keep cooked waffles heated while you cook the waffles in batches.

Step Two: Make the Whole Grain Waffle Recipe Batter

In a mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and ground flaxseed.

Note: You can make white whole wheat waffles by substituting white whole wheat flour.

In a separate bowl stir together the milk, vinegar, oil, and vanilla.

Batter in a glass bowl with a blue spatula.
It’s easy to make this batter for this simple healthy waffle recipe!

To make the whole wheat waffle batter, simply pour the milk mixture in with the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Don’t overmix!

Step Three: Cook the Waffles

Spray the waffle iron with vegetable cooking spray. Then use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the healthy waffle batter into the waffle iron. Use the back of the cup to spread the batter evenly across the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron lid and cook the waffles for 5 – 7 minutes, until golden and crispy.

Transfer cooked waffles to a baking pan in the preheated oven to stay warm as you continue cooking the rest of the waffles.

Hearty Whole Wheat Waffles

We don’t use yeast to make ww waffles light and fluffy, we use a mix of baking powder and baking soda. And guess what? Whole wheat actually works better with baking powder or baking soda to create just enough structure that these vegan waffles have texture in the middle, but not too much.

In fact, in my opinion, whole wheat flour actually works a little better than an all-purpose flour in this situation. That’s right! These are actually whole wheat pastry flour waffles!

Let’s all put our hands in the air to celebrate whole wheat! 🤗

Also, I prefer to use whole wheat pastry flour because it’s made from a softer wheat and has been ground a little finer, making it a little more palatable in these vegan homemade whole wheat waffles.

These vegan waffles sit stacked on a platter, with a dish towel underneath the platter. The towel is white with grey criss-crossed stripes. There is a small glass pitcher full of maple syrup be the waffles.
Serve maple syrup with these healthy whole wheat waffles!

Buttermilk Whole Grain Waffles

These vegan waffles uses vegan buttermilk, even though the recipe doesn’t actually state the word “buttermilk” in the ingredients. That’s because I combined plant-based milk with apple cider vinegar and voila! The two together create vegan buttermilk. That’s why we can call these whole wheat buttermilk waffles!

We use apple cider vinegar to interact with the plant-based milk to create the light and fluffy texture inside these easy whole wheat waffles. That’s what actually creates the rise.

Love Vegan Breakfast Recipes?

Sure, this healthy whole wheat waffle recipe is amazing! But, if you love vegan breakfast recipes, you’ll definitely want to try these:

A stack of four whole wheat vegan waffles sit on a plate. There's melted vegan butter on the top waffle and it has maple syrup pooled in the waffle impressions on the top and oozing over the side. There are additional waffles in the background.
Whole wheat flour waffles can be drizzled with maple syrup!

That’s it for this recipe for this healthy homemade waffles recipe!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

A glass pouring cup is pouring maple syrup over a stack of whole wheat vegan waffles.

Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles

Use a fork to cut through the crispy outer shell of these Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles to reveal a tender, delicious center. These waffles are easy to make and full of fiber thanks to the whole wheat, but still light and fluffy. They can be served any time of the day drizzled with lots of maple syrup!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Marly


  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • cups plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • vegetable spray
  • Toppings for the Waffles can include maple syrup, peanut butter, vegan butter, jam, and more


  • Plug in your waffle iron so that it can begin to heat up. Turn your oven to 200F or heat up a toaster oven to keep prepared waffles warm.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and ground flax seeds. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl combine the milk, apple cider vinegar, and melted vegan butter. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until everything is incorporated. 
  • Spray your waffle iron with vegetable cooking spray. Use a spoon or ¼ cup measuring cup to dispense batter into waffle iron. Use the back of the spoon or measuring cup to make sure every section of the waffle iron is filled, spreading the batter to the edges. Close the lid and cook the waffles for 5 – 7 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • Transfer cooked waffles to your heated oven to stay warm and continue making waffles until the batter is gone.
  • Serve warm with vegan butter, peanut butter, jam, maple syrup or your favorite toppings.

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If you don’t have coconut sugar, brown sugar can work in this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 116IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Be sure to serve this best whole wheat waffle recipe with maple syrup and vegan butter. Above all else, enjoy!

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13 Responses to Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe — Healthy Vegan!

  1. Great waffles! My favorite waffle recipe now. I also modified it to make Gingerbread waffles and they were delicious, too! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Hi Roxanne! So glad you liked these vegan waffles. And I am so in love with hemp seeds these days so your adaptation is just GREAT!

    • Hi Gisela! Yes, you can use whole wheat flour, but I would recommend adding another teaspoon of baking powder to help keep them fluffy. Whole wheat flour can be really dense, but I think the extra baking powder will help.

    • Hi Martha. Thanks for your note. Because vegan butter is typically salted, this recipe doesn’t need additional salt. Of course, everyone has different salt preferences so if you’d like more I would recommend maybe 1/4 teaspoon at most.


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