Use a fork to cut through the crispy outer shell of these healthy vegan Whole Wheat Waffles recipe to reveal a tender, delicious center. The best 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!
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.
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.
Buttermilk Whole Grain Waffles
These vegan waffles calls for buttermilk, except it doesn’t actually state the word “buttermilk” in the recipe’s 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:
- Take a look at these Vegan Chocolate Waffles if you’re thinking you’d like waffles, but your desire for chocolate cannot be denied
- For something special, make these Blueberry Waffles
- Vegan Breakfast Casserole is a go-to favorite
- This 10-Minute Scrambled Tofu is such an easy recipe and full of protein too!
- Try these Vegan Banana Muffins for a sweet weekend treat
- These Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts are all that and more!
That’s it for this recipe for this healthy homemade waffles recipe!
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Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles
- 1 ¾ cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 tablespoon Ground Flax Seeds
- 1½ cups Plant-based Milk
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 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, oil, and vanilla. 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.
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!