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Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Waffles

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs - separated
  • 4 Tablespoons shortening - melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Beat the egg yolks well; add milk and shortening.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add to first mixture. and beat until smooth.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter. Sift baking powder lightly over the mixture and fold in quickly.

Bake in a hot waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Quite light and fluffy for whole wheat waffles - thanks to stiffly beaten egg whites. You can replace the shortening in this recipe with two Tablespoons butter and two Tablespoons canola oil.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank baseball27 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Whole Wheat Waffles?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 46 votes.


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From Giddyup

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I substituted melted butter for the shortening and thought they tasted better.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2013 (#15194)



From Dave R.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great recipe. Made a bunch to freeze and have for quick breakfast. Just set the waffle timer a little short of what you would like in the end. I love to toast them and add peanut butter for a high energy breakfast.

Comment submitted: 9/23/2012 (#14461)



From Penny J.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just what I was looking for. Made tasty waffles. Not as crisp as the regular ones, but tasted just as good, if not better. Will make them again.

Comment submitted: 3/23/2012 (#13710)



From N.W.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I substituted the shortening with 3 tbs of canola oil and splenda instead of sugar and turned out great!! A definite keeper!! Kids loved them.

Comment submitted: 2/12/2012 (#13538)



From SueVincent

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Really tasty! Very surprised because every time I try a new recipe I always mess up somehow or it just ends up being bland because its healthy. Also I folded in some frozen blueberries in the batter to make them blueberry waffles. Will definitely make again.

Comment submitted: 10/10/2011 (#13011)



From krazy72

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I replaced just 1/3 of the wheat flour with all-purpose flour so they'd have a little more lift. Great taste... not too wheaty and tasted great with warm syrup.

Comment submitted: 6/9/2011 (#12777)



From kayman

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great recipe. It didn't taste healthy, it just tasted good. Pure, real Vermont maple syrup is a must. Super tasty.

Comment submitted: 4/17/2011 (#12468)



From Dana L.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Turned out great. Thanks. Question about comment by Health Freak: How do you replace the egg with flax? Would like to try that.

Comment submitted: 12/27/2010 (#11793)



From Health Freak

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These are awesome. I use Splenda as a sub for sugar. Today I tried Flax as a substitute for the eggs and it came out so good!

Comment submitted: 11/20/2010 (#11590)



From bigbang

It's really all about the butter when it comes to waffles!

Comment submitted: 10/11/2010 (#11369)



From m.j.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My kids really loved them, thanks!

Comment submitted: 10/11/2010 (#11364)



From coolwillie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I replaced the shortening with half butter and half canola oil. Turned out very good. Whole wheat and shortening just don't go together in my book.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2010 (#11310)



From lemonlime

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These were really fluffy and soft, especially for whole wheat. Great breakfast.

Comment submitted: 9/6/2010 (#11172)



From rahrah

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These are great and good for you! I used olive oil instead of shortening, turned out great.

Comment submitted: 4/11/2010 (#10280)



From xnikelsx

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These were amazing! Perfectly nutritious. I added fruit on top and substituted shortening with peanut oil.

Comment submitted: 3/31/2010 (#10206)



From JessE

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These were great... I served with a blueberry sauce on top, and used canola oil instead of shortening.

Comment submitted: 1/17/2010 (#9475)



From Easudasi

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great recipe for the health conscious. I used sunflower oil instead of shortening. Added 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp cinnamon. 2 1/2 minutes in the waffle maker. Served with real maple syrup and fresh strawberries. Awesome.

Comment submitted: 9/27/2009 (#8759)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom londonsje (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I added vanilla and cinnamon (1 tsp each) and used canola oil instead of shortening, baking powder folded in last and these were perfect and delicious!

Comment submitted: 6/23/2009 (#8328)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom moises07 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great waffles. I too substituted shortening for equal parts applesauce, and olive oil. You can also add 1/4 banana per waffle to the batter, plus a handful of walnuts for some crunch. I triple the recipe and put the rest in the freezer. Healthier than store bought multi-grain waffles. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 3/7/2009 (#7714)



From Krista

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Forgot, I also did raw honey instead of sugar. I also use certified raw whole milk. These are yummy!

Comment submitted: 1/25/2009 (#7454)



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