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Whole Grain Waffles

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"I love experimenting with recipes, and I came up with this one after a lot of experimenting with my favorite waffle recipe. These are more filling than your average waffles. I use aluminum-free baking powder. These are wonderful with homemade blueberry syrup."
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15 m servings 288 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 394 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth.
  2. Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown.

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I give this recipe 5 stars for health and taste. I did not have pastry flour so I used whole wheat flour. I omitted the oil and replaced that 1 for 1 with extra apple sauce, used Splenda instead...

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Way to much baking powder...I had stomach pains within 10 minutes of eating it and my husband ended up having stomach pains as well. Other than that, the flavor was just ok, they taste just like...

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I give this recipe 5 stars for health and taste. I did not have pastry flour so I used whole wheat flour. I omitted the oil and replaced that 1 for 1 with extra apple sauce, used Splenda instead...

The only waffles I make anymore! This recipe is wonderful. They're not just good for healthy food, they are really really good. Crisp exterior, creamy interior. Freeze wonderfully -- I make...

Very Yummy! I did not have the flax seed meal or wheat germ. I substituted virgin olive oil for the canola, and used 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour, and a generous 1/4 cup oatme...

These are fantastic! I used all whole wheat flour and applesauce in place of the oil. Really filling and delicious. Made the buttermilk syrup recipe from this site - perfect combo. Recipe on...

Although I've always used a favorite from an old Farm Journal cookbook, this is the best waffle recipe I've ever tried and is now my new fave! My husband started making happy sounds after 2 bite...

I was a little skeptical before making these waffles, but they turned out surprisingly light, filling, and delicious. They freeze well for a healthier alternative to Eggo’s during the week. I tr...

Light, savory, and very very easy! I didn't have the flax seed meal or wheat germ, so just increased the flour a bit to compensate. And instead of the applesauce, mashed an over-ripe pear.

This is the best! I made them exactly as noted and they turned out delicious. It's a keeper and a great way to eat healthy. Thank you!

I had neither flax seed meal or W?W pastry flour so used reg. W/W flour and used oatmeal for the flax. The mixture was extremely runny so I added extra flour and oatmeal. I still was runny but I...