Healthy, Delicious Pro Whole-Wheat Waffles at Home


  • Milk – 1 3/4 cup
  • Eggs – x2
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Melted butter – 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Whole-wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups

Cooking instructions

The “professional” part of the preparation of this waffle recipe resides in the waffle maker you use, with all the ones available at fitting the bill perfectly. You won’t have to settle for pancakes baked in a frying pan and you’ll get to enjoy professional-looking waffles which are golden crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, oh so tasty and very healthy as well. So here’s how you prepare them:

Depending on how long your waffle iron takes to heat up, you can preheat it at this stage, prior to mixing all your ingredients. Otherwise, making use of a large bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, honey, oil (from the melted butter), baking soda and cinnamon, just until everything is combined well.

Next, add in the baking powder, flour, and salt, whisking together until there are no more lumps.

Next, drizzle your heated waffle iron with some butter (just a little bit) and ladle the batter onto the iron, pouring it in from the centre and letting it flow outwards. Do this slowly in order to avoid ladling too much of it at once and subsequently making waffles that are a bit too thick for the flavour to really come out in this particular recipe.

Different waffle makers come with different cooking instructions for some of the specific features, especially with regards to the cooking time. However, often you’ll find that the manufacturer’s instructions are really just guidelines, so if I say that these waffles will cook in about 3-4 minutes, the ideal cooking time with your waffle maker may perhaps differ slightly. It’s likely to be a little longer I suppose, but I don’t think any waffle maker will cook these ingredients in less than 3 minutes.

The waffles which you’re done cooking should be kept warm until you’ve finished cooking all the batter, after which time they’re ready to enjoy!

Serving suggestion

Although these waffles have a great taste straight off the waffle iron and without any toppings, to maximise the taste, serve with warmed up, pure maple syrup along with fruit typically enjoyed at breakfast time. You could very well use honey again instead of the maple syrup, but adding maple syrup instead of the same brand and grade of honey you used as part of the primary ingredients list gives the waffles a rather heavenly “layered” taste of sweetness.

Honey proper is suggested as the sweetening agent in the main recipe to maintain the healthy aspect of this recipe, otherwise processed white sugar would be a bit too much (you’d perhaps have to use much less in any case).

As far as the milk goes, you can really use any kind, even skim milk will do, but full-cream milk tends to yield the best taste, in my opinion.