The Best Whole Wheat Waffles Ever

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A better-for-you whole wheat waffle that is crisp, light and airy, and it’s also almost as easy to make as using a mix.

Completed whole wheat waffle recipe served on a plate with fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar.

What’s fun about this waffle recipe is the way the batter changes when you add the apple cider vinegar.

Vinegar is an acid and when combined with the baking powder and soda in the batter you get a chemical reaction and your batter begins to foam which makes the waffles light and airy.

Photo collage of dry ingredients in a bowl for whole wheat waffle recipe. Wet ingredients in separate bowls in the background for healthy waffles.

This recipe comes from a fun cookbook, Eat Fresh: Quick and Easy Meals from Chef Tom Woodbury. Many of you may know Chef Tom from his segments on ABC 4 in Salt Lake City, or you may have seen him on ShopNBC. I met Tom a few years ago when we had the pleasure of judging the Utah’s Own Funeral Potato contest. His goal when writing the cookbook was

to teach you, the viewer, how to make delicious, fresh and easy meals, with a hearty dose of fun, technique, and a little science.

I’ve always been intrigued with the science of cooking as well.

A Plate of Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles with berries

Mixing in a little bit of cornstarch with the flour gives the waffles a great crunch, so you get the best of both worlds, light and airy on the inside and crisp on the outside.

Although I think my Light and Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffle recipe is the best, Chef Tom’s recipe is easier than mine, so maybe that does make it the best ever.

Whole wheat waffle recipe finished and plated with fruit and syrup.

Toppings for Whole Wheat Waffles

Waffles are like a blank canvas. You can get as creative as you want in the toppings department. Here are some traditional toppings for waffles:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup

 

Syrup being poured onto a stack of whole wheat waffles in quarters on a plate ready to eat.

How to Freeze and Reheat Whole Wheat Waffles

These Whole Wheat Waffles freeze and reheat well. Make sure the waffles are completely cool before freezing. Freeze the waffles flat on a baking sheet and then transfer to a freezer Ziploc bag when frozen. Waffles will keep in the freezer for about 3 months. 

You can reheat the waffles in a toaster or toaster oven, but because of their crispiness, you can also reheat these whole wheat waffles in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It’s a great way to have delicious waffles on a busy morning. 

A Plate of Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles with berries
Yield: 4 (8-inch) waffles

The Best Whole-Wheat Waffles Ever

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add milk, egg, oil and vanilla, and mix well to combine. Add enough liquid so that batter makes a small mound or ribbon temporarily before returning to level.
  4. Right before pouring batter onto waffle iron, add vinegar and mix quickly. Make waffles as per the instructions for your specific waffle maker.
  5. Place on a cooling rack immediately after removing from waffle iron.

Notes

Source: Eat Fresh: Quick and Easy Meals, by Tom Woodbury

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A Plate of Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles with berries
Yield: 4 (8-inch) waffles

The Best Whole-Wheat Waffles Ever

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add milk, egg, oil and vanilla, and mix well to combine. Add enough liquid so that batter makes a small mound or ribbon temporarily before returning to level.
  4. Right before pouring batter onto waffle iron, add vinegar and mix quickly. Make waffles as per the instructions for your specific waffle maker.
  5. Place on a cooling rack immediately after removing from waffle iron.

Notes

Source: Eat Fresh: Quick and Easy Meals, by Tom Woodbury

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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Whole Wheat Yeast Waffles, Barbara Bakes
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Yeast Waffles, Barbara Bakes
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