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Whole Wheat Waffles (Made Into Freezer Waffles!)

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Meal Prep30 minutes
Make a filling, convenient, and tasty breakfast with 100% whole wheat waffles. They freeze beautifully for easy mornings!

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We love a good frozen waffle—they are so quick and easy on busy weekday mornings! But have you looked at the price tag on a box of “healthier” freezer waffles? Yikes! Rather than shelling out the cash to stock up on whole grain, flaxseed freezer waffles, why not make our own freezer whole wheat waffles?

 

Frozen Waffles sit whole on a white background.

What do I need to make whole wheat waffles?

The ingredients list on this waffle recipe is super simple. If you regularly make waffles, pancakes, or any baked goods, you’ll have what you need:

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Melted butter
  • Honey

Any unsweetened milk you have on hand will work here—cow’s milk is our go-to, but almond milk or oatmilk work equally well!

How do you make these homemade waffles?

To make homemade whole wheat waffles:

  1. Preheat a waffle maker.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, and then pour the wet into the dry. 
  4. Allow the batter to rest for ten minutes. Cook waffles according to the waffle maker’s instructions until golden brown and crisp. 

Serve them fresh off the waffle iron, or allow them to cool and freeze them for later (more on that in a sec!)

Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles sit cut into triangles in a ziplock bag. A stack of waffles sits in the distance.Are whole wheat waffles any good?

These are 100% whole wheat waffles, but somehow they come out fluffy and chewy on the inside, and crisp and toasty on the outside. Every time I serve these up, my husband says, “These aren’t whole wheat are they?” because even he can’t tell the difference between these and white flour waffles. Of course, we like to stash them in the freezer, but they are equally delicious right out of the waffle iron. Your family will love them!

How do I make these into freezer waffles?

I like to make up a double batch of these whenever I have a spare hour for meal prep, or when we’re making them for dinner. Then I let the leftovers cool completely, split them into toaster-size pieces and freeze them in gallon-size freezer bags. When I’m ready to eat them, I just pop them directly from the freezer into the toaster, and they come out warm and delicious.

What’s the best way to top these waffles?

For a filling weekday breakfast, we like to serve them up with nut butter, banana or apple slices, and a dash of cinnamon. Or, we top them with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some apple butter. But they’re equally as delicious under a bath of pure maple syrup—can’t go wrong with a classic!

 

Enjoy.

 

Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles

Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles

Yield: 8 medium-sized waffles
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make a filling, convenient, and tasty breakfast with 100% whole wheat waffles. They freeze beautifully for easy mornings!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat a waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter and honey. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and whisk until just combined.
  3. Let batter rest for 10 minutes, then cook by pouring 1/2-1 cup of batter (depending on the size of your waffle iron) onto a greased waffle iron and cooking until brown and crisp.
  4. To freeze, let waffles cool completely. Break or cut into toaster-sized pieces, then freeze in gallon-sized zip-top bags.
  5. To cook from frozen, place frozen waffles in toaster and toast until crisp and warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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  2. Thats just such a nice idea period! whether you do them whole wheat or not! I’m totally “borrowing” this idea for my family since we love blueberry waffles but often do a breakfast for dinner night with them cuz it takes awhile and we like to have time to really appreciate them!

  3. I do this with waffles (and pancakes) too! It’s always so handy to pop some in the toaster on those mornings when you don’t have time to make breakfast from scratch. Thank you for sharing, these look deliciously fluffy and filling!

  4. I still like my gf flax frozen waffles because they are convenient! I’ll definitely pin this recipe and try to whip up a batch of these to have on hand though!

  5. Rashada

    What waffle iron do you have? My kids go through tons of store bought waffles and I would love to make them instead. However, I don’t know 1. What waffle iron to get and 2. If I would actually use it enough to make it worth buying and storing another kitchen appliance.
    Thoughts?

    1. Cassie

      I actually loathe my waffle iron. These waffles were made with my parents’ waffle iron (this one). It works pretty well consider it was less than $30! With appliances like that, I store them in my basement and pull them out only when I need them.

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