Free Starter Guide

100% Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles

Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles sit on a white background.
Recipe At-A-Glance
Meal Prep30 minutes
Save some cash and some time in the mornings by eating these healthy homemade whole wheat frozen waffles for breakfast.

Share this post:

When I was first trying to overhaul my diet to try to eat more “real” food, I stuck to my comfort zone and had no desire to explore outside of it. I had absolutely no confidence in myself to be able to pick out healthy foods, so I just stuck to the ones that I knew were healthy (or at least, I thought I knew were healthy). I ate pretty much the same thing everyday for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. And I had a steady rotation of about 5-7 dinner recipes that I didn’t really deviate from. It wasn’t the most exciting of menus, but it did the trick. I felt healthier and had more energy.

One of those foods that I was constantly eating was frozen whole grain waffles. Early on in my journey to eat better, I discovered that if you hit up health food stores, you can find healthy versions of all your processed favorites—like whole wheat frozen waffles. They were ridiculously expensive, but I happily shelled out the cash to stock up on whole grain, flaxseed freezer waffles to eat almost every morning. I’d slather on almond butter (before I realized I didn’t actually really like almond butter all that much—I thought I was “supposed” to eat it to be healthy), top it with some apple slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and call it good. It was an easy to way to incorporate something healthy into my morning routine. And while it was still food from a box, it was a healthier option (and much healthier than my previous McDonald’s breakfast habit).

Frozen Waffles sit whole on a white background.

Now I’m a little more confident in my healthy living knowledge. I know how to shop for, cook, and eat good-for-me foods. And even though I’ve long past graduated from the time when I relied heavily on healthy convenience foods, I still try to incorporate that same philosophy into my everyday diet. Part of what made those convenience foods works so well for me was…well…convenience! If it was hard or time-consuming, I probably wasn’t going to follow through. And that’s still the case today. Since I know this about myself, I work around it and work really hard to prep healthy foods for myself each week. One of my favorite healthy food preps? Homemade whole wheat frozen waffles!

Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles sit cut into triangles in a ziplock bag. A stack of waffles sits in the distance.

I like to make up a double batch of these whenever I have a spare hour. Then I let them 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. I still serve them up with nut butter (peanut butter, not almond butter) and banana or apple slices. But they’re equally as delicious under a bath of maple syrup.

These waffles are 100% whole wheat, 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!

Enjoy.

 
Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles

Whole Wheat Frozen Waffles

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

Save some cash and some time in the mornings by eating these healthy homemade whole wheat frozen waffles for breakfast.

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 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
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.

Leave a Reply

14 Responses
  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  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. 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!

  5. I really appreciate your work to this site. So thanks for it. I hope you can continue this type of hard work to this site in future also. Because this blog is really very informative and it helps me lot. I am delighted to find many useful things here, th18&#t2a7;s superb. Thanks for sharing.

Starter Guide

The free Living Wholefully Starter Guide is packed full of tips, tricks, recipes, and a 14-day meal plan to get you started on the road to vibrant health.

Meet Cassie
Meet Your Host

Hello. I’m Cassie, and I’m excited you are here!

I’m a big believer that eating a healthy diet can change your life—it did mine! At Wholefully, we want to help you you'll find find the foods that make you feel great. You'll find tons of Whole30, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian recipes to help you along your journey.

Learn More →