How to make homemade whole wheat waffles •

Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe

Written by Becky

When an old friend asked me for my Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe I thought I’d share them with all of you as well. We all have at least a few recipes that we make time and time again and I’m glad to make some of mine your new favorites!  If you ever see a recipe I’m making on Instagram stories or other social channels, please feel free to request it and I’ll either send it to you directly or post it up here on the blog.

This past weekend I attended a Everything Food Blogging Conference and to be quite honest, it was like a swift kick in the behind!  So many thing I knew I should be doing but am not or things I had no idea about.  The list of updates for this old blog, and things to add to my routine of blogging is endless but I have to start somewhere.  So, today I’m starting somewhere… Josh helped me to make a video of one of my classic recipes, Homemade Whole Wheat Waffles. We love these waffles so much because they are perfectly cripsy yet chewy and slightly sweet.  They are in my mind the perfect waffle! Simply put these are the waffles I make for my family (we don’t only eat eggs and oatmeal!). If you want to change this classic waffle recipe up little bit, add some toasted pecans, or a teaspoon of malt powder but I promise they are just so good on their own with berries and maple syrup.

Favorite whole wheat waffle recipe

About the Recipe

•  I use whole wheat pastry flour for these waffles.  While you could go with all purpose flour, for a whole wheat waffle I only recommend whole wheat pastry. The regular whole wheat does not work well in this recipe.  I use whole wheat pastry flour for all baked goods in my kitchen and it can be subbed 1:1 for all purpose flour without any changes to the recipe.

• It seems like quite a bit of oil in the recipe but that is what gives them a crispy yet chewy texture so I wouldn’t change that.  I most commonly use organic canola oil for these but avocado oil or walnut oil can also be used.

• Make sure your waffle iron is pipping hot before you add the batter and brush the iron with butter or oil in between additions of batter.

• To keep waffles hot as you’re making them all, turn on your oven to 175 degrees and set a wire rack on the middle shelf.  Set waffles on the rack to keep warm.

Here are some products I use time and time again when I make waffles:

Wire Rack

Classic Cooking Brush for oil

If you like this classic recipe, you may also enjoy my Classic Chocolate Pudding, Whole Wheat Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe, and Classic Carrot Cake Recipe.

Simple Whole Wheat Waffles served with fresh berries and pure maple syrup

Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe

This Classic Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe produces perfectly crispy and chewy waffles!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 12 waffles


  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup oil*
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and whisk well to combine.
  • Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to spoon out batter onto a square waffle iron. Cook until medium crisp then keep hot in a warm oven on a wire rack.
  • Serve hot with berries and maple syrup.


Canola, walnut or avocado oil may all be used for this recipe. You may also want to double this recipe for a larger family or you may freeze the extras then pop them into the toaster for a quick weekday breakfast.

Make these homemade whole wheat waffles this weekend


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