It’s no secret that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. I’ve struggled on and off trying to make sure I start my morning on the right foot with a good filling and nutritious breakfast. The problem is I’m not a morning person. Stay up in to the wee hours of the night? No problem! Get up early enough to have a great breakfast? Problem. What I look for in a great breakfast is something that is quick, easy, and healthy. All too often it’s easy to either skip the meal entirely or grab something that really isn’t doing my body any good.
I got together with some girlfriends for brunch this past weekend and as we were deciding on our menu, I was asked if I had a good waffle recipe. It was then that I realized.. I don’t have ANY waffle recipes! Typically, when I make waffles I usually grab my go-to Kodiak Cakes. As awesome as my 100% Whole Wheat Pancakes are, I knew I needed to also add a good whole wheat waffle recipe to my arsenal as well. These waffles are fantastic! They are super simple to throw together, made without any refined flours or sugars, light, fluffy, and delicious! Could you ask for anything more?
100% Whole Wheat Waffles
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 c. lukewarm milk
- 1/3 c. melted coconut oil
Preheat your waffle maker.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, honey, and coconut oil. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. The batter will be a bit lumpy; that's OK.
Ladle batter in to waffle maker and cook the waffles until lightly golden brown.
I used whole wheat pastry four for an even lighter waffle that was absolutely perfect!
Adapted from King Arthur
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Wow, these look amazing! I rarely make waffles at home because I can never get them just right. I cannot wait to try this recipe, thanks!
Let me know if you try them, these came out absolutely perfect (as you can see) for me – they are so easy!
Beautiful pour shot!! :) These waffles look great! I never ate them growing up, but I bought one on a whim and now I am hooked!
Thank you so much! I’m relatively new to the ‘pour shot’ so that is a huge compliment!
So stunning – a healthy start to the day!
Thank you so much!
White flour waffles just put me into a carb coma. Not the way I want to start the day. Your WW version is PERFECT!
Carb coma.. hahaha! I love it!
Oh yum, I love waffles. And they’re perfect for a girls’ brunch!
Oh a waffle bar would totally be fun!
Since their healthy, I’ll take a double stack please :)!
Awesome! Coming right up ;)
Healthy and delicious! can’t wait to make these!
Healthy + delicious = win/win :D
These sound so delicious. I love that you made them with only whole wheat. Great way to start the day.
It’s pretty rare to find full 100% whole wheat recipes, they almost always have white flour in them – I like to prove they can be tasty with wheat flour only!
We have pancakes and waffles every Sunday. These whole wheat waffles look absolutely perfect! Gorgeous photos!
What a fun Sunday tradition. Breakfast is my favorite!
The Food Hunter
I wish I had these for breakfast today
They look so good right?!
You are just the cutest! These waffles look yummy!
Oh thanks Mandy, you are so nice!
I love that you used whole wheat flour in this recipe – looks like the perfect healthy breakfast!
Whole wheat is my jam! Anytime I can swap it in a recipe, I do just that!
I am, also, guilty of not taking the time for a healthy breakfast. Thanks for an easy AND delicious option!
It’s so hard sometimes isn’t it?!? I always make other things a priority.. when in reality I need to make eating breakfast a priority!
We make our waffles and pancakes from scratch, but I don’t use whole wheat flour. I need to give these a try…could use a little healthier breakfast!
Scratch waffles and pancakes are the best. Throw in a little whole wheat and you are set!
Another great video Yvonne! These waffles looks wonderful…I have not had waffles in ages. It’s been on my list for a while now to get a waffle maker. I can’t wait to give these a try when I do get one. Love a healthier breakfast. xo, Catherine
Oh thank you so much Catherine. Let me know when you get a waffle maker and if you decide to give these a try!
I keep seeing all of these waffle recipes around the web today and I’m like I NEED A WAFFLE MAKER! I LOVE your healthier waffle recipe, Yvonne! I need to get my hands on a waffle maker stat so I can make them!
Girl, you don’t have a waffle maker?!? You need to change that STAT! Then make these ;)
These waffles look totally scrumptious! And I love that they are whole wheat!! :)
Thanks Renee! The whole wheat is such a bonus!
Great recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Is there a substitute for coconut oil?
Certainly. You are welcome to use vegetable or canola of course! My preference is coconut – but I know that not everyone loves it as much as I do ;)