Whole Wheat and Blueberry Waffles

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

We’ve been making these whole wheat blueberry waffles about twice a week for the past few months. We’re a little obsessed with our new waffle maker I guess.

This recipe is everything you want in a waffle; crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s modified from the waffle recipe we found on allrecipes.com. We made the waffles healthy by substituting with whole wheat flour, sea salt, olive oil, honey and of course we added some blueberries. With all these “healthifications” (you’ll know by now I make up words when it seems appropriate), you’ll feel great about serving them to your family.

These waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit. Remember this recipe when you’re deciding what to make for breakfast on Father’s Day!

Ingredients for Whole Wheat Waffles:

2 large eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine sea salt or table salt
1 3/4 cups milk (any kind, we use 1%)
1/2 cup olive oil (we use extra light olive oil), canola oil also works well
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup fresh blueberries (or 1 cup frozen with 1 tsp whole wheat flour)

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

What you’ll need:

A Waffle maker. We happen to love ours so we recommend it πŸ™‚

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

How to Make Whole Wheat Honey Waffles:

1. Preheat your waffle maker to medium heat. In a large bowl beat 2 eggs on high speed until frothy and bubbly (1 min)

2. Place your sifter over your beaten eggs and sift in your 2 cups flour, 4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Add the bran that’s left behind in your sifter; this is the oober healthy part of these waffles.

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

3. Pour in 1 3/4 cups milk, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 Tbsp honey. Whisk the mixture together until smooth.

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

4. In a small bowl, Mix together 1 cup blueberries with 1 tsp whole wheat flour. The flour coating will keep the blueberries from getting juicy.Β Use a spatula to fold in the frozen blueberries. Try not to over-mix or you’ll start getting blue streaks in your batter.

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

5. Pour your batter into your preheated waffle almost to the edges (you’ll know if you poured too much if you get batter that leaks out of the sides (put a paper towel underneath just in case). Serve waffles right away or let them rest on a wire rack. Don’t stack them while they are warm or they will become squishy and no one likes squishy waffles.

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit..

Whole Wheat Blueberry Waffles-18These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

These whole wheat and blueberry waffles are really really good! We love them with real maple syrup and raspberry sauce and pile on all kinds of fresh fruit.

See that strange hole on the edge of the waffle? That’s how you know they are homemade. What do you love on your waffles?

Whole Wheat and Blueberry Waffles

4.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt or table salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk any kind, we use 1%
  • 1/2 cup olive oil we use extra light olive oil, canola oil also works well
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or 1 cup frozen with 1 tsp whole wheat flour

What you'll need:

  • A Waffle maker

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl beat 2 eggs on high speed until frothy and bubbly (30 sec)
  2. Place your sifter over your beaten eggs and sift in your 2 cups flour, 4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Add the bran that's left behind in your sifter.
  3. Pour in 1 3/4 cups milk, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 Tbsp honey. Whisk the mixture together until smooth.
  4. In a small bowl, Mix together 1 cup blueberries with 1 tsp whole wheat flour. Use a spatula to fold in the frozen blueberries.
  5. Pour your batter into your preheated waffle almost to the edges. Serve waffles right away or let them rest on a wire rack. Don't stack them while they are warm or they will become squishy.

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  • Liana Ilyuk
    November 26, 2018

    I typically do half and half on white flour vs whole wheat and they taste exactly like all white flour waffles. Also love the use of honey instead of sugar! We enjoy our waffles a tad bit sweeter so I do add just a tad more of honey. Amazing recipe for waffles, 11/10 recommend to anyone! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Chandra
    August 16, 2018

    Hi,
    I halved the recipe and got 7 mini waffles. They were very delicious. My 3 1/2 year old son liked it too.
    Thanks.
    Chandra Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2018

      You’re so welcome Chandra! That is the best when kids love what we moms make. Reply

  • Raya D
    August 9, 2018

    Hi Natasha.
    These waffles look delicious. I want to make them. Also the link you included for waffle maker when i click on it some anti snoring solution pops up instead. Lol.. Is it just my phone? Reply

  • Erin
    July 13, 2018

    These are amazing! They are nice and firm and will re-heat beautifully in the toaster! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2018

      Hi Erin, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Emmily
    January 22, 2018

    im not sure if this was asked before, but is it possible to make the batter night before? would i add the baking powder night before also or in the morning before im ready to make them? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2018

      Hi Emmily, I honestly haven’t tried refrigerating the batter overnight so I can’t say if they would still rise as well. If you experiment with it, let me know πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Ira
    January 8, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Happy New Year!
    I just made this waffles again (we’ve been using this recipe for several years now) and it’s literally the best recipe ever! I usually just use all white flour and, depending on my kiddos, I omit the blue berries. Still turns out perfect every time!! I also substitute a couple table spoons of cornstarch for flour and the waffles stay crispy longer….oh one more thing, I didn’t have any oil so I substituted for unsalted butter (3/4 cup melted butter for 1/2 cup oil). This changed the texture but they were so good!
    Another amazing recipe! Thank you so much!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 8, 2018

      Hello Ira! Happy New Year to you! I’m so glad to hear how much you and your family enjoy the recipe. Thanks for following and sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • June 19, 2017

    Superb post.Ne’er knew this, thank youu forr letting me know. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 19, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful! Reply

  • Mary
    March 19, 2017

    What is the nutrition information on these waffles? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 20, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out https://www.verywell.com – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you! Reply

  • Becky
    March 6, 2017

    Has anyone tried subbing the olive oil for coconut oil with success? Reply

  • December 25, 2016

    Do you have more waffle recipies? I got a new waffle iron for Christmas and wanted to make some waffles. Merry Christmas! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2016

      These are the only one so far. We have plenty of pancakes recipes but only one waffles. I guess this means we should post more this new year! πŸ˜‰ Reply

  • October 20, 2016

    Made these waffles and loved them! Added about a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and they were perfect. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 20, 2016

      I love that healthy add-in! Thank you for sharing that with us πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Amy
    June 12, 2016

    These are great! By adding a bit of Agave my kids eat them without syrup or butter. Made a double batch today to have in the freezer. This has been a wonderful addition to my efforts to get my kids off processed foods. They are reading ingredients now and love making healthy options to freeze for easy food options later. Thank You!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2016

      That’s awesome that you’re teaching your kids healthy habits early on! I’m so glad you and your kids enjoyed this recipe πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Nellyn
    August 4, 2015

    Will this recipe work as well.if I don’t have a Blender ? Can the egg whites be hand whisked , but might not be able to achieve the same frothy level , will it affect the end texture of the waffle ? The rest of the batter mix can just be stir n mix broth hand ?

    Thanks, Nellyn Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 4, 2015

      You can still achieve the same frothy level if whisking by hand but it may take 2-3 minutes. It will still be fine πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Anne
    May 30, 2015

    These were great! It seemed like quite a bit of oil (counting calories), so I subbed half the oil for plain applesauce and did not miss the extra oil! Saving this recipe to make again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 30, 2015

      I’ll have to try that healthy substitution! thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Vita
    April 2, 2015

    Do you think this batter will work for pancakes instead of making it into waffles? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2015

      Vita, I haven’t tried it but sounds like a good idea. Let me know how it goes :). Reply

  • Antonia
    March 30, 2015

    The waffles are delicious! I always find the perfect recipe on your website. Thank you! I served the waffles with mascarpone on top and maple syrup, we loved them! Thank you so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2015

      That combination sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Benjamin
    January 31, 2015

    I have a big bag of organic wheat berries for sprouting that i’ll never get through, so I ground 2 cups worth of flour in my tiny spice grinder with the intent to make waffles. Yours was the first recipe I found and damn are they exquisite. Thanks very much for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2015

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for sharing your tip about the wheat berries! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Inna
    January 11, 2015

    Can i use regural all purpose flour??? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 11, 2015

      Yes, absolutely Inna :). They will turn out even softer. Reply

  • DeeDee
    October 15, 2014

    I make these all the time and love them.! Do you have the nutrition chart? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 15, 2014

      I don’t have one done for this recipe, but a great source for nutritional values is caloriecount.com. You can copy and paste a full list of ingredients and get the results quickly. I hope that helps πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Ans
    July 27, 2014

    Never made waffles ever before, but good at following instructions so I followed your recipe and voila! Perfect waffles. It goes a long way that they’re healthy too. My wife and mom loved them too! I made them the second time b/c everyone loved them and this time around I only used the egg white. Still delicious, didn’t even notice any difference. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2014

      That’s awesome, I’m glad you like the recipe :). Good to know that it worked just with the egg white. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2014

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed the waffles so much! It’s great to know that just egg white works well; making them even healthier! Thanks so much for sharing that πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Pranks
    May 21, 2014

    Looks tempting. Cant wait to have this.. But unfortunately I cant eat eggs :-(. Is there a substitute? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2014

      I just haven’t tried it with anything else. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. You might try using ground flax seeds with a little water until it gets a jelly consistency and then add that or chia seeds in water until it’s jell-like, but without testing it, I can’t really say how different it will be or how much of it you would need. Reply

  • Olga
    May 1, 2014

    Other than the health factor, is there going to be a great difference if i use reg flour vs whole wheat… I dont have any on hand. I will go out and buy it if the waffles wont be as fluffy or wont rise the way theyre supposed to. I dont want to lose out on them being delicious… im making them for a few guests and have only one chance for the batter. Kinda hard on myself hu? hehe. Thanks!!!
    ps, i pinned a bunch of your recipes to my “foods to try” pintrest page- cant wait to try them all! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2014

      You can absolutely use regular all-purpose flour. We do that sometimes and they do turn out a little bit softer. I hope you love them! πŸ™‚ P.S. Thank you so much for pinning my recipes. I hope you LOVE every one you try! Reply

  • ira
    April 19, 2014

    You did it again! AMAZING recipe! just made these. best waffles ever… didn’t use wheat flour, used canadian flour (that’s all we had) and they were perfect!!!!

    ps. we have the same waffles iron. Love it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 19, 2014

      I bet they were amazing with Canadian flour. That always seems to make baked goods softer πŸ™‚ Reply

  • irina
    March 31, 2014

    So me and my husband finally purchased a waffle maker and tried making this recipe an it came out delicious but ee eliminated honey and used regular flour an tbey still turned oit perfect so thank you for the recipe its definately a keeper one. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 31, 2014

      Thank you for the great review Irina. I change ingredients from time to time as well and they still come out delicious :). Reply

  • L
    March 19, 2014

    Hi Natasha!

    I’m a HUGE fan of your recipe I make it once a week religiously :).

    The problem is I only make them for myself and this recipe is way too much for me to finish before I have to throw out the batter 2 days later. I’ve tried twice to cut the recipe in half. The first time they came out ok (not as good as when I do the recipe as it is) but they were good just the batter wasn’t as liquid-y and the waffles weren’t as fluffy or soft. The second time I tried to cut it in half it was a mess. The batter was completely gooey and pastey so I had to throw the whole thing out. Is there a specific way to cut this in half or even smaller so I could enjoy them without throwing away so much batter?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 19, 2014

      I haven’t tried cutting it in half yet, but have you tried making all of them and freezing them? We stack them after they are cooled to room temp and then wrap in plastic wrap. To re-heat, you put them in our little toaster oven and it’s the quickest breakfast and they’re still so so good! Way better than store-bought frozen waffles! πŸ™‚ I hope that helps. Reply

  • Jennifer
    February 19, 2014

    These waffles look amazing! I will definitely be making them this weekend. πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 20, 2014

      I hope you love them!! Reply

      • Jennifer
        February 23, 2014

        I did! I have to say that I am loving your blog recipes. My mom’s side of the family is Ukrainian Canadian and so many of your recipes bring back memories of family gatherings when I was a kid. Your crepes also remind me of the crepes I had in Ukraine several years ago, except the ones I ate there had lemon flavoured cottage cheese. I can’t wait to try out your Blini. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 23, 2014

          Oooh my goodness lemon flavored cottage cheese. Yum!! Reply

  • LovesKitchen143
    September 23, 2013

    Great recipe! The waffles came out delicious! Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 23, 2013

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you like them πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Michelle
    September 2, 2013

    Thanks for the recipe it sounds great. Is there anyway I can add Flaxseed to the batter to make it more healthier? How do you think it will taste?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 2, 2013

      We grind up the flaxseed and add it to the batter pretty often. We add 1 Tbsp ground flax seed. You can’t taste it in there at all. Reply

  • Erika
    August 18, 2013

    I have recently began to make products from scratch. This is a great choice for even less experienced cooks. I too have a waffle maker, and my waffles came out golden brown and yummy! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2013

      Woohoo! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. We make these ALL the time! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Judy
    August 12, 2013

    These were very good. I make ww blueberry pancakes often but had not tried waffles. I didn’t change a thing and we very much enjoyed them. I will freeze most as it is only my husband & I eating so there were several leftover. My only issue is that the blueberries scorched on the grids making clean up a bit of a chore. (The waffles did not scorch.) My griddles don’t detatch. :(. Anyway thank you for the recipe. It’s a keeper!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 12, 2013

      Is your’s a non-stick waffle maker? My waffle maker is pretty new so nothing sticks to it. If you are having that issue, I’d just omit the blueberries and top the finished waffles with some fresh blueberries πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Luba
    July 8, 2013

    Natasha, I can substitute regular flour for the Wheat? They’ll turn out ok? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2013

      Yes! All purpose flour works great for this recipe. Reply

  • nadya
    July 5, 2013

    Do you think it will be ok if I make batter night before and just bake the waffles in the a.m.?
    Thanks and I love ALL your recipes!:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      Yes, we’ve done it before and it works well πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Angelina
    June 20, 2013

    Easy to make and taste delicious! I only added 1/3 cup of oil and used unbleached King Arthur’s flour and they were awesome! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2013

      Thank you for the good report Angelina, it’s good to know that less oil can be used :). Reply

  • Lena
    June 19, 2013

    These are amazing!!!! What a great idea to use olive oil and honey!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Nataliya
    June 17, 2013

    We have the same waffle maker, and love it too. Defiantly gonna try your recipe for waffles, I love using whole wheat flour! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2013

      I know you’ll love these!! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • D
    June 15, 2013

    Gotta try these! Need to dust off my waffle maker for such an occasion! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 15, 2013

      Definitely dust it off and polish it up πŸ™‚ Reply

  • June 15, 2013

    These waffles look soooo good! And they’re making me want a round waffle maker right….about…NOW. I have one that makes rectangular waffles but I just loveeeee how yours look. I must try the recipe too. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 15, 2013

      Thank you Tia, we make them at least few times a week :). Reply

  • June 14, 2013

    Natasha, this looks like an absolutely beautiful breakfast. By the way, on a different subject completely, are you using Thesis theme for your blog? I am thinking of switching to Thesis and was curious what my favorite blogs are using. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2013

      I am using Thesis!! Have you checked out the resources page at the top? I share all the things I use πŸ™‚ Make sure if you sign up for Thesis that you sign up for the Thesis affiliate program, then you’ll get a referral % every time someone signs up for thesis through your site. It’s a nice little perk. But, yes, I’m very happy with Thesis so far.  Reply

      • June 15, 2013

        I will use that link, definitely! I am thinking of buying the basic package, which should have all the features, correct? I think more expensive packages (Pro) just have lifetime upgrades. I will be installing it and customizing it all by myself: hopefully it will be easy enough! πŸ™‚ Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 15, 2013

          I beleive we purchased Thesis basic πŸ™‚ Reply

  • June 14, 2013

    These look really good and healthy.
    My favorite way to eat waffles is with sliced bananas, whipped cream, and syrup. They taste amazing this way. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2013

      Oh goodness that sounds amazing! Reply

  • Svetlana
    June 13, 2013

    Grace would love these Reply

  • Nella
    June 12, 2013

    We love our waffle maker too πŸ˜‰ Have you tried freezing the waffles…I make a big batch and put on baking sheets in freezer until almost frozen and then in bag. We heat later in toaster. My kids used to eat store waffles on busy mornings but these are way better πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2013

      Oh yeah! We always freeze half of them since there are only three of us πŸ™‚ I agree these are WAY better than store-bought! Reply

  • JOANN
    June 12, 2013

    WHAT NATCHIONALITY ARE YOU?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2013

      I am Ukrainian πŸ™‚ Reply

  • JOANN
    June 12, 2013

    nATASHA, U SAY…….U HAVE A COK BOOK COVERER WITH WHAT Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2013

      Thanks Joann, that’s so sweet of you to say πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Great maple syrup pour shot! Those waffles look so good. Now I need to go borrow my moms waffle maker.

    This may be a silly question but does the extra light olive oil taste have a lighter taste (less olive-y..now I’m the one making up words..oh well, it’s appropriate. πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2013

      I couldn’t tell the difference :). Reply

  • elen
    June 12, 2013

    Mmm.. looks so gud! Just in time for breakfast. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2013

      Thank you Elen, best of all, they take no time at all to make :). Reply

  • They look so good! My family loves waffles. Perfect summer breakfast. πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2013

      Thank you Inessa, what kind does your family makes? Reply

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