Blender Whole Wheat Waffles

Happy New Year! Did I just burst in on you in your pajamas? I hope so. I also hope you’ll forgive me after your first, fluffy bite of Blender Whole Wheat Waffles.

Blender Whole Wheat Waffles. A low fat, healthy waffle recipe that you can make in your blender! Easy to make in big batches and freeze for a healthy breakfast on the go.

New Year’s Day is meant for being lazy, for recovering any New Year’s Eve-induced shenanigans, and for promising ourselves that in 2016, we really will be more well behaved than we were in 2015.

Rather than smack you with a kale smoothie straightaway, I thought I’d ease us into the new year with a recipe that’s healthy but still feels appropriately indulgent for a PJs-all-day holiday weekend. These wholesome, fluffy whole wheat waffles are the ideal compromise.

Fluffy whole wheat waffles, made in a blender. This is the BEST healthy waffle recipe

Like all good waffle recipes, these whole wheat waffles are buttery without being greasy, delightfully airy on the inside, and lightly crispy on the outside. They are also naturally sweetened with maple syrup and surprisingly low fat, thanks to one of my all-time favorite healthy baking ingredients, Musselman’s Unsweetened Apple Sauce.

Unsweetened applesauce adds incredible moisture to baked goods and can often be swapped for 50% of the oil or melted butter in your favorite treats, without any noticeable effect on their taste or texture. In fact, I use the “applesauce trick” so often, I even have a section dedicated to it in my recipe index. Thanks to unsweetened applesauce, these whole wheat waffles are melt-in-your-mouth tender, without the gobs of extra butter.

Healthy whole wheat waffles made in the blender. So fluffy and kids love them too! Easy to make in big batches and freeze for busy school days

My second trick to keeping this a healthy waffle recipe is whole wheat pastry flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is finer than all purpose or regular whole wheat flour. It yields waffles so tender, I was able to make these healthy waffles 100% whole wheat, without impacting their flavor or texture in the slightest. More whole grains means a more filling, fiber-packed breakfast. The best part: even your pickiest eaters won’t suspect that these waffles are whole wheat!

Now, because waffles are most often made on weekends, and because on the weekend, I prefer max laziness and minimal dishes, I decided to see if I could make the waffle batter using my blender. It worked like a dream! I was worried the waffles would be tough, but they were remarkably airy. I loved that I could pour the batter straight from the blender into my waffle maker too—one fewer dish to wash.

Blender Whole Wheat Waffles. SO easy to make and they are healthy too!

Plus, as we saw in yesterday’s post of Your Favorite 15 Recipes of 2015, the #1 most popular recipe was Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins. Given the evidence, I suspect that you’re on board with the idea of making whole wheat waffle batter in your blender too.

How to make healthy whole wheat waffles in your blender. So easy, delicious, and there's almost no clean up!

Raise your forks. Here’s to more Blender Whole Wheat Waffles, extra healthy starts, and fewer dishes!

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Blender Whole Wheat Waffles

Light and fluffy whole wheat waffles that are made in your blender! Easy, healthy and perfect for freezing in big batches for busy school mornings.


Yield: about 4 large Belgian-style waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:


Directions:


  1. Preheat your waffle maker. If desired, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F to keep batches of waffles warm.

  2. Place the applesauce, milk, butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender. Sprinkle in the whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Blend just until combined, pausing the blender to scrape down the sides as needed.

  3. Cook the batter according to your waffle maker’s instructions. If desired, place the waffles on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Enjoy immediately, with your favorite waffle toppings.


Leftover waffles can be tightly wrapped and frozen for up to 1 month. Reheat directly from frozen in your toaster or toaster oven.


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About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…

31 comments

  1. Waffles in a blender?? Now why am I just now hearing about this? Genius. These beauties look like the PERFECT lazy-weekend breakfast!

  2. Oh these look so good! Happy New Year girl!

  3. Happy New Year! These waffles look amazing and so healthy too! Definitely a good way to start off the new year. :) Also, how awesome that you can make them in a blender!!

  4. These look so perfect😍 I’ve been cravingg waffles and these lightened up ones are perfect for the New Year! Can’t wait to give them a try this weekend.

  5. Its a good thing I love my blender because I wanna make these waffles ASAP!

  6. Healthy and delicious? Sign me up!

  7. I just made them on the date you posted this recipe and it was the most wonderful thing I have ever tried! I love this waffles, so fluffy yet so crispy and delicious. Happy 2016 and keep posting blender recipes. Now I am baking the blender banana muffins nom nom

  8. YUUUM! I’ve had a waffle iron on my wishlist since forever, and now I just keep drooling over insanely delicious looking recipes like this one and waiting for the day I get to buy one!
    Love that it’s made in a blender as well, I’m a big fan of simple yet yummy recipes. X

  9. Fantastic! How neat are these? The perfect way to kick off 2016 I think! 

  10. I made these waffles with 100% whole wheat flour and also another batch with 50/50 whole wheat and all-purpose. Both ways were great! They are super moist and you can’t beat how easy they are to make. I’m definitely putting these into regular rotation. 

    • HOORAY! I’m so happy that you liked this recipe Rachel, and I appreciate the details on the different flours you tried too. That will be so helpful for others. Thanks for trying the recipe and letting me know how it turned out for you!

  11. My 9 year old just made these for the family and they were a big hit. They smelled so good while they were cooking too! Yummy. We’ll definitely save this recipe and use it again. Thank youErin! 

  12. Could you make these ahead of time and freeze them?

    • Definitely Stephanie! We do that all the time. I like to microwave them to warm them through a little bit, then put them in the toaster to crisp up. They are delicious this way! Just be sure you cool them completely, then freeze them flat in a single layer so that they don’t turn into a waffle blob. Once they are frozen, you can put them in a ziptop bag.

  13. Very yummy! I substituted coconut oil (virgin – melted) for the butter. (Be aware that if the milk and eggs are too cold ,still, it will solidify the coconut oil. I just scraped it down in the blender and blended all the ingredients a second time.) They turned out delish! My kids kept commenting on how good it smelled in the house while I was making them. Will definitely add this recipe to my repertoire. Thanks!

  14. Has anyone tried subbing almond milk for the skim milk? Just curious if it turns out the same! 

  15. These were the perfect Saturday morning healthy breakfast! I made a few substitutions and they worked very well: I subbed coconut oil for butter, coconut milk for milk, and a gluten-free flour blend for the ww flour. I needed to add an extra 1/2 c of liquid because of the gf flour… but these were a hit! Thanks for a keeper recipe.

  16. Can you make them in a standard waffle iron vs Belgian?

  17. I made these for me and my girls this morning using one cup whole wheat flour and one cup quick oats. They all like them, and I’m glad you have so many recipes that are DASH diet approved and still taste good. 

    Rating: 4
    • I’m happy to hear the waffles were enjoyed by everyone, Kelly! Thank you so much for taking the time to report back.

  18. This recipe has become a family staple! Thank you!

    Rating: 5

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