Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles on a white plate with berries.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles are a healthy breakfast and brunch treat you can whip up in no time. They take just a few simple ingredients you can find at any grocery store.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Traditional
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265kcal
Author Nora


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 1/3 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Mix the dry ingredients: Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a bowl. Stir very well until mixed.
  • Mix the wet ingredients: In a large measuring jug, whisk together the egg YOLKS, buttermilk, oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Beat the egg whites: Beat the egg WHITES in a clean bowl with electric beaters until stiff peaks form.
  • Make the batter: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Add the beaten egg whites and carefully fold in just until incorporated. Do NOT overmix, or the waffles will be dense.
  • Bake waffles: Preheat your waffle iron on medium-high. Lightly grease and bake waffles according to your manufacturer's instructions. I use about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle, and I scoop it with a cookie scoop to make less of a mess.
  • Serve the waffles hot right out of the waffle iron - that's when they're the crispiest!


To freeze: Place the waffles in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Freeze for about an hour or until firm. Pack into freezer bags and label with the name and the date.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.6mg