Introduce some beneficial whole wheat to your morning breakfast and learn how to make whole wheat waffles the whole family will enjoy. Pair homemade whole wheat waffles with a fruit based topping or pure maple syrup, add a lean meat, and you'll have a wholesome meal to get your day started right.
To make whole wheat waffles, you need:
- 1 1/2 cups traditional whole wheat flour, or white wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk
- 1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
Steps to make whole wheat waffles:
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg, if desired.
- Whisk together the egg, milk, and butter or oil in a separate bowl. Be sure to thoroughly mix all of the wet ingredients before adding them to the dry ingredients.
- Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Stir the batter just until it is combined.
- Heat up your waffle maker according its instructions. Grease the waffle maker with cooking spray. The amount of batter you drop on your preheated waffle maker depends on its size, but generally, keeping the batter within an inch of its edge should keep it from overflowing.
Cook the waffles until the indicator lights up or turns off (according to your waffle maker). Usually, once the waffle maker stops steaming, the waffle is done cooking. Check to see it's to the desired level of browning, remove the whole wheat waffles as they cook and keep them warm briefly on a wire rack set in a warm oven. It's best to eat whole wheat waffles promptly, otherwise, they get soggy.