These easy, one-bowl whole wheat waffles are the perfect, healthy, make-ahead breakfast (plus they feel like a treat)! 21 Day Fix counts and Weight Watchers points included!
Hey guys! How's it going? Can I just say that I took my office (read: laptop) to the beach today and have the best office view ever?? I'm trying to get in all of these glorious Cape Cod beach views while I still can before we move this summer. ♥
Anyway... let's talk waffles! I freaking love waffles and would take them over pancakes any day of the week. There's something about their crispy, chewy fantasticness that just makes my heart so happy. I tested these a few different ways, and this was our fave, perfectly light and crispy and ready to be topped with all of your favorite things!
My favorite thing about waffles (logistically speaking) is that they're super freezer friendly so they're perfect for making ahead for meal prep or for a special brunch or breakfast. It's so awesome when you have the big thing done and out of the way! Be sure to check out the Q&A for my reheating tips 🙂
Btw, we made them ahead for our Easter breakfast this year (along with my Sausage Breakfast Casserole) and it was so nice to have them ready to go! Mother's Day is also around the corner, my friends, and these lovely waffles would be a beautiful centerpiece to a Mother's Day brunch.
Ok, let's do some Q&A and then I'll show you how to make 'em!
What waffle maker to buy?
There are a ton of great waffle makers out there, but I do have a recommendation, especially for my 21 Day Fix people (but honestly this is just a great waffle iron). This 2-Slice Hamiltion Beach Waffle Maker (affiliate link) is the perfect size for the amount of batter used in this (and most 21 Day Fix) waffle recipe.
I also love that it makes 2 at a time (I think there's also an option in this link to choose one that makes 4) and that they're the perfect size to fit into a toaster for reheating!
Will whole wheat waffle batter keep in the fridge?
Yep! It'll technically be fine for up to four days, but it's best when made only a night or two before cooking.
How to reheat waffles:
Whether your waffles have been refrigerated or frozen, they can be reheated in the same ways.
- In the toaster
- In the oven - at 350° directly on the oven rack for 5-7 minutes.
- In the air fryer - at 320º for around 5 minutes.
How to make crispy waffles:
Ok, if you're into crispy waffles like me, but have trouble making them happen at home, I've got some great tricks for making crispy waffles!
- Be sure you're cooking your waffles long enough. They should be crispy when you pull them out of the waffle iron, if not, let them keep cooking until they are.
- When you pull them off of the iron, don't put them on a plate! Either put them on a rack to let them cool for just a minute or two if you're going to eat right away, or do what I do and put them in a 200º oven (directly on the rack) while you're cooking the remaining waffles and they'll stay perfectly warm and crispy for you!
- If you have leftovers of your waffles in the oven that you want to put in a freezer bag and put in the freezer or refrigerator, I like to open up my oven and pull the rack out and just let them hang out there until they've cooled a bit before putting them away.
Are these one-bowl whole wheat waffles healthy?
Yes! They're full of whole grains and a few other wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about. They're 21 Day Fix approved and Weight Watchers friendly, too!
Sauce and syrup ideas to go with these healthy whole wheat waffles:
You guys. I have so many crazy-delicious ideas!!
- the chocolate sauce from this banana split pudding recipe is amazing on these with some fresh berries!
- the blueberry compote from this blueberry-pistachio overnight oats recipe
- the coconut syrup from this Hawaiian Pancake recipe
- pumpkin spice syrup
- Instant Pot Apple Butter
- Instant Pot Apple-Cranberry Sauce
- this caramel dip from Confessions of a Fit Foodie would be incredible drizzled over a waffle topped with apples!
- this yum pumpkin frosting from Confessions of a Fit Foodie
How to make Whole Wheat Waffles:
In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, vanilla, greek yogurt and maple syrup...
Next add the almond milk, baking powder and salt, whisking everything together. While whisking drizzle in the melted butter.
Add the flour, whisking just until combined. Cook in your waffle iron until light brown and crispy. 🙂
If you guys give this 21 Day Fix Whole Wheat Waffle recipe a try, please let me know what you think!! You can leave a comment below or tag me on Insta @thefoodieandthefix. Or if you’re in my private Facebook group, I’d love to see a photo of your creation in there! I hope you enjoy ♥
Don’t forget to save this easy One-Bowl Whole Wheat Waffles recipe to Pinterest! ⇓
- 2 eggs
- ½ Tbs pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbs pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tbs plain Greek yogurt (2%)
- 1 ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla)
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 Tbs butter, melted
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or regular whole wheat flour)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first seven ingredients (through salt). Slowly pour the melted butter into the bowl while whisking continuously. Once the butter is fully combined into the mixture, whisk in the flour, until just combined (taking care not to over mix).
- Cook in a waffle maker according to your waffle maker’s instructions until light brown and crispy. I like to put the finished waffles in a 200° oven while I'm cooking the rest of them to keep them warm and crispy! As each waffle maker will hold a different amount of batter, you may need to do a little math here (if you have any questions feel free to contact me!), ½ cup of batter is one serving. (btw, the waffle maker that I linked to below is the perfect size because each well holds ½ cup of batter AND it’s the perfect size to fit into a toaster!)
21 Day Fix Container Counts per Serving: 1 Yellow, 1 Tsp
Weight Watchers Smart Points Link:
One-Bowl Whole Wheat Waffles
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: ½ cup batter
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 6g