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We love to serve these on Waffle Wednesdays for dinner or for large group gatherings. These are high in fiber and flavor with whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, and wheat germ, and are quite delicious and filling. Serve with homemade blueberry syrup, butter syrup, yogurt, peanut butter and honey, or fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Make a huge batch with a mixer and freeze the uneaten waffles for easy weeknight meals or quick and hearty breakfast warmed and crisped in the toaster.

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
55 mins
1 hr 5 mins
24 servings


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Spray a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • Beat eggs, water, canola oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a large bowl thoroughly combined. Whisk whole wheat pastry flour, dry milk powder, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a separate large bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients 1 cup at a time to make a smooth batter.

  • Ladle 1/2 cup batter, or amount recommended by manufacturer, into preheated waffle iron; close lid and cook waffle until crisp and browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

For pre-making large batches: Mix dry ingredients, whisk together well and set aside. If making day or days ahead, put this in a resealable plastic bag. Beat eggs and other wet ingredients together. Add dry ingredients 1 cup at a time.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 64mg; sodium 505.6mg. Full Nutrition