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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • 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 24% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; fat 15.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 64mg 21% DV; sodium 505.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
I cut this recipe back to twelve servings. I did not have canola oil I substituted vegetable oil. I also used a homemade applesauce and regular whole wheat flour as I did not have pastry flour. I used a 1/4 cup dry measuring cup to drop the batter onto my waffle iron mine is smaller and 1/2 cup batter for each square is too much for mine. These cooked up fluffy thick with a nice chewy interior and a crunchy outside. The flavor was amazing--I've never had waffles like this before. I served this with a homemade maple-vanilla syrup and the whole family inhaled them. This recipe's a keeper. NOTE: Even halved this made a TON of waffles. Keep that in mind when you make this if you don't have a large family--be prepared to freeze a few. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2016
Made the recipe last night and it was ok. I think the waffles are way to heavy. Here in Alaska we make our sour doe waffles that are light and fluffy cooked to a light golden brown. We serve them with homemade cool whip homemade ice cream fresh fruits along with local honey and syups. My family and friends that visit from the lower 48 always want to take some 100 yr plus starter mix with them. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
I cut this recipe back to twelve servings. I did not have canola oil I substituted vegetable oil. I also used a homemade applesauce and regular whole wheat flour as I did not have pastry flour. I used a 1/4 cup dry measuring cup to drop the batter onto my waffle iron mine is smaller and 1/2 cup batter for each square is too much for mine. These cooked up fluffy thick with a nice chewy interior and a crunchy outside. The flavor was amazing--I've never had waffles like this before. I served this with a homemade maple-vanilla syrup and the whole family inhaled them. This recipe's a keeper. NOTE: Even halved this made a TON of waffles. Keep that in mind when you make this if you don't have a large family--be prepared to freeze a few. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2013
I cut down the portions on this recipe and it still made a ton. this seems like restaurant recipe proportions to me. It makes a ton. The flavor was good. I subbed in some oatmeal for the flax since I didn't have 2 cups on hand. These are very filling waffles. We topped them with strawberries and banana. I will file this one away. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2014
From the ingredient list you can tell they're healthy and they don't nec taste so. (Which is some times so important in a house with kids!) I halved the recipe and it made 10(!!) Belgium waffle sized waffles. I will make these again when I run out of milk again (recipe calls for milk powder just happened to have some on hand). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2014
Fantastic! Made 1/4 batch and made six large waffles. Subbed in melted coconut oil and some flax and sunflower seed. Yummy. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
Very good! Even hubby liked them! They had a nutty taste to them-will definitely make again. Did sub egg beaters for eggs and used buttermilk in place of water. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2019
These turned out good! I substituted Almond flour for the wheat germ and added buttermilk powder & used milk no water. Also added a 1/2 tsp of mixed spice I had on hand (I think it s nutmeg cinnamon allspice & sugar). Served topped with vanilla yogurt & fruit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2016
Made the recipe last night and it was ok. I think the waffles are way to heavy. Here in Alaska we make our sour doe waffles that are light and fluffy cooked to a light golden brown. We serve them with homemade cool whip homemade ice cream fresh fruits along with local honey and syups. My family and friends that visit from the lower 48 always want to take some 100 yr plus starter mix with them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2016
Definitetly Susan Duffy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2016
This one is a keeper! We cut it down to six servings very easily - and it made 7 waffles. Healthy and satisfying. THey even freeze well and warm up in the toaster oven. Read More