Wednesday Waffles


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
24 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 8 eggs, beaten

  • 7 cups water

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 2 cups dry milk powder

  • 2 cups flax seed meal

  • 1 cup wheat germ

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup baking powder

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

313 Calories
16g Fat
33g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 353mg 27%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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