I love experimenting with recipes, and I came up with this one after a lot of experimenting with my favorite waffle recipe. These are more filling than your average waffles. I use aluminum-free baking powder. These are wonderful with homemade blueberry syrup.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth.

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  • Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 9.9g 20% DV; carbohydrates 28.4g 9% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 63.4mg 21% DV; sodium 393.8mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
I give this recipe 5 stars for health and taste. I did not have pastry flour so I used whole wheat flour. I omitted the oil and replaced that 1 for 1 with extra apple sauce, used Splenda instead of sugar and added about 1 tsp of brown sugar. This reduced the overall fat to 6% and calories to 193 per serving (2 waffles). Thanks for the wholesome waffle recipe, will make often. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2012
Way to much baking powder...I had stomach pains within 10 minutes of eating it and my husband ended up having stomach pains as well. Other than that the flavor was just ok they taste just like whole grain waffles but nothing special. Wish I could give them a better review. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
I give this recipe 5 stars for health and taste. I did not have pastry flour so I used whole wheat flour. I omitted the oil and replaced that 1 for 1 with extra apple sauce, used Splenda instead of sugar and added about 1 tsp of brown sugar. This reduced the overall fat to 6% and calories to 193 per serving (2 waffles). Thanks for the wholesome waffle recipe, will make often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2006
The only waffles I make anymore! This recipe is wonderful. They're not just good for healthy food, they are really really good. Crisp exterior, creamy interior. Freeze wonderfully -- I make a batch on the weekends and freeze leftovers, pop in toaster oven and they are perfect. My substitutions - regular whole wheat flour instead of pastry and 1/4-1/2 c. of oatmeal for flaxseed meal. ( I have used both quick cooking and old fashioned. Both good. Old fashioned obviously adds a bit more texture) Can't say enough good things about this recipe! Try it, you'll love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
Very Yummy! I did not have the flax seed meal or wheat germ. I substituted virgin olive oil for the canola, and used 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour, and a generous 1/4 cup oatmeal. I also added 1 extra Tblsp sugar. These were great plain! Kids loved them plain as a snack or meal with fruits or syrup. Yum! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
These are fantastic! I used all whole wheat flour and applesauce in place of the oil. Really filling and delicious. Made the buttermilk syrup recipe from this site - perfect combo. Recipe only makes six so may want to dbl. if you want to freeze some. Thanks so much for submitting this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2007
Although I've always used a favorite from an old Farm Journal cookbook this is the best waffle recipe I've ever tried and is now my new fave! My husband started making happy sounds after 2 bites and asked me to put another one on--that is a good sign at my house. My criteria for a good waffle is crispiness and flavor and this one has both. The fact that it is healthy is a bonus. I didn't have wheat germ so I ground some old-fashioned oats. Great 5-star recipe Mitch103/What A Dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
I was a little skeptical before making these waffles but they turned out surprisingly light filling and delicious. They freeze well for a healthier alternative to Eggo s during the week. I train for marathons and have found these to be a great pre- or post- run breakfast. They re a new Saturday morning favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2005
Light savory and very very easy! I didn't have the flax seed meal or wheat germ so just increased the flour a bit to compensate. And instead of the applesauce mashed an over-ripe pear. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2005
This is the best! I made them exactly as noted and they turned out delicious. It's a keeper and a great way to eat healthy. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2006
Great light texture and very tasty. It seems I am always doctoring up other recipes to try to incorporate more fiber and healthier ingredients--here's a recipe that is perfect just as it is. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2012
Way to much baking powder...I had stomach pains within 10 minutes of eating it and my husband ended up having stomach pains as well. Other than that the flavor was just ok they taste just like whole grain waffles but nothing special. Wish I could give them a better review. Read More
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