My Favorite Waffles (from scratch!)

About 5 years ago, I had this aha moment that you don’t really need to buy box waffle/pancake mix.  I have all the ingredients needed to make them already and it’s just a matter of mixing in a few more things. But even more importantly, that means I can tweak them to be just the way I want!

For a while I would make waffles by just mixing the necessary ingredients without measuring until it seemed the right consistency. This was, of course, pretty hit or miss.

Then I found this recipe on 100 Days of Real Food.  It’s been my go to waffle recipe ever since.  I made some this morning so I wanted to share!

The original recipe does a great job of explaining that things in this recipe are easily substitutable, but I’d like to emphasize that too.

I almost always use skim milk because that’s what I usually have on hand. We’re out of honey this morning so I plan to substitute some organic cane sugar for that ingredient. I also sometimes add some vanilla extract or even a splash of orange juice for some different flavors!


The point is, feel free to substitute things as long as they have the same functionality.  Butter can be swapped for other oils.  Whole-wheat flour can be swapped for other flours. They’re just waffles! If you’re not sure what ingredients have the same functionality, just Google it.  😉


Whole-Wheat Waffles

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • syrup or honey, for serving
  • fruit, for serving


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, honey, cinnamon, and baking soda until well combined.
  3. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together just until the large lumps disappear.
  4. When the waffle iron is hot, dab it with a little butter and then ladle some batter onto the center of the iron. Follow the instructions that came with your waffle maker to know how long it should be cooked (mine takes about 3 – 4 minutes each).
  5. Keep waffles warm until you finish cooking all of them. Top with pure maple syrup and fruit. Enjoy!

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