Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Multi-Grain Waffles

I have 3 favorite types of food: Dessert (yes this one comes first), Bread (a close second), and Breakfast (depending on the day this one competes with both first and second). I have always been a breakfast eater/lover. When my mom gave me this recipe I couldn't wait long before I just had to make it! I love everything that tastes good and is somewhat healthy. These bad boys are not only full of flavor, but a good way to get in those whole grains! Thanks mom for another great recipe!

Multi-Grain Waffles

8 servings, 2 waffles each
Active Time: 30 minutes -Total Time: 45 minutes


2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup Chia Seed (optional)
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ or cornmeal (I used cornmeal because that is what I had)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs lightly beaten
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbs canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix buttermilk, oats, and chia seed (if using) in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes. Whisk whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, wheat germ (or cornmeal), baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla into the oat mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Spoon in enough batter to cover 3/4 of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8X8 inch waffle iron) Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Make Ahead Tip: Wrap any leftovers individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat in a toaster or toaster oven.


  1. The waffles look perfect. what type of waffle iron do you have? I need to get a good one but I can't seem to commit to one.

  2. I use an old waffle iron that was my mom's. It looks old and broken but it works great!

  3. All three of those are high on my must have list. ;) Though bread and breakfast merge so beautifully...ehehehe. Gorgeous waffles.

  4. I love pancakes more than waffles, but the photo alone has perked my interest in waffles again! So beautiful!

  5. Waffles...yum! Love when the syrup gets in all the grooves! Dessert always comes first!

  6. Looks so yummy.. Will try to cook this :)

  7. I love healthy waffles it makes me feel less guilty about what I put on them...

  8. This has become my "go-to" waffle recipe after trying many recipes to break in my new waffle maker. I am just getting around to bookmarking it today, after hunting it down on many a dreary fall morning.

    I take out the eggs to make them vegan. And I don't use white flour, but rye or some other hearty flour 'cause I don't mind a heavier taste. They still taste and look delish-tastic. Thank you, good job.