Whole-Grain Waffles

March 1998

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Take a break from your ordinary waffle routine with this oat-and-nut studded version.

Whole-Grain Waffles

Makes: 6 servings

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  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, or pecans (optional)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat waffle iron. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  3. Whisk all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir in nuts, if using.
  4. Whisk egg, egg white, brown sugar, oil and vanilla into oats. Whisk into dry ingredients until just moistened.
  5. Lightly coat waffle iron with nonstick spray. Spoon in batter and cook until the waffle is crisp and golden. Transfer to oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, lightly coating iron with nonstick spray each time, if necessary.


Per serving: 252 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 39 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 3 g fiber; 543 mg sodium; 355 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (22% daily value), Calcium (21% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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