We never have pancakes or waffles during the week.

Mostly, this is because it takes Mr. How Sweet quite a while to get moving in the morning. Watching him dodge corners and laundry baskets on the floor while in his sleep stupor is sometimes the highlight of my day. Trust me, it is really funny.  

The best time was one morning after we were recently married – we had just bought a cast iron skillet the day before, and he kicked it, then tripped over it at 5am. Well, I thought that was one of the best times. I’m still giggling as I think of it. He is still clutching his foot in pain.


Mr. How Sweet is long gone by the time I eat breakfast, and instead of whipping up a batch of pancakes or waffles, I usually choose to watch trashy TV or browse the internet.

Because, you know, so much happened in those 8 hours that I was sleeping. I need to catch up.


I decided to make a batch of waffles and freeze them, so that I could break them out in the morning like I’ve heard of so many people doing.

I wanted to make sure the waffles were 100% whole wheat – I like to start my morning out on the right foot!


In the midst of making these, I figured they would be a great snack as well.

Many times, I just can’t finish an entire serving of carb-rich foods. Unless, of course, we are talking about macaroni and cheese.


I ate some for dinner, then cut them into four’s and froze the rest.

Love these!

I used only whole wheat flour, plus some wheat germ and flaxseed. The waffles had such a nutty flavor.


They were also very dense and filling, and I love that about a meal.

 Peanut butter and banana is usually my combo of choice, but next time I am going to try topping them with bacon and eggs.

Speaking of bacon, Lent is almost over and my best buddy, bacon, can come back into my life.

I may eat my weight in bacon next week.


Multigrain Waffles

slightly adapted from Eating Well

Serves 8

2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.

Whisk whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, wheat germ, 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 three-fourths of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8-by-8-inch waffle iron). Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.



Mr. How Sweet hasn’t seen these waffles yet. Think I should share?


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79 Responses to “Multigrain Waffles.”

  1. #
    Gaby — March 31, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    First off… love the pic! They look mouthwatering! Second – the whole wheat flour – omg its perfection. They sound pretty healthy too :) I have never been much of a breakfast person but these would be a great sunday treat!


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    Lily @ Lily's Health Pad — March 31, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    YUM! A healthy breakfast recipe. I love waffles. Unfortunately, I don’t have a waffle maker. :-( It kind of makes things problematic.


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    marla {family fresh cooking} — March 31, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    Nope, don’t share!! These waffles look way too good. Great ingredients. I love the whole wheat with flax, wheat germ & oats…..and of course the PB & banana. Glad to hear it was such a tasty morning!


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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — March 31, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    So pretty! I love the peanut butter swirls – perfection girl!


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    kathy — March 31, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    They look really good and I think they would make a perfect savory dinner dish.. you can treat them like pizza dough and cover with veggies and cheese then slightly toast them… they are also perfect just the way they are ;)



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    swiss made watches — April 1, 2010 @ 12:53 am

    YUM! A healthy breakfast recipe. I love waffles. Unfortunately, I don’t have a waffle maker. It kind of makes things problematic. I have never been much of a breakfast person but these would be a great sunday treat!


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    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — April 1, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    Lucky for me I just bought a waffle maker! Wahooo! I’ll be whipping up a batch of these suckers this weekend! Thanks, girl!


  8. #
    Deanna — April 1, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    YUM! I am going to have to try these ASAP


  9. #
    Amanda — April 1, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    Wow. I am such a broken record when I come here. I say that everytime!!


  10. #
    Becca — April 1, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    YUM! Those waffles look fabulous. I haven’t had breakfast yet so I’m drooling over them! I wish I had a waffle maker!


  11. #
    Catherine — April 1, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    Don’t share, send them to me instead!! Totally wishing I owned a waffle iron about now…


  12. #
    Gliding Calm — April 3, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    um! perfection?! I think so!!! My waffle maker is in storage, but I totes need to get that baby into action again!!! banana waffles are my FAV. :)


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    Emily Marie — April 3, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    Those look soooo good! MMmmmmm. I just found a whole wheat oatmeal pancake recipe that my whole family loves and we’ve been eating pancakes for dinner multiple times the last couple weeks. I think you’d like it. http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/09/oatmeal-pancake-mix.html

    Also, did you heat up that peanut butter before drizzling it on your waffle? Cuz that has got to be the smartest thing I’ve ever seen and I’m kicking myself for not thinking about it. I love peanut butter and bananas together!

    Have I mentioned I love your blog? Cuz I do. Sorry for the novel of a comment, I think I’m hungry. :)


    • Jessica — April 3rd, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

      I did heat it up. ;)

      Thanks for the sweet comments – means a lot to me!


  14. #
    Jenn (www.j3nn.net) — April 4, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    I love the way the PB is drizzled over the top. Delicious, yet still wholesome. :)



  15. #
    Carla — June 25, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    Those look so decadent and yummy!


  16. #
    Stephanie — August 24, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    I don’t own a waffle machine, so I made them into thick pancakes. These were so filling!



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