Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

Sunday afternoon isn’t a normal meet-up time for us, but since I missed our Friday DIY time, I wanted to stop in and say “Hi!! I’m still here.” As a peace offering for missing our Friday DIY chat ;), I brought waffles and coffee. Okay, the internet version of waffles and coffee. If I could physically deliver both to you, I would. These waffles (and of course, coffee) are just too good to miss out on.

PS: I have a super fun DIY to share tomorrow, just in time for spring break!

Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

Before our real food days, packaged and overly-processed freezer meals reigned supreme in our home. For breakfast, this meant waffles, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, and anything else that could be popped in the microwave or toaster.

After we decided to clean up our eating habits, I began to realize that the freezer meals from the store just weren’t going to make the grocery list anymore. I’ll admit, panic set in. What are we going to eat every morning? I don’t have time to take a shower, make a healthy breakfast, and get out the door on time. That’s when my real food lightbulb moment happened, If _______ (insert a freezer-friendly food company) freezes ‘food,’ I can do the same.

Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

Our switch to real food was a gradual process. The first processed breakfast food I swapped out for real food was waffles, because we loved Eggo brand waffles.

Once I had a good homemade waffle recipe, I started making homemade waffles every Saturday morning, and with a bit of planning, I decided to double the waffles and store the extra in the freezer for later in the week. By planning this one change, we were able to swap out processed freezer waffles during the week (and the weekend) for a real food version. #realfoodwin

Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

This one little swap gave me the confidence boost needed to make other swaps. Since I already had the flour, maple syrup, butter, milk, and eggs in my kitchen, I found that other swaps were possible later on: experimenting with homemade bread, pancakes, and biscuits.

Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

I hope my story encourages you to make one swap this week, and continue to make real food swaps each week or every few weeks. Plan for this swap and make it happen! Small, practical changes are the building blocks to a doable long-term real food lifestyle. Let’s take our lesson from the tortoise…slow and steady always wins the race.

Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

Easy Whole Grain Waffles
5 from 11 votes

Easy Einkorn Waffles (Freezer-Friendly)

This recipe is made with einkorn flour, an ancient grain, which creates fluffy and light waffles that are perfect for a Sunday morning. Or make the waffles in advance, freeze them, and enjoy throughout the week!
Kristin Marr
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 waffles, more or less depending on waffle maker
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients directly to the bowl. Whisk to combine all the ingredients. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes on the counter, as einkorn needs time to slowly absorb liquids. Grease a waffle maker, then pour 1/4- 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle maker at a time. I use 1/2 cup since my waffle maker is very deep. Cook until crispy on the outside. I use a
    .
  • To freeze the waffles, cut the waffles into smaller pieces so they'll fit in your toaster. Freeze the waffles in a freezer baggie or container in one single layer. I like to line my bag with parchment paper first to give the bag a bit of structure. Freeze the waffles for up to 2 months. Simply pop the waffles in the toaster, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 260mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 295IUCalcium: 136mgIron: 1.7mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Flour Note:

Einkorn is known as the oldest variety of wheat making it an “ancient” grain. The ancient grain is believed to have originated in the Tigris-Euphrates region and is possibly the main grain referenced in the earliest accounts of the Bible.  To put it simply, einkorn is the wheat men were eating in the earliest days before modern-day wheat varieties. While modern wheat has undergone hybridization, einkorn still holds true to its original properties. Einkorn is slowly gaining popularity, but is still grown in only a few regions in Europe.

The sweet, ancient grain has a lighter texture and taste than modern-day wheat, and contains a more favorable gluten ratio. People with minor gluten sensitives may be able to consume einkorn without the issues associated with whole wheat due the lack of D-genome, however, einkorn is not gluten-free. Einkorn is packed with nutrition, containing high levels of protein along with the antioxidant beta-carotene lutein and minerals.

Einkorn looks and tastes similar to white flour, so it’s the perfect healthy flour to use when making cakes, cookies, and bread. Einkorn is sold in some health food stores and online.

If you don’t have access to einkorn, white whole wheat flour may be a substitute in this recipe; however, I haven’t personally tried making this flour swap.

Easy Whole Grain Waffles. Skip the Eggo box and whip up a double batch of these delicious, healthy waffles for crazy school day breakfasts!

24 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The best waffles I have ever had. They smelled amazing cooking, and were so good. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I grind my own flour (and thus, keep it whole grain) and so wondered how to reconcile the recipe instructions: “2 cups all-purpose einkorn flour If using whole wheat einkorn flour, decrease by 1/4 cup” with your reply to another commenter: “Just something to watch for when you’re baking with freshly ground flour. You may need a bit more of the einkorn flour versus the amount I used.” I went with 95g (3.35 oz) einkorn per cup. The result was very soft, but fluffy and delicious waffles. Next time I’ll try waiting to add the baking powder until after the batter rest. Depending on the results, I may increase the flour going forward (an adjustment which may be needed based on my 7,300′ altitude as well as my use of fresh-ground whole einkorn).

    1. Hey Angela, Thank you for sharing these great tips and notes. Sorry for the confusion about the flour amount. So for whole wheat einkorn (that’s pre-ground, like people buy at the store), they need to reduce the amount by 1/4 cup to get the consistency desired. With freshly milled flour, things can be very different as the flour is so light and airy (not compacted, sitting over time). Hope that helps to clarify.

  3. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I made them this morning for the first time with a new Belgian waffle maker for my son’s birthday, so there was a lot riding on this recipe. I didn’t have high hopes after reading some other recipes that required whipping egg whites. Ain’t nobody got time for that! I was wrong- this recipe was perfection. These waffles looked professional and tasted so much better than any store bought or restaurant. Thrilled to find another amazing einkorn recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Finally decided to purchase Einkorn flour and SO glad I did. These taste just like a nice hotel breakfast
    or brunch at a restaurant.
    Making another batch now to freeze!

  5. 5 stars
    Finally pulled out my new waffle maker and made these for breakfast. Both my husband and I enjoyed them very much. I will definitely make them again. Thank you for the recipe. We love your pumpkin einkorn muffins too!

  6. 5 stars
    I made these instead of biscuits to make strawberry-rhubarb shortcakes – so good! I used my own gluten-free flour mix, almond coconut milk, 2T sucanat, and safflower oil. Yum! We all loved them.

    1. Hey Julie, I think so, but you’ll probably need to adjust the liquid–possibly add a little more. I would stick to the measurements here, and then adjust the liquid or flour a tiny bit at a time, if needed.

  7. 5 stars
    This has become a staple in our household, it’s delicious! I always double the batch on weekends so I can reheat waffles for breakfast during the week. This recipe (with the einkorn) has also been great for my family because it doesn’t bother my husband’s gluten sensitivity.

  8. 5 stars
    Just received my einkorn wheat berries this week. First thing I made with my fresh ground einkorn was this recipe.
    Best Waffles Ever! My son (2.5yrs) loves them too, wants them for every meal!
    Can’t wait to try your other recipes too. I don’t know how I’ll ever go back to regular ol’ hybridized wheat if I should have to someday.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad your einkorn came, and that you loved the waffles. In baking recipes, I don’t use freshly ground flour, and some folks have noticed that the freshly ground flour doesn’t always rise or produce the same texture in the baked goods using the same volume measurements. Just something to watch for when you’re baking with freshly ground flour. You may need a bit more of the einkorn flour versus the amount I used. I need to get back to grinding flour again. So excited for you. Love me some einkorn!

      PS: I have an einkorn and spelt maple-sweetened banana bread coming out next week…soooo good!

      1. 5 stars
        Made the banana bread and lovin’ it too! Thank you
        for the great recipes. I’ve hit the ground running with the whole einkorn flour, thanks to all the helpful tips and great recipes from you and Jovial!

  9. I finally broke down and bought some einkorn flour and I’m glad I did. These were the best waffles I have ever had…and I’m picky about waffles!

  10. Do you add the Butter and Maple Syrup to the waffle mix? or Do you just have them for toppings when you are ready to eat them?

    1. Hey Marty S, Yep, add the melted butter and maple syrup to the mix, too. All of the wet ingredients on the recipe listed are added to the batter. You can top the waffles with more butter and maple syrup once they are ready to be enjoyed.

    1. Hey Kizzy, Oh yes, that would be an awesome birthday gift. There are so many things you can make in a waffle iron (so I’ve read ;)), and there’s nothing like a weekend waffle party :).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.