Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Whole Grain Waffles

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Today, I had planned to write an ooey, gooey, heartfelt, overly emotional post about love, life and money. However, despite the urgings of some close Twitter followers, I am going to hold off on that post (maybe I’ll post it after I’ve consumed more liquid courage?) and instead, I’m going with a recipe.

BUT guys, don’t worry. It’s a really good recipe. Need some visual assurance?

Convinced yet?

I know, it’s just a waffle. I get that. BUT, it’s a very special waffle. (No, it doesn’t contain any hallucinogens or “special” herbs). However, this lovely, golden brown, soft and fluffy waffle also doesn’t contain any added sugar. No heaping cups of the crystal white stuff or gobs of packed brown sugar.

I know what you’re thinking, how on earth could something so decadent looking NOT have sugar? Well, it’s simple. Instead of sugar (or oil, for that matter) I used tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce. The natural sugars in the applesauce give the waffle all the sweetness it needs. Paired with freshly whipped cream and strawberries, these waffles taste just like the kind Mom would make on Saturday mornings.

Except healthier.

And now, you can make them any ol day you want. Plus, you can eat them for lunch or dinner too! Oh the perks of being an adult.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Whole Grain Waffles

Yields: About 4 1/2 waffles
Prep time: >10 minutes
Cook time: About 5 minutes (2.5 on each side)


  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat your waffle maker. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. In another small bowl, combine egg YOLKS, milk and applesauce, stir until mixed. Pour into the flour mixture and stir well.
  3. In a small bowl, whip egg whites until a peak forms. Fold into the batter. Pour about 1/2 – 3/4 cup  of batter into the waffle maker and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with fresh fruit and whipped cream and enjoy!

Now, aren’t you glad I skipped feelings to talk waffles instead?

Nutritional information per waffle: 250 calories, 7 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein and 5 Weight Watchers points.

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  1. Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    These are fantastic looking waffles...and you can't go wrong with their ingredients.
  2. Posted by Kelly on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    Chris got me a waffle maker for Christmas haha so I'm SO making these!!  Yummy! :)
  3. Posted by mcdonaldjp1 on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    They look very inviting! Love your pictures, too.
  4. Posted by Choc Chip Uru on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    I love this recipe - whole wheat and healthier = twice as many delicious waffles allowed right?
    What a wonderful blog you have :D

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Two Tone Choc Blueberry Cheesecake
  5. Posted by movita beaucoup on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    Thank goodness someone just gave me a waffle maker!!
  6. Posted by NaturallySweetRecipes on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    I love waffles! And the best for sure is with strawberries and cream!! YUM! These looks amazing! Love you blog, so glad to know of it!!
  7. Posted by NaturallySweetRecipes on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    I love waffles! And the best for sure is with strawberries and cream!! YUM! These looks amazing! Love you blog, so glad to know of it!!
  8. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    love this! They look so good :)
  9. Posted by kschwarting on
    Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    That is a perfect-looking waffle...and I say go for the emotional post.  I always like reading posts where I feel like someone is being really honest.
  10. Friday, January 27th, 2012
    Waffles at 250 calories? You are an evil genius! Ohhh, and we are all still waiting patiently for that heartfelt love/life/money post. WAITING!!
  11. Posted by Baking Serendipity on
    Saturday, January 28th, 2012
    I love waffles for dinner. It's the best part of being grown-up. Healthy waffles for dinner?! I'm in. PS: I also love the real you emotional posts. I'll be checking back for it! :)
  12. Posted by Eliotseats on
    Sunday, January 29th, 2012
    Those waffles look great!
  13. Posted by Kathryn on
    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    These look so decadent considering they are healthy waffles, love them! 
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    Yum! I have been looking for a healthy waffle recipe. I am definitely going to try this :)
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  24. Posted by Rachel on
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    What is the serving size? This looks amazing!
  25. Posted by Donna Caligiuri on
    Monday, July 20th, 2020
    Hi first thank you for the great recipes. I want to try this but how many waffles are 5 Weight Watchers points -is it one?