Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles ($0.11 per serving)

$2.21 per recipe          $0.11 per serving          61% savings

So, last week I gave you recipe that taught you to make some killer homemade buttermilk

And I figure... if you have awesome homemade buttermilk on hand... you'll need an equally awesome recipe to go with it. 

Growing up, waffles were probably my favorite breakfast food. Especially, if they were served with whipped cream and strawberries. (I mean... it's like eating dessert for breakfast... what kid doesn't love that concept?)

My mom was basically wonder-woman, and made breakfast from scratch nearly every morning of my childhood. Pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, oatmeal... stick-to-your-ribs stuff. And she was great at it! (Thanks for being wonderful, Mom!)

I'd wait at my seat in anticipation of another hot waffle fresh from the press. Once I had a section of one on my plate, I immediately slathered it in butter and homemade syrup. Of course if fresh berries and cream were on hand, I went that route.

Today, my family loves waffles as well. Although, I typically make them for dinner along with scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit. Leftovers are re-heated in the toaster for breakfast or snack time.

These particular waffles have a healthier take on things than the typical waffle. The recipe calls for  whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose. They are not like Belgian waffles that disintegrate the moment they enter your mouth. The whole wheat makes them heartier, more flavorful, and filling. The Belgian-style waffles have their place for sure... but in all honesty, they are more like a treat.

My kids... and ESPECIALLY my husband... adore these waffles. I generally make two batches at a time, and freeze the left-overs for later.

How do they compare to the store-bought version? Well... They are healthier, cost less than half as much to make, and taste infinitely better.

If you've got 20 minutes, it's really a no-brainer. These waffles win, hands-down!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles
Printable Version

*Makes 5 large waffles

1 3/4 cups whole white wheat flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (homemade here)
1/2 cup melted butter (I generally use vegetable oil to cut costs)
2 eggs (beaten)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk, melted butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract, thoroughly combined.

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until just incorporated. Do not over-mix.

Pour desired amount of batter into the waffle maker. Cook until the waffle maker indicates it is done.

Serve immediately. Store completely cooled leftovers in a ziplock bag. Freezes well.

1 3/4 cups whole white wheat flour - $0.15
2 Tbsp. sugar - $0.03
2 tsp. baking powder - $0.14
1 tsp. baking  soda - $0.01
1 1/2 cups buttermilk - $1.31
1/2 cup vegetable oil - $0.21
2 eggs - $0.30
1 Tbsp. vanilla - $0.06
Total Cost = $2.21
Cost per waffle "square" = $0.11

Eggo Frozen Buttermilk Waffles (10 count)= $2.79
Cost per waffles = $0.28



  1. Mmmm...waffles. :o) I think I need to add whole wheat flour to the grocery list this week!


  2. I love your blog! You make my childhood favorites healthier! I am excited to try this along with the homemade syrup!!

    1. Sorry to write so much, but loved this recipe! I made these and my husband isn't the type that really likes foods with Syrup, but he loved these and we ate them 2 mornings in a row :) thanks!

    2. That's awesome! You are more than welcome. :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Don't know if my last comment worked--so could you use all purpose flour? Do you know the different between whole white wheat flour and whole wheat/all purpose? Or how I could substitute? Thanks for your wonderful recipes! I'd love to try them all.

    1. You can definitely substitute AP flour! The waffles will be more like Belgian waffles, and they will taste great... You might just want to add a couple TBSP extra of the flour so that the batter won't be too thin. Good luck!

  4. I am loving your blog and tried these waffles last week and they were excellent! We tapped some Maple trees in our backyard and made our own syrup so we just had to have a "breakfast for dinner" night and these waffles did the trick. My husband and daughters are begging me to make them again. Thank you!


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