Homemade Waffles: Healthy and Husband-Approved

by admin on September 22, 2011

After being completely useless post-Journey concert on Saturday, I felt like being a good wife Sunday morning and making John some delicious, healthy waffles.  Peanut Butter and Banana Cinnamon Waffles with Blueberry Syrup, to be specific.

John was really pumped when I told him what I was making, but then his excitement quickly subsided as he looked at me hesitatingly and said, “You’re going to make them healthy, aren’t you?”  Heck, yes, I am!  It’s not that John doesn’t enjoy healthy food – he seems to enjoy it more than I do recently – it’s that I’m still pulling him into the belief that whole wheat doesn’t have to equal grainy and disgusting.  Honestly, I wasn’t even sure how this would work out – I’ve had whole wheat waffles before, and they’ve always felt dense and dry.

Thankfully, I found this awesome recipe over at The Diva Dish, made a few changes to make it my own, and have enjoyed all the extra waffles for breakfast for the past few days.  Now I’m bummed because there are none left.

All the Goods

Mix together the solids in one bowl, liquids in another. Then, mix solids in with liquids.

Preheat the waffle iron, oiling well before each batch. In goes the batter. Close the lid, flip, and flip back when waffle iron beeps.


With Bananas and Blueberry Maple Syrup.



Whole Wheat Peanut Butter and Banana Cinnamon Waffles


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups soy milk
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup Smart Balance Omega 3 oil
  • 3/4 cups natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 bananas, finely sliced
  • Combine dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Combine wet ingredients, including peanut butter and bananas, into a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Combine dry and wet ingredients.  Mix until creamy.  (A few bits of banana and peanut crunches are okay.)
  • Preheat waffle iron, thoroughly coat with spray, and cook each batch until the waffle iron beeps.
**Note: See original recipe at Diva Dish for vegan recipe.**
What is the best breakfast you’ve ever made?



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh September 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Yum!! Those look delicious! :-) You are a great wifey!


admin September 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Thanks! Your recipe is so great; I can’t wait to try more!


Shannon September 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I love making homemade waffles! :) My mom and I always make them for breakfast on Christmas morning :)


admin September 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm

That sounds like such a fun Christmas tradition! We make monkey bread…SO good!


Lee September 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

This is the second blog that I’ve read in a row that featured waffles. Now I feel like I need a waffle maker.


admin September 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm

It’s a sign, Lee! Every kitchen needs a good waffle iron :)


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