Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancake Waffles

5 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 15 Comments

What’s a pancake waffle you ask? Well it’s my answer to not really knowing the difference between waffle and pancakes. I *THINK* waffles generally contain a bit more fat and sugar to crisp up more but I’m not sure. Normally I just use pancake batter in the waffle iron leaving them in long enough to crisp up and I’ve never had a problem. Then again I’m not known to follow any traditional rules when cooking. If it’s tasty and we like it then what’s the problem?

So this morning little guy asked to make blueberry pancakes and then changed his mind to waffles. You gotta love a the fickle mind of a 5 year old. :)

Normally I would make my Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancake batter but I’m all out of ripe bananas. My next go to pancake recipe is my original 100% Whole Grain Pancakes that I made years ago but I’m all of out oatmeal (yea… I need to go shopping something fierce.) So I whipped up a new batter this morning.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancake WafflesIt worked beautifully! I’m sure it would also make great pancakes but I haven’t tried it yet. If you’re up to it give it a whirl and let me know in the comments how they turn out. I’m pretty confident they’ll be just fine.

Here’s what we did…

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (120g)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (8oz) (could use skim)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (61g)
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries (74g)

Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder together in a small bowl and set aside. I mix it with a fork or whisk to help aerate it a bit.

In another bowl whisk the milk, egg, vanilla, applesauce and honey together until frothy. Add the blueberries.

Pour the flour mixture into the milk mixture and continue to fold until combined but don’t over mix.

Add the batter to your skillet or waffle iron. I spray the iron with non-stick spray since these contain no additional fat. Using my square iron I get 4 batches (8 waffles) and they cook for 4-5 minutes making them nice and crisp.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancake Waffles - before

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancake Waffles - after

Little guy loved them with a bit of jelly. I ate mine straight up with some extra fresh blueberries on top like you see next to the silly bands. ;)

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancake Waffles - batchWhole Wheat Blueberry Pancake Waffles - Ryan

Update:The DO make great pancakes. Check it out!!
Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancake Waffles - Ryan

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 2 Waffles – 1/4 of the Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
175 3g 5g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
10g 0g 34g 6g

See other recipes using: applesauce, baking powder, baking soda, blueberries, cinnamon, egg, honey, vanilla, whole wheat flour

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    August 22, 2010

    Sounds delicious! I don't have a waffle maker, so I might just have to try these in pancake form. Mmm pancakes.


    August 22, 2010

    These look fantastic! I have been buying blueberries at the farmers market, but can't seem to get through them fast enough. I'm going to try this recipe today!


    August 28, 2010

    I made these for breakfast this morning, and they were awesome! I used raspberries instead of blueberries, because they were on sale-- delish! I wondered about adding so much cinnamon, but it turned out great. I think the extra flavor helped keep them interesting since this recipe has virtually no fat. Oh, and I replaced almond milk with light vanilla soy, cause that's what I had.


    August 28, 2010

    glad you liked them! I've made them with Soy too. Sometimes even chocolate. :)

    Lynn @ The Next Chapter

    August 28, 2010

    I've been using this recipe (with a few minor subs) all week to make waffles, it's great!! :)


    November 28, 2010

    Hello it still should be good if i don't have blueberries? could i use bananas?


    November 28, 2010

    Just skip them. I make "plain" all the time!


    December 30, 2010

    I just tried this recipe for my family which includes a picky toddler of 15 months and they were a huge success!! My only question is what temp should they be cooked at, I cooked them on med low and they were a touch burnt.


    December 30, 2010

    Maya - It's going to really vary based on your grill, or if you have electric vs gas. I find medium on my gas stove perfect but even then sometimes I have to lower it while cooking because it gets too hot. Especially is there is a lot of time between batches. I just made these on a new griddle I got for christmas and If I remember I think I set it to 300 degrees. Hope that helps!


    January 12, 2011

    what would the ww points plus be for this?


    January 12, 2011

    I think it's 5... On my new recipes I proved the protein, carbs, fat and fiber so you can calculate. I'm still trying to figure a few things out before I update 3 years worth of recipes.


    January 15, 2011

    Thanks! :-) you are the best!

    Liz W

    April 3, 2011

    i made these this morning. bf gave me a "ooh" and a kiss after tasting them! i think i want to try them without the blueberrys, or maybe with some pumpkin instead. he also like the raspberry idea. plain, waffles are SUPER tasty with peanut butter.


    November 23, 2013

    Hi Roni! These seem delicious and I want to thank you for your ideas, they help me a lot, especially since it's cold now and it would be sooo easy to grab a chocolate bar or a cake bought at the mall, so whenever I crave for something sweet, I just browse your website! Do you think this recipe also works with one ripe banana instead of honey?


      November 25, 2013

      Actually I have an easier recipe that uses banana… Hope you like them! -Roni