Cooking Light
Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 2 waffles)

Traditional waffles are a butter-laden, high-carb indulgence, but they make the transition to good fats and smart carbs beautifully. The result: crisp, nutty-tasting waffles with all the sweet pleasure of the original. Serve with butter and sugar-free syrup.

How to Make It

1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.

2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

3. Stir eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla into oat mixture. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.

4. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Spoon in enough batter to cover three-fourths of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8-by-8-inch waffle iron). Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Also appeared in: Cooking Light, February, 2022,Carb-Smart Recipes