Whole Wheat Corn Waffles

Whole Wheat Corn Waffles | The Happy Housewife

I have a new favorite waffle recipe–Whole Wheat Corn Waffles! If you have a grain mill you can grind your wheat berries and corn for delicious waffles. If you don’t have a mill use a combination of white and whole wheat flour plus cornmeal. The waffles will still be great.

Whole Wheat Corn Waffles




Yield 12


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup oil


  1. Mix together milk, eggs, butter and oil.
  2. Add brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Mix in cornmeal.
  4. Slowly mix in flour. If you are using white flour you will need to add a little extra or reduce the amount of milk in the recipe.
  5. Cook on a hot waffle iron.


These waffles are great reheated the next day or stored in the freezer. Just reheat in the toaster.



  1. ok you said you can use white and wheat flour how much of each should you use? I don’t know why but I never thought about freezing waffles lol. thanks for something so simple.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I’m new to waffle making, just got one for Christmas last year. I’ve only tried one recipe, the one that came with it, and it is for white flour. I just bought wheat flour and have yet to find a recipe. I was wondering, why do you suggest using a combination of white and wheat if you don’t have a mill? I didn’t realize I still needed white flour.


    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Sometimes store bought flour is denser than ground flour. So I would sift and then measure if I was using 100% whole wheat from the store.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Oh yum!! I just got a Nutrimill for Christmas and so far have only ground wheat. Can it do corn? Any tricks or tips I’d need to know? What kind of corn do you buy? Thanks! -Tiffany

  4. How much oil? Is it a 1/2 cup or something else? An why the 1/2 white flour? I have made some with 100% whole wheat and my kiddos loved them.

  5. Loved these. We used all whole wheat flour w/the corn meal. They were wonderful! Made so many we’ll be eating good for awhile! Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. My children loved these waffles! I was a little unsure how they would react to the addition of cornmeal, but they came back for seconds and thirds, so it worked. I used King Arthur White-Wheat flour and did NOT need to use any white flour. I wasn’t crazy about 1/2 cup of butter AND 1/2 cup of oil (I’m guessing it was CUP on the oil), so I used the butter and substituted applesauce for the oil. They were great; I couldn’t turn them out fast enough for my 3 little ones. Plenty left over for the freezer as well – yay!

  7. Sonya Thomas says:

    Looks yummy! I’ll have to try it when we get back home! Time to get out the mill!

  8. Just made these this morning. YUM!! Both of my boys loved them, and the recipe made so many I have plenty in the freezer for when school starts. Bonus! Love the crunch the cornmeal adds. 🙂

  9. Care to share what type of waffle maker you use? I’m working to make the switch from Eggos to homemade, but borrowing our neighbors hasn’t yielded good results. I thought whatever you used would be perfect for now and down the road since it appears you use it weekly. Thanks!

  10. Selina Tabet says:

    How much oil? If it’s 1/2 cup, that seems like a lot. Then again, I’ve never made waffles before. I bought a fancy flip style maker for Christmas. Do you think the batter will keep in the fridge for a couple of days?

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      1/2 cup, sorry about that. Actually that is pretty standard for waffles. They require more oil/butter than pancakes. The batter would keep for a day or two in the fridge.

  11. Selina Tabet says:

    Oh, ok, thanks! I can’t wait to try this!

  12. Linda Dietz says:

    This recipe looks yummy…but with 1/2 c oil & 1/2 c butter…not great for those of us with high cholesterol. Has anyone tried to “healthify” this by perhaps using applesauce for either the oil or the butter? Would love to hear about healthy substitutes.

  13. Yes, you CAN grind your own cornmeal with the Nutrimill. I just throw regular popcorn kernals in it and grind away. It makes nice cornmeal.

  14. For the one asking why you mix white and wheat flours vs just wheat. Wheat flour from the store is VERY dense, the white helps so you’ll get lighter-fluffier waffles. When you start using wheat flour, you’ll discover these fun little things, and sometimes at the expense of your poor family or worse friends! LOL I made banana bread once with only wheat flour, it was NOT good, not good at all and worse of all I took it to our bible study. Ugh, it was HORRIBLE. When I started using half and half, it was so much better!!!!!

    Thanks for this recipe! I look forward to making these next week. (We’re doing pancakes this week).

  15. kearsten says:

    @Linda, what about using coconut oil? Natural, unprocessed, non-hydrogenated coconut oil may actually reduce bad cholesterol better than olive oil, as well as raising the good cholesterol levels!
    These waffles sound yummy!

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