The Best Waffles

This is my best recipe for diabetic-friendly whole grain waffles. The first recipe was too much for most people LOL. Sorry about that 😒. So, I made some changes and created this delicious “healthier than moms” recipe 😍.

Good at any time, breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner. These are the best waffles that I have made, I hope you like them!

Note: It’s unfair to my mother, who was an excellent cook, to say these are healthier. We were not as aware of potential health issues when I was growing up. I love you “Pett”, you were my inspiration and mentor, RIP!

picture of the best waffle


  • 1 cup original oatmeal
  • ¼ cup Xylitol
  • 1 cup 100% whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon wheat bran
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana (optional but helps to sweeten the waffles)

Chez Gordy Note: For those outside the US, this site, ‘’, offers conversions


  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix them well with an electric mixer, whisk, or wooden spoon/fork.
  • Add the liquids to the dry mixture.
  • Blend the mix thoroughly with a hand blender, making sure there are no chunks. Usually, it takes 2-4 minutes, depending on the blender.


    • It is important to follow the instructions that come with the waffle maker and your experience.
    • Most waffle irons have indicators to let you know when the waffle is ready. We had an Oster Belgian Waffle maker that took from 16-19 minutes to cook (3 cycles of the green light turning on and off).
    • Now we use an Ambiano Belgian Waffle Maker and it makes crispy waffles in 15 minutes. It is much better to brush coconut or extra virgin olive oil onto the waffle maker instead of using cooking oil spray.
    • Caution: Please avoid using cooking oil sprays (see Warning: 3 Startling Reasons to Stop Using Cooking Oil Spray).
    • I like eating the best waffles for my first meal, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

the best waffles

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes or less (depends on how you like them, soft, medium, or crispy)
Total time: up to 35 minutes
Servings: 4-5 Belgian waffles

Chez Gordy Tip:

Sugar-free syrup or fresh fruit can replace maple syrup. I use my fruit spread instead of syrup.

Nutrition info courtesy of SparkRecipes

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