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Pear & Walnut Waffle Recipe

These whole-grain waffles are sweetened with fresh pear and studded with heart-healthy walnuts. With so much flavor, you will need only a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet and filling breakfast with plenty of dietary fiber and less sugar than regular waffles.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.4g
2%Saturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 365mg
Total Carbohydrate 42.3g
Dietary Fiber 6.2g
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 9.7g
Vitamin C 4%Vitamin A 3%
Iron 9%Calcium 17%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 waffles

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp fine ground sea salt
  • 1 pear, cored and shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp chopped raw walnuts
  • 1 cup milk (any variety)
  • 1 large egg white
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Optional toppings: chopped pear, chopped walnuts, pure maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the pear and walnuts and toss to coat them with the dry ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg white, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. The batter will be thick.
  3. Spray a waffle iron well with nonstick cooking spray and preheat. Add ½ cup of the batter to the waffle iron and use a spoon or spatula to spread it across the surface. Close waffle iron and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the waffle is browned and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining waffles. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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