picture of the best waffle

The Best Waffles: Diabetic-Friendly, Delicious, Simple, And Better Than Moms?

This is my simple 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 “better 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 better. Healthier is the better term. 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, ‘foodgeeks.com’, offers conversions


  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix them well with an electric mixer, whisk, or wooden spoon/fork. Ambiano
  • 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).
    • I like them for breakfast, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

the best waffles

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes or less (a lot depends on what you like)
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 and carrot jam instead of syrup.

Nutrition info courtesy of SparkRecipes

More recipes and health blogs from Chez Gordy.

By Chez Gordy

Chez Gordy combines his decades of cooking experience—started cooking in 1959—and successes in battling various health conditions with practical recipes to help make healthy eating choices.

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