Recipes Breakfast Breads and Cereals Whole Wheat Waffles with Sauteed Pears

Whole Wheat Waffles with Sautéed Pears

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Rise and shine to a hearty homemade breakfast of whole wheat waffles topped with sautéed pears and toasted pecans. Our waffle mix streamlines prep, so this delicious meal is doable even on weekday mornings.


  • 2 1/3 cups (9 oz./280 g) whole wheat pancake and waffle mix
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups (20 fl. oz./625 ml) buttermilk
  • 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) (2 oz./60 g) unsalted butter, melted, plus 2
      Tbs. butter
  • 3 Anjou pears, peeled, cored and each cut into 8 slices
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (3 fl. oz./85 ml) maple syrup
  • Toasted pecans for garnish


Using the mix, eggs, buttermilk and the 4 Tbs. melted butter, prepare the batter and cook the waffles according to the package instructions. Keep warm.

In a nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, melt the 2 Tbs. butter. Add the pears and cinnamon and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the maple syrup and cook until slightly reduced, 30 to 60 seconds.

Spoon the pears and sauce over the waffles. Garnish with pecans and serve immediately. Serves 4.

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