Do you ever just want waffles? Those crispy, flaky edges rimming the super soft and fluffy sunken treasure houses filled with delicious, golden maple syrup??!!! Waffles are extravagant. Waffles are beautiful. Waffles are delicious. Waffles are love.
In our home growing up and when my son was young, waffles were Sunday mornings, leisurely rolling into our week with a warm, sweet kiss of love from mama. Whipped cream, berries, butter, syrup, peanut butter…. the toppings were limitless.
But alas, as many of those tasty treasures are, waffles can be diet destroyers. Hidden sugars and simple carbs ruin the health of these tasty gems. Enter center stage: this powerhouse of a waffle! Filled with healthy omegas, potassium, and the option of being both gluten-free and vegan, these waffles are a total win-win!
I used my food processor to grind the oats into flour and to mix the batter for this recipe. (Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE my food processor?! )
When baking these waffles, make sure your waffle iron is super hot before starting the process. Also, I found that I needed to let the waffles cook a few extra minutes (up to 4 minutes–but double check yours so they don’t burn), and I needed to lightly grease the waffle iron each time to avoid them sticking to the ceramic surface (due, I believe, to the moist interior of these waffles.)
Feel free to top these yummy treats with peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or whatever suits your fancy. Be blessed! L’chaim!
Sugar Free Flax Seed Meal Oat Waffles
- 1 CUP ORGANIC ROLLED OATS
- 1/2 CUP ORGANIC WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR OR GLUTEN FREE FLOUR SUCH AS QUINOA FLOUR
- 1-1/2 CUPS ORGANIC WHOLE MILK OR PLANT BASED MILK SUCH AS OAT MILK
- 1 TSP ORGANIC CACAO POWDER
- 1 TSP BAKING POWDER
- 1 TSP LEMON JUICE
- 1 TSP FLAXSEED MEAL
- 1 TBSP SHREDDED COCONUT
- 1 RIPE MASHED BANANA
Preheat waffle iron.
In food processor, blend oats until they form a flour (it doesn’t have to be super fine)
Add mashed banana, lemon juice, and milk and blend well.
Add baking powder, cacao powder, and flour. Blend well, but don’t over-blend if using gluten flour.
Add in shredded coconut and blend lightly.
Add approximately 1/3 cup of batter to the waffle iron and cook. When it says it is ready, cook a few minutes longer (check as you go to avoid burning the waffles; I cooked mine 4 minutes extra)
Serve with fresh berries, peanut butter mousse (see my blog for recipe), date syrup, maple syrup, peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or any delicious topping you choose! God bless! L’chaim!