Hearty and full of whole-grains these Whole Wheat Flax Waffles are tasty and healthy!
After spending lots of time at home this Spring, it seems like the days when we have a nice sit-down breakfast tend to run a little smoother. As moving day gets closer, I’ve been trying to cook my way through our pantry and freezer to avoid wasting food. Whole Wheat Flax Waffles were the result of trying to use up a big bag of ground flaxseed. These waffles are filling, lightly sweet and both of my kids approve!
Whole Grain Waffles
Brown sugar and cinnamon provide just the right amount of sweetness and flavor for these whole wheat and oat waffles. One thing to note is that this recipe makes a softer waffle rather than a super crispy one.
I normally don’t include estimated nutrition facts on my recipes, but I’ve included it below this recipe. I hope this is helpful to any readers on carbohydrate controlled diets. (Please let me know if that’s you and you find this info helpful!)
Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), fiber and lignans, a dietary phytoestrogen (1). It should be noted that supplementation with flaxseed is not recommended in pregnant or nursing women. In general, if you want to add flaxseed to your diet it is recommended to add it in food form versus taking a supplement.
- Waffle maker - This recipe was developed using a standard size waffle maker. Yield will depend on the size of waffle maker used.
- Flaxseed - Ground flaxseed can be omitted or substituted with wheat germ. Whole flaxseeds need to be ground prior to consumption. this can be done using a coffee or spice grinder.
- Toppings - My favorite waffle topping is peanut butter and maple syrup! (Anyone else love this combo?!) These also pair well with fresh fruit.
To freeze waffles, place a piece of wax paper between cooled waffles and place in a freezer-gallon ziplock bag. For best results, consume in one month. Thaw in the fridge or use the defrost setting on your toaster or microwave.
Whole Wheat Flax Waffles
- ⅔ cup Whole Wheat Flour
- ⅓ cup Oats
- 2 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseed
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
- ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Canola Oil
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- In a large bowl combine flour, oats, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar, oil and vanilla.
- Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
- Pour approximately ⅓ cup batter into pre-heated waffle iron and cook until waffle maker indicates ready.
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Reference: 1. Higdon, J. (2020, January 01). Lignans. Retrieved May 07, 2020, from https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/lignans