Vegan Whole Grain Waffles

My niece from California came to visit us just for fun for the weekend. We went rock climbing, shopping, toured BYU, attended the Payson Temple open house, and tried a bunch of restaurants. Of course she is a foodie too. She loves waffles so we took her to Bruges for some yummy Belgium waffles. It was so good! We were in waffle heaven. For breakfast the next day, we wanted to make our own waffles. I decided to make my go to vegan whole grain waffles recipe from the Minimalist Baker. It turned out so good and I just happened to have some berries in my fridge to put on top. Mmm….we never get sick of waffles in our house. We drizzled some pure maple syrup on top and devoured it in minutes. It was much tastier and healthier than instant waffle mix or frozen waffles. These waffles are full of protein and fiber to keep you running all morning.

IMG_0048IMG_0046IMG_0044(Recipe adapted from the Minimalist Baker)

Vegan Whole Grain Waffles
Serves 3
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax seed + 2.5 Tbsp water)
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or sub a little extra almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or light extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • Optional for topping: maple syrup, berries, bananas, peanut butter

In a large bowl, prepare flax egg by combining water and flaxseed and letting it rest for 5 minutes to achieve an “eggy” texture.

Add the maple syrup, applesauce, oil, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and whisk. Add almond milk and stir once more.

Next add flour and oat flour and whisk gently until just combined. Let batter rest while preheating your waffle iron, preferably to a high “crispy” setting. (I like mine crispy)

Once preheated, generously spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and spoon about 1/2 cup of the batter onto the center of the iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Once done, place on a cooling rack briefly to let steam roll off and crisp up a bit. Then transfer to serving plates in a 200-degree oven. Serve warm with maple syrup and whatever toppings you wish.

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