Posted: Mar 31, 2012 6:11 PM
 
You might try these waffles because of all you've heard about the benefits of flax seeds -- from the omega-3s to the lignans to the fiber -- but you'll fall in love with them (and make them many times over) for the flavor.

Walnut flax waffles

Makes 8 waffles

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups plain almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • nonstick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle maker to medium-high.
  2. In blender, combine almond milk, oil, maple syrup, vanilla and vinegar. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add flax seeds and blend for 1 minute or until slightly frothy.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add almond milk mixture and stir just until blended. Gently stir in walnuts.
  4. Spray preheated waffle maker with cooking spray. For each waffle, pour about 1/3 cup (75 ml) batter into waffle maker. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions until golden brown.

tip^Look for packages of ready-ground flax seeds, which may be labeled "flaxseed meal," or use a spice or coffee grinder to grind whole flax seeds to a very fine meal.

Nutrients per waffle

Calories 114
Total fat 10 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 201 mg
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
Calcium 43 mg
Iron 0.4 mg

Excerpted from 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking (page 50) by Camilla V. Saulsbury © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

Image credit: Colin Erricson / www.robertrose.ca

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