Walnut Flax Waffles

  • Yield 8 servings

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.

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add almond milk mixture and stir until just blended. Gently stir in walnuts.
  3. 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 labelled “flaxseed meal,” or use a spice or coffee grinder to grind whole flax seeds to a very fine meal.
Excerpted from 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking by Camilla V. Saulsbury © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

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