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Cornmeal Waffles with Chia Seeds

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Cornmeal and chia seeds add a bit of crunch to these waffles. My family can't get enough of these light waffles. We love to make these Christmas morning and top them with crushed strawberries, whipped cream, and ground up candy canes."
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40 m servings 231
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl using an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.
  3. Whisk flour, cornmeal, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, white sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk, canola oil, and egg yolks together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until batter is smooth. Gently fold egg whites into batter until just mixed.
  4. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into preheated waffle iron; cook according to manufacturer's instructions until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 231 calories; 9.4 30 6.6 54 506 Full nutrition

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These waffles were delicious! Just a little crunch from the cornmeal and chia seeds and a subtle cornmeal flavor. I just got a new waffle iron, so this was its test run, and it was a successf...

These waffles were good. I substituted coconut oil for canola and used coconut milk instead of milk. I used a little milk at the end to get the right consistency for the mixture.

The cornmeal is a great crunch addition. To reduce the calorie count further, I replaced the oil with vanilla Greek yogurt and reduced the milk slightly to compensate for the extra moisture yogu...

Excellent waffles, but I learned that it is not necessary to separate the egg whites. I just add whole eggs to the liquid ingredients. Came out fine.