Rating: 4.89 stars
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These waffles are a little bit crunchy and super filling, with ingredients proven to regulate blood sugar. The chia seeds and flax add extra fiber and Omega-3 to your diet. My kids love these waffles with chocolate chips!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; spray the inside with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk almond milk, applesauce, egg, chia seeds, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; let sit until chia seeds start to thicken the mixture, about 2 minutes. Whisk flour, oats, flax seed meal, baking powder, sugar, and salt into almond milk mixture until batter is smooth.

  • Scoop 1/2 cup batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes per waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Notes:

These waffles freeze beautifully. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Flash-freeze the waffles for 30 minutes. Place frozen waffles in a freezer bag. Toast individual frozen waffles in a toaster oven for 5 minutes.

Before serving, place cooked waffles on paper towels to avoid sogginess.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 24.2g; fat 4g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 363.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2014
I made these almost as written.... I was out of almond milk so I used regular ole 2% milk. My family devoured them and wanted more. The recipe only made 7 waffles so for large families like mine the recipe would need doubled. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2015
I was so excited to make these. I followed the recipe as written with the exception of using almond flour in place of whole wheat flour (didn't have whole wheat flour on hand). Both times when the waffles were 'done' and I opened my waffle maker the waffles came apart in the middle and had to be scraped off of the waffle iron. This recipe wasted a lot of time. I still gave it a 3 because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. Read More
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2014
I made these almost as written.... I was out of almond milk so I used regular ole 2% milk. My family devoured them and wanted more. The recipe only made 7 waffles so for large families like mine the recipe would need doubled. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2016
Yes, I will make these again! Healthy and tasty is a win! I did grind up the oats in my food processor first to a flour or meal consistency only because one child will not eat anything with visible oats in it (even cookies, crazy, I know). And I only had on hand strawberry flavored sweetened applesauce, and it worked out great. We ate these with traditional syrup and also our typical "strawberry syrup" - which is just some frozen strawberries heated a couple minutes in microwave and then pureed in the blender, with a little sugar added if needed. I think it's the healthiest breakfast that both my boys will eat. :) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2014
I made this exactly as written and they turned out perfectly. They are slightly crunchy and have a delicious nutty flavor from the different grains. I have a standard waffle maker and this made about 4 waffles. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2018
These were yummy! A few revisions I made- I used banana in place of applesauce since that's what I had, part coconut milk, unsweetened shredded coconut, and some cinnamon and nutmeg. Was delish! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2015
What an excellent recipe did not have applesauce so substituted it with oil also did not have whole wheat flour so used Bob's pancake and waffle mix and did not add baking soda. Got raving reviews from every family member. From now on this is a recipe for making waffles that are healthy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2016
My husband and I loved them. Kids will eat again but of course prefer my much-less-nutrition regular waffle recipe. The only thing I didn't do per recipe was I had to use oil because I didn't have applesauce on hand. They turned out great in my Belgium-style waffle iron. Also we sprinkled chocolate chips on top right out of the iron so they were melted when we were eating them. That was a yummy highlight for my kids. I would recommend eating with fruit and whip cream instead of syrup. It takes a lot of syrup to sweeten them and I prefer not to ruin such a nutrition packed waffle with so many calories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2019
The best waffle, I make 14 out of them, 1/4 cup each, great heated up in toaster. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2020
Very delicious! I used regular milk, otherwise stuck to the recipe. When I made them the first time, they stuck quite a bit to my waffle iron ( I have a NordicWare Stovetop Belgian Waffler), so the next time I added some canola oil while omitting some of the apple sauce, and that worked much better for me. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2021
This is a great healthy recipe. I made them into pancakes instead of waffles because my kiddos prefer them and my whole family enjoyed them. The only complaint was from the kids who wanted chocolate chips in them, which would be an easy addition. I will certainly be making these again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2015
I was so excited to make these. I followed the recipe as written with the exception of using almond flour in place of whole wheat flour (didn't have whole wheat flour on hand). Both times when the waffles were 'done' and I opened my waffle maker the waffles came apart in the middle and had to be scraped off of the waffle iron. This recipe wasted a lot of time. I still gave it a 3 because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. Read More