Healthy Multigrain Chia Waffles
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. Your kids will love these waffles with chocolate chips!
- cooking spray
- 1 3/4 cups almond milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons white sugar, or more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; spray the inside with cooking spray.
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.
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.
Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.