My family LOVED these waffles! They are just as soft and fluffy as my favorite Belgian Waffle recipe, but these are so much more nutritious made with whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and flax seed. (And I’ll bet you could easily replace the oil in this recipe with coconut oil to make it even healthier. I’ve found that I love the flavor of it in my other waffle recipe!).
This recipes comes from the newest cookbook of two of my favorite blogger authors: Sara Wells and Kate Jones of Our Best Bites. I’ve been a fan of these girls forever and own (and love) all their cookbooks! Their latest and greatest is all about healthy recipes that keep it at 400 calories or less per serving.
These waffles come in at about 376 per full waffle! And if you add a side of fruit, non-fat whipped cream, and a little bit of syrup, it’s more than totally satisfying.
My family gobbled these up for dinner, and they’d happily eat them for breakfast and lunch too :)
Pick up a copy of 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites stat! And until you get your hands on it, here’s a recipe for these waffles to tide you over…
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used White Whole Wheat)
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together to form a mostly-smooth batter (a few lumps are ok).
Ladle a heaping half cup into an electric waffle iron and cook according to your waffle-maker's instructions until golden brown.