Tender Flax-Oat Belgium Waffles

 These healthy, delicious waffles pack a lot of protein–a great way to start the day. Our bodies use protein more efficiently in the morning than at any other time, so enjoy! The combination of almonds, flax and oats makes them light and delectable. There are no added sugars as it really is an unnecessary evil since waffles are usually served with syrups or fruit toppings–we recommend the fruit.

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We like to layer them by spreading with nut butter, banana slices, and a fruit topping such as apple, blueberry or strawberry sauce.

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This waffle recipe requires a blender that can thoroughly blend 5+ cups of ingredients.

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Tender Flax-Oat Belgium Waffles

Servings – 11  4” squares
Prep Time – 5-10 minutes
Cook time – 7-8 minutes for each baking

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups cold water

2/3 cup raw almonds-if your blender is not real powerful, you can use cashews

2 cups rolled oats

3 tbsp flax seeds

2 tbsp applesauce or a couple 1/4″ slices of apple

1 teas vanilla

1/2 teas salt


Instructions:
  1. Combine all but the final 3/4 cup of water and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the 3/4 cup water and blend well to mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour into preheated waffle iron* and cook approximately eight minutes (may vary slightly with different waffle irons). Before pouring each waffle, stir it briefly on speed one. If batter gets too thick after standing, add an additional tablespoon of water and re-stir before pouring next waffle. A thicker batter will make a more dense cake-like waffle, and a thinner batter will make a lighter crispier waffle. Too thin of a batter doesn’t work well, the waffle will separate.
  4. Serve warm, or cool on a rack and freeze in freezer bags for a quick toaster treat on another day.

Notes:

*Nonstick waffle irons that have never been sprayed with food release spray cook nicely without the batter sticking.  Temper once and they should be good to go, but if your waffle iron requires non stick spray, do what you know is best; batter stuck in a waffle iron is a messy situation!