hearty grain waffles

hearty grain waffles

We’ve put a healthier spin on waffles by starting with whole-wheat flour and packing them with oats, flax, and chia seeds. There isn’t much sweetness in the waffles themselves, since most often they are topped with something sweet. The amount the recipe makes depends on the size of your waffle iron.

  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter, at room temperature, for serving
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  1. Preheat waffle maker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, light brown sugar, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until combined (mixture will be thick).
  4. Add 1 cup of batter (or less if your waffle maker is on the smaller side) and close lid. Cook until waffle is golden brown and crisp (time depends on your waffle maker). Serve warm.

Serves 2-4.

cook’s note: Waffles are best enjoyed the same day they are made but any leftovers can be refrigerated for up to two days, then warmed in the oven or toaster.