What kid doesn’t love waffles?! (Even us big kids do.)
These grain-free, crispy waffles are made entirely of ground flaxseed. They’re also gluten-free, paleo, vegan + keto-friendly.
Flaxseeds are packed with protein and fiber, along with a ton of other vitamins and minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese). It’s also an excellent source of iron, which kids can be low in. The fat in flaxseeds is a plant based form of healthy omega-3 fats, which are an essential fat all kids need.
Dress up your waffles either sweet or savory by infusing them with fresh herbs or ground cinnamon.
Make it sweet: Once your waffles are complete, top these bad boys with your favorite fruits like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Add a dollop of coconut cream.
Make it savory: Add fresh herbs into the batter, such as rosemary, parsley and thyme or a combo of all three. Top with roasted veggies, shredded chicken, avocado, sautéed onions, such as a waffle sandwich. My kids also love their waffles topped with eggs, bacon, and syrup.
2 cups roughly ground golden flaxseed
1 Tbsp gluten-free baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
5 large eggs
½ cup water
1 Tbsp fresh herbs, such as rosemary, parsley and thyme (if making savory) or 2 tsp ground cinnamon
Heat your waffle maker to medium, or your desired setting for crisp waffles.
Combine flax seed with baking powder and sea salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine fully and set aside.
Add eggs, water and oil to the jug of your high-powered blender (it must be a blender or this recipe will not work). Blend on high for 30 seconds, until foamy.
Transfer foamy liquid mixture to the bowl with the flaxseed mixture.
Stir with a spatula, just until incorporated. The mixture will be very fluffy. Once incorporated, allow to sit for 3 minutes to firm up. Be patient. It will get thicker and thicker.
Add in your fresh herbs or ground cinnamon.
Makes about 4 servings so scoop each, one at a time, onto the preheated waffle maker and close the top. Cook until you get the desired crispiness and repeat with remaining batter.
Recipe courtesy of Healthful Pursuit by Leanne Vogel