It’s time to let go of the Eggo for good! You need “real” waffles. And, these Amazing Belgian Waffles are perfect. They’re not only delicious, but healthy. No oil. No dairy. No eggs. Vegan and low-fat!
By now, it’s pretty obvious I love breakfast. It is my favorite meal of the day. And, I also love waffles. Who doesn’t? But, let’s admit it. They ain’t the healthiest things in the world. So, I felt the need to do something about it.
I’d love to tell you I spent hours experimenting and testing waffle recipes. But, I didn’t. I just took out all the crap and used healthier options. In place of eggs, flax. For sweetener, maple syrup. Unsweetened almond milk instead of dairy. And, since I never use oil in my recipes, unsweetened applesauce worked just fine.
For the batter I used a mixture of whole wheat flour and oat flour. I tend to like my waffles a little more “hearty” than fluffy. And, the combination worked perfectly.
Don’t have oat flour? No sweat. Just throw some rolled oats in a blender and grind them up until you see flour.
If that’s still too much trouble: 1) You’re lazy. 2) Just use whole wheat flour.
I chose to use a Belgian-style waffle maker because I like my stuff thick and big. I also like the characteristics of a Belgian-style waffle. The crispiness around the edges and a little fluffy and chewy everywhere else. Awesome! But, any waffle iron will work. Use what you got!
These amazing Belgian waffles are so boss, you’d never know they were vegan and healthy. They’re also low-fat, super simple to make, and absolutely delicious! So, enjoy.
These Amazing Belgian Waffles are perfect for Saturday morning breakfasts. They’re not only delicious, but healthy. No oil. No dairy. Vegan and low-fat.
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Make flax eggs and put aside allowing it to set up for a few minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add in applesauce, maple syrup, flax eggs, and milk. Whisk until all ingredients are well combined and make a smooth batter. Let batter sit for about 5-10 mins.
- Lightly spray surface and pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto the waffle iron. Cook until waffle is golden brown. Continue until all of the batter is gone. If you are using a nonstick waffle iron, you should be able to get at least 2 waffles in between sprays. You don’t need much so use sparingly.
- Plate and enjoy!
Make your own oat flour by adding 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats to a blender and processing until fairly fine.