This is the most delectable, Best Healthy Waffles recipe I’ve ever had! It is SO good, that my family actually prefers it over regular waffle recipes (miracle). Whole wheat flour, flax seed, honey and applesauce are used in place of more unhealthy ingredients. A banana and chia seed topping add even more energy and flavor to your morning.
I thought I was living in an alternate universe when my husband actually told me that this was his favorite waffle recipe and he consumed a banana. What the heck…this man’s daily fruit allowance is usually a bite of my daughter’s apple. Needless to say, the surprises continued when both of my picky daughters engulfed their waffles in record time. I even made a variation of this recipe to make them pancakes for breakfast the next morning.
I’ve really been struggling to balance everything going on in my world right now. My oldest daughter started kindergarten last week, which of course was a bit overwhelming. Where do I park to pick her up? What color shoes does she have to wear? Can she wear a pink bow in her hair? The struggle is real with all of the uniform policies and a thick handbook with 4 different maps of varying parking zones. I’ve never been so anxious about parking in a parking lot in my life! We seemed to get through it okay (with a little help from my cocktail friends).
It felt great to start the weekend off right with a healthier version of waffles followed by a Peach Pie Bellini. Its all about balance with your diet folks. Eat a healthier breakfast, so you can balance things out with a couple cocktails. Am I right?
I’m all about the upcoming fall season and the arrival of fall flavors (hello pumpkin)! I’m SO over the humidity in the Midwest, but enjoyed the awesome view of the eclipse this afternoon. Did anyone else celebrate it with Sun Chips, Moon Pies and a Tequila Sunrise? Honestly, maybe the Tequila will be on the menu for later anyway.
- 2 C. Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 1/2 C. 2% Milk could also use skim
- 1/3 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
- 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 3 Tbsp. Honey
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp. Butter; melted could substitute with canola oil
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp. Almond Extract
- 3 Tbsp. Flax Seed
- 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
- Sliced Bananas
- Chia Seeds
In a medium bowl; whisk lemon juice into milk and set aside for several minutes.
In a large bowl; combine flour, flax seed, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Create a well in the center of the flower mixture to make room for the eggs.
Crack eggs and add into the center of the well; lightly whisk the eggs.
Add the milk mixture, applesauce, honey, vanilla, almond extract and melted butter; mix into the mixture until combined.
Lightly grease waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.
Once heated; add around 1/2 C. of batter to waffle iron.
Cook until heated through and lightly browned.
Top with fresh banana slices and sprinkle with chia seeds.
Serve topped with pure maple syrup.