Oatmeal and Flax Seed Waffles


Happy Monday!  I hope the last few days were relaxing for you all.  I have to admit, I am missing weekend brunch’s already.  Saturday, we slept in and had a huge brunch of eggs, waffles, sausage and bacon (yep, we couldn’t decide between just bacon or sausage so Chase made ’em both.)  The two of us are huge waffle fans- I made them at least once a week for probably two months straight a while ago (partly because we love to eat them but also because they are fun to make- we love our Breville waffle maker- check it out in the shop) and then I realized my clothes were fitting a little tighter.  Ugh.  So we stopped making those yummy lil’ guys.  But then, I came across a recipe in my waffles cookbook for Oatmeal Waffles with Brown Sugar and Bananas- it sounded pretty healthy, so I had to try it!  The recipe called for whole wheat flour, which I didn’t have so I substituted ground flax seed and wheat germ.  We also didn’t have bananas so those were left out.  These waffles are husband tested (and approved), even after he found out there was flax seed and wheat germ in them!  Score.

Oatmeal Waffles with Ground Flax Seed

inspired by Oatmeal Waffles with Brown Sugar and Bananas in Waffles: Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Meal by Tara Duggan

makes 6 waffles

2 large eggs

1 c. 2% milk

1/2 c. half & half

1/2 c. butter, melted

1 t. pure vanilla extract

1 c. all purpose flour

1/4 c. ground flax seed (I put the whole seeds into the blender and ground them using the ice crusher setting until all seeds were broken and the consistency was that of a powder)

1/4 c. wheat germ

3/4 c. rolled oats

3 T. packed brown sugar

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/4 t. salt

Maple syrup and butter for serving

1. Preheat waffle maker

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, butter, and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, ground flax seed, wheat germ, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture.  Whisk until mostly smooth with just a few lumps.

4. Ladle the batter into the waffle making and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until crispy and brown.

5.  Serve waffles right away with butter and syrup.


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