Waffles with Oat Bran, Almond and Flaxseed Meal

Ever since one of my best friends has been diagnosed with Celiac’s, I have been interested in gluten-free cooking, but I have yet to make a completely gluten-free flour-containing dish. I still need to add a few more flours/starches to my pantry before I will be able to make a completely gluten free flour blend, but for now I have just been trying to substitute part of the flour with gluten free alternatives. And this is how these waffles came into existence πŸ™‚

Ingredients (makes 5 waffles):

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp agave maple syrup blend
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsps vegetable oil

Whisk in all ingredients in the order above. Let stand for a few minutes while the waffle maker is warming up. Pour ~1/2 cup batter in the center of the waffle maker and use a spatula to distribute the batter uniformly. Let cook to the desired brownness. I have my waffle maker dial set at 3 out of 5. These waffles did turn out a bit browner than their flour only version.

Serve with maple syrup/powdered sugar and your favorite fruit toppings. I served mine with raspberries as shown in the picture πŸ˜‰

 

 

You can definitely taste the flaxseed meal in these, but it has a nice nutty flavor. I am not sure if you can trick kids into eating these, but they are very good for grown ups πŸ˜‰

Flax seeds are one of the “wonder foods” supposed to help fight heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber among others. For more information check out this webmd link.

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One Response to Waffles with Oat Bran, Almond and Flaxseed Meal

  1. Chef Randall says:

    I am trying this recipe. If I may say: Good for you for using flax seed meal or crushed flax seed. Most people use whole flax seed, not realizing our digestive tract can not digest whole flax seed. Therefore we get none of the excellent benefits the seed has. Also it is better to buy the seed whole and process it at home. The reason is, once the seed is processed, it begins to loose it benefits. So most cases when buying already crushed from market, there is no 100% reinsurance of its benefits intact.

    Delicious recipe and well written post as well as the link to view the benefits.

    Chef Randall
    http://www.savorthefood.com

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