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Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds

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Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds

Even just the mention of waffles makes my kids break out in song and dance so we started the tradition of Waffle Wednesdays. I started out just using a waffle mix and putting sliced berries on the top but became more and more convinced I could make a tasty healthier waffle. First I started experimenting with using whole wheat flour. Eventually I started adding in ground flax. After my friend Jackie advised me that chia seeds were good for more than just growing a beard on Uncle Si, they became part of the mix. Then one day I didn’t have any fresh berries in the house, so I just sautéed up some apples for a topping and Apple Pie Waffles made their début on our breakfast plates. They have since become a favorite dish and often requested. The sautéed apples are perfect with the nutty flavor of the flax. Add a little maple syrup on top and you’ll be in waffle heaven.

Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
Chia seeds can be used whole and don’t have to be ground up.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
To help get all the nutritional benefits of the flax be sure to use ground flax (you can buy it that way), it’s easier to digest.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
Remember the days when recipes used to tell you to sift all the dry ingredients together? I find using a whisk does the job just as well.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
Next add in milk, egg and vanilla.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
Mix until all ingredients are combined.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
Prepare waffle iron as directed and cook those babies up!
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
You can keep your waffles warm and crisp and not soggy, by laying them in a single layer on a cookie sheet in a 250f oven.
Apple Pie Waffles with Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Seeds
This time we added a dollop of Greek Yogurt and bit of maple syrup but most times we keep it simple with just the sautéed apples and waffles. Here’s to many happy Waffle Wednesdays (or other days) at your house!
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Homemade Whole Wheat, Flax and Chia Pet Waffles

Easy, delicious homemade waffles!

Yield: 6 large Belgium Waffles

Ingredients:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup ground flax
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar (I've been using organic coconut palm sugar, but any kind will work)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons veggie oil
1 1/2 cups milk

1 recipe of Sauteed Apples

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. I use a whisk to mix well.

Add oil, beaten egg and milk. Mix until batter is smooth.

Lightly brush heated waffle iron with oil. Pour mix into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

If making several batches of waffles, you can keep waffles warm on a cookie sheet ( don't stack them keep them in a single layer) in a 250 degree oven.

Top with warm apples, and add a dollop of vanilla yogurt and maple syrup if desired.

Enjoy!

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