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Whole Grain Belgian Waffles

These hearty waffles are crisp, yet fluffy and full of delicious whole grains. Serve them any time of day with nut butter and pure maple syrup or fruit and whipped cream!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 5 waffles
Calories: 321.6kcal
Author: Rachel Alexandra

Equipment

  • Waffle iron

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or butter melted
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pure lemon extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, mashed banana, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and lemon extract.
  • Start preheating a greased waffle iron on medium-low and pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Scoop about ⅓-½ cup of batter (for a Belgian iron) in the middle of the pan and press closed. If you have a smaller waffle maker, use about ¼-⅓ cup of batter instead. The iron should not be entirely full, as the batter will spread out.
  • Depending on your waffle maker, it may beep when the waffle is ready. If you have a simpler model, check after about five minutes to evaluate doneness. The waffles should be a deep golden brown and slightly crispy when ready.
  • Gently remove the waffle from the griddle and serve right away. Top with fruit, freshly whipped cream, butter, pure maple syrup, or any sort of nut/seed butter.

Notes

If you don't have buttermilk, mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice with 1 3/4 cup of regular milk. Let stand for 10 minutes before using.
Leftover waffles can be stored in the refrigerator and are best reheated in a toaster. Alternatively, only cook the waffles you plan to eat right away and store the leftover batter in the fridge until you are ready to cook them. The batter will keep for a few days.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 321.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.6g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 12.6g | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 5.9g
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