Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
Who doesn't love waffles with a great crunch from cornmeal, sweet tasty vitamins from apples, wholesomeness from whole wheat flour and flax, and a nice offset from spices? Mmm, these sure are nice! The egg substitute is courtesy of Flax Vegan Egg Substitute. It adds nutrients and eliminates bad fats. One thing worth noting, though, is be sure to grease your waffle iron well before making and in between waffles! Also, be careful to cut your apples very small or your waffle iron wont like it. These freeze BEAUTIFULLY!
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice, cloves, and nutmeg (1/2 tsp EACH, adjust spices to your tastes)
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more for a sweeter waffle)
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- 1 egg white
- 3⁄4-1 cup finely diced apple, firm and tart
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons ground flax seeds, prepared as said in step one
- 4 1⁄2 tablespoons water, prepared as said in step 1 (can be subbed for 2 eggs)
- Pour ground flaxseed and water together into a sauce pan, stirring to kill the lumps, then leaving to simmer until it is thickened and gelatinous (like an egg). Refrigerate while mixing the other ingredients so it cools slightly before adding it to the wet ingredients (or sub for 1 egg + 1 egg white or yolk).
- Whip the egg white until soft peaks form.
- In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, brown sugar, flax+water, water, and applesauce.
- Add to dry ingredients, Stirring in the apples and whipped egg white.
- Bake in waffle iron, then enjoy! OR completely cool these on a cooling rack, wrap in foil, and freeze. The mornings you want these just microwave them until not so frozen, then pop them in the toaster! They are lovely and crispy.
These were good though I did need to make a few changes. Instead of corn meal, I used wheat germ. I used milk in place of water; I also needed probably 2/3 cup of milk instead of 1/3. It was too thick otherwise. I used a whole egg in place of the egg white and omitted the cloves and nutmeg. They were quite tasty. The only complaint from the kids was that there weren't more of them. Next time I will have to double the recipe so there will be enough---I only got 10 square waffles which was not enough for 4 kids and a mom. : ) Thanks for posting.
I changed these ever so slightly, mostly for convenience, and they were lovely. I omitted the egg substitute and used two eggs, I used apple pie spice instead of the individual spices, skipped the sugar and used vanilla flavored Greek yogurt instead of the plain. I did not beat the whites separately, but I am sure it will make the texture even fluffier when I have the time. Due to the lack of butter or oil, I did have to spray the iron, but it was worth it. Thank you for posting, I'll be making these often!