Good Morning!! So I feel I am constantly having an “empty calorie waffle and pancake” situation with my little boys. Of course waffles and pancakes are delicious so they would eat them most mornings if I let them. But, I feel like they’re just not that nutritionally powerful if they’re store bought. So, let’s have some fun making these Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Waffles.
Lets be honest everybody has that bag of flax seeds in their pantry that they bought trying to be healthier and never used. 😉
Griffin and Calvin LOVE waffles to say the least. So, naturally these were a major hit. I modified a rather traditional waffle recipe and added some flax and swapped out whole wheat flour and the kiddos didn’t even know the difference (I personally liked these Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Waffles better than plain waffles).
Butter to Oil Conversion
You could swap out the butter and used oil instead if you want to decrease the saturated fat content. However, if you do this you’ll probably want to decrease the amount a little in order to retain the consistency of the batter. For example if you did want to swap out the 1/4 cup of butter for canola oil I would only use 3 Tbsp of oil.
I personally stuck with the butter because well it does add excellent flavor and seeing as though getting these crazy kiddos to eat a meal at all is usually a bonus… I wasn’t really worried about calories or excessive saturated fat. But, you could easily swap if needed. I still consider this a healthy flax seed recipe 😉 even with the butter.
“The Kitchen is the tastiest place to learn.”
Griffin loves to help in the kitchen. Yes it makes the cooking/baking process take a little (a lot longer haha), but it’s worth it. Gets them interested in trying different foods, and if they take part in making the foods they are almost always willing to try it. 😉
This little toy mixer has been the best gift that Griffin ever got. He immediately runs and goes and gets it every time I ask him if he wants to help me cook. I highly recommend this mixer for upcoming Christmas or B-day gifts for any little tots. Of course you know I love anything that gets them involved in the kitchen. 😉
Griffin will not stay still or take a serious photo, so most of his pics are in “motion“. Seriously, it’s like they’ve been given 12 cups of coffee at all times. They definitely are full of energy lol. But, I love every minute with them… my heart is so full when we can all bake or cook together. 🙂
Who says you can’t play with your food?
IF you want to make the breakfast even more appealing I highly suggest “animal waffles”. We’ve done anything from dinosaurs to bunnies to trees. These animals were not my best work (not entirely sure what they even are! Started as monkeys, but ended as bears?) Anyways, you get the point, ”playing with food“ is usually not encouraged – but when it is they almost always eat the whole thing!
I hope you enjoy these Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Waffles as much as we did! They can also be easily frozen, if you have leftovers. Makes for a quick healthy breakfast if needed.
Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Waffles
Healthy Whole wheat flax waffle details
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup butter (or oil per conversion chart)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 Tbsp ground flax
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Mix together the eggs, milk, honey, butter (melted), flax, cinnamon, and baking soda.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the previous mixture – mix until just combined.
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.
- I used 1/3 cup measuring cup to scoop the mixture onto the center of waffle iron.
- Cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes (times with vary depending on your waffle iron and heat settings).
- Use a fork to remove the waffles from iron and repeat until batter is used up.
- I served mine with blueberries, syrup, and powdered sugar, but any toppings of your choice will do!