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Eating Well: Healthy Belgian Waffles with Pecans

Weekend brunch is usually my time to indulge and I have to say I love occasional pancakes, crepes or Belgian waffles. I recently got a waffle maker as a wedding gift so I finally could put it to use! However, I wanted to find a recipe that would be at least slightly healthier than traditional waffles. Few mins of Pinterest search and I came across a great and easy waffle recipe from a fellow blogger, The Informed Healthnut. I adapted it slightly and here is my final yummy result! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour (I didn’t have it when I decided to make waffles so I used regular flour; however ground oatmeal and other types of flour can be used as well)
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup of Stevia sweetener
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp of coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups of almond or soy milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • few drops of vanilla extract

 

METHOD

In a big bowl mix all dry ingredients well.

In a smaller bowl beat wet ingredients – eggs, milk and vanilla extract – together. Add this mixture to dry ingredients and mix them well.

Add coconut oil and chopped nuts and mix again.

In the meantime, preheat your waffle maker. Using ladle pour about 1/2 cup of batter into each waffle section. Close waffle maker and let waffles cook until they are brown and crisp. Once ready, they should easily come off since coconut oil in the batter will prevent them from sticking to the grids. I used this Russell Hobs waffle maker, which I absolutely loved, and I was able to make 10 big waffles (enough for 3-4 people).

  Once ready serve waffles with Greek yoghurt, banana and honey (or maple syrup).

 Or you can serve them with various berries, such as strawberries and blueberries. Finish them off with a healthy serving of honey or maple syrup!

The waffles turned out really nicely for a first try and were really easy to make. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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