Waffle strips with apple and almond garnishes

Tasty, Whole Grain Goodness

A waffle iron is an important addition to your plant-based kitchen. These healthy and delicious waffles pack lots of protein, plus flax and a whole grain, making them a nutritious way to start your day. Bake an extra batch for the freezer so you can pop one or two in the toaster for a quick meal. You can “haystack” them by spreading with nut butter, banana slices, and a fruit topping such as apple, blueberry, or strawberry sauce. The batter has no added sugar, as waffles are usually served with sweet toppings.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 15 (4-inch waffle) servings
  • Prep Time: 7-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup ice water


  1. Combine all ingredients except ice water in blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add ice water and blend to mix.
  3. Prepare your waffle iron as you would for any waffle recipe. Pour batter into preheated waffle iron and cook approximately 8 minutes (may vary slightly with each waffle iron). If batter gets too thick after standing, add an additional tablespoon of water and re-blend before pouring next waffle. A thicker batter will make a denser waffle, and a thinner batter will make a lighter, crispier waffle. Too thin a batter doesn’t work well.
  4. Serve warm, or cool on rack and freeze to pop in the toaster another day.

NOTE: Nonstick waffle irons that have never been sprayed with food release spray cook nicely without the batter sticking. Temper once and they should be good to go.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 82.89
Fat: 4.14 g
Saturated Fat: 0.38 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 65.60 mg
Carbohydrates: 9.20 g
Fiber: 2.33 g
Sugars: 0.67 g
Protein: 2.74 g
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