Did you ever wonder, how to make waffles healthy? Well, if you did, I have an answer for you and you are welcome. These sweet, thick and amazing vegan chia waffles made with just a few wholesome ingredients! Super easy, quick nutritious breakfast or afternoon snack idea. Long story short, you need this recipe up your sleeve!
I’ve recently received a waffle iron for my birthday gift, and it’s been the best thing ever! Now, I know that apparently, you can be either waffle or pancake person. But you know what, I am BOTH! I don’t care, I love pancakes, but I also crave a big sweet waffle, covered in agave syrup and fresh fruit sometimes.
Waffles can be such an amazing and hearty weekend breakfast. Or everyday breakfast really! You can even make them during the weekend, freeze and reheat them for quick breakfast during the busy week. Also, for all the busy moms and dads out there, these are such a great alternative to Nutella on toast or sugar-loaded cereal and kids will love these.
The main ingredient in these wholesome waffles are oats. and you know how I feel about oats…they are the ultimate superfood and you need to eat them every day! Next important component I want to mention are chia seeds, responsible for thickening the batter and holding it together, making the waffles fluffy and super soft.
Chia seeds are extremely beneficial for our bodies, as they are high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. BTW, did you know that chia seeds have 5-times more calcium than milk? Pretty cool huh!
These amazing vegan chia waffles are:
- baked to perfection
- crisp and thick
- naturally high in protein
- good for you
- full of fiber
- chocolaty and decadent
My favorite way to eat these bad boys is with some peanut butter, chocolate spread, and fresh strawberries. But of course, you do you boo, so toppings are entirely your choice.
WAFFLES WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE!
But, in case you want to make this my way, the recipe for the extra ”complicated” chocolate spread goes like this: Mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder with one tablespoon of agave or maple syrup, add some water to thin it out and Voila! There you have it, the best and easiest chocolate sauce in the world. This chocolate sauce is also perfect for pancakes as well, that is if you don’t feel like making almond Nutella spread that I shared with my Valentine’s crepes recipe. Which is also, spoiler alert, very simple and quick one to make.
The best thing about this waffle batter is, you can also use it to make pancakes! So it’s very versatile and suitable for any preference out there, yeah.
If you try this waffle recipe yourself (which I highly, highly recommend you do), please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments, or tag me on Instagram @tinsyfit. I would love to see your creations and your choice of topping for these deliciously vegan waffles!Print
These waffle are going to become your next favorite healthy snack or breakfast. They are sweet, fluffy, flavorful, very nutritious and vegan-friendly. As well as sugar-free, oil-free and naturally gluten-free. Packed with essential nutrients, dietary fiber and everything your body needs to start the day energized and satisfied.
- Add everything but chia seeds to the blender and blend until smooth. The batter will be somewhat liquidy.
- Transfer the batter to a bowl. With a spoon, mix in chia seeds and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to thicken.
- Once your waffle iron heats up, pour the batter in and bake according to your waffle iron instructions. Mine takes about 3-5 minutes.
- Top this amazing vegan chia waffle with a drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate spread and fresh fruit.
You can also use the same amount of coconut oil instead of applesauce
For some last-minute waffles, follow the recipe instructions and then freeze the waffles in sealable plastic bag or container until needed. Reheat them in the toaster or over and enjoy.
Keywords: waffles, oats, breakfast, snack, healthy, vegan, simple, chia
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