With my family transitioning to a plant based lifestyle, I needed to come up with recipes that were close to some of the standard American diet in taste and texture. I figure this will make their transition a little easier.
Today I decided that waffles should be on the menu for breakfast. I already have a pancake recipe, but they never seem to turn out well when I put them on the waffle iron. So, I came up with this recipe, and I must say that they turned out super good, and were very kid approved.
1 3/4c water
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax seed with 6 tablespoons warm water, let sit for 5 minutes)
1/2c unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar of choice
1c unbleached flour
1c whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
pinch of salt
3 tsp. baking powder (I use reduced sodium)
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients and whisk well. Add the rest of the ingredients to the wet, and whisk the dry into the wet until it forms a nice smooth batter.
Let the batter sit for 10 minutes.
While it is sitting, heat up your waffle iron.
After 10 minutes, scoop about 1/2c of batter (depending on size of waffle iron) onto the waffle iron and close the lid. Let cook until golden and crispy on the outside. My waffle iron has an indicator light that lets me know when mine are done. I found it was about 6-8 minutes.
Remove from iron and serve with fresh fruit or maple syrup.