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Chia & Flax Seed Waffles {Vegan}


Vegan Chia & Flax Seed Waffles

Ah waffles!  They can often seem like a bit of a pain to do at home because of needing a waffle iron, but once you invest in one, you wont be sorry.  These nutritious and wholesome Chia & Flax Seed Waffles are a great way to start the day and once cooled, can easily be frozen and put into the toaster for later.  Check out Simple Bites on how to freeze your waffles.

Note: High in both protein and fiber, chia seeds and flax seeds both contain Omega-3s in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, which are essential if you are a vegetarian or vegan.  Here’s a great article from SF Gate: Chia Vs Flax Seed.



1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour / 120 grams
¾ cup spelt flour / 90 grams
1 tbsp baking powder (aluminum free) / 13.8 grams
½ tsp baking soda / 2.3 grams
¼ tsp salt / 2 pinches
2 tbsp chia seeds / 20 grams
2 tbsp flax meal (ground flax seed) / 13 grams
2 cups almond milk or any non-dairy milk / 480 ml
1 tsp apple cider vinegar / 5 ml
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup raisins (optional)


1/2 banana, chopped
handful of organic blueberries
handful of black sesame seeds
agave nectar, to taste


Mix the almond milk and the vinegar and set aside to curdle.  Then add vanilla.
In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat and spelt flours with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
To the almond milk, add the chia seeds and flaxmeal. Whisk together.
Add the almond milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until everything’s just moistened. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more almond milk.
Cook in a waffle iron, per instructions.
This recipes makes 8-10 waffles.

I like to serve them with agave nectar, bananas, blueberries and black sesame seeds.

Serving size: 2 waffles | Calories: 248 | Sugar: 6.4 grams | Fiber: 8.1 grams | Protein: 8 grams