Flax Oat Waffles (or Pancakes)
Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 cups soy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons ground flaxseed
6 tablespoons water
1 cup oat flour
1 1/4 cup rolled or Old Fashioned oats
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1. Get your waffle maker heating on high.
2. Add apple cider vinegar to soy milk to curdle the milk and make sour milk. Let sit a few minutes.
3. Add ground flaxseed to water and mix well. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken.
4. In a large bowl, mix oat flour, oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly mixed.
5. Add sour milk mixture, flaxseed/water mixture, and applesauce to your bowl of dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Adjust batter consistency if needed, you can thin with a bit more non-dairy milk as needed.
6. Cook in nonstick or ceramic waffle maker (or pan for pancakes). Fill with as much batter as you need for a nice thick waffle.
7. Check for doneness as needed. My big round waffles took about 10 minutes each. For pancakes, wait until edges cook and batter is bubbling, then flip and cook the other side for a few minutes.
8. Serve with fresh fruit and a bit of delicious local maple syrup (lots of stalls at our local Farmers Market are selling this now).
1. You may use any non-dairy milk to make your sour milk. I used almond milk and it worked well.
2. The ground flaxseed and water mixture is called a 'flax egg' and is used as an egg replacer in vegan recipes. 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water = 1 flax egg
3. Oat flour can either be purchased as a specialty flour or you can grind your own, just put Old Fashioned or quick oats in a blender and process until you have a flour consistency.
4. No oil or added fat is used in this recipe, so you will need a nonstick surface. I use a ceramic waffle maker that works great. A nonstick pan is needed if making pancakes.
5. GLUTEN FREE Option: you could easily swap out the 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for more oat flour or any GF flour of your choice to make this a gluten free recipe.
*Adapted from How It All Vegan! cookbook
I hope you enjoy this recipe for a nice weekend brunch or a quick pop-in-the-toaster breakfast during the week.