Low Carb Quick and Healthy Waffles
Yummm...the smell and crispy crunch of homemade waffles has been something I've really missed.
When we switched to a low carb eating plan, traditional waffles were no longer on plan.
But I love 'em! Especially with peanut butter and syrup! Yum. ♥
Inspired by the Trim Healthy Pancakes in the new book, Trim Healthy Mama, I was determined to come up with a healthy, low carb version of waffles that would not only be nutritious, but also delicious.
And that sounds like poetry...or an advertising jingle.
"Nu-tri-tious and de-li-cious!" Okay, laugh at me if you want. That's just where my mind wandered. ☺
Here's the recipe we've made numerous times, that is quite tasty! Not only that, it's super speedy to mix up! The best of both worlds.
Heat waffle iron to medium or medium high. The level of heat may take a little bit of experimentation on your part, depending on what type of waffle iron you own. Blend old-fashioned oats in blender until powdered. (Higher end blenders will do this quickly at high speed; for lower end blenders, pulse at low speed until well blended.)
Add remaining ingredients except coconut oil spray and butter to blender. Combine well; let sit for 1-2 minutes to thicken slightly.
Lightly spray entire cooking surface of waffle iron with coconut oil spray. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron until surface is half filled with batter. Close waffle iron and heat to desired level of doneness or until golden brown to dark brown.
Remove waffles from waffle iron. Place waffles on serving platter or plate and store in warmed oven, if desired (200° F) or serve immediately. Before pouring additional batter from the blender, lightly spray entire cooking surface of waffle iron again with coconut oil spray. You'll need to grease the waffle iron each time before you pour any new batter onto it. If you forget to grease the waffle iron one time, you'll probably never forget again. It's time consuming to have to clean out that waffle iron when the oil has been forgotten!
Since this is an E ("Energizing") meal, you'll want to eat no more than 2-3 squares of waffles at a meal, and be sure to top them with only a tiny amount of butter, if you use it at all. These are delicious topped with Polaner All-Fruit Jam with Fiber or homemade fruit syrup that doesn't contain sugar in any form.
*4 tsp. THM Sweet Blend is the same as:
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4/17/2014 11:03:42 pm
I was wondering how these are low carb. The only carbs missing from this are the sugar ones.
Great question, Linda! :) Actually, a regular serving of 100% whole wheat waffles, like a recipe taken from King Arthur's Flour website, has about 50 net grams of carbs, while this recipe only has 14 net grams of carbs. That's quite a big difference!
2/27/2015 02:41:34 am
Are these waffles crispy? All the THM waffles I've tried so far have come out soft.
8/7/2015 01:02:22 pm
I was confused, as this has all "E" ingredients if you are doing THM; so I asked the Facebook group moderators and they confirmed, this is an "E" dish.
I'm confused about your question. The recipe says that it is an "E" recipe, meaning that it is carb- and protein-based, but it also contains far fewer carbs than traditional waffle recipes, which makes it "low carb waffles." I hope that helps clarify this for you.
I can't wait to make these waffles but I had a few questions. Do you use gentle sweet or super sweet? How many waffles does this make? How many waffles is a serving is it 2 or 3 and what is the net carbs and fat of a serving? thank you so much for sharing this recipe I now have something that I can do with my giant container of Oats that I didn't know what to do with!
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