This recipe for whole grain waffles is my base recipe, I eat this often and swap some of the ingredients to keep it interesting. All ingredients are diabetic friendly and are healthy for most.
1 ½ cups – steel-cut oats
- 1 ½ cups – old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup – Xylosweet Xylitol (optional; this product works for me, it looks and tastes like sugar but the glycemic index is 7)
- 1 tablespoon – baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon – sea salt
- 3 large – eggs
- 3 tablespoons – coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon – extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups – organic unsweetened soy milk or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon – pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon – cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon – nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon – ginger (optional)
- ½ cup flax-seed (either whole or ground)
- 2 ripe bananas (sliced)
- ¼ cup – oat bran, wheat germ or quinoa (your choice)
- 1 cup – buckwheat or 100% whole wheat flour
- 1 cup – raw sweet potato (not yams) or carrots (chopped) [this item is optional, but I highly recommend using carrots]
♦ Chez Gordy Note: For those outside the US this site, ‘foodgeeks.com’, offers conversions
- Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Blend them well using a whisk or wooden spoon/fork.
- Add the liquid items to the dry mixture.
- Use a hand blender to break down the mix making sure there are no chunks; should take 2-4 minutes depending on the blender.
- OK, this is where you will need to rely on the waffle makers directions.
- Most waffle irons have indicators to let you know when the waffle is ready.
- I use an Oster Belgian Waffle maker that takes 16-19 minutes to cook (3 cycles of the green light turning on and off). Please avoid using cooking oil sprays (see my post), I brush-on a little coconut or vegetable oil as needed even with the non-stick surface.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: less than 20 minutes
Total time: up to 30 minutes
Servings: 5 Belgian waffles
♣ Chez Gordy ‘Whole Grain Waffles’ Tip:
Try using fresh fruit as a replacement for syrup. I make ‘jams‘ from fresh fruits and carrots, sometimes mixed with Greek yogurt as my topping. Fresh fruit and certain vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes or beets are excellent substitutes for sugar.
An interesting article: ‘Whole Grains A to Z‘ | The Whole Grains Council
According to various resources the Belgian waffle does not exist in Belgian.
One key to cooking is experimenting, do not be afraid to try different things. Find what works for you!
I call this ‘Diabetes Beater – Whole Grain Waffles’ because it is part of my lifestyle change that allows me to live medication free. Yes, I was a type 2 diabetic but have not needed metformin since October 6, 2010. Read my posts ‘Take Diabetes Seriously‘, ‘Controlling Type 2 Diabetes‘ and ‘Controlling Type 2 Diabetes part 2‘