The Best Waffles: Diabetic-Friendly, Delicious, Simple, And Better Than Moms?
This is my simple recipe for diabetic-friendly whole-grain waffles. The first recipe was too much for most people LOL. Sorry about that 😒. So, I made some changes and created this delicious “better than moms” recipe 😍.
Good at any time, breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner. These are the best waffles that I have made, I hope you like them!
Note: It’s unfair to my mother, who was an excellent cook, to say these are better. Healthier is the better term. I love you “Pett”, you were my inspiration and mentor, RIP!
- 1 cup original oatmeal
- ¼ cup Xylitol
- 1 cup 100% whole wheat flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoon flaxseed
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoon wheat bran
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 ripe banana (optional but helps to sweeten the waffles)
♦ Chez Gordy Note: For those outside the US, this site, ‘foodgeeks.com’, offers conversions
- Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix them well with an electric mixer, whisk, or wooden spoon/fork. Ambiano
- Add the liquids to the dry mixture.
- Blend the mix thoroughly with a hand blender, making sure there are no chunks. Usually, it takes 2-4 minutes, depending on the blender.
- It is important to follow the instructions that come with the waffle maker and your experience.
- Most waffle irons have indicators to let you know when the waffle is ready. We had an Oster Belgian Waffle maker that took from 16-19 minutes to cook (3 cycles of the green light turning on and off).
- I like them for breakfast, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside!
- Now we use an Ambiano Belgian Waffle Maker and it makes crispy waffles in 12-15 minutes. Please avoid using cooking oil sprays (see Warning: 3 Startling Reasons to Stop Using Cooking Oil Spray). I brush on a little coconut or vegetable oil as needed even with the non-stick surface.
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes or less (a lot depends on what you like)
Total time: up to 35 minutes
Servings: 4-5 Belgian waffles
♣ Chez Gordy Tip:
Sugar-free syrup or fresh fruit can replace maple syrup. I use my fruit and carrot jam instead of syrup.
Nutrition info courtesy of SparkRecipes
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