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Savory Flax Waffles

These low carb flax waffles are loaded with savory herbs and cheese. The perfect pairing for a fresh garden salad.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 274 kcal
Author Andrea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flax meal ground golden flax - see notes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (okay to omit cheese) I use goat cheddar
  • 1 Tablespoon oil I use avocado oil
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons water or "nut milk" yogurt is also an option, but imparts flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar - okay to omit
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs: I use a mix of chives, basil, mint, and a lil oregano & thyme if using dried herbs, use less, and season to taste.

Instructions

  1. Turn on waffle maker.


  2. Measure 1/2 cup of ground flax seed meal. If starting with whole flax seeds, grind them in a coffee grinder first, then measure 1/2 cup.

  3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I add in the grated cheese and chopped herbs last. (Note: if you don't tolerate dairy, just omit the cheese.)

  4. Grease waffle maker. I spray the waffle maker with oil (see notes for the reusable, refillable pump sprayer I use.)


  5. Spoon batter into waffle maker. This recipe will make approximately 6 waffles. Even it the batter seems "thick" it should spread out just fine when waffles cook. Cook waffles until waffle maker light tells you they are ready. Repeat.

  6. Serve with yogurt (I love a new dairy-free cashew yogurt, see notes for link) and a side salad. You can also top with fresh basil, sliced tomatoes, or any fresh garden veggies you have on hand. (Note, when I have leeks on hand, I LOVE to saute the leeks in goat milk butter, and then mix them into the waffle batter!)

Recipe Notes

I personally like to use *golden* flax seeds ground up into "flax meal". I find the golden flax to be a little more mellow in taste than the dark brown flax, but honestly either color seed will work great! You can purchase this pre-ground golden flax meal - link (store in freezer to prevent it from going rancid) or buy the whole golden flax seeds (link) and grind them as needed in a coffee grinder, which is what I do.

I love this refillable, hand pump, olive oil sprayer (link). I make waffles, A LOT, and have gotten my money out of this $8 refillable sprayer. I use olive oil and avocado oil in it.

This is the Belgian waffle maker I use. It has gotten TONS of use, and I still love it. It was $24 when I purchased it 3 years ago, and it's still going strong! Link here: http://amzn.to/2rEqSrp

I LOVE this new dairy-free cashew yogurt (link)!! It's so good! And if you are carb conscious, it's actually pretty low in carbs. See they list only 3 (large) servings per container, but I usually get like 12 servings, as I add a few spoonfuls to my plate at a time to enjoy with waffles, or mix into a tangy herby dressing.