These waffles are delicious and very easy to make, and contain no oil, salt, refined flours or sugars. Instead of using maple syrup, try some homemade date syrup (below).
1 cup rolled oats (quick or regular)
¼ cup flax seeds
¼ cup raw cashews or walnuts
2 cups water and/or non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate or 4 dates, pitted
¼ cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Blend the oats, flax seeds and nuts in a Vitamix or coffee/nut-seed grinder until ground. Add the remaining ingredients and blend for 1 minute in the Vitamix or blender. Let sit for 10 minutes to incorporate.
2. Spoon batter onto a hot waffle iron that has a non-stick surface and cook until brown and crispy. (This recipe works in regular and Belgium waffle makers.)
3. To make your own date syrup, blend 4-5 pitted dates with some water in your Vitamix or food processor until smooth. You can also add in some fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries or other fruit.
Notes: Use a non-stick waffle iron to avoid using oil. / As the batter sits between cooking waffles, it will thicken up so feel free to add a bit of water as needed.
Preparation: 15 minutes; cooking: 5 minutes each waffle; makes 4-6 waffles
The waffle recipe was adapted from the Waffles II recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, p.70.