Sunday, June 10, 2012

Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

Ahhh.. the smell of fresh lemony waffles in the morning is sure to get everyone out of bed. Hands down, this is a simple recipe everyone can enjoy and feel good about eating them. Healthy waffles - that's my thing. Whole grain, Dairy-free and contains Omega-3's, what an excellent way to start your day. These also have a fair amount of protein in them (about 6g per waffles), high in fiber and low in sugar. I love the combo of lemon and poppy seeds - such a fresh taste. I personally eat these waffles plain, no maple syrup. But my husband who likes things extra sweet enjoys some maple on his. You can customize your waffle any way you like! With fresh whipped cream, honey, pure maple syrup, fresh berries, etc.

The lemon juice gives the waffles a slight tartness, if you aren't fond of tart, then just omit the juice but keep the zest. The zest is where all the lemon flavor is, without the tarty zing. This recipe can be doubled or tripled, and keeps well in the freezer. Just follow the directions below and allow the waffles to cool. Put them in a freezer safe container and separate with parchment paper. Reheat by thawing slightly and placing in the toaster until golden and crispy. Makes for a quick breakfast anytime.

Wheat Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

Cook Time: < 20 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 4 (1/3 cup) waffles


  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp organic ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp organic poppy seeds


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest of one small lemon
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey

Oil Spray

Preheat waffle iron to medium heat (if yours has temp. settings).

In a side bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients. Then gradually incorporate the dry mixture to the wet mixture, do not over mix. 

Spray the waffle iron with a oil spray, and pour in the center 1/3 cup of the waffle mix. Spread out slightly. Close the lid and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes (or how ever long your waffle maker requires).

The waffle should be slightly golden and crisp. Serve warm with pure maple syrup, honey or plain. 

Nutritional Info per Waffle:
Calories: 150 ; Fat: 3.5g ; Carbohydrate: 25.5g ; Fiber: 3.5g ; Sugar: 8.5g ; Protein: 5g


  1. As I'm sitting here eating a store boughten organic waffle and sipping on coffee, I'm realizing how much better your waffles look and MUST TASTE! I like the idea of being able to make a bigger batch that can be frozen and eaten throughout the week.

    1. I'm a huge fan of foods I can make in bulk and freeze. During the week, life can get hectic - so having something homemade on hand is a better solution than take out :)