Randy Mayor
6 servings (serving size: 2 waffles and 1/3 cup syrup)

Wheat germ and flaxseed are the ingredients that give these waffles a wonderfully nutty flavor and crunchy texture. But it's the syrup, laced with maple and two kinds of berries, that elevates this breakfast to the sublime.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare waffles, place flaxseed in a clean coffee grinder or blender; process until ground to measure 1/4 cup flaxseed meal. Set the flaxseed meal aside. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flaxseed meal, flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, egg substitute, oil, and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 2

Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray; preheat. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter per 4-inch waffle onto the hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter.

Step 3

To prepare syrup, combine berries, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Serve warm over waffles.

Step 4

Note: Look for flaxseed, a grain rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, in health-food stores of large supermarkets. Freeze leftover waffles individually on a cookie sheet and then transfer to a zip-top freezer bag for storage. To reheat, place frozen waffles in toaster.

Ratings & Reviews

jencox717's Review

May 25, 2013

Vicuska's Review

May 13, 2013
First waffles I ever made. I was a bit worried first about the wheat germ and flaxseed, but the result was nice. The flaxseed had a bit of unusual taste in the waffles, but I would keep it and make it again. I have eaten better waffles, but they were not on the healthy side. I think I will stick to this recipe.

heddyq's Review

May 08, 2012
Hands down, the most fabulous waffles I have ever had. They smell divine while cooking and taste just as good.

RuthMG's Review

August 07, 2011
I thought these were pretty yummy. I added blueberries to one batch and walnuts to another. My kids gobbled them up.

andrealuvs2eat's Review

June 08, 2011