St. Waffles: Whole-wheat Breakfast Goodness

I know, I know, it’s a weird name for waffles. But, trust me, these are so crammed with delicious goodness, they really do deserve to be sainted AND given an extra-bright halo.
Vegan wholegrain waffles
My waffle and pancake recipes are always healthy because I make them with wholegrain flours. These too were made with whole wheat pastry flour, but I also added a good bit of wheat germ and flax meal to the batter, boosting the fiber and healthy-fats content (I do love those healthy fats because they’re great for your brain and your skin. How good is that?)

Then, to boost the protein, I added a few dollops of tofu.

I love using tofu in dishes where no one can detect it. While both Desi and I like tofu, I know some people would rather kill than eat it. But tofu offers immense nutritional benefits and a complete, healthy vegetable protein, so it’s a shame to leave it out of any diet, vegan or not.

These waffles are really crispy and taste best right off the waffle iron (they do tend to harden up if left standing for too long, although they are still delicious).

If you don’t have a waffle iron, you might try adding more soymilk to the batter to make it thinner, and then make pancakes with it. In fact, I do this all the time: use waffle batter to make pancakes and vice-versa.

Serve these waffles with maple syrup and berries or bananas or with just a dusting of powdered sugar, if you have a less-than-sweet tooth. No matter how you eat them, these waffles will likely make you feel a little saintly yourself!

Wholegrain Waffles with Flax and Wheat Germ
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: Eight waffles
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ, toasted lightly
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • In another bowl, mix together:
  • 1 cup silken tofu, beaten
  • 2-4 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the tofu-soy milk mixture to the flour mixture and gently, with a spatula, mix until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
  2. If the mixture is too dry, add some more soy milk so you have a thick but spreadable batter.
  3. Heat a waffle iron and bake waffles according to instructions. My stone-age waffle-maker takes about ¼ cup of batter for each waffle and has a little green light that goes on when the waffle is ready to be removed and devoured mindlessly.

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14 thoughts on “St. Waffles: Whole-wheat Breakfast Goodness

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    Vij

    January 7, 2009 at 4:49am

    Wow my most fav dessert Waffleeeee!!! yummy!urs looks so delicious!
    I love it with choco sauce n fresh thick cream… all the reasons to gain extra pounds he he

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    Mahimaa's kitchen

    January 7, 2009 at 6:43am

    If waffles that we get at stores were as healthy as yours, i would gladly have them quite often. yours look very tempting and perfect.

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    Happy cook

    January 7, 2009 at 10:10am

    I love waffels. This one looks really healthy and yummy.
    I must admit mine is a bit to the unhealthy one.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy 2009.

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    Priya

    January 7, 2009 at 11:47am

    Waffles my fav with nutella spread..vegan version looks tempting n delicious…sure to try this!!!

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    Sunshinemom

    January 7, 2009 at 2:36pm

    Very beautiful looking! I have had the ready ones but never tried making my own!

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    Gita's Kitchen

    January 7, 2009 at 3:33pm

    These pancakes sure looks delicious, love the idea of adding wheatgerm and flaxseeds along with the whole grains. A very healthy dish Vaishali…

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    Usha

    January 7, 2009 at 10:19pm

    Vaishali, that is so very creative of you, love the idea of flax and wheatgerm in my waffles, this one goes into my must try recipe folder:-)

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    Cham

    January 7, 2009 at 11:50pm

    So much of goodness in waffle it has to be named ST. :) I am not waffle person but looks divine

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    Rajani

    January 8, 2009 at 3:24am

    had some store bought waffles years n years ago, i dont even remember now – no actually i think they were some sort of canapes masquerading as waffles. so basically i dont know what waffles taste like – your post makes me think iam missing out on some yum!

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    Soma

    January 8, 2009 at 7:41pm

    Wow I cannot beleive that u made those at home! & so healthy too. I spread wheat germ onmy kids banana… I could actually have these as a little dessert after food.

    Thanks for visitng me.. u have a lovely place here with lovely recipes

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    anudivya

    January 9, 2009 at 12:11am

    I would be one of those people who would be converting this into pancakes… don’t have a waffle maker :(

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    Simran

    January 9, 2009 at 3:51am

    I love St. Waffles in all its avatars, but healthy waffles – I’m sold on it already.

    And I am pretty much what you said : all for tofu as long as I don’t taste it :)

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    Madhuram

    January 10, 2009 at 7:14pm

    Those waffles look awesome Vaishali. Perfect picture.

    Vaishali, if its not trouble for you, could you send this and other silken tofu/flax seed meal recipes from your blog to my ere ID, so that I can include it in the respective round ups. No hurry at all, take your time because I’m also going to update it later only.

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    Proud to be vegetarian

    March 1, 2009 at 3:51am

    I had always been looking for eggless waffle recipe Thanks for the vegan recipe rather. Madhuram of eggless cooking introduced me to your website.

    Thanks to both of you!!!!

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