Although many people haven’t heard of it, flaxseed makes a great substitute for egg. However, it only works in certain dishes because of its distinctly nutty flavor and grainy texture. For this reason, flaxseed is absolutely perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack waffles (particularly egg free waffles for those who are allergic to egg, or who are vegan) and did you know it’s incredibly good for you too?
Many people buy ground flaxseed to sprinkle on top of their food, because it’s high in omega 3 oils. These are the fats that increase brain function and lower the risk of heart disease. We love that it can be used as an egg substitute too, and such a yummy one for use in our eggless waffle recipe.
How to Make Our Eggless Waffle Recipe
(Makes 4 waffles)
What You Will Need:
- One coffee grinder/blender/pestle and mortar
- Two medium mixing bowls
- One whisk
- One mixing spoon
- One sieve
- One waffle maker: Eggless waffles are made in exactly the same way as other waffles, which also means you can use any waffle maker you choose. Take a look at our product list below to see the current best sellers available to purchase online...
- 1 tbsp whole flaxseed (pre-ground flaxseed tends to lose its eggy-qualities)
- 3 tbsp water
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup milk (use buttermilk for a richer waffle, or soy/rice milk for a vegan friendly waffle recipe)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp melted and cooled (unsalted) butter, or canola oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
1. Grind up your flaxseed using your blender/coffee grinder/pestle and mortar and mix with 3 tbsp water in a cup or bowl. Mix until the mixture becomes egg-like.
2. Turn on your waffle maker while you’re making the batter (you may need to consult the waffle iron’s instruction booklet if you’re not familiar).
3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, and add the salt and sugar.
4. Mix the flaxseed mixture with the milk and butter in a separate bowl, then fold into the dry flour mixture. Stop folding as soon as the mixture is even, or it will become doughy and chewy as opposed to soft.
5. Pour your eggless waffle batter into the waffle iron and bake until risen.
This is your own egg free waffle recipe to try at home and serve to guests or family who cannot eat egg, or choose not to as part of a vegan diet. If you are catering for vegans or you are vegan yourself then remember to substitute the milk with soy or rice milk instead.