Welcome to Day 2 of Brunch Week!! Now that it’s May 6th, we can focus on all things BRUNCH!!! Mother’s Day is Sunday. . do you know what you’re making?!
I personally can’t even think of brunch without waffles. Because come on. Look at these babies.
Those grooves in the waffles? They were made to hold maple syrup, yo. And lots of it.
These waffles are a revelation. Truly. Chocolatey, hearty and delicious . . and a little bit of healthy. Whole wheat flour, golden flaxseed meal and organic fat-free yogurt. I love homemade waffles because no two look exactly the same. I was trying to make mini waffles. . but who am I kidding? Once I had one, we just went for it.
I got a little stack happy.
The key to these waffles are the chocolate chips. And I didn’t use just any ole brand. I used Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate. You guys, this chocolate is the bomb. So good! You can taste the quality in this chocolate. I also used Stonyfield Organic fat free plain yogurt, Dixie Crystals sugar, pure almond extract from Nielsen-Massey and walnuts from California Walnuts! Thank you, sponsors!!!
You guys need to try these waffles . . either for Mother’s Day or your next brunch at home. The texture on these waffles is perfection and I love the balance of whole wheat, regular flour and the flaxseed meal. I also love the hint of almond from the almond milk and almond extract. Amazing!! I hope you try these waffles!
Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Waffles
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup organic golden flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- maple syrup
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- non-stick spray for your waffle baker
- Preheat your waffle baker according to manufacturer's instructions. Using a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using a smaller separate mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and melted butter, then add the yogurt, almond milk and pure almond extract. Mix together until well blended. Add the chocolate chips and mix again one more time. Do not over mix.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture and stir until combined. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes.
- When your waffle baker is ready, spray with non-stick spray and, using a ladle, or something with a spout, pour in your waffle batter, start with just a 1/3 cup (depending on what size your waffle baker is). Close the waffle baker and flip (if you have a waffle baker that has two sides) and repeat. Press the timer and cook for about 2 to 2.5 minutes, or until the waffles are golden on both sides and cooked through.
- Serve warm with maple syrup and top with the walnuts! Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Alton Brown.
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Tequila Sunrise from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Sparkling Pineapple Mojitos from girlichef.
BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Baked Eggs over Maple Roasted Vegetables from Big Bear’s Wife.
Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Making Miracles.
BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:
60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls from Love and Confections.
Chocolate and Walnut Challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen.
Braided Ham and Cheddar Bread from Sarcastic Cooking.
Pear Oatmeal Crème Brûlée from The Spiffy Cookie.
Tattie Scones with Cheddar and Chives from The Redhead Baker.
Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Waffles from Hip Foodie Mom.
Chile Relleno Quiche from Cooking in Stilettos.
Double Chocolate Sweet Rolls from It Bakes Me Happy.
Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola from Baking a Moment.
BrunchWeek Main Dishes:
Harissa Chorizo Hash from greens & chocolate.
Smoked Salmon Canapes with Whipped Chive Cream Cheese from The Suburban Soapbox.
BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Kinpura Gobo from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla and Lime from Healthy Delicious.
Beet and Heirloom Carrot Rosti with Creme Fraiche and Caviar from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner.
Carrot Salad from My Catholic Kitchen.
Nutty Banana Bread from Take A Bite Out Of Boca.
Gluten-Free Pear and Walnut Crumble from It’s Yummi.
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Amy | Club Narwhal says
Oh, Alice, please come be my next door neighbor so we can brunch every day of the week 🙂 These waffles are beyond gorgeous and I LOVE that you added flax. I bet it brought such a lovely, nutty flavor with the chocolate!
taylor @ greens & chocolate says
Yes! Waffles are PERFECT for brunch! Plus, you can’t go wrong with a little chocolate, either!
I’m with you, it’s not brunch without waffles! These waffles are gorgeous! I love all the hearty ingredients you added and the chocolate chips sound awesome! These are perfect for Mother’s Day and every weekend after that!
Annie @ ciaochowbambina says
I think if Hubby had his choice he’d choose waffles 9 times out of ten! These look beautiful and sound deeelish!! Pinned!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
These look like my kind of waffles. Little bit of sweet with some hidden health benefits!
Wow. I’m not usually a waffle craver, but I swear I could taste them from those pics! They look like they’re about to pop out of my screen! And you have some nifty sponsors, too. It’s more fun to bake when your sponsors make great products!
And I’m totally a Brunch Week wannabe blogger, just you know… 🙂
These are some of the most perfect waffles I’ve ever laid eyes on! I want, I need them for breakfast! They look incredible.
oh my goodness, thank you so much Jen!! you are the sweetest!
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
I am ALL about t he nooks and crannies in the waffles for maximum syrup! Flaxseed in waffles seem to just be a perfect combo, especially when there is chocolate, YES!
Loving your brunch week recipes Alice! The waffles look so good, send me some?!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
I love how you made these waffles healthier by adding the flaxseed and whole wheat and, of course, the dark chocolate.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Oh these waffles look just gorgeous, Alice! I love the flax seed in here! Such a great idea!
Well, who could ever pass up these magnificent, healthier waffles??? I love my flax seed bread so I’m definitely trying these lovely waffles!
Oh I get stack happy too!! Love the flaxseed addition in these 😉
These look awesome! Love that you used flaxseed! Jip I so agree, those grooves were maid to hold the syrup 🙂 Yum!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
I’m falling in love with these waffles. Gosh, I haven’t had a waffle in a while. It looks like that might have to change very soon. ;D
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
Mmm those waffles look fantastic! And I love the flavors you chose – sounds SO yummy!! Pinned 🙂
Love waffles! These look awesome and I love the addition of flaxseed! Pinned!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These look delish and I love how healthy they are! Always looking for protein boosters like flax 🙂
Kathleen | HapaNom says
You’ve gotta have waffles at brunch – especially these! I love chocolate chips and the almond flavors you added!
These pictures came out amazing! Love this recipe!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Brunch indeed has to include waffles – I never have any luck trying to add chocolate chips to mine – I definitely need to give your recipe a try – thanks Alice!
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
Keep these awesome brunch recipes coming! Love that you added flaxseeds to these waffles Alice! Genius!
Amy @Very Culinary says
My sister and her husband host a mother’s day brunch every year for me, my mother, and her MIL. It’s always lovely. I don’t think waffles are on the menu, dammit! I love these. Awesome use of flaxseed!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Yay for more brunch week recipes! I’m all for adding chocolate chips to my waffles and I love the addition of the flaxseed. I’ll eat that bowl of berries too 🙂
I will take some healthy waffles! They look so good, they screaming my name through the screen, Alice! Will you please throw a piece??
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext.com says
Love these waffles! Delicious, these would make the perfect breakfast!
My Inner Chick says
I agree w/ the comment above.
I wish you lived next door to me!!! Where are you???? xxx
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I seriously need a better waffle maker so I can make a batch of these. They look amazing Alice! Pinned!
David @ Spiced says
I love, love, love fresh waffles and maple syrup (the real stuff!). The chocolate chip addition here is just awesome. Now I’m thinking I can justify having waffles for dessert if I don’t want to get up and make them in the morning. Haha!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
I LOVE the sound of flaxseeds in these waffles! And combined with chocolate chips could you ever go wrong?! Swooning over how ginormous these are. Pile ’em up high for me! 🙂 Pinned.
Allie | Baking a Moment says
Wow these waffles look incredible Alice! So fluffy and light- and that chocolate! Yum. Love your use of so many of the sponsors’ products here. Perfection!
Samantha @FerraroKitchen says
Love your waffles!!!
I love oatmeal!
As long as brunch includes bacon, I am a happy camper!
Those look decadent!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
You had me at chocolate chips, I love these waffles!
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
I’ve been wanting a waffle maker for the longest time! These look so good – I ‘d love these for Mother’s Day!
Alice, I look at waffle grooves in the same way you do; maple syrup cradles! I also love the healthier version you’ve presented here. BTW, am I seeing a new look to your site? Nice!
Kelsey @ Badger Kitchen says
One of my favorite brunch dishes is blintz because my family always has it for Christmas brunch and that’s one of the only times I get to enjoy it! Otherwise when I’m brunching with my girls it would have to be mimosas 😉
My 3 boys really liked these. I am wondering if I can freeze all the leftovers for another day.
Hi Ellen! Thanks for the comment! So glad your boys enjoyed these!!! Sure, I don’t see why not. . however, I’m not certain what the texture will be like when you defrost and eat again. If you try this, please let me know!