Short-Order Whole Grain Waffles
Prep Time
15 mins

A healthy plant-based waffle mix to make ahead for waffles your way--in a jiffy!

This whole grain mix is free of gluten, oil, dairy, and eggs.


Servings: 10 waffles, approximately
Calories: 190 kcal
Author: Vicky (aka Grandma GirlScout)
  • 2 C. quick oats (gluten free if desired)
  • 1/2 C. whole grain millet (may also use cornmeal)
  • 1/2 C. flaxseed, finely ground OR 2/3 C. of Premium Gold cold milled flaxseed (I get mine from Costco)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 T. date sugar, sucanat, or other type of "good" sugar (Needed to help the waffles brown)
  • 2/3 C. blanched almond flour, finely ground
  1. In a high-speed blender, process oats, millet, flaxseed, salt, and sugar until very fine, like flour.  (You may need to work with it a bit or blend half at a time if your blender isn't powerful enough.)

  2. Dump blended ingredients into a large bowl and mix in almond flour until the mixture is uniform. 

  3. For each waffle, whisk 1/3 C. of mix with a scant 1/2 C. of water and let stand for a few minutes to thicken.  (The mixture will appear to be far too watery at first, but it will thicken considerably as the water is absorbed into the dry ingredients.)

  4. For people who like sweeter waffles, try adding some liquid stevia, a few drops of vanilla, or some cinnamon.  

  5. Pour batter into a preheated nonstick waffle iron and cook until the waffle stops steaming before peeking at it.  This will likely take considerably longer than traditional white flour/egg/oil waffles, so ignore your waffle iron's green light!  Let them cook all the way through, and they should come out clean, with no mess.  It can take 4-7 minutes, or even longer.  (Do a dance.  Read something.  Tidy up the kitchen.)

Recipe Notes

1/2 C. of raw cashews may be substituted for the almond flour, blending them in with the oats and millet in the first step.  It will take a lot of blending/stirring to the bottom/blending some more to get it very fine, but it works if you're patient.

For those with nut allergies, you may also use hemp hearts in place of the nuts.  You can taste the hemp heart flavor in the waffles, but they're so good--and good for you!