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YIELDS:

5-10 servings

PREP TIME:

0 hours 0 mins

COOK TIME:

0 hours 15 mins

TOTAL TIME:

0 hours 15 mins

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ingredients

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1 ½ cups fine stone-ground cornmeal

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 ½ Tsp. baking powder

1 ½ Tsp. baking soda

1 ¼ Tsp. kosher salt

1 cup Fat Free Fage Greek yogurt

½ – 1 cup blueberries (optional)

3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce

Pure maple syrup or Sugar Free Maple Syrup for serving

Powdered sugar to serve (I use Swerve confectioners sugar)

Crushed red pepper, for serving (optional)

Pam cooking spray

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. I use a 4 inch mini waffle maker.  Stir together chia seeds and 5 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

3. Whisk yogurt, applesauce, chia mixture, and 1 cup water in a large bowl. Add cornmeal mixture and stir until just combined.

4. Lightly coat preheated waffle iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/2 cup batter onto hot waffle iron. (that amount will vary depending on the size of your waffle iron.) Close lid and cook until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove waffles from iron and transfer to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, spraying iron as needed. (You should be able to make about 10 waffles total.) Depending on how hungry my guests are, I’ll serve one or two per person.  Waffles can be cooled completely and frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost in the toaster or in the oven until warm.

5. Mix maple syrup or sugar free syrup with blue berries and heat in microwave for 40 seconds. Drizzle maple syrup over warm waffles and top with a pinch of crushed red pepper if desired.  Dust with the swerve confectioners sugar.

NOTE:  To keep this dish low on calories and sugar, I personally use sugar free syrup and the sugar substitute Swerve but feel free to use pure maple syrup and butter too!  You won’t hurt my feelings.  These are Savory Waffles.  They are not sweet.  They get their sweetness from the syrup and berries.  They’d make a great base for fried chicken and waffles, or as a base for an open faced sandwich.  They are very “hearty” and really good for you.  Enjoy!

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