These crispy waffles have a nice texture and pleasant flavor; you would never know they are good for you.
2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour 1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick oats) 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups soy milk ¼ cup pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted ¼ cup flaxseed oil 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt or 1% cottage cheese 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Nutritional information per waffle with yogurt: Calories 337 (52% from fat) • carb. 32g • pro. 10g • fat 20g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 76mg • sod. 409mg • calc. 162mg • fiber 4g With 1% cottage cheese: Calories 340 (52% from fat) • carb. 30g • pro. 12g • fat 20g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 77mg • sod. 500mg • calc. 119mg • fiber 4g
Put the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the eggs, soy milk, syrup, and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Stir in butter, flaxseed oil, and yogurt/cottage cheese. Finally stir in the chopped nuts, if using, into batter. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using. Preheat the Cuisinart® Waffle Maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated). Pour 2 cups of batter onto the center of the lower grid of the preheated waffle maker; spread batter evenly using a heat-proof spatula. Close lid of waffle maker. When tone sounds, waffles are ready. Open lid and carefully remove baked waffles. Repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately.