Healthy Waffles with Lemon & Chia Seeds

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These Healthy Waffles with Lemon & Chia Seeds are made with coconut oil and whole wheat flour, but they still totally feel like a treat. Brighten up your morning with this awesome breakfast option.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Preheat your waffle iron so it's ready to go when your batter is finished.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently whisk pastry flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine and work out any lumps.
  3. In a separate container such as a large measuring jug, whisk together buttermilk, melted coconut oil, lemon zest, egg, and lemon and vanilla extracts until well combined.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and gently and quickly fold and stir these together until combined Don't panic about a few lumps. Add your chia seeds and fold those in as well.
  5. Add the batter to your waffle maker and cook until golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside. Every waffle maker is different, so do what works best for yours in terms of how much batter to add. I get five waffles from my waffle maker out of this recipe. They're perfectly cooked in five minutes. 
  6. Serve your waffles hot with butter and maple syrup or whatever your favorite waffle toppings are.


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