The Flaxseed-Soy Wave

9 May

Since I’ve discovered that flaxseed meal and soy flour combine well together, I’ve tried out another recipe substituting flour with half flaxseed meal and half soy flour. Yet, again, I am pleasantly surprised. I have a timer on my waffle iron and after it beeped, I felt that the waffle could be crispier (I like the slightly hard bite of a Belgian waffle) so I left them in another 2 more minutes. I think 3 or 4 minutes would have been better but I was too impatient!  Mind you, I think alot of people would be happy with these results as is as I’ve had waffles made by others before that are sometimes soft!

The lemon zest was just an addition to mask the soy flour taste. I’ll have to try making them without and compare.

So today, I share with you my Low Carb Flaxseed Soy Belgian Waffles – 4.5 gr carbs per piece with Splenda, 17.4 gr carbs with plain flour and sugar. Here goes…

Low Carb Flaxseed Soy Belgian Waffles

(Ok, perhaps I shouldn’t have put a glass of orange juice in the photo 🙂 – a no-no)

Low Carb Flaxseed Soy Belgian Waffles (Makes 7pcs in my Belgian Waffle iron)

1/2 cup (40 gr) flaxseed meal

1/2 cup (35gr) soy flour

1 Tbsp Splenda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup whole or low-fat milk with 1 Tbsp white vinegar added – let curdle before using)

1 large egg

2 Tbsp (30gr) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

Mix the dry ingredients well in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk to stir, add in the buttermilk, egg and butter and keep stirring till you have a nice smooth batter. Let sit a while to thicken. You don’t want to have a batter which is too watery, otherwise it will flow right off your waffle iron. If it is too watery, add more flaxseed meal, a tablespoon at a time.

Use a soup ladle and put a scoop or more onto your preheated waffle iron. You’ll have to figure out the quantity yourself as waffle irons come in different shapes and sizes.

Cook till done.

Notes: As mentioned above, if you have a timer, you may need to leave the waffles in a little longer if they are not yet crispy.  I’ve frozen the rest and will pop them into the toaster next time.

Nutrition Facts per pc out of 7 servings

Using Splenda – 113.6 kcal; Fat 8.1 g; Cholesterol 39.7 mg; Sodium 252.1 mg; Carbs 4.5 g; Protein 6.4 g

Using Schneekoppe Prodieta Diabetiker-Süße – 116.2 kcal; Fat 8.1 g; Cholesterol 39.7 mg; Sodium 252.1 mg; Carbs 5.7 g; Protein 6.4 g

Print this recipe: Low Carb Flaxseed Soy Belgian Waffles

I can’t get Splenda here so I used Prodieta – 5.7 grams Carbs – oops!, I had two pieces. 😦

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