Flax Freezer Waffles – Homemade and Toaster Ready
One of the first things kids can learn to do themselves in the kitchen is to use the toaster! I remember my kids being so proud of the morning they “made” waffles, when really, they just toasted some commercial waffles! However, it’s probably been at least 8 years since I purchased toaster waffles. There is no need to! Homemade toaster waffles are better than store bought because:
- They are cheaper! I calculated, 0.10 per waffle, vs. 0.24 per waffle.
- They have fresher and better ingredients! (see below).
- They taste better!
All you need is about 45 minutes on a slow day (depending on how fast your waffle iron can crank them out)
Flax Freezer Waffles- Homemade and Toaster Ready
Step 1: Mix up ingredients (full recipe below).
Step 2: Make waffles on a waffle iron.
Step 3: Stack Waffles with wax paper or parchment paper separating your waffles.
Step 4: Allow to cool and then place in freezer safe bag and freeze.
Step 5: When you are ready to eat, pop one frozen waffle in the toaster and toast until no longer frozen in the middle!
Step 6: Add fresh fruit and real Maple Syrup!
Flax Freezer Waffles – Homemade and Toaster Ready
- 1 cup flaxseed, ground
- 3 1/4 cup flour, whole wheat
- 5 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 4 large egg
- 3 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Grind flax seeds into flax meal, OR purchase already ground flax meal (and still use 1 cup ground).
- Mix all ingredients together and make into waffles.
- Cool waffles completely and then freeze in a freezer safe bag with wax paper separating the waffles.
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Yum! I will be making these within the week. For planning purposes, how much of a cup of the batter would be one waffle? Want to make sure that I don’t make them too big and then not get 12 waffles! Also, any idea of calories/carbs/etc.?
Yes Cassie! I actually measured for once. I used ½ cup of batter, and the recipe made 6 cups of batter, which is how I got 12! Your waffle iron may be bigger or smaller than mine however!
Can you use soy milk, or any othe liquid instead of milk?
Ahhhhcthanks again!! You know I loooove your blog!!
Thanks! Any idea of calories/fat/carbs/etc.? My baby is too young, but I plan to make these for my husband and me! I don’t buy packaged frozen foods anymore but make my own and freeze. This looks great!
How much flax meal do I use if I already have it in that form?
I am eating one right now – yum!! Amazing that they have so much protein. These will probably make us fuller for longer vs regular pancake mix from the store. I LOVE that I controlled the ingredients as well! I bet it is good with fruit mixed in, too!
These waffles are so good! I made them the day after I discovered your website.
I also featured them on my blog today. Here is the link: http://purplepixieindixie.com/2012/12/15/flax-freezer-waffles/
Thank you for all the wonderful information here!!
These were so easy to make! I added a touch of rose water, and substituted sugar with aspartame since my husband is diabetic. Great blog, and the inclusion of pictures makes the whole thing much easier to follow – I’m visual. Quick question : for how long can you store these in the freezer?
I would only save them for about 2-3 months, tops! But if sealed well, they could store up to 6 months and still taste fine!
Just made these for a breakfast dinner. They were a huge hit with all 3 of my boys. Best part is that we have plenty for breakfast tomorrow!
We love these!! Thanks for sharing Jessica!
I just made these and they yielded about 30! waffles. I have a 4 square belgian style maker. This didn’t surprise me because the quantity of the ingredients was pretty high, but surprised it was so far off from the 12 posted. I used about 1/4 cup batter as recommended. Anyway–I’m delighted.
Holy cow! I don’t know why I would have written 12! ha ha. fixing it now for future reference.
YUM! I found this through Pinterest and made these this morning. I cheated and used 1/4 sugar instead of the 1/8, added 2 Tbsp melted butter and used coconut almond milk. They are SO GOOD!! Thanks for the recipe!
We love these!! If I wanted to make them with pumpkin purée, do you know what I would need to change in the recipe? Thanks
I would just decrease the milk a little until it’s the consistency you like your batter!
I just made these and they definitely have great potential. I wanted to share that 2 teaspoons of salt was far too much, the waffles were offensively salty. Next time, I will half the salt to 1 tsp. Also, I found that I needed to add a tablespoon of fat (either butter, coconut oil, whatever suits you) in order to keep them from sticking to the waffle iron. Looking forward to trying them again soon with these changes.
The pumpkin purée can also be substituted for the eggs, and the. By using a non dairy milk you could easily make them vegan. My son had an egg allergy when he was younger and we swapped eggs out for pumpkin or banana purée in almost everything including waffles and cookies. 🙂
Thanks for this recipe! We love waffles, especially my 2 year old… He calls them faffles! I buy whole grain, but homemade is so much better & cheaper than store bought! I’ll be making them this weekend 🙂
HI Amy, can you sub whole wheat flour for any other flour like gf flour, coconut flour, oat flour, etc ?
I’m sure you could Shirley!
Ok. I’m making these as I type (after I had to clean one off my waffle maker because I forgot to re-season it!!!). I started making then as pancakes because I was giving up on the waffle maker, but I decided to clean it 🙂 The pancakes are good, too, though! My question is, 24-30 waffles is in the nutrition section – is this 24-30 quarters? Or 24-30 rounds? I don’t think I’ll get that many!!
Depends on the size of your waffle maker @Corinne- Ours is fairly small, so it is 24 full waffles.
Are the nutrition facts you posted per waffle?
Yes- IF you can get 24 waffles out of your batch @Kristie
These are delicious! I am going to make a second batch this weekend. Do you think they would turn out if I subbed oat flour for the whole wheat flour? Thanks!
Hi! Is this recipe now only available with a subscription?
Amy-it shouldn’t be! I’m not sure what happened to the recipe when we migrated servers this weekend, but I’ll get it fixed!
Thanks! It’s a favourite at our house 🙂
Thanks for the recipe! These are a definite favorite in our house! They take a little bit of time to crank out, but SO much better than frozen waffles! I make a batch about once a month for my 3-year-old and he loves ’em!
So glad Rachel!
Is it 795 calories for 1 waffle what is serving size ?
Hi Jennifer! I just fixed the serving sizes! Each waffle should only be about 250-265 calories. Thanks for bringing that to our attention!
I ground up oatmeal for one cup of flour. Yum. Love having breakfast ready ahead!
Everyone loved them! 14 mo old, 8 yr old who is a pretty picky eater and Dad. Toddler ate them without anything on it! I used Belgian waffle maker and it made 9 waffles so I was able to freeze for a quick healthy breakfast during the week.
The color is not as pictured. They were good, healthy, and the kids liked them.
These are my families favorite waffles now and they are so good for us!!! I always think I’m making enough for extras to freeze but my kids always eat them all up!
Very good. Will make again
Thanks for a great “Toaster Waffle” Recipe! They are even super delicious, when slightly frosty, just as a snack!!
Do you have a cookbook? If not please make one!!
Hi Lisa, we have three connected cookbooks available inside the Prepear app! You can sign up to get access here : https://www.prepear.com/prepear-gold/
This recipe still says yields 12 and I doubled it. Luckily I have 3 hungry men in my home but it really needs to be changed. So I am making 75-96 waffles today ?. It’s going to be a looooong day lol.
Oh my! Thanks for sharing. We will look into that. 🙂
Second time making these. My daughter who is expecting her first baby loves breakfast for dinner. I’ve been making these to fill her freezer. These are so good we toast them for dessert with ice cream and fruit!