Zucchini Bread Waffles

IMG_3997No longer are veggies just for savory brekkies. Say hello to zucchini bread waffles – the perfect solution to your sweet-savory morning dilemma. Made with oat flour, Greek yogurt, zucchini, and maple syrup, you really get the best of both breakfast worlds in this whole grain, veggie-packed dish.

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Each waffle has a good mix of protein (10 grams) and fiber (5 grams), while also offering the sweet spice of traditional zucchini bread. While the texture of these waffles is a bit softer – they won’t fully “crisp” due to the zucchini’s moisture content – they do hold up nicely at breakfast time and when refrigerated for a convenient, satisfying snack later on (guilty as charged on this one!).

So the next time you’re falling into a savory-or-sweet breakfast predicament, know that you don’t necessarily have to choose –  try for both!

Zucchini Bread Waffles

  • Servings: 4-5 waffles
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 ½ cups oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ​⅔ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings of choice (toasted coconut, walnuts, Greek yogurt, etc.)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Plug in and pre-heat a waffle iron.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, xanthan gum, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until slightly frothy. Mix in the yogurt, zucchini, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the oat flour mixture, whisking until fully incorporated.
  5. Drop a few large spoonfuls of batter onto the heated waffle iron and cook until toasted on the outside.*
  6. Remove waffle from the iron and add your toppings of choice.

*I recommend choosing a slightly longer cooking time on the waffle iron (e.g., 4 out of 5), given the higher moisture content of these waffles.

NUTRITION FACTS*
Serving Size: 1 waffle (no toppings)

Calories: 300
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 76mg
Sodium: 340mg
Total Carbohydrate: 42g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 10g

*nutrition facts are estimations

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