Waffles with Golden Flax

Its hard to know where to begin when listing the health benefits of adding flax to your diet.  Flax is one of the best plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acids and is also very high in fiber.  One of the many things that flax is said to be good for is reducing inflammation in the body so that makes it a perfect fit for the Arthritis Kitchen.  Today I made waffles and added 1/2 a cup of flax to the recipe.  I use Golden Flax.  I find it lighter in taste and texture.  I purchase it in the cooler section of my local organic market then keep it in the freezer.

Waffles with Golden Flax Meal

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup golden flax meal
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs – separated
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup oil

Sift dry ingredients together.  Whip egg whites to soft peaks.  Combine egg yolks, oil and milk.  Add mixture to dry ingredients, stir to blend.  Fold in egg whites.  I find that any batter that I add flax to takes a lot longer to cook.  Not sure why but that is always how it seems to be.  These were delicious.  A lot heavier than a conventional waffle but a lot more satisfying.  We served ours with fresh raspberries and warm maple syrup.

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Posted on November 22, 2009, in Foods Known to Help Arthritis, Omega-3, Recipes / Cooking, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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