Monday, January 16, 2012

Embarrassingly Super Simple Hazelnut & Flaxseed Waffles

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The book is done and sent into our enthusiastically supportive publisher. I mean there will be a series of edits and reedits and proofing and all that but that first step -- delivering -- is done. The manuscript has landed. Now, today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I feel like I should be out volunteering or at least reminding you that today would be a great day to donate to somewhere you wish you could be volunteering today*.

Instead I will be putting our kitchen and home back together after 3 months of intensive Vegan Betty Monstering, trying to catch up on the sea of emails and maybe tonight I'll try to make the streets of LA a little safer. It's going to be a busy day so I needed easy waffles. And they were lovely so I thought I'd share.

Embarrassingly Super Simple Hazelnut & Flaxseed Waffles
  • 2 Cups Bisquick 
  • 1 1/3 Cup Soymilk 
  • 1/4 Cup Ground Hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Batch Buttery Syrup (2 batches if you like things really syrupy)
Heat your waffle iron. You'll want to check your waffle iron instructions to see if you need to grease your waffle iron first.

Blend all your ingredients (except syrup silly) until smooth. Use a ladle to pour your batter into the center of your hot waffle iron. Close lid of waffle iron. Follow your instructions that came with your waffle iron to see when your waffles will be ready. Mine has a green light. You can usually tell it's ready when your iron stops steaming. 

Carefully remove waffle with a fork so you don't burn your fingers. Repeat the waffle making process with your batter till you have a lovely stack of breakfast. 

Don't forget your syrup. 

* There are a lot of really great non-profits to donate to. Here's some we've given money to: 
Of course there are always local shelters and  rescue groups that could use your help too! All it takes is a little Google to make the world a better place.


  1. Congratulations! I had to go to work today (for the first time ever), and it just felt strange to be working on MLK Jr Day. I hope you were able to donate some time to his memory and his cause.

  2. So glad you mentioned my favorite non-profit, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. Congrats on the book!

  3. Thank you for this recipe! As we transition from long-term vegetarians to vegans, my one frustration was not being able to make a waffle that didn't glue itself to the iron. This version worked!

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I just made these this morning, and they were delicious! I wanted to use up some homemade bisquick that I had on hand, and this was a great way to do it. I had to make a couple substitutions because I did not have hazelnuts (used pecans instead) or apple sauce (just used extra oil), but they still turned out very yummy.