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Start your day with a delicious Chia Chocolate Chip Waffle. Top with maple syrup or fresh fruit and you have a delicious breakfast.

Chia Chocolate Chip Waffles

Baking with Chia Seeds

Sure, you can sprinkle chia seeds on foods to boost your nutrition, but did you know they’re easy to bake with as well? Chia seeds can be used as replacements for foods within recipes, such as eggs and fats, because of their binding and thickening characteristics. For a recipe with texture, such as cookies, muffins or breads with nuts, seeds, etc., whole chia seeds work great, whereas ground chia seeds are great for cakes, brownies and other less-textured baked goods.

Waffles may not be the healthiest way to start the day, but they sure are a delicious way.  I added some chia seeds to mine to increase the fiber and protein content.  While not a large boost, it is a great way to introduce little ones to chia seeds.

Chia Seeds

Whole Chia Seeds

Chocolate Chips in Waffle Batter

 Add batter to waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.

Waffle Iron
It’s okay if the batter does not go all the way to the edges.  It will spread some as it bakes.

Yield: 6

Chia Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chia Chocolate Chip Waffles

Start your day with a delicious Chia Chocolate Chip Waffle. Top with maple syrup or fresh fruit and you have a delicious breakfast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup whole chia seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and chia seeds.
  3. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and add egg, buttermilk, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add chocolate chips and mix.
  4. Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray and add batter per manufacturer's instructions and cook until done.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 10g

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Chia Chocolate Chip Waffles - Top with maple syrup or fresh fruit and you have a delicious breakfast.

A little maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.  Yum!

Top 10 ways to use Salba Chia:

1.       Sprinkled on top of salads (think sesame seed)
2.       To make healthy pudding
3.       To thicken soup or gravy
4.       Mixed in oatmeal, yogurt or a smoothie
5.       To make homemade energy gel
6.       As a “breading” for baking chicken
7.       In a meatloaf!
8.       Chia seeds soaked in fruit juice as a topping for ice cream or cheesecake
9.       Baked in cookies, brownies or cake
10.   Soak chia seeds in milk and mix through hot oatmeal

BONUS!  Check out Salba Chia on Pinterest for more recipes!

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Alena

Monday 25th of June 2018

Thank you, sharing the information chia seeds Chia seeds are very healthy for the body. Chia seeds have a lot of advantages like Fiber, antioxidants, Proteins & Minerals.

Sarah @ Must Have Mom

Saturday 1st of March 2014

I've never used Chia in anything before. These look tasty though!

Katy

Monday 14th of October 2013

These look yummy! Since I just got some chia seeds ;) I'll have to give it a try.