Chia Seed & Cornmeal Waffles

I found this recipe on The No Meat Athlete's website and tweaked it a bit to simplify the recipe.  They have fabulous recipes!  (Serves 4)

3/4 cup medium to finely ground cornmeal
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup hemp milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat waffle iron.

Stir together the cornmeal, chia, oats, salt and baking powder.   In a separate bowl, mix together the applesauce, hemp milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.  (The coconut oil needs to be at warm temperature or warmer to mix, so you may need to microwave it to get it to a liquid state.)

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry to combine into a smooth batter.  Spray the waffle iron with baking spray even if it is nonstick, and pour batter into hot iron and cook through.  These waffles take extra long to cook.  The waffles I cooked took twice as long.  

Carefully remove waffles from iron, respray with cooking spray, and repeat.  

To enjoy immediately, top with maple syrup and the fruits of your choice.  I served this on the "Love Yourself" Hocking Hills Adventure weekend with Tea Poached Pears.  It was perfection!  Alternatively, slice into bars, freeze and take on your next run, hike or walk!

Heather Poast