Happy National Waffles Day!

Sarah Ybid

OHHH, waffles, waffles, waffles. Trying to stay healthy but love waffles so much because they’re too delicious but not exactly healthy?!

Here are some ways to make your waffle a little healthier.

1. Switch out your flour

Instead of using regular flour, you can use rolled oats and blend it to make oats flour. EASY RIGHT?

Rolled oats have a softer texture and less time-consuming. Oats is one of the healthiest grains, they are gluten-free and contain vitamins, minerals, fiber which slows digestion and protect your cells against free radicals.

It may help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels.

2. Use plant-based milk

There are several types of plant-based milk and use what you prefer but here is a list of some you can use to make waffles:

  • Oat milk
  • Soy milk
  • Peanut milk
  • Sesame milk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Hazelnut milk

Plant-based milk is good for those who are lactose intolerance and varies greatly when it comes to nutrients. Some plant-based substances contain vitamins and minerals as milk for cows, but others have lower protein.

When picking out your plant-based milk, try to aim for one that contains a reasonable amount of vitamin D, iron, calcium, and 8 or 9 grams of protein per serving.

Plant-based milks are not only healthy but also good for the environment.

3. Top your waffles with some of your favorite fruits

Here is a list of fruits that can go well with waffles:

  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Sautéed apples with cinnamon
  • Roasted pears
  • Roasted or frozen grapes

Naturally most fruits are low in fat, sodium, and calories. Fruit is a great source of minerals and vitamins like potassium (could help maintain healthy blood pressure), dietary fiber, and vitamin C.

4. Instead of regular whipped cream or ice cream, use vegan whipped cream

Firstly, you need to leave your can of coconut cream in the fridge and let it chill overnight.

Scoop only the cream part into your bowl and mix until you reach a nice thick whipped cream consistency.

(You can add a little water from your coconut cream if the cream is really hard to produce a whipped cream consistency)

Although coconut cream is high in fat (MCT: medium-chain triglycerides), they are good for our energy levels.