Whole Wheat Norwegian Waffles

Traditional Norwegian waffles get a healthy twist with white whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt. To keep these semi-traditional, top with homemade chia seed jam rather than syrup (or along with syrup!).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Norwegian
Keyword: Chia Seeds, Healthy breakfast, Waffles
Servings: 4
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

Waffles:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or any milk of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt 2% or full-fat recommended
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • Optional toppings: jam syrup, butter, additional Greek yogurt

*Strawberry Chia Seed Jam:

  • 1 lb frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the waffles:

  • Using a stand or hand mixer, whisk eggs, sugar and milk until eggs are frothy. Whisk in butter and Greek yogurt.
  • Next, add salt, baking powder, and almond extract. Stir well to combine.
  • Slowly mix in flour, about ¼ cup at a time, until batter is free of lumps and is slightly thick. Allow mixture to stand for 15-20 minutes. When there’s about 3-4 minutes left, you can start heating your waffle iron.
  • Once mixture has had time to sit and waffle pan is hot, spray pan and pour a heaping ¼ of batter into the pan. Close and cook until slightly browned. Place cooked waffle on a foil-covered plate (or place in an oven set to “keep warm” setting, about 150 degrees F). Repeat with remaining batter (no need to spray the waffle iron after the first waffle). Once all waffles are made, serve with chia seed jam and any additional toppings of choice.

For the jam:

  • The night before making the waffles or up to 2 weeks before, Place medium-sized pot on stove over medium heat. Add strawberries and maple syrup. Stir frequently until boiling (depending on your stove may take about 10 minutes).
  • Carefully mash strawberries with a fork or masher and continue to cook until it begins to thicken.Taste and adjust sweetness as desired. Stir in chia seeds and allow to boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract, and let it sit for 10 minutes so the jam can thicken. Once cooled, pour into a glass container and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Notes

Nutrition for 2 waffles (without toppings): 332 calories, 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 11 g protein Nutrition per 2 tablespoons of chia seed jam: 24 calories, 0 g fat, 4 g carbohydrate, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein *Make chia seed jam at least the night before. It stays good in the fridge for up to two weeks.