These simple weight-loss aquafaba blender waffles are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside and perfect for weight-loss featuring nearly zero-calorie aquafaba. They are also egg-free, dairy-free and suitable for vegans, vegetarians and plant-based diets.
Simple Weight-Loss Aquafaba Blender Waffles
These simple weight-loss aquafaba blender waffles are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. That is the sign of an excellent waffle recipe, don't you agree?
And it helps to make Belgian waffles which are thicker than traditional. But to do that, you need a Belgian waffle maker.
I Am Somewhat Anti-Appliance
I used to be - and really still am - somewhat anti-appliance. I take a long time to actually purchase a specialty-use appliance.
For many years now, I have been making all my recipes that need mixing in my blender. Even those recipes that others use a stand mixer for, or a hand-mixer.
For many years, I avoided buying a counter oven, even though I knew it would save energy and heat the kitchen less.
For many years, I made ice cream no-churn, and would tell anyone who would listen that I didn't own an ice cream maker.
I don't buy storage containers; instead I have a huge collection of mismatched jars - jelly jars, olive jars, pickle jars.
I carried around my "no appliance" attitude like a badge of honor. But after a while I realized something. I was missing out a bit.
A Change of Heart; And It's Okay
Then this year, I realized I was probably wearing out my blender blades making things that really should be made in a much-less-expensive food processor - such as grinding nuts, dates, etc. So I bought a food processor.
Then this year, I realized, I wanted to make ice cream in an ice cream maker. I wanted to see what the texture was like. So I bought an ice cream maker.
And this year I realized, I didn't want to turn on my full-size oven to warm some lasagna. So I bought a counter oven.
And this year, I walked past a beautiful collection of glass storage containers in Bed, Bath & Beyond. But I didn't buy them. My jelly and olive jars are just fine, haha.
But I am thrilled with my food processor and make all my no bake crusts with it. And my ice cream maker creates creams with an incredible texture. I have been working through all my no-churn ice cream recipes, using the churn instead.
And the counter oven is all we use now; a great energy savings, especially in the summer. And this year, guess what else I bought?
A Belgian waffle maker.
Because I wanted my waffles to be soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. And this recipe does that if you make Belgian waffles with it.
Haha, but of course, if you don't want to buy a belgian waffle maker, you can obviously still make these waffles. The crispy outer crust will still be there, thanks to the aquafaba. And depending on how your waffle maker heats, you may get a softer inside.
Either way, I think you'll love the texture and lightness of these waffles.
Serve them for breakfast for a filling meal that is light in calories. Or snack or even dinner...Next I think I will try a savory version.
All About Using Aquafaba in Recipes
Now that we have the equipment issue settled, let's talk about the star ingredient in these waffles: Aquafaba.
Here I use it as an egg replacer. Aquafaba, in case you didn't know, is the liquid that legumes (in this case Chickpeas or garbanzo beans) are either cooked in or canned with.
If you cook your beans, you have more control of the sodium content of the aquafaba. I have yet to cook my beans but when I do, I will post about it and link up here..
I use the Wholefood brand 365 because it is organic, low sodium and BPA-free.
To use aquafaba, you pour the liquid from the can through a strainer and either whip it with a fork to make it foamy, or just use it straight after straining.
Nutrition of aquafaba is a bit foggy. Healthline wrote this older piece just when aquafaba had been gaining popularity. But nutritional information still isn't abundant.
Experts think there are more nutrients and protein in it than was first reported. As soon as I find more reliable information, I will link it up here.
One fact that is certain is aquafaba is extremely low in calories, about 3 calories per tsp.
And it creates a crust on this waffle that is nearly as snappy as a macaroon. I hope you love this recipe!
And by the way, these aquafaba waffles are very freezer-friendly. Make a double batch, freeze them in an air-tight container, and put them in the toaster to thaw and eat.
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Simple Weight-Loss Aquafaba Blender Waffles
- ¼ cup aquafaba (strained liquid from a can of garbanzo beans)
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Open a can of garbanzo beans - try to buy organic, low sodium, BPA-free can. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer, and refrigerate. You don't need to whip it up for this recipe.
- First mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Then blend the wet ingredients in your blender.Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry, mixture and stir with a spoon to just combine the batter. Don't over mix or you'll make the waffles rubbery.
- Prepare your waffle maker according to it's instructions.
- Cook the waffles according to your waffle-maker's direcitons. Let waffles cool on a rack until cool enough to eat.
- They are very freezer-friendly. Make a double batch, freeze them in an air-tight container, and put them in the toaster to thaw and eat.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients and another immunity-boosting smoothie shot book, 4-Ingredient Smoothies + Juices , due out in January 2021. On this blog you'll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism, editor at The Feedfeed and a nutritional expert at WikiHow. More about Dee Dine here.