Belgian Waffles made healthy with split red lentils, blood orange juice and blueberries. Breakfast doesn't get any better than this!
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Blueberry and Blood Orange Belgian Lentil Waffles

Belgian Waffles made healthy with split red lentils, blood orange juice and blueberries. Breakfast doesn't get any better than this!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 waffles
Calories 129kcal
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater

Ingredients

For the lentils:

  • 1/2 cup dried split red lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups water

For the waffles:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup juice from blood oranges (from about 6 small blood oranges)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil in liquid form (or other oil)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For waffle toppings:

  • fresh blueberries
  • pure maple syrup

Instructions

Cook the lentils:

  • Rinse lentils and combine with water in stove pot. Turn on high heat to let boil, then reduce head to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes until soft. Remove from heat and strain out extra water.

Prepare the waffle batter:

  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a bowl and set aside. 
  • Place the egg yolks in a large bowl. Add milk, coconut oil, sugar and vanilla.
  • In a blender, add the cooked lentils and the blood orange juice and pulse until blended. Add to egg yolk mixture.
  • Add in flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into the rest of the batter.
  • Pour batter into waffle maker. Top waffles with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

Notes

*Nutritions facts listed are for waffles only, not toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.3mg