Poppy Seed Oat Waffles with Citrus Syrup

Enjoy a sweet breakfast without the sugar rush. There are only 4 grams of added sugar in this delicious low-sugar waffle recipe.

overhead view of Poppy Seed Oat Waffles with Citrus Syrup on white plates
Photo: Jacob Fox
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
8 (4-inch) waffles + 1 1/4 cups syrup


  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour or almond meal

  • cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup fat-free milk

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Citrus Syrup

  • 3 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted

Citrus Syrup

  • 2 medium oranges

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a medium bowl stir together first six ingredients (through salt). Make a well in center of flour mixture.

  2. In a small bowl combine next six ingredients (through vanilla). Add milk mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy). Let stand 5 minutes or until thickened.

  3. Lightly grease and preheat a standard waffle baker to high. Pour half of the batter (about 1 cup) onto grid, spreading to cover. Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake according to manufacturer's directions until golden and crisp. Using a fork, lift waffle off grid. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with Citrus Syrup, reserved orange slices, and almonds.

Citrus Syrup

  1. Peel and slice oranges over a bowl, reserving juice. In a small saucepan whisk together the reserved orange juice, water, honey, and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium until thickened and bubbly. Add half the orange sections. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
13g Fat
22g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 18.2mg 91%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 281mg 6%
Folate, total 22.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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