Healthy Barley Waffles

Canadian food, Canada grain, barley, beta-glucanWhen using barley flour with 4% beta-glucan content, 1 ½ waffles would contain over 3 grams  of beta-glucan, enough to meet the required daily intake for lowering cholesterol.

  • 2 cups (500 mL) barley flour
  • 4 tsps (20 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
  • 2 cups (500 mL)  skim milk
  • ¹⁄₃ cup ( 75 mL) canola oil
  • 4 egg whites

Measure dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Stir to blend. Stir in milk and oil until mixture is smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gently fold egg whites into batter.

Pour batches of batter onto a preheated waffle iron coated with cooking spray. Cook until crisp and golden brown.

Serve hot with your favourite toppings.

Makes 4-5 large waffles  ( 7 inch diameter by 1.5 inch thick/18 cm diameter by 3.8 cm thick)

Developed by: Dr. Nancy Ames, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  

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