Oat Waffles Recipe

Some people like to pick sides, pancakes vs waffles. I am totally unbiased. I believe pancakes and waffles are both amazing. Today, though, it is waffles.

Waffles During Winter

Waffles are delicious any time of year, but they always seem to remind me of winter. When I was a kid, I would go on ski trips during the winter. The ski resort had a little waffle hut at the bottom of the mountain. All they sold were waffles, and they were damn good ones! It was best to eat them without syrup – which is disappointing to some – to avoid making a mess on your snow gear. Depending on how the waffles are made, though, they don’t need syrup!

Two Waffle Recipes

In this post, I am going to show you how to make two kinds of waffles: ones that are super simple, minimalist, yet bland enough to probably need syrup, and ones that are super delicious on their own, so they don’t necessarily need syrup.

Both recipes are gluten-free, whole food plant based, oil-free (except a small amount of cooking spray), fat-free, and free of added sugar and salt.

The Waffle Base

The base ingredients are rolled oats, soy milk (or other plant milk, or even water), and baking powder. That’s all we put in the minimalist waffle recipe.

Adding Flavor

For the more flavorful recipe, we add a couple more ingredients that are generally considered healthy, but may bother some. The additional ingredients are dates soaked in a bit of warm water and walnuts. My mouth is watering now.

Minimalist Waffle Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup soy milk (can use water or other plant milk as well)
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Blend the rolled oats into a flour-like consistency
  2. Mix baking powder into oat flour
  3. Whisk in the soy milk
  4. Turn on waffle maker to preheat
  5. Let batter stand for 5-10 minutes to thicken
  6. Follow instructions on waffle maker for timing (usually cooks in 2-3 minutes)

Flavorful Waffle Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup soy milk (can use water or other plant milk as well)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Soak dates in hot water for 5-10 minutes to soften
  2. Blend the rolled oats into a flour-like consistency
  3. Mix baking powder into oat flour
  4. Blend dates, water, and walnuts together
  5. Whisk all the ingredients together
  6. Turn on waffle maker to preheat
  7. Let batter stand for 5-10 minutes to thicken
  8. Follow instructions on waffle maker for timing (usually cooks in 2-3 minutes)

Oat Waffles Recipe Video

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