Lately my thing on Sunday mornings has been waffles. I love love love my waffle maker and I’m still shaking my head it took me so long to purchase one. I mean what can be easier than making your batter of choice, pouring it in the little contraption and then just a few minutes later it’s done and you have yourself a golden, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle waffle. The great thing is each time you can try a new recipe and put your own spin on it. Though, I will be the first to say that sometimes simple is best. Then you can add everything but the kitchen sink on top and it’s no longer a simple waffle anymore. I’ve tried various recipes since brining this wonderful invention into my home. I’ve tried everything from pumpkin paleo waffles to even making sweet potato hash brown waffles. I hear you can also make grilled cheese and cook eggs in it though I haven’t veered too far off the waffle path just yet. After trying all of these different recipes though, I keep going back to a basic one which I came up with early on while trying to incorporate my love of oats for breakfast. It’s simple but yet it’s a delicious, healthy, light choice for those of us who prefer to enjoy a big breakfast on Sundays minus the guilt. As I do note in the ingredients portion, this recipe can be modified to your liking but they work (and taste great!) with just the basic ingredients alone. Similar to my Overnight Oats, this waffle can become your own as well with it’s endless possibilities. Like me, I hope this will be your new favorite Sunday morning treat!
Make sure to tag me in your pictures on Instagram if you try this out, I’d love to see your take on my Oatmeal Waffles!
Makes 6 large waffles
- 2 1/2 c gluten-free oats
- 2 scoops plant based protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Vanilla)*
- 2 ½ c water
- 1 large ripened banana
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Optional Add-ins: berries, dairy-free chocolate chips
Optional toppings: maple syrup, berries, banana, nut or seed butter
- Preheat waffle iron on the medium setting. Spray iron with non-stick spray or brush lightly with coconut oil. Adjust heat if needed as you go depending on how your iron cooks.
- In a blender, combine the oats, water and banana. Once well combined fold in additional add-ins by hand.
- Scoop ½ c of mix and pour onto center of iron. Smooth out to create an even layer. Close iron and cook about 5 minutes or until iron stops steaming. Waffle should be a golden brown color when done.
- Place on a cooling rack to keep them from getting soft and continue the process ½ c at a time until done. These can be placed in a 200F oven to keep warm.
- Plate and top with all of the fixings and enjoy!
Note: These waffles can be refrigerated or frozen for storing. To re-heat place in a toaster or toaster oven.
*You can omit the protein powder and substitute it with an additional 1/2 c of oats.