I love breakfast! Most mornings I just stick to my toast and coffee (French Press of course, super strong and DARK with lots of warm milk), but some mornings I feel like something a bit more luxurious. Waffles springs to mind. However, a healthier and heartier version – like Oatmeal Waffles. Yum! For added health, and texture, you could stir in some ground flax seeds (or whatever seeds you may have on hand – hemp, chia etc.). And don’t be intimidated by making waffles (it’s no more complicated than making pancakes… ), it’s just a matter of making the batter and pouring some batter onto your waffle iron (which will tell you when your waffle is ready). My waffle iron, as probably most “modern ones”, is non-stick – so no need to grease it, and no clean up. So, let’s get started!
What you need:
- 1 cup of Oats
- 1 1/2 cups of Flour
- 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1-2 teaspoons Cinnamon (if you like cinnamon…)
- 2 Eggs (beaten)
- 1 1/2 cups of Milk (possible a little bit more), preferably Whole Milk
- 1 stick/8 tablespoons of melted Butter (I stick in the microwave for 30-60 seconds)
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
What to do:
- Plug in your waffle iron to preheat. Choose your desired setting – depending on how dark you want your waffles.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients – oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
- In a small bowl whisk and combine wet ingredients – melted butter, milk, beaten eggs, and vanilla.
- Add liquid ingredients to dry mixture. Stir to combine. If the batter is too thick (it shouldn’t be runny, but it also shouldn’t be a dough) – add a tad more milk.
- Now you are ready to cook the waffles! Add about a cup of the waffle batter. Close the lid – and wait for the green light to indicate when waffle is ready (at least that is how my iron works).
- Cool on wire rack to keep waffles from getting too soggy.
- Enjoy with your favorite toppings – like some fresh fruit : )
So, there you have it! You have made waffles. And a healthier version, thanks to the oats. These waffles are great when heated up in the toaster the following days. You could even freeze some, if you are a small household. Beats store bought preservative filled waffles any day!
You could “jazz” these waffles up easily by stirring in some frozen raspberries, or blueberries, or both.