These Oatmeal Waffles are really delicious, hearty and will keep you going for hours just like regular oatmeal does. The whole grains in them is going to keep your blood sugar more stable than regular waffles would. Regular waffles barely have any fiber because the flour used is so stripped down but these babies have tons of filling and fabulous fiber from the bananas, oats and the fruit you put on top! They also do not have any added fat like most waffles do so they are are great for your heart and your waist!
I usually make a few extra so I can use it later at lunch time to make an amazing PB&J waffle sandwich, give them a try you will be hooked! NOTE-these Oatmeal Waffles are not light and fluffy like flour made waffles are but instead and thick, dense and heart which is what makes them so filling and great for the PB & J Waffle Sandwiches.
This Oatmeal Waffle recipe came from the book From Food for Life by Neal Barnard, M.D. That book has some really wonderful recipes worth trying out. All of his books are really amazing and life changing, check them out!! This recipe can be gluten free if you buy certified gluten free oats too.
Serves: 3 (full waffles)
2 cup rolled oats
2 cup water
1 medium banana
1 tbsp raw sugar, or other sweetener
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Let stand a few minutes; if batter becomes too thick, add enough additional water to make batter easily pourable. Pour into a heated, oil-sprayed waffle iron. Cook for 10 minutes without lifting the lid. Sometimes the edges are still a little uncooked but lower your temp on the waffle iron and let cook a little longer. It can take a little practice to get your timing right for your own waffle iron but once you do these are the BEST. ENJOY!