Posted by The Veggie Gal on Jan - 10 - 2010 under Breakfast, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Quick and easy, Recipe, Soy Free

  • 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

  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 15 mins Serving: 3-4 people

    These waffles are really delicious, hearty and will keep you going for hours just like regular oatmeal does.  Also, 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!

    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.

    Oatmeal Waffles

    Oatmeal Waffles
    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.

    Oatmeal Waffles

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    1. […] cup of Coffee with soy creamer, Oatmeal Waffles and fresh juiced orange […]

    2. […] dinner I made the family Oatmeal Waffles and oh boy that was tough to handle.  MMMM they smelled and looked so good!  Tonight I added […]

    3. […] who does not love breakfast even for dinner, I know my family and I do!  This recipe is really the Oatmeal Waffles recipe that  came from the book From Food for Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.  I just made pancakes […]

    4. Leslie says:

      These look fantastic! What a great way to start off your morning!

    5. Sophia says:

      These look delicious, and I’m not a big fan of oatmeal. I stick to making the typical Chocolate Waffles. Thanks for sharing this. Maybe I’ll try not to be so intimidated by oatmeal and try this recipe.

    6. Carla says:

      Those are some of the most delectable looking waffles I have ever seen! My goodness!

    7. Thank you that is very kind. It is funny how adding some nice props can make food look really good but the funny thing about these is they don’t really need props because they are so good but it sure helps people notice :)

    8. These look Yum Yum Yummy! Will try them for breakfast tomorrow. Nice photos, too (found you on foodgawker :)

    9. lindsey says:

      found these on food gawker and making them for dinner tonight. Husband is working late and the kids love breakfast for dinner!

    10. Hope they love them as much as we do! Breakfast for dinner is the best.

    11. Leslie says:

      Do you use a regular waffle iron or a belgian style iron? I’m curious how this batter would work in the latter.

      Thanks and they look great!

    12. I use a regular waffle iron. Not sure how a Belgian waffle iron would work but probably. Good luck, let me know how it works.

    13. […] So I googled oatmeal waffles, and ended up with this phenomenal and healthy breakfast via The Veggie Gal.  Luckily, I had fresh blackberries to top them […]

    14. Terri says:

      What setting did you put the iron on? I don’t want them to burn if I leave them in there for 10 minutes if my waffle iron is too hot.

    15. I have a waffle iron that is just on or off with no settings. I pour in the batter and wait the 8-10 minutes it takes to cook it and the light to go off indicating it is done. It works perfect every time. Good luck with yours


    16. Mitchell says:

      Great stuff! I’ve made this recipe twice and have decided to put in two bananas instead of two.


    17. I’m glad to hear they work out well for you.


    18. Heather says:

      Just made these and they were delish! But instead of using all plain oats I used half plain and half of the packet kind to increase the flavor and also protein because I used the weight control kind.. 2 packets is equal to 1/2 cup. Thank you so much for this recipe, big hit for me :)

    19. Heather,

      I’m so glad they worked out for you and you love them. I love the idea of adding a flavored packet. I think it would be great to try some of the fruit flavored kind. Thanks for the tip.


    20. Lauren says:


      This just became my go-to waffle recipe. And it made my apartment smell like BANANA BREAD!

    21. So glad you liked it Lauren! I love them too and yes they do make your kitchen smell amazing.


    22. Krystal says:

      Thank you Veggie Gal! This was my favorite recipe a few years ago, but I lost it. I’ve been searching for this recipe for a year! THANK YOU SOO MUCH! I’m making these in the morning! YAY!!

    23. Krystal,

      I’m so glad to have helped you find an old favorite!


    24. KG says:

      Wow, these were great. I made them in a belgian waffle iron for 20 minutes on med-high heat, and pulsed the blended batter with some fresh blueberries in the blender before cooking to make them blueberry oatmeal waffles. I think they don’t come out exactly right in the belgian iron, but they still taste great, and I LOVE the ingredients. I actually don’t feel bad eating these, haha.

    25. KG,

      I think that they can be different from iron to iron. My old one (20 yrs old!) finally died and I bought a new one and they did not turn out as good in the new one. Mixing in blueberries sounds like a great thing to try! Your right, eating these does not make you feel bad, physically or emotionally for being naughty! Thanks for letting me know how it worked out for you.


    26. Chitra says:

      My waffles were a little mushy. Still tasted yummy….but What did I do wrong? Do we have to powder the oats before mixing the liquids and banana?

    27. Chitra,

      I originally made these in my waffle iron that was 17 years old and they were always perfect. Then one day it finally died on me so I bought a super nice belgian waffle maker that flips and has a timer and temp adjuster and they did not turn out very well, slightly mushy like you said. It took several times for me to figure it out and I just had to lower the temp and cook them a bit longer, usually about 8-10 minutes per waffle. I know, huge pain in the tush but I keep them warm in over right on the rack so they don’t get soft from the steam. Good luck with them and let us know if you perfect them and how you did it so we can all learn from each other.


    28. […] waffle iron about a month ago and I have made a copious amout of waffles since then. I first tried these oatmeal waffles but they just tasted like oatmeal – same texture and all. I then tried using my pancake […]

    29. Lynnie says:

      Sticking badly :-( Maybe too hot? Was so looking forward to them. Will let iron cool and try again!

    30. Lynnie,

      The funny thing is I loved this recipe for the longest time when I had my old waffle maker but when it died I had trouble with sticking and it not being done in the middle with the new one. It took using a very generous amount of cooking spray on the grill plates and turning the heat down a little and cooking them longer. I hope you can find what works with your iron because as you can see from the pics they are amazing.


    31. Logan! says:

      I use this recipe all the time! I use a Belgium style waffle maker. It works fine. I prefer to add blueberries. This recipe is magical. I also recommend if you want them to turn out a wee bit crispier add a tablespoon or two of a healthy oil like olive oil or something! I love the recipe exactly the way it is though. OATWAFFS to the rescue!!!!

    32. Logan,

      thanks for the comment. It is nice to hear how it works for other people. Love the blueberry addition!


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