I hope everyone had a great weekend and Father’s Day.
My husband was the center of my and my daughters’ focus yesterday, as I lost my own dad awhile back. It’s still hard for me on certain days to cope with the loss because it was so sudden. He, even more so than my mom, was my best friend.
Now, because the focus is on my husband, I like to make him feel special and cook him his favorite food, not the least of which is waffles.
He and I had very different upbringings in relation to waffles. He ate them frequently, and I’d never tried a bite!
After a trial and error period of using different flours, fats, and sweeteners, however, I’ve hit upon a great, healthy version. My husband says he’s even reminded of the white flour, sugar-laden breakfast treats he enjoyed in his youth, which I thought was a pretty good compliment.
In addition to being healthy and tasty, these are super easy! Just throw all the ingredients in the blender and puree! The toughest task is cleaning the blender, which I personally despise.
GLUTEN-FREE OATMEAL COOKIE WAFFLES
1 1/2 c. oats
3/4-1 c. dairy-free milk
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 T. coconut oil (I’ve also used grapeseed and walnut)
1 T. natural granulated sugar (sucanat, coconut sugar, etc.)
1/4 t. salt
1 T. nut butter (raw almond or walnut are perfect)
1 T. chia seeds
8 drops liquid stevia (or another tablespoon of sweetener)
Directions: Blend all! Start with 3/4 cup of milk and add more if needed to get everything blended. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes until it thickens. Deposit ~1/2 cup of mix onto waffle iron, and cook to desired taste. I use a regular Cuisinart waffle iron and set it between 3 and 4.
These are also convenient in that if they get soggy, or if you can’t eat the whole batch, they are easily crisped up again by just popping them in the toaster!
Do you like sweet or savory breakfasts?
My favorite breakfast food is oatmeal (duh) in any form…cereal, pancake, waffle. I’m more of a sweet breakfast person than a savory one.