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 ½ cups oats
- 3/4-1 cup milk of your choice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 Tbsp nut butter almond and walnut work great!
- 1 ½ Tbsp coconut oil grapeseed and olive oil also work!
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 8 drops stevia or another tablespoon of sugar
- Blend everything together, beginning with 3/4 cup milk and adding more as needed.
- Let the batter sit and thicken for 5-10 minutes.
- Pour ~1/2 cup of batter onto a preheated waffle maker (I use a Cuisinart waffle maker, and keep it set between 3 and 4).
- Repeat with remaining batter (about four times).
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 in any form...cereal, pancake, waffle. I'm more of a sweet breakfast person than a savory one.
Have you written a cookbook? I think it would be the best cookbook I would ever own! I love your recipies and your youtube channel 🙂 Keep up.the good work 🙂
Thanks so much Connie, I appreciate your comment so much! 🙂
I love the recipe!!! Your waffles look solo good. Can I ask what kind of waffle maker you have because mine is not good:/
I really like the basic Cuisinart model! 🙂
I try not to eat eggs, so could I just omit, or replace it? tyvm
You could try using a flax or chia egg, or maybe even some apple or banana puree...
exactly what I was thinking! thank you 🙂
Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen
So I have been completely obsessed with waffles lately and I love all things oatmeal + all things cookie so these are SO happening for breakfast this week and possibly dinner 🙂 Pinning these!!
[ Smiles ] A very nice and simple recipe!
Does it matter what kind of oats you use in this recipe? steel cut or rolled? Thanks! Looks GREAT.
Hi Kelly! It may have more texture with steel-cut, but they should work. Maybe grind them in a coffee grinder beforehand? I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
Nadiya @ Milk and Honey
That looks delish! I love oatmeal for breakfasts so this is a nice way to spice things up
All About Whole Foods
Oh my god I haven't had waffles in years! These look amaaaazing 🙂
Thank you! Love your fb page with the nutritional stats on the mom!
Yay for family time!! These waffles look delish!! I can;t wait to try them =) The hubby really loves waffles, but I just always resort to making him oatmeal, scrambled eggs, toast, something really quick and simple. I shall impress him with your recipe =).
Cool! Let me know if you tr it!
I do so loooooooove oatmeal!
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Lauren Goslin wrote: > Cool! Let me know if you tr it! >
I'm glad you and your daughter had fun celebrating Father's Day 🙂 These waffles definitely look easy to make but so delicious! I haven't made waffles in forever and want to try them with this recipe! I'm more of a savory breakfast person but with sweet notes like oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon 🙂
Looks like very delicious waffles, will definitely try this. Thanks!
Thank you Marcus!