healthy oat waffles

Healthy Oat Waffles (Gluten-free)

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healthy oat waffles

Healthy Oat Waffles

What’s so special about waffles? I never really saw what all the fuss was about, until now! Since hubby was given a waffle maker for his birthday, I tried it for the first time and fell in love! Pancake weekends are now referred to as waffle weekends! Don’t get me wrong, I will always love my pancakes. The thing about waffles, and it’s something that you can never get with pancakes, is their crispiness. 

When I say waffles I’m not talking about the ones that you buy ready made at the super market, which are basically made of highly processed, bleached white flour, fat, sugar and other junk. I’m talking about a low GI, high fibre option that won’t send your blood sugar soaring only for it to come crashing down again an hour later making you feel sluggish, moody and hungry again!

healthy oat waffles

Oats is an amazing breakfast ingredient. It’s actually been referred to as a ‘superfood’ although I don’t agree that any one food is super, but certain foods are definitely much better and more beneficial than others, oats are one of those awesome nourishing foods. It’s also cheap and anyone can get hold of it. 

I use oat flour in so many of my recipes, whether for breakfast (like my Strawberry Choc Chip Pancakes or Porridge), in baking (like in my Vanilla Matcha Cupcakes) or basically any other recipe that calls for flour like in burgers or quiche crusts. You can make your own by simply blitzing plain oats (use gluten-free is necessary) in a food processor or blender. 

These healthy oat waffles are gluten-free, dairy-free and can easily be made vegan by using a chia egg (mix 1 tbsp chia seeds with 3 tbsp water and leave to set for 10 minutes) instead of a regular egg. I’ve tried many different variations and so far this recipe has worked best for me so I hope you like it! 

Healthy Oat Waffles (Gluten-free)
Yields 3
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Dry Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup oat flour (Use gluten-free oats if necessary)
  2. 1 tbsp coconut sugar - you can use brown or regular sugar*
  3. Optional - 1 tbsp stevia If you want extra sweetness or you can add more sugar instead.
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
Wet Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp oil - any type
  2. 6 tbsp (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp) milk - I used unsweetened almond milk but any type will work
  3. 1 egg - I've also tried a chia egg and it worked
  4. * I've tried this recipe using honey which worked but the texture wasn't as crispy
  1. In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix in the oil, milk and then add in the whisked egg or chia egg.
  3. Lightly oil your waffle maker then turn it on. Cook waffles according to waffle maker instructions. I added about 1/3 cup of the batter for each waffle (my waffle iron makes 6.5 inch waffles). I cooked them for around 3 minutes. I would suggest that you keep an eye on your waffles after they've been in for 1 minute and take them out once they've browned.
  4. To make them extra crispy - preheat your oven to 180*C/350*F and bake them for a few minutes until the edges look crispy.
  5. I like to serve mine with a drizzle of tahini, fruit, nut and cacao nibs but you can top with whatever your heart desires.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information (estimated per waffle)
  1. Calories: 213 calories
  2. Protein: 5g
  3. Carbs: 21.5g
  4. Fats: 12.5g
  5. Fibre: 2.8g
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 This recipe makes 3x 6.5 inch healthy oat waffles. You can easily double up the recipe if you’re making it for more than 2-3 people.  

Here’s a few more awesome waffle recipes 


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    1. I think right now, waffles are my No.1 breakfast πŸ˜› (especially on weekends!) but pancakes still have a special place in my heart πŸ˜€

  1. I think oat waffles are incredible! I was thinking about making a batch today! Will see if this batch works in my waffle maker–it’s square shaped–and let you know how it turns out!

    1. Do it!! You can use a waffle maker for more than just waffles, I love using it to toast bread and I’ve seen lots more uses for them online πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely waffles, Nadia! I’m in love with that waffle maker too btw — keep seeing it everywhere but haven’t bought it yet… Your beautiful waffles are swaying me to buy it πŸ™‚ I also love oats for breakfast — such a versatile grain and makes the loveliest breakfast treats — these waffles are case in point <3

    1. Thank you Audrey πŸ˜€ You NEED to get a waffle maker, it’s life changing!! I love using oats in so many different ways, they’re definitely versatile and so good for you! πŸ™‚

  3. Looks amazing and sounds very delicious!! My friend got me a waffle maker as a wedding gift, and I love it so much! You won’t believe how expensive oat flour is here, 8-9 quid for a kilo! And thank you for linking to my waffle recipe x

    1. It’s such a handy gadget! πŸ˜€ Are plain oats expensive as well? I never buy oat flour, can’t even buy it from shops here. I make my own by blending oats in a food processor πŸ˜‰

  4. I am a fairly recent convert to waffles, mainly savoury (watch this space!) but the occasional sweet ones too. I love that these ones are subtly sweet and full of great ingredients, – light years away from the waffles of my youth. Beautiful images too.

  5. Oat waffles ! I have never tried that before. I don’t have a waffle maker at home and we usually buy it from the store… Yeah those unhealthy ones :). After reading your post, I feel like buying a waffle maker. These oat waffles look super tasty and very healthy at the same time. Thanks for the recipe, Nadia.

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  7. Nadia I have searched for the perfect recipe for a healthy waffle and I have been disappointed time after time. I’m a foodie and waffles are one of my favorite for breakfast. This recipe is AMAZING!!! Delicious and crunchy! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes! πŸ™‚

  8. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! This is my go -to waffle recipe, very healthy and delicious. I cut down half the oil and waffles still came out crispy out on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

  9. Iv been looking to buy a waffle maker but hate the idea of them being nonstick/teflon because of all the toxins, which defeats the purpose of being healthy.
    What brand is your waffle maker? Im considering ceramic waffle makers but they have mixed reviews.. what do you recommend Nadia?

  10. I bought a Waffle maker yesterday and I stumbled on your recipe.
    These are the best waffles ever! Just like I used to eat when I was little πŸ™‚

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  11. Hi Nadia, really want to try these they look delicious! I don’t have any stevia though, how much extra sugar should I add? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  12. Just made the for breakast. I left all the sugar and sweet stuff away (I never put any kind od sweetener in my waffles and always use some sirp on top). Only used one tablespoon of oil. They tasted so good!

    I put a bit of spur cream, bleuberries and a bit of maple sirup on top. Really really good!

    Greetings from Germany

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