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!
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!
- 3/4 cup oat flour (Use gluten-free oats if necessary)
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar - you can use brown or regular sugar*
- Optional - 1 tbsp stevia If you want extra sweetness or you can add more sugar instead.
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp oil - any type
- 6 tbsp (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp) milk - I used unsweetened almond milk but any type will work
- 1 egg - I've also tried a chia egg and it worked
- * I've tried this recipe using honey which worked but the texture wasn't as crispy
- In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the oil, milk and then add in the whisked egg or chia egg.
- 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.
- 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.
- I like to serve mine with a drizzle of tahini, fruit, nut and cacao nibs but you can top with whatever your heart desires.
- Calories: 213 calories
- Protein: 5g
- Carbs: 21.5g
- Fats: 12.5g
- Fibre: 2.8g
Here’s a few more awesome waffle recipes
- Waffles Recipe – by Little Sunny Kitchen
- Healthy Banana Oat Waffles – by Supergolden Bakes
- Classic Waffles Recipe – by Recipes From a Pantry
- Waffles with Rhubarb and Rose Compote and Rose Cream – by Tin and Thyme
Waffles are always a fun change up from the weekend pancakes 😉 But pancakes will still always rank #1!
I think right now, waffles are my No.1 breakfast 😛 (especially on weekends!) but pancakes still have a special place in my heart 😀
How delicious! I wish I didn’t throw away my waffle maker last year :-(( These sound and look so good with berries.
Oh now, why did you throw away your waffle maker? You can do so much more with it than just make waffles 😉
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!
Let me know how they turn out Cassie 🙂
This is such a great flavour combo, nothing can beat blueberries and chocolate… and even better the waffles are gluten-free. What a delicious way to start the day! 🙂
Thank you Margot 😀
Nadia, they look bleddy lovely! I am seeing so many waffle recipes around at the mo, it;s seriously tempting me to get a waffle maker 🙂
I can’t stop making waffles! A waffle maker is definitely a good investment, I even use mine to toast bread. Very handy 🙂
Wow! These oat waffles sounds so delicious and looks super YUM! Lovely share, Nadia! 🙂
Thank you Anupama 😀
I really want a waffle maker and even more so now, I can do healthy things with it too. Yummy!
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 🙂
Yum!!!! Waffles are my absolute favourite thing to eat for breakfast. I love that you made a healthy version Nadia! These look amazing <3 I definitely need to try this!
Thank you lovely Harriet 🙂 waffles are to good!! 😀
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 🙂 I also love oats for breakfast — such a versatile grain and makes the loveliest breakfast treats — these waffles are case in point <3
Thank you Audrey 😀 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! 🙂
I love oat waffles. I actually prefer the texture to them than normal waffles.
I can’t eat regular waffles, they’re so heavy and give me tummy cramps 😛 oops!
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
It’s such a handy gadget! 😀 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 😉
Wow these look so awesome!! I love waffles!!
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.
mmm yummy! Will have to try this! After I try the Peanut butter cheesecake of course 🙂 Love your blog! xx
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.
[…] Healthy Oat Waffles from Nadia’s Healthy […]
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! 🙂
Thank you so much for the recipe, tried it just now and it came out nice and crispy 😊
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!
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?
What happens if you don’t add any oil to the mixture and just use an oil spray on the irons?
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 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed them Pamela 😀
Just tryied this recipe and it is pretty amazing! Thanks a lot!!
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! 🙂
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
How can I calculate nutritional value of any recipe online.
I know of my fitness pal, so you can try that out. Alternatively search for “calorie counter” in Google.
Thanks for the recipe. I did it for the first time and everything turned out thanks to you. I love it
So glad you enjoyed them Stacy 😀 Thank you for your feedback x