Oat Waffles. Yummy for your tummy.

When our family made the trip to Kentucky to visit with Daddio’s grandparents, we ate lots of good food. Casey’s Mamaw is a wonderful cook, and she can make so many different things. She also so clearly enjoys cooking for her family, which I think makes the food taste even better. I’m sure that Daddio would say that his favorite thing Mamaw makes is her fried chicken. Her meringue-topped chocolate pie would come in as a close second. I obviously love these things as well, but since I’m officially done with the pumping gig (Can I get a woo hoo?!), I know that I have to watch what I eat a little more closely.

Enter delicious oat waffles.

We had this tasty breakfast food twice during our visit to KY, and because Mamaw was kind enough to give me the recipe, I’ve made them countless times since we’ve been home. I kind of love them. They are easy to make, very yummy, and good for you too! Here’s the run-down of what you’ll need (I’m sure you already have all of the stuff ready and waiting!).

Ingredients for Oat Waffles:

  • 2 cups ground oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 heaping tsp baking powder

Yields 4-5 small round waffles.

And that, my friends, is all! Now to get ground oats, you just place your oats in a food processor or blender (make sure your blender can grind dry ingredients first). It takes a little more than two cups of oats to get two cups ground oats.

Once you have your ground oats, add the other ingredients to a bowl and mix well. If the batter seems too thick, you can add a bit more milk. Place a scoop of batter onto the hot waffle iron, then wait until the steam coming from the sides stops. Our waffle iron has a green light that indicates when the waffle is done, but I’ve found that the oat waffles need to go just a bit longer than the light says. The ceasing of steam is a good indicator for a well-cooked waffle in general.

The only thing left to do now is enjoy your delicious breakfast. I eat the waffles with syrup, but they’re good with jelly too. I also love to have fresh strawberries with them.

Little Miss eats them plain with a side of fruit and is none the wiser that I have syrup on mine. No need to give her extra sugar when she doesn’t even know what she’s missing! Give the waffles a try, and let me know how you like them. If you’re a waffle lover already, I’m sure you’ll especially love this extra healthy variety.

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3 Comments to “Oat Waffles. Yummy for your tummy.”

  1. Those sound really good. I might have to try those in the morning!

  2. This sounds just great!! Can’t wait to try it with my little ones! We also love a good healthy Saturday breakfast in our jammies!

  3. Don’t forget my new favorite Love!–Chess squares!

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