In looking through the recipes on my blog, I couldn’t believe I had yet to post a waffle recipe. Though I go through phases, I somewhat frequently whip up batches of the insanely easy Oatmeal Blender Waffles from Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook to have on hand. They freeze beautifully, and make a hearty breakfast that I can have ready in just five minutes (a quick pop in the toaster) when I don’t feel like making a big effort for breakfast.
While experimenting with my trusted blender waffle recipe, injecting it with some naturally healthy nut butter, I ended up with amazingly quick and easy waffles that don’t weigh you down. They are rich in fiber, and have just enough healthy fats and protein to keep me satiated. And for you multiple free-from foodies, this recipe is vegan (dairy-free / egg-free), soy-free, and it can be made gluten-free and nut-free if you so desire.
Special Diet Notes: Nutty Oatmeal Blender Waffle
- 2¼ cups oats (use certified gluten-free, if needed)
- 2 cups unsweetened plain or vanilla milk beverage
- ½ cup peanut butter, almond butter, or sunbutter (for nut-free)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt (can reduce or omit if using salted nut or seed butter)
- Put the oats, milk beverage, nut or seed butter, sweetener, baking powder, and salt (if using) in your blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute. It will look hearty.
- Preheat your waffle iron and coat it with cooking spray (baked goods with nuts tend to like to stick). This will give your batter about 10 minutes to thicken. The thicker the batter, the more bready the waffles. If it gets too thick to pour at any point, blend in some more milk beverage or water a tablespoon at a time.
- Cook the waffles according to the instructions with your waffle iron.