Any Day Oatmeal Banana Waffles

This morning, (like most Saturday mornings) I made waffles. But the thing is, I don’t only make them on Saturdays; Sometimes I make them on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, occasionally on a Thursday…the truth is these are super simple, guilt-free, ANY DAY WAFFLES.  Its basically like oatmeal in the shape of a waffle, and oatmeal is healthy and approved for weekday breakfast, so these must be too. The only difference between today and any other day is that a friend happened to ask for the recipe and after having downloaded it from my brain and written it out for her, I realized there was suddenly NO excuse not to post the recipe here. 

These come together in a matter of minutes, but you do need a good blender or a food processor to make the out flour, unless you actually own oat flour…which I don’t. They save well in a ziplock bag and can be quickly  tossed in the toaster for an instant, healthy toddler snack… or sometimes dinner (shhh)

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I make these often and sometimes do less banana but add grated sweet potato or carrot. This morning I added a whole yellow squash in the food processor with the banana and it also worked seamlessly, and passed completely undetected by the toddler (and me for that matter). These are a vessel for hidden veggies, once you figure out the correct texture you can tinker and add other veggies/fruits to the mix.  They are not exactly the same texture as a normal waffle, but not at all dry like other gluten-free flour waffles. The oats give them a nice grainy crunch but they remain rather soft and cakey and are never really as crunchy as a wheat flour alternative. Delicious they are! 

 

Anyday Oat flour, banana waffles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 5 Waffles

Anyday Oat flour, banana waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Oats
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Milk or any Non-Dairy Substitute
  • 2 or 3 Dates (the more dates the sweeter the waffles)
  • 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Blitz 2 Cups oats in a food processor until a fine powder then add 3 dates and blitz again until all super fine. Add 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon and pinch of salt.
  2. In a Separate bowl mash 2 bananas until very gloopy, add 1/4 cup coconut oil and mix it into the bananas so its almost an emulsion and then add 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients. You are aiming for a thick, but pourable batter, If it is too thick pour in some milk or non-dairy substitute (I use soy, but any works) and mix again. Just eye ball this, the oats thicken up as they absorb more of the moisture, so u may have to add more again. Don't stress about this part, they will taste good no matter what, if you add a lot of liquid they become more airy and less cakey. Just aim for a normal waffle batter consistency...quite thick. Voila.
  4. Pour into hot waffle iron set on medium high and cook for about 4-5 minutes. You know they are done when there is very little steam coming out, you can take a peak and they should be a nice golden brown.
  5. *To make Gluten Free use GLUTEN FREE OATS.
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