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)
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!