These healthy-ish oat waffles are made with whole grains, minimal sugar, and simple pantry staples. Great for batch-cooking and freezing.
- 1/4 cup rolled or quick-cooking oats
- 1 3/4 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour* (see note 1 for substitutions)
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar* (note 2)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, plus more for the waffle iron* (note 3)
- 1 tablespoon mild vinegar (like apple cider or wine vinegar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup oats with 1 3/4 cups milk. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes while you prep the other ingredients.
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
- (It’s a good idea to start preheating your waffle iron on a medium-high heat setting at this point.)
- To the milk mixture, add 1/4 cup oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Using a rubber spatula, fold just until everything is incorporated and there are no dry patches of flour left. Do not over-mix.
- Brush the hot waffle iron with oil. Add the batter to the iron (mine uses about 1/2 cup batter per waffle) and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Be sure to wait until the steam has died down before opening the iron – otherwise, the waffles may stick and break apart.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the iron with more oil before each batch. If not eating right away, keep the waffles warm in a 200ºF oven.
- If you don’t have WWPF, use a half-and-half mix of all-purpose and regular whole wheat flours (or just all all-purpose).
- You can sub with coconut or maple sugar, or use any other granulated sugar.
- Use virgin coconut oil if you like the flavor of coconut. If you don’t, use refined. You can also sub with avocado oil or organic canola.
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
- Calories: 205
- Fat: 8 g
- Carbohydrates: 29.2 g
- Fiber: 3.3 g
- Protein: 3.9 g
Keywords: oat, waffles, vegan, belgian, healthy