Want to make Healthy Waffles? This oatmeal waffle recipe is gluten-free and sweetened with a banana! Made from rolled oats, cinnamon, flax seeds, and healthy coconut oil these protein waffles are so delicious considering they have no whole wheat in them! A healthy waffle recipe made with wholesome ingredients that is super tasty! 

healthy waffle recipe with oats

Healthy can be frugal! Pumpkin Waffles, Pancakes, and Sourdough English Muffins are all freezer friendly breakfast recipes that children even love! Make large batches and freeze for grab-n-go breakfast ideas! Even sausage gravy freezes well, which I think can be healthy if made with homemade pork sausage and raw milk!

Healthy Waffles with Oats

Can a healthy waffle recipe make delicious waffles? These oatmeal waffles are incredibly wholesome and tasty! This recipe is gluten-free and whole grains could be used to make whole wheat waffles instead of oatmeal waffles! The ingredients are simple and cinnamon not only makes any morning aroma pop but works as the sweetener for these healthy waffles! That means there is NO refined sugars, flour, or saturated fats! Not a boring breakfast food considering they are totally healthy!

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Watch How To Make Healthy Waffles

This healthy waffle recipe was introduced to me by a frugal mom of 6 boys! Their family has a lovely Youtube Channel Called “Tiny Notes From Home” and Lindsey makes these Blender Oatmeal Waffles in her Simple, Healthy, Frugal Meals Video. Our family eats a wide range of foods, so healthy is not always on the menu but when I tried these waffles and nourished my family with healthy ingredients without comprising on taste, I decided this healthy waffle recipe is a breakfast staple around here. A big thanks to Lindsey who allowed me to spread her awesome waffle recipe with YOU!

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What Are Healthy Waffles?

Making foods with wholesome ingredients is healthy! Foods like whole grain, rolled oats, and whole seeds are all nourishing foods for the body because they are not processed or stripped of their nutrients! If you want to stay healthy stick with whole grains that you can grind yourself at home. Highly processed foods lack a nutrient rich breakfast, which is needed for our bodies to function well. Frozen breakfast meals like Eggo’s Waffles, can’t deliver that.

The good news is this healthy waffles recipe can be indeed delicious! And if you can’t give up your favorite recipes, try swiping out some sprouted spelt flour or healthy fats (like coconut oil) into your favored recipes. A little improvement in certain ingredients can make a difference like natural sweeteners instead of cane sugar! Plus, you’re adding protein! Making waffles from scratch is easy and it doesn’t require intensive labor to cook with wholesome ingredients. Toss everything into a blender like Lindsey did, or you can even get by with grinding the oats in a hand grinder! Simply mash the banana separately and combine everything with a whisk if you don’t have a fancy blender.

Buying whole grains or wholesome foods can be cheaper when bought in bulk. And when you have a 50lb bag of Oats sitting around your likely to make recipes from oats!  I absolutely love www.azurestandard.com for this! (Another frugal Tip from Lindsey!)  It’s where I get some of my bulk items and most of it is Non-Gmo and Organic! By the way this is not sponsored at all (they don’t even know I’m featuring their website!)

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Healthy Eating

Eating healthy isn’t always easy. But getting educated about the proteins, minerals, and enzymes our body needs can change our minds about what we eat! This Nourishing Traditions Cookbook is not only full of good-for-you recipes but has a well written introduction on many bad diets and everything you need to know from healthy fats to protein. Healthy recipes mean healthy bodies, it’s important to provide our bodies with healthcare because what we eat effects our teeth, energy, and bones!

Although our families eating habit is not perfect, I have been incorporating freshly ground whole wheat berries into our breads and more wholesome grains. We still eat sugar but not tons. I have to admit some mother’s have really encouraged me to feed my family better like Doreen, Helena, Susanna, and Lindsey! They are frugal moms that try to feed their families with healthy ingredients, and of coarse even it’s homemade and not highly processed foods like frozen meals.

Q&A

Are Waffles Healthy?

Homemade waffles can be healthy depending on the ingredients you use. Remember healthy ingredients are wholesome and not refined. This healthy waffle recipe is good-for-you-and delicious! Refined flour (such as white flour) and sugar are not healthy. Ingredients needed to make healthy waffles include whole grains, like whole wheat flour, oats, or sprouted flours. Healthy grains can vary just go for grains that are minimally processed and closer to their whole state.

Healthy ingredients not only depends on the grains used but the healthy fat, wholesome eggs and milk nutrients are important. Choose pasture raised eggs with lots of protein (even the yolks should show you) and buy milk from a local farm. You want your food to be as fresh and wholesome as possible! But if that’s not available many grocery stores have whole food sections where you can shop.

Ingredients:

  • Oats- I used Organic Regular Rolled Oats which is similar to old-fashioned rolled oats only not processed! I buy a 50lb bag of rolled oats from this organic bulk store. It’s whole grain at it’s best and isn’t messed with!
  • Coconut flour- is gluten-free.
  • Baking Powder- helps the waffles rise.
  • Salt- essential in perfectly seasoned waffles.
  • Cinnamon- works like a natural sweetener and gives tons of flavor.
  • Flax Seeds- add extra nutrition for wholesome waffles!
  • Sweetener- a banana is used to sweeten these waffles.
  • Coconut Oil- is a healthy fat!
  • Milk- we buy raw milk from a local farmer.
  • Eggs- we try to buy cage free eggs but pasture raised are far better.

Variations and add-ins?

Homemade waffles are easy to make! Keep it simple–oats, sweetener, and some kind of healthy fat like coconut oil are the basics ingredients for oatmeal waffles. Add-ins like fruits, a combination of nuts, or maple syrup can be added as the waffle topping at the end. Of coarse, cinnamon and coconut flakes work as natural sweeteners too for the extra sweet tooth!

  • Wheat Bran- extra nutrients!
  • Pecans- chopped.
  • Sunflower Seeds- sprinkle on top.
  • Cashews- chopped.
  • Maple Syrup- or honey.
  • Almonds- can make a great waffle topping.
  • Fruit- bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries can be used in the waffles or as a topping.

How To Prevent Soggy Waffles?

  1. To keep waffles warm and crisp before serving heat the oven over the lowest setting and stack cooked waffles on a baking pan until done cooking all the waffles.

Are Oats Good For You?

Oats are one of the healthiest grains! For this reason, choose minimally processed oat groats as possible such as rolled or steel-cut oats. Oats is not only an oatmeal or porridge food–they make great waffles too!

Oats have many minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins! They’re high in fiber and rich in protein which can help with blood sugar levels and heart disease! It’s easily available and easy to cook with.

Are Oats Gluten-Free?

Oats are a whole grain. However, they are not a type of whole wheat, barley, or rye. Thus oats are naturally gluten-free. Depending on how pure your oats are you can buy them in bulk which are likely to be cross contaminated with other grains containing gluten. Grocery store oats are typically processed in commercial equipment making it problematic for some gluten intolerant people since cross contamination can occur on those same machines.

Can I use Different Sweeteners?

These healthy waffles have no sugar, honey, or maple syrup! They are rather naturally sweetened using a ripe banana! But if you don’t have applesauce or a banana use agave syrup, maple syrup or honey!

Storing Waffles?

If you could buy frozen waffles at the grocery store you can freeze homemade waffles! Typically a batch of waffles will last up-to 2 days if not eaten for breakfast. Anything more should be frozen.

Storing: freeze leftover waffles in a gallon sized freezer bag for up-to 3 months.

To Reheat: Pop the frozen waffles into a toaster and cook until toasted.

How to Serve Oatmeal Waffles?

Healthy waffles can be a tasty addition to your menu!  Serve for breakfast, lunch, and dinner–plus as a snack or dessert! Here are some ideas to use them:

  • Top waffles with cottage cheese and honey.
  • Fresh fruits or nuts.
  • Make grilled chicken sandwiches using waffles as the bread.
  • Top it over a salad with a maple syrup dressing!
  • Drizzle Nutella and top with strawberries for a dessert!

Tips for Healthy Waffles Recipe:

  1. Mix and match any of the add-ins mentioned.
  2. Use honey for the banana!
  3. Sprinkle dark chocolate for a special dessert.
  4. To keep waffles warm and crisp before serving heat the oven over the lowest setting and stack cooked waffles on a baking pan until done cooking all the waffles.

How To Make a Healthy Waffle Recipe (with Oats):

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 15 waffles
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Want to make Healthy Waffles? This oatmeal waffle recipe is gluten-free and sweetened with a banana! Made from rolled oats, cinnamon, flax seeds, and healthy coconut oil these protein waffles are so delicious considering they have no whole wheat in them! A healthy waffle recipe made with wholesome ingredients that is super tasty! 

Equipment

  • waffle maker

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds (ground)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 banana

Instructions

Instructions:

  • Blend everything together in a blender. To make without a blender, grind the oats and flax seeds in a hand grinder and combine the ingredients together using a whisk.
  • Pour a heaping 1/3 cup of waffle batter into each waffle square and cook until done.

Notes

  • Banana: to omit use 1/3 cup of your favorite sweetener or applesauce. 
  • Duck Eggs: use 3 duck eggs instead of 4 chicken eggs. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1waffleCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 276mgPotassium: 297mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mg

 

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