These oatmeal waffles are so light and fluffy, you won’t believe they are healthy! No flour and no eggs needed, these waffles need just 3 ingredients!
If there is one key ingredient that keeps me satisfied and energized, it would be oats. If I eat breakfast or a snack that contains oats, it is more than likely to keep me going all throughout my morning until lunch. I think it’s the combination of fiber, slow-releasing carbs, and the added protein that makes is so well rounded. From adding some to my smoothie, blending some in banana bread, or having a bowl of classic oatmeal, it’s also incredibly versatile. While I tend to rotate between a few breakfasts, my current obsession is these oatmeal waffles.
I’ve been meaning to share a healthy waffle recipe for quite some time. They’ve been my go-to breakfast over the last few weeks, and I always have a week’s worth of them in my freezer! There is a misconception that waffles are a fancy and time consuming breakfast to make, but honestly, these took less than 10 minutes all up, and you can prep multiple servings at a time.
No eggs, no flour, and no sugar are needed, but you’d never tell. In terms of texture, they are light and fluffy, with perfectly crisp edges. They are very pleasantly sweet, and the perfect vehicle for a plethora of toppings, like fresh fruit, healthy Nutella, or even a dash of whipped cream.
I had some friends over for brunch the other day and made a waffle platter with a bunch of toppings and NO ONE believed me when I said they were healthy and flourless- They thought these were from a freezer package!
How do you make healthy oatmeal waffles?
- Oatmeal– Either rolled oats or quick oats. Be sure to use gluten free oats, if needed.
- Banana– Adds moisture and sweetness, without the need for butter, oil, or sugar.
- Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but any plant based milk can be used.
In a high speed blender or food processor, add your oatmeal and blend until a flour-like texture remains. Gently shake the blender to loosen it up. Next, add the banana and milk of choice and continue to blend until a smooth batter remains. Pour the batter into a mixing bowl and let sit for 10 minutes, to thicken.
Next, grease a waffle iron and let it heat up. Once hot, add 1/4 cup portions of the batter onto it and cook the waffles, until crispy around the edges. Remove the waffle from the iron and place it on a plate. Continue the process until all the batter has been used.
Enjoy immediately or allow to cool completely, before storing away.
Tips to make the best banana oatmeal waffles
- Be sure to shake your blender before adding the banana and the milk. This ensures there are no bits of oat flour around the blades.
- These waffles are not overly sweet and rely on the sweetness of the banana. If you’d prefer sweeter waffles, add 1-2 tablespoons of granulated sweetener to the batter. Alternatively, just do what I do and serve them with some sugar free maple syrup.
- If you’d like savory waffles, replace the banana with mashed pumpkin or sweet potato.
- Be sure to grease your waffle iron very well, to avoid the batter sticking to it.
Storing and freezing oat flour waffles
- To store: Leftover waffles can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
- To freeze: Place waffles in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
- To reheat: Either reheat on a non-stick pan or in an oven preheated at 180C/350F. Avoid microwaving them, as they will become soft and slightly soggy.
More healthy breakfast recipes to make
- Banana pancakes
- Breakfast cookies
- Cinnamon roll baked oatmeal
- Overnight oats
- Blueberry baked oatmeal
Oatmeal Waffles (3 Ingredients!)
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add your oats and blend until a flour-like consistency remains. Gently shake the blender to loosen it up. Add the bananas and milk and blend again, until a smooth batter remains. Transfer into a bowl and let the batter sit for 10 minutes.
- Grease a waffle iron and heat up. Once hot, pour portions of the batter onto it. Cook until the edges are crispy and the center is cooked. Repeat the process until all the batter has been used up.
- Enjoy immediately or let the waffles cool completely.