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These Oatmeal Waffles are such a delicious breakfast. Light, fluffy, and full of flavor. Also, these healthy waffles are packed with oats and made without unhealthy processed sugar. Super simple and taste amazing.

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I avoided getting a waffle maker for a very long time. It’s because I’m not eager to stuff my kitchen with unnecessary appliances if I don’t have to. But now that I finally got one, I can honestly say – it was THE best investment I ever made.

My boys love Banana Pancakes but recently they became bored. And then my kiddo started wining about waffles. So I started buying waffles in the store. Soon he got really hooked on this sugary refined stuff. Which made me feel guilty. And that’s how I decided to get a waffle maker.

The first bunch I made was these Oatmeal Waffles. What a deliciousness! These oatmeal waffles are soft, fluffy, and wonderfully flavored – a perfect family treat that is satisfying and so tasty.

Who knew that a simple thing like a homemade waffle could be so delightful. Plus, these waffles are nutritious, loaded with only healthy stuff and super easy to make – you just need a blender, a few basic ingredients and a good waffle maker.

Why you need to give them a try?

  • These oat waffles are extra delicious. Vanilla-flavored, light, and fluffy.
  • They are packed with healthy oats – full of fibers and powerful antioxidants.
  • They are filling and nutritious, a great breakfast for weight loss.
  • They are made with a few simple ingredients and without unhealthy sugars.
  • Plus, easy to make and kids love them!

Ingredients used

For this oatmeal waffle recipe, you will need only a few simple pantry ingredients.

Oatmeal Waffles ingredients
  • Milk of choice. I used oat milk, but you can use any milk you prefer and like. Note that coconut milk won’t work well here, because of the flavor.
  • Oats. Hearty, healthy, and filling, oats are stapled food in my pantry. I love using them as a substitute for regular flour. They are an excellent source of fiber especially beta-glucan which is known for its power to lower cholesterol and therefore keep your heart healthy (Source). I used rolled oats here, but you can use quick oats if you like.
  • Sweetener. I used pure maple syrup, but you can easily use honey here if you like.

Other pantry ingredients you’ll need:

  • Egg – I used free-range, pasture-raised.  
  • Baking powder.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • Extra virgin coconut oil.
Oatmeal Waffles topped with banana slices and blueberries

How to make Matcha Pancakes

These matcha pancakes are the easiest pancakes ever. It only takes 15 minutes to make them, and you’ll need only basic equipment.

Equipment used

  • Measuring cups.
  • High-speed blender. 
  • Waffle maker.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Step 1: Prepare the ingredients.
    • Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. I like to use measuring cups.
  • Step 2: Make the waffle batter.
    • Take the blender and add all ingredients. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.
    • Mix everything at high speed until you get a smooth texture.
    • Taste the batter and add additional sweetener if you think the mixture is not sweet enough. Always add sweetener to your liking.
    • Let the batter rest for a few minutes. Oats will soak some of the moisture, and the batter will become nice and dense.
  • Step 3: Bake waffles.
    • Turn on the waffle maker and let it heat until it’s hot (the green light must be on).
    • Coat waffle plates with cooking spray or melted coconut oil using the brush. 
    • Pour the batter onto the hot waffle plates, close the lid and allow the waffles to cook. Depending on your waffle maker it will take between 8-10 minutes per batch.
    • Once baked, remove waffles from the waffle maker and place them on a cooling rack. Fresh baked waffles will be soft when you take them out of the waffle maker but they will harden as they cool on the rack. 
    • Repeating the process with the rest of the batter. Make sure to grease the waffle plates before adding the batter to prevent sticking.
  • Step 4: Serve the waffles.
    • Transfer cooled waffles to a plate. 
    • Add toppings (optional): I used banana, blueberries, and maple syrup. Be creative here and add toppings you like. 
    • Serve and enjoy!
Oatmeal waffle recipe with oats no banana

Tips for serving

  • Top the waffles with yogurt and fresh fruits, like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
  • Drizzle them with maple syrup or honey.
  • Spread peanut butter or almond butter and put sliced banana on top.
  • Sprinkle them with bee pollen, chopped nuts, or hemp seeds.
  • You can be creative and choose any other toppings you like.

Tips for storing

  • Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • How to freeze? Take your cooked and cooled waffles and place each waffle individually in wax paper bags or stack between wax paper. Store wrapped waffles in a large freezer zip-lock bag. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temperature.
  • Waffles can be warmed in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat them.
Healthy Oatmeal Waffles served on a plate

Substitutions

  • You can substitute oat milk with any milk – organic soy milk, cashew milk, or almond milk. Cow’s milk works well too. Coconut milk won’t work well here. 
  • You can substitute coconut oil with avocado oil/avocado oil cooking spray. 
  • You can substitute maple syrup and use honey. Make sure honey is in runny form. Date syrup or stevia is a great option too.
  • Make it vegan: Swap the egg with a flax or chia egg. Use non-dairy milk.
  • Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats.

Recipe variations

Make it vegan: Swap the egg with a flax or chia egg. Use non-dairy milk.

Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats.

Optional add-on: Add in a tablespoon of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or ground flax seeds for more Omega-3s, proteins, and fibers.

Add protein powder: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.

Healthy Oatmeal Waffles served on a plate

Recipe tips

  • When adding ingredients to a blender, always add the liquids first. Doing this will help your blender run easily and this will prevent making lumps.
  • Use a high-power blender to ensure everything blends well and the batter is silky smooth. 
  • Make sure you let the batter rest for a few minutes. Oats will soak some of the moisture, and the batter will become thick. This is very important because you don’t want runny waffle batter.
  • If you let the batter sit overnight, it will become super dense so you may need to add a bit more liquid.
  • Always taste the butter. If you feel that the batter is not sweet enough for your taste, add more sweetener.
  • Additional sweetener recommendation: I recommend using honey or maple syrup, stevia, date syrup or any low-carb sweetener. This is totally based on your preference.
  • Make sure to use organic virgin coconut oil rather than refined versions.
  • Always use unsweetened non-dairy milk to avoid unnecessary sugars. Read the ingredients list on the back of the label.
Oatmeal Waffles topped with banana and blueberries

These waffles with oatmeal are perfect with:

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Oatmeal Waffles

These Oatmeal Waffles are such a delicious breakfast. Light, fluffy, and full of flavor. Also, these healthy waffles are packed with oats and made without unhealthy processed sugar. Super simple and taste amazing.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American, International

Servings 4 waffles

Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1 ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions 

  • Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. I like to use measuring cups.

  • Take the blender and add all ingredients. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.

  • Mix everything at high speed until you get a smooth texture.

  • Taste the batter and add additional sweetener if you think the mixture is not sweet enough.

  • Let the batter rest for a few minutes.

  • Turn on the waffle maker and let it heat until it’s hot (the green light must be on).

  • Coat waffle plates with cooking spray or melted coconut oil using the brush.

  • Pour the batter onto the hot waffle plates, close the lid and allow the waffles to cook. Depending on your waffle maker it will take between 8-10 minutes per batch.

  • Once baked, remove waffles from the waffle maker and place them on a cooling rack. Fresh baked waffles will be soft when you take them out of the waffle maker but they will harden as they cool on the rack.

  • Repeating the process with the rest of the batter. Make sure to grease the waffle plates before adding the batter to prevent sticking.

  • Transfer cooled waffles to a plate.

  • Add toppings (optional): I used banana, blueberries, and maple syrup. Be creative here and add toppings you like.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

As a measure, I used a US cup (240ml).
Substitutions

  • You can substitute oat milk with any milk – organic soy milk, cashew milk, or almond milk. Cow’s milk works well too. Coconut milk won’t work well here. 
  • You can substitute coconut oil with avocado oil. 
  • You can substitute maple syrup and use honey. Make sure honey is in runny form. Date syrup or stevia is a great option too.

Make it vegan: Swap the egg with a flax or chia egg. Use non-dairy milk.
Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats.
Tips for storing

  • Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • How to freeze? Take your cooked and cooled waffles and place each waffle individually in wax paper bags or stack between wax paper. Store wrapped waffles in a large freezer zip-lock bag. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temperature.
  • Waffles can be warmed in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat them.

***Read the whole recipe post for more tips and information about ingredients and preparation.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg

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Tried this recipe?Don’t forget to rate it and leave the comment. I would love to hear what you think.
DisclaimerThe nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible.

This post is originally published in February 2020. It’s updated with new information and republished in June 2022. The recipe changed slightly as I tested it more during the years.

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