Oatmeal Blender Waffles
- 4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 c. water, plus more as needed
- 2 small, very ripe bananas
- 2 Tab. oil (grapeseed, coconut, olive or canola)
- 1 ½ - 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ - ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tab. agave nectar or Sucanat sugar (optional, but recommended if your bananas aren’t very, very ripe)
- pure maple syrup
- natural peanut or other nut butter
- fresh berries or thinly sliced peaches
Pre-heat your waffle iron. If you want to keep cooked waffles crispy and warm while preparing the other waffles, pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 250.
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until fairly smooth. Let the batter sit 5 – 10 minutes to thicken. Meanwhile, grease your waffle iron. Once waffle iron is ready, do a quick pulse of batter in blender. Pour batter into waffle iron & cook (waffles are usually ready when steam slows down). Place cooked waffles in pre-heated oven if desired.
I like to smear a thin layer of natural nut butter over my waffle before lightly drizzling with pure maple syrup. Also great with berries or other fresh fruit.
Freeze well. These waffles freeze extremely well and leftovers make a great quick breakfast (let waffles cool completely before storing in freezer. Toast frozen waffle for a quick breakfast.