Mornings are busy, but we still need to get a healthy and nutritious breakfast on the table, and sometimes you just want waffles. These oat flour waffles are super quick and easy, and because they are made by adding all the ingredients to the blender, they take no time at all. Make it even easier by making a big batch of healthy oatmeal waffles on the weekend and keeping them in the fridge or freezer for a great grab-n-go option.
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Date and Banana Oat Flour Waffles In The Blender
Gluten-free (with uncontaminated pure oats), naturally sweetened, and with a nice hit of fiber, these banana oat waffles make a perfect meal to start the day.
They are filling due to the banana, eggs, and oats, with a nice slow release of energy as well, which means they will see you through to lunchtime without getting those belly rumbles.
Plus they are super easy to make.
- Pop the oats into the blender and blend until it resembles a flour
- Add the other ingredients and blend until it all comes together in a runny batter
- You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender once or twice to get all the ingredients combined (I purchased one of these for my vitamix to get any clumps from under the blades and it is super handy)
- If your batter doesn't look runny enough (it should be easily pourable), then just add some more milk 1 tablespoon at a time
- Then simply pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook as per the instructions that come with the machine.
Hey presto, you have a yummy breakfast the whole family will love.
Mine love them in their lunch boxes as well for something a bit different.
Can Banana Oatmeal Waffles Be Meal Prepped and Made Ahead of Time?
Yep, they sure can.
A great thing about waffles is that they are extremely freezer-friendly, so you can very easily make a big batch and store them in the freezer until needed.
If you don't have a waffle maker yet, I recommend getting one that flips. It works great for more even cooking and is so easy to use. I just have a cheap Kmart version I bought at a second-hand store, but if I could justify another kitchen purchase, this one would be on my kitchen bench:
In the morning you can just pull them out of the freezer, pop them into the toaster, and once warmed up they taste as good as a freshly made waffle.
I do have a few tips though:
- Once made, allow the waffles to cool completely before putting them into the freezer
- To start with, lay them flat on a baking tray, or another flat surface, and pop them into the freezer (this stops them from sticking together and makes it easier to grab them out in the morning)
- Once frozen, transfer them from the baking tray into a freezer bag, or a container suitable for the freezer. As long as they are completely frozen, they should not stick together in the freezer bag
- To re-heat, pull them out of the freezer and pop straight into the toaster, toaster oven, or air-fryer and use the 'frozen' or 'defrost' setting (depending on what you have on your toaster) until nice and crispy on the outside.
That's it, you are free to enjoy your banana, date and oat flour waffles.
What Toppings Go Well With Oatmeal Waffles?
The sky is the limit, try some of these out:
- go classic with a nice drizzle of maple syrup
- add a nice dollop of peanut butter and some jam for PB&J waffles
- some butter while they are still warm so it gets all melty
- a nice dollop of peanut butter and some banana slices
- a pile of raspberries for a natural PB&J flavor
- a spoonful of yogurt and some granola for a nice crunch
- yogurt and a sprinkle of nuts and seeds
Use your imagination and come up with your perfect combination.
If you are catering for a crowd you can always put out an assortment of toppings on the table and make it a serve yourself waffle buffet. This always goes down well and means you don't have to cater to everyone's differing preferences.
Need Some More Breakfast Inspiration?
Having breakfast meal-prepped and ready to go is one of my go-to ways of ensuring a smooth start to the day and an easier week for everyone involved.
This is especially during a school week when you have to try and get everyone out the door on time, and can't have them going out with a rumbling belly.
Try some of these breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time:
- Overnight Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oats
- Puffed Brown Rice and Banana Energy Balls
- Peanut Butter Choc Chip Bars
- Maple Spiced Chia Overnight Oats
- Bursting with Nuts Grain-Free and Refined Sugar-Free Granola
- Bacon and Onion Tarts from It's Not Complicated
Date, Banana and Oat Flour Waffles In The Blender
- Waffle Maker
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 6 dates pitted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add the oats to the blender and blitz until they resemble a fine flour.
- Place the rest of the ingredients into the blender with the oats and blend until smooth.
- Heat a waffle maker that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray or greased with coconut oil over medium heat.
- Pour enough batter to fill the waffle maker (this will vary depending on the make and model of waffle maker so be sure to check the instructions to avoid over-filling); cook for 2-3 minutes and until bubbles are popping over the top of the pancakes. Flip and cook for about 1-2 minutes more. Continue with remaining batter.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and cook for about 2-3 minutes more. Continue with remaining batter. (see notes)
- Serve with favorite toppings and enjoy!
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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