These healthy Banana Oatmeal Waffles are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. Sweetened with a ripe banana and dates, the only topping needed on these tasty oat waffles are blueberries.
These oat waffles are made with 7 key ingredients
- Rolled oats (use gluten-free if gluten sensitive)
- Banana (ripe)
- Ground flaxseeds
- Unsweetened almond or cashew milk (or soymilk, if nut allergy)
- Blueberries, fresh or frozen (or another in-season fruit)
How to make these healthy oat waffles
- Soak the pitted dates in boiling hot water for 5 to 7 minutes to soften.
- Put blueberries into a small pot over medium-low heat and allow them to warm, releasing some juices gently. Turn off the heat and let sit.
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Combine all ingredients except for the blueberries (or fruit topping) into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Evenly spread batter into the preheated waffle iron, being careful not to overfill it. Close the iron and allow it to cook until the waffle iron beeps to let you know it's done.
- Remove from the waffle iron and top with warmed blueberries and their juices.
- There is no need to add maple syrup because the waffle is sweetened with bananas and dates.
This recipe makes two big waffles or four small waffles. Store leftover waffles separate from the blueberry topping in a covered container in the refrigerator for 3 days. This keeps the waffle from getting soggy. Also, it makes it easy to break off a section and pop it in the toaster for reheating. You can also freeze these waffles for up to 4 months.
Can waffles be healthy?
These waffles are healthy. Nutritionally, these waffles are made with oats, a good source of fiber and beta glucan shown to help aid in lowering cholesterol. The ground flaxseeds provides a rich source of omega 3 ALA fatty acids. It's also rich in magnesium, potassium, and gut friendly fiber. By using dates, there's no added sugar—so, no sugar rush, and no guilt. Just waffles.
Turning my morning oatmeal into a waffle is a gamechanger, especially on the weekends.
Making banana oat waffles on the weekend has become my way of slowing down from the hustle and bustle of the work week. Made with whole food, plant-based ingredients, these oat waffles will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. After all, isn’t that what the weekends are made of, delicious and nutritious food with family and friends.
This waffle recipe can be made nut-free by substituting almond or cashew milk with unsweetened hemp or soy milk. If gluten-free is important to you, be sure to use gluten-free rolled oats and ground flaxseeds.
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