It’s my new best friend. Seriously. I have been cooking with it non-stop lately.
My love of oat flour started with my amazingly moist and healthy Gingerbread Blender Muffins. Then I explored oat flour pancakes with these Chai Spice Oat Flour Blender Pancakes.
And today we are talking about oat flour WAFFLES!
I have strict requirements for waffles: they must be light, crispy, and fluffy. All at the same time.
There’s nothing worse than a soggy waffle!
I started with my favourite fluffiest waffles recipe, but tweaked the quantities and substituted oat flour.
The use of oat flour in waffles creates a slightly denser waffle with a more coarse texture, but all of the benefits of using healthy oat flour rather than un-nutritious white flour outweigh EVERYTHING.
Benefits of oat flour:
- gluten-free (as long as you’re using certified gluten-free oats)
- controls blood sugar with a low glycemic-index
- minimizes risk of heart disease
- keeps you feeling full
Because if you didn’t know – oat flour is just rolled oats finely ground into a flour-like consistency! (I didn’t know this at first. Then my mind was blown.)
Make your own oat flour at home:
To make 1 cup of oat flour, use 1 and 1/4 cups rolled oats. Put the rolled oats into your blender (I use my my high-powered Vitamix blender), and blend on high until the oats are pulverized into a powdery flour-like consistency. For this recipe, we need 2 cups of oat flour, so use 1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats.
I’ve heard some people use a spice grinder instead of a blender, but I haven’t tried that method myself.
I would not recommend substituting the oat flour for any other type of flour in this recipe. Flours can be finicky, especially when you’re deviating from all-purpose flour. If you’re feeling lazy, you can always purchase ready-to-go oat flour – and as a bonus, it’s certified gluten-free.
Now there’s nothing standing in the way between you and oat flour waffles!
Gluten-free oat flour waffles are light, fluffy, and crispy - just like regular waffles! Use certified gluten-free oats to make your own oat flour.
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 tsp sugar (can substitute an equal amount of coconut sugar)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs, separated
Preheat your waffle iron, according to manufacturer's directions. (Grease your waffle iron if you normally do - I never have to.)
In a large bowl, add oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and whisk to combine. Then add melted butter, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks and again whisk to combine.
In a separate small bowl, beat the egg whites on high until medium-stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the waffle batter.
Pour waffle batter into your waffle iron, and cook according to the manufacturer's directions.
Serve warm with maple syrup. (Or drizzle with peanut butter for added protein!)
Recipe yields approx 8 waffles, serving 4 people.
Make your own oat flour: add 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats into a blender and blend on high until oats are pulverized into a powdery flour-like consistency. You will yield 2 cups of oat flour.
Let me know if you try these! Snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @breakfastfordin – I’d love to see your creations!
NatalieApril 29, 2018 at 11:22 pm
YUM! These waffles look amazing! Perfect for weekend brunch!
breakfastfordinnerMay 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Thanks girl! They are definitely my new favourite recipe.
SophieAugust 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm
They are so good! My family loved them.
breakfastfordinnerAugust 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm
I’m so happy to hear that Sophie! They’re a fav in my house too 🙂
VixenJanuary 10, 2019 at 11:03 am
I did like this recipe a lot. I found the batter has to be used immediately otherwise it thickens to the point you can’t pour or scoop it (I only let it sit for 15-20 mins.). I will probably up the sugar to 1 tbsp. since I don’t use syrup on my belgian waffles. Thanks this was very good!
breakfastfordinnerFebruary 6, 2019 at 11:27 am
Thanks for sharing your tips – glad you loved them!
alifeworth_lovingFebruary 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm
Awesome will be trying these for sure. Breastfeeding has me looking for different ways to use oats for the supply benefits 🙂
breakfastfordinnerFebruary 18, 2019 at 11:21 am
Awesome! I love these waffles and hope you do too. I am also breastfeeding at the moment and have been eating all the oatmeal recipes as well – I love overnight oats for a midnight snack and baked coconut oatmeal for quick breakfasts 🙂
KellyMarch 17, 2020 at 2:51 pm
Hi, These look amazing! Do you think flax eggs would work in place of eggs to make it vegan? Or a banana maybe?
breakfastfordinnerMarch 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm
Hi Kelly, I’ve never actually baked with flax eggs before, so I’m not sure. But I’m guessing it would work? Please try and report back!
KellyMarch 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Hi, Do you think a flax egg or banana would work instead of egg to make it vegan?
KiaJune 15, 2020 at 5:49 am
I’m not so sure about flax egg! But I have used piure flax seeds to replace the eggs before and it worked! Chia seeds also work as well!
marlene BarrettApril 27, 2020 at 7:21 am
Hello! These taste awesome and we added lemon zest from what we could salvage.. I couldn’t get mine out of the iron except for in pieces.. the batter stuck to the top and bottom and wouldn’t hold together..we make waffles a lot so I would love to try again.. I would love to master these with suggestions!
breakfastfordinnerApril 28, 2020 at 6:50 am
Hi Marlene, I’m sorry to hear that the waffles stuck to your waffle iron! That’s a way to ruin a perfectly good breakfast 🙁 Do you normally grease your waffle iron? Try that? Or you might try letting the batter sit for 5 mins to thicken a little? Be careful you don’t let it sit too long though, because it will REALLY thicken quickly and then you won’t be able to pour it! Please report back.
VicJanuary 17, 2021 at 8:01 am
I got a waffle maker for Christmas and I’ve been obsessed with it since lol. My family also started a healthy meal plan, so why not combine them? These waffles were amazing. I was a little skeptical because the batter was on the runny side but they came out fluffy and crispy and delicious. Use coconut sugar if possible! The caramel flavour really elevates the waffles. Next week I’m gonna try making these savoury.