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Easy Oatmeal Nut Waffles

Made with only 8 main ingredients, these gluten-free easy oatmeal nut waffles are a tasty and healthy way to kick-start your weekend!

A plate of Gluten-free healthy waffle using oats and nuts

When it comes to breakfast foods, I haven’t met one I didn’t love. And, these Easy Oatmeal Nut Waffles simply fan that flame.

Deliciously satisfying, these waffles are a good-for-you weekend treat. They are made with just a handful of ingredients that you probably have lying around your home.

Ingredients to make oatmeal nut waffles

What are the ingredients needed to make these Easy Oatmeal Nut Waffles?

These healthy waffles are made with 8 main ingredients. By main ingredients, I mean those that should not be left out or substituted. There are 3 more ingredients listed in this recipe, 3 spices, that can be left out, if necessary.

The ingredients are:

  1. Rolled oats
  2. Almond Milk
  3. Oil
  4. Maple Syrup
  5. Egg
  6. Baking Powder
  7. Pecans
  8. Cinnamon
  9. Cloves
  10. Cardamom
  11. Ginger

The first eight ingredients on the above list are the ones you do not want to leave out. If you do not have any cloves, cardamom, or ginger, please feel free to leave them out. If you like, you can add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract instead, or just use the first 8 ingredients.

Much like these oatmeal pancakes, these oatmeal nut waffles are completely flourless. They are made with ground-up rolled oats. I usually make my own oat flour by blending rolled oats in my blender. To me, it’s a lot more budget-friendly than purchasing a separate bag of oat flour from the store.

Mixing together the dry ingredients to make these healthy waffles

How do you make these oatmeal nut waffles?

  • First off, you will blend up your rolled oats. Once the rolled oats are a flour-like consistency, you will pour them into a bowl and add in the other dry ingredients, like the baking powder, cinnamon, plus the optional ginger, cardamom, and cloves. Once these are added together, mix them well.
  • Then, you will add in your wet ingredients – the egg, the almond milk, the maple syrup, the oil, and mix well.
  • When all the ingredients are mixed well, add in the pecans and fold them into the mixture.
  • This next step is incredibly important and should not to be skipped. After the waffle batter is ready, let it sit for 5 minutes at least. If you don’t the batter will be too runny, and you will have thin, limp, waffles on your hands. However, let the batter sit, and the oats will absorb that liquid, and the resulting waffles will be thicker and more satisfying.
  • At this point, all that’s left is to heat up your waffle iron and add 2-3 large spoonfuls of the batter to your waffle iron. I have an older waffle iron and usually I let it cook for about 2 cycles on high, so the waffles are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Now, all waffle irons are not equal, so you might want to cook the batter on what setting works best for you. If your waffles are not crisp enough, you could always place them in the oven at 350 degrees and bake them for about 10 minutes to crisp them up.
Mixing together the wet ingredients into dry ingredients to make these tasty waffles

Tips when trying this healthy waffle recipe:

  • Make sure you use whole rolled oats not quick oats or steel-cut oats when making oat flour at home as there is a big difference in these oats. To find out more, check out this article.
  • After the waffle batter is ready, let it sit for 5 minutes at least, before you add the batter to a waffle iron. If you skip out on this waiting period, the batter will be too runny.
  • If your waffles are soft after you cook them on your waffle iron, then you can set them on a baking sheet and place them in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees for 10 minutes or so, to crisp them up.
Easy nutritious oatmeal nut waffles

These easy oatmeal nut waffles are incredibly satisfying and filling. This Saturday morning, why not get your kids involved and whip a batch of these to enjoy for a leisurely breakfast. Or, meal prep a batch of these to enjoy during the week.

If choosing the latter option, you can store these in airtight containers in your fridge for up to 5 days. These waffles can also be frozen. When ready, thaw them out at room temperature and then place in a toaster or oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until crisp.

Easy healthy flourless waffles with pecans
A plate of Gluten-free healthy waffle using oats and nuts

Easy Oatmeal Nut Waffles

Yield: 3 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Made with only 8 main ingredients, these gluten-free easy oatmeal nut waffles are a tasty and healthy way to kick-start your weekend!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 3 tbsp (I used olive oil, but you can use avocado oil or canola oil too)
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Pecan pieces
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger

Instructions

  1. First off, grind the rolled oats by placing them in a blender. Once the rolled oats are a flour-like consistency, you will pour them into a bowl.
  2. Into the bowl, add in the other dry ingredients, like the baking powder, cinnamon, plus the optional ginger, cardamom, and cloves.
  3. Once these are added together, mix them well.
  4. Then, add in your wet ingredients – the egg, the almond milk, the maple syrup, the oil, and mix well.
  5. When all the ingredients are mixed well, add in the pecans and fold them into the mixture.
  6. This next step is incredibly important and should not be skipped. After the waffle batter is ready, let it sit for 5 minutes at least. If you don’t the batter will be too runny, and you will have thin, limp, waffles on your hands. However, let the batter sit, and the oats will absorb that liquid, and the resulting waffles will be thicker and more satisfying.
  7. At this point, heat up the waffle iron and add 2-3 large spoonfuls of the batter to the waffle iron and cook so the waffles are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
  8. Enjoy with maple syrup, non-dairy whipped topping, and fresh berries.

Notes

If your waffles are not crisp enough, you could always place them in the oven at 350 degrees and bake them for about 10 minutes to crisp them up.

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 295Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 62mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 5gSugar 10gProtein 7g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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David @ Spiced

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Ummm...this recipe is going to happen! I can't believe these waffles are made entirely with ground oats. *Mind blown* I'm solo-Dad'ing it this week, and I'm thinking a batch of these for dinner would be a good decision. They sound amazing, Shashi!!

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

Waffles? I'm in! These look great -- loads of flavor. Thanks!

Katherine

Friday 11th of March 2022

Oats, spices and pecans - waffle perfection!

Kris

Friday 11th of March 2022

My kids absolutely loved these! Will definitely make again. Thank you!

Jacqueline

Friday 11th of March 2022

Those look so good! Now I am craving waffles and strawberries.

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