Breakfast just keeps getting better and “Oh So Healthy” when I’m whipping up a batch of apple, banana, and oat waffles.
On a side note, I’m still trying to figure out how to use up all those apples we picked before the fruit flies take over my kitchen!
Here is one of the tasty ideas I came up with, cut an apple into 4 sections and remove the seeds. Then put the apple sections into the blender with the rest of the waffle ingredients.
You can see the red apple peel flecks in the batter before closing the waffle iron. I like this… and the apples not only add more fiber, but the peels are rich in antioxidants as well.
Like many of my waffles, I suggest you sprinkle some healthy hemp seeds over the batter before closing the waffle iron. This will create a delicious toasted seed over the top of the waffle. Hemp seeds are high in protein, containing all 9 of the essential amino acids.
*NOTE: depending on the size of apple you use, this could change the consistency of the batter. If the juice of the apple makes the waffle batter too runny, add 1/2-1 cup more oats, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
This user-friendly waffle recipe is impossible to ruin. Just remember the general rule:
the longer it sits, the thicker it gets. You can even put the batter in the refrigerator and use it later.
This is a perfect waffle to freeze and pop in the toaster for breakfast or a snack. I like to take one in my lunch as a sandwich with sunflower butter and an all-fruit jam.
If you are counting weight watcher points each waffle has 6 points or 1.5 for each 4th.
And as always I like to share the products I use in my recipes. Bob’s Red Mill is always a safe choice for gluten-free oats.
If you are a quinoa fan you might like to try these Gluten-Free Quinoa & Oat Waffles too.
Oh So Healthy - Apple, Banana & Oat Waffles
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats
- 1 banana
- 1 apple cut into 4 pieces and seeds removed
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- hemp and chia seeds optional
- Puree all ingredients (except hemp & chia seeds) in a heavy-duty blender until apple is pureed within the batter. Stir in optional chia seeds.
- Let sit for about 5 minutes while the waffle iron heats up.
- Prepare waffle iron with a non-stick cooking spray. Set to medium or medium-high.
- When ready pour 1 cup of batter onto the waffle iron. Sprinkle on some hemp seeds if you like and cook for 10-12 minutes.
- Serve up or let cool on a wire rack.