Funny thing – sometimes finding a recipe and tweaking it takes days, other times it takes seconds. That was the case with these oat and honey waffles – it was love at first sight – I knew I was going to make them the moment I saw the pictures Katrina from Warm Vanilla Sugar posted. It was just the right timing as my son’s been asking me to make waffles for days now. And this was just the right recipe for him considering that all my tries of making him eat oats have failed so far. In fact, they failed so hard that he doesn’t even want to hear the word – oh well, he has no idea oats were involved in this recipe, right?! And he loved every single bite of these – moreover, he preferred them simple, without extra honey or syrup – just plain, simple waffles and I couldn’t be happier watching him chewing on them at breakfast. I suppose it’s just a matter of the form they are presented to him into and not the taste itself and this was a great discovery.. just shh, don’t tell him!
So this recipe is definitely a keeper and I’m more than happy to share it with you. The only change I did compared to the original was adding shredded coconut for a boost of flavor and I’m thinking that maybe next time half of banana, mashed into the batter, would make a nice addition as well. I do think it’s a versatile recipe so go ahead and have fun with it, make your morning meal enjoyable and healthy, packed with enough nutrients for a hard and long day ahead!
Also, I feel the need to mention that I don’t have an electric waffle machine. Instead I use this oldie, but sturdy machine that goes on the stove. For those used to an electric one, this may be too tricky – it’s easy to burn the waffles if you’re not paying attention to it – which I did, of course, and got back to the kitchen only to see a cloud of smoke – I’m surprised my neighbours didn’t call the firefighters to be honest, that thick the smoke was, urgh! But I have an excuse, I went to check on my little man, eh, that makes up for it, right?!
- 100g rolled oats
- 30g shredded coconut
- 210g all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 375ml milk
- 55g butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Maple syrup, honey or fresh fruits for serving
- Place the oats and shredded coconut in a food processor and pulse until ground and powdery.
- Transfer the mixture in a bowl and stir in the flour and baking powder.
- In a different bowl, mix the egg yolks, milk, butter and honey then pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones.
- Whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the whipped egg whites into the oat batter.
- Heat your waffle maker and pour ½ cup up to ¾ cup of batter into the hot machine. The amount of batter needed depends on the type of waffle maker you have. Mine for instance is not even electric - it's old and used on the stove and I can't pour more than ½ cup at a time.
- Cook the waffles according to your machine's instructions or until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve with maple syrup, honey, fresh fruits or with even more butter drizzled on top. Go ahead and even combine them with savory foods, like bacon (oh, yes!), eggs or cheese.