Oat Waffles, Peanut Butter & Applesauce

Waking up to a rainy day, I decided it was perfect for something substantial for breakfast. This is Labor Day and what better way to start the day together than to have homemade oat waffles and some homemade syrup? With such crazy busy lives, how often are you able to have a lazy, slow start to a week day with your Love? Not often enough for us!

Since I didn’t have any oat flour in the pantry, I decided to make about a half cup of it.  Start by putting 1 cup of rolled oats into your food processor and pulse until ground into a fine flour.  You should end up with about a 1/2 cup of oat flour. 

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To this add 1/2 cup soy flour and 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder, 3 tbsp. buttermilk powder and a pinch of kosher salt. blend all together. (Feel free to substitute any flours out for any of your favorites.) Add about 1 – 1/2 cups of water or low-fat milk and 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract. Stir until well combined and all the dry ingredients are wet, adding more liquid if too dry.

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The batter will be heavier than regular pancake batter and a little lumpy as well. This ratio seems to make just enough for the two of us with maybe 1 or 2 leftover for snacking on later!

In the meantime, I had my little waffle maker heating up.

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When it’s ready, I spray it liberally with non-stick spray. Pour about 1 ladle full of batter in the center of the waffle iron, close the top and wait for the light to go off!

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The oat flour cooks a little differently than all-purpose flour does, but it does make a nice browned waffle and smelled absolutely wonderful! I eat mine with my homemade syrup while my husband adds peanut butter and applesauce and a little syrup to his. I like my fruit on the side.

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This will be a stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast! Enjoy!

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