Oats and maple syrup are a natural breakfast combination. Here the syrup is stirred into the batter and used in place of sugar, and two grades of oats—bran and flour—are used. The oat bran is soaked in warm milk to soften before being stirred into the batter. After the batter is stirred together, egg whites are whipped separately and then folded into the thick batter to lend the resulting waffles loft and tenderness. One thing that’s crucial to the success here, even more so than in other waffle recipes—is to butter the waffle iron generously, as a crisp crust really makes the difference with these waffles.–Kim Boyce
LC Your Very Own Toaster Waffles Note
Let’s clarify one thing, shall we? You can’t really realistically expect waffles made with oats to have the same ethereally airy texture as your typical waffle. It comes down to basic physics seeing as oats are pretty darn dense. But what you can anticipate with these nutty little lovelies is a satiating substantialness that we think you’ll actually like. Quite a lot. So much so that you may just find yourself daydreaming about these during the week. If you can imagine yourself succombing to such flights of fancy, make a double batch of waffles on the weekend, plate some for breakfast, and tuck the cooled leftover waffles into sandwich-size resealable bags, slide them into a larger resealable plastic bag, and toss in the freezer. And there you go. Your very own toaster waffles.
Maple Oat Waffles
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- 15 M
- 30 M
- Makes 12
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Recipe Testers Reviews
I like the idea of using oat bran and oat flour to add extra wholesomeness to these waffles. This recipe worked really well. As the waffles were cooking, my kids said, ""Oooh, it smells like cookies!"" and it really did. The waffles tasted just as good as they smelled. I tried one topped with maple yogurt and another with some raspberry jam. The kids and the spouse opted for butter and maple syrup. The maple syrup in the batter gave the waffles great flavor. The recipe made a LOT of waffles but that's okay because they freeze well and make a great weekday breakfast when you just pop them in the toaster.
This is a nice, hearty waffle that keeps you going for the whole morning. It’s only lightly sweet, so I enjoyed it with some butter and a little extra maple syrup. It’d be great with berries or peaches, too. I had some extra waffles and really enjoyed them heated up in the toaster the next day.
These waffles are a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. They taste wonderful and look great. In the future, I think I'd use a hand mixer to whip the egg whites rather than break out the stand mixer. I spread my waffle with a little strawberry cream cheese on one half and some Nutella on the other half.