Man, our family loves waffles! In between stuffing these waffles in their mouths, my kids mumbled things like, “these are the best things I’ve ever eaten” and “Mom, these waffles are awesome!” There are some things that I am unwilling to let go of, even if we eat an incredible, nourishing, healthy diet! I want to be able to make my kids pancakes and waffles on Saturday morning and hang out in our PJ’s! It’s just too fun, and I think our waffle maker might be accompanying us on our vacations this summer now!

I was so excited when these waffles turned out as well as they did! Since you soak the oats the night before, there is a slight tang to them giving them a little bit of a “sourdough” taste. That paired with some pure maple syrup is pretty darn awesome! A few tidbits before we get going. Make sure to soak these the night before as you’ll want at least 6 hours of soaking to reduce the phytates in the oats that can be hard on digestion. And you’ll need a few minutes for the batter to “set” before putting it in the waffle iron, so prepare for that. We don’t eat a lot of oats…maybe a couple of times a month. But when we do, I love that we can soak them and make them easier on everyone’s tummies!

Here you go! Can’t wait to hear what you think of these babies! I hope they make your Saturday and Sunday morning a little extra special! We also double and triple this recipe every time we make them, cause my kids can put these down like champs.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups soaked and rinsed oats
  • 1 tablespoon lemon
  • filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch or arrowroot powder
  • 3/4 cup coconut or almond milk (I recommend a full fat coconut milk)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil plus additional for the waffle maker

Instructions

  1. Place 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats in a glass or metal bowl with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice the night before
  2. When you are ready to make the waffles, take your oats and put them in a colander and rinse them, letting all the liquid drain for a couple of minutes
  3. Turn on your waffle maker to pre-heat
  4. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend on medium high until the batter is smooth
  5. Let the waffle maker heat up completely and let the batter sit for about 5 minutes
  6. Once the batter and waffle maker are ready, take a little bit of coconut oil and coat the top and bottom of the waffle maker
  7. Fill up the waffle maker according to the instructions
  8. Wait for the waffles to be done!
  9. These have a crisp outside with a little bit of a cakey center
  10. Eat them immediately and top with organic, grade B maple syrup

Notes

**I have an old and amazing cast iron waffle maker from my mother in law that I LOVE!!!