I know what you are thinking, but hear me out before you say the evil carb word. Oats contain a type of soluble fiber, called beta glucan, which lowers blood glucose and cholesterol levels, thus reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes. Beta glucan also promotes healthy gut bacteria and intestinal health so I say SCORE. Yes carbs are something we should all limit in our diet but we must not confuse good carbs with bad carbs. Oats=Good Carbs :-) Our bodies need good carbs so fire up the waffle maker and lets go.

Banana Oat Waffles

These waffles are nutritious, tasty, and uber-easy to whip up fast. I use my mini dash waffle maker to make these cuties. Bowl to table in 10 minutes. Top with your favorite in-season fruit. Challenge yourself and use more fruit and less syrup. You will save calories and still have a delicate sweet experience. The serving size depends on you. This makes about 3 mini waffles in my waffle maker.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 person

Equipment

  • 1 Mini Waffle Maker
  • 1 High Speed Blener

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats I like old fashioned, not instant for this recipe
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice I use almond or cashew milk
  • 1 small-med ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg or apple pie spice let your tastebuds tell you what to add or leave it out

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your mini waffle maker, coat with butter, coconut oil or cooking spray.
  • Combine all of your ingredients in your blender and blend for 2-4 minutes. Place the wet ingredients in first.
  • Pour approx 1/4 cup of batter into your waffle maker. This is going to cary according to your waffle maker as well as how thick you want your waffles.
  • Cook approx 2-4 minutes depending on your waffle maker and how crispy you like your waffles. I wait for the ready light indicator to go off then cook them 1 more minute.

Notes

Please keep in mind this is not going to taste like your store-bought frozen waffle. Those waffles are filled with bad oils that make them crispy. I promise these are healthy yummy good-for-you waffles that your taste buds will love.