Thursday, June 7, 2012

Overnight oat waffles

This is a really delayed post because I have been obsessing over these waffles for months now.  They are seriously the best waffles ever.  They have ruined my love for pancakes, they are that good (and I really use to love pancakes).  There is a whole pound of butter in a double batch, so you don't have to add extra butter at the end.  I like to top mine with strawberries and maple syrup.  You should definitely make these this weekend. 

I make a double batch and then freeze them, so I can enjoy them for the entire week. I just reheat them on the toaster option in our toaster oven (best appliance ever, I use it all the time since we don't have a microwave).  

Leland also really enjoys them, which is awesome since they are an easy breakfast (once they are frozen). Leland enjoys his plain or with some yogurt. 

Overnight Oatmeal Waffles

(original recipe from One Lovely Life)
Serves: I usually get about 10 waffles, we have a large waffle iron though, so you may get more.  More the merrier!
  • 4 cups thick cut oats
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound melted butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder (this is for high altitude, you sea level folks may want to bump this up to two, same for the baking soda)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Other additions that are delicious: coconut flakes, ground flax seed, coconut oil in replace of butter
  1. In a large bowl, combine oats and buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to prepare waffles, stir eggs and melted butter into the oat/buttermilk mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in flour mixture and stir till just blended. (Batter will be quite thick).
  3. Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. You may want to leave them in a bit longer than normal to crisp a bit more.  When freezing I make sure to not get them too crispy in the waffle iron so they can get nice and crispy in the toaster oven without burning. 

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