Anyone who knows me, knows waffles are one of my absolute favorite foods. Waffles are great for breakfast and brunch…and when it comes to breakfast for dinner, they’re high on that list too! I love experimenting with different waffle recipes, so when I saw Alton Brown making Oat Waffles on Good Eats I knew I had to make them! I used old fashioned whole grain rolled oats, whole wheat pastry flour, egg whites and applesauce in lieu of regular old fashioned rolled oats, all-purpose flour, whole eggs and butter. The oat flour really gives these waffles great flavor!! Enjoy!
1 1/4 Cups + 1 TBSP Old Fashioned Whole Grain Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3 TBSP Sugar
2 Cups Buttermilk
3 Egg Whites
2 1/2 TBSP Applesauce
Preheat waffle iron.
Place oats in a skillet over medium heat and cook about 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant; stirring occasionally as they cook.
Let oats cool in pan a few minutes, then transfer to bowl of a food processor. Grind oats about 2 to 3 minutes or until they resemble wheat flour. (NOTE: I purchased the nutri-bullet a couple of months ago and read you can mill things, so I experimented with it for this recipe.)
Add flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar to processed oats and grind to combine ingredients.
In medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg whites and applesauce. Add oat mixture at once to buttermilk mixture and whisk together just until combined. Let waffle batter stand 5 minutes.
Lightly spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle waffle batter into waffle iron and cook, adding a tiny bit more cooking spray to the waffle iron between each waffle.
Yields 5 Waffles
Weight Watchers: 1 Plain Waffle= 6 points plus (toppings will increase points plus value)