Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Whole Grain Blender Waffles

These waffles are gluten-free (as long as you use gluten-free rolled oats), full of healthy fats from the flaxseeds and nuts, oil free and dairy free of course. My kids pretty much eat a waffle for breakfast every morning, so I make a ton of these and freeze them. For being so healthy, these actually have a really great flavor and texture. They are crispy on the outside while being pretty light, not dense like some vegan waffles I've made before. This recipe makes about 22-24 waffles, depending on your waffle iron. Feel free to cut the recipe in halves or thirds if you don't want that many. Recipe adapted from Whole Food Mommies.

Whole Grain Blender Waffles


6 cups water
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup millet
3/4 cup flaxseed
3/4 cup almonds or cashews
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar OR 12-16 medjool dates
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Preheat your waffle iron. Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender such as a Vitamix for 1 minute or so until smooth. Your blender will be very full, but it will work. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes if you can to thicken. Pour mixture in to waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions or until steam stops rising and the waffle is golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

 * If freezing: Spread waffles out on your counter to cool completely. Once cooled, place stacked waffles in freezer bags and freeze. Then, when you want a waffle, just pull one out of the bag and pop it in the toaster.


  1. Hi Nora! I made this for breakfast today and it was wonderful! I made three batches. My first batch I made it exactly to your recipe. My second batch I added a dash of hazelnut and my third batch I added a dash of amaretto. All three batches turned out outstanding and delicious! My family enjoyed them so much that there were "No" leftovers. Thank you for sharing your family recipes. I not only enjoyed making the meals. My family and I have enjoyed eating them as well and we look forward to trying more of them in the near future.

  2. I wish we could have made this in class. I know our class would have loved them just as much as they all loved the oatmeal.

  3. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them. I think they are the best waffles ever!