Growing up, waffles and pancakes were reserved for Sunday mornings. I would pester my mom to make waffles and pancakes and then follow her around the house till she began prepping for them, so I’ve watched the process plenty of times. We made it even more decadent than just a drizzle of melted butter and honey with – maybe you guessed it – ice cream. It had been a while since I had eaten waffles and I’d had my eye on a waffle maker for a while. I finally ordered it off Amazon.in and have been enjoying using it since it arrived. It’s much easier than it seems but we always used all-purpose flour or maida to make them. Making a batch of healthier waffles doesn’t have to be hard – these oat whole wheat waffles are as easy as 1, 2, 3 and don’t need any special ingredients.
These waffles are so easy to make that I even make them on weekday mornings. If you store all your baking ingredients in one spot, you just have to measure and mix. They’re a healthy sweet breakfast that won’t leave you feeling guilty for the rest of the day. If you’re having friends or family over, you can make these ahead and reheat them in an oven or toaster. You can use all whole wheat flour if you don’t have oats or don’t like the light flavor they add, but don’t skip on adding the salt because it adds a little buttery flavor without adding butter. Top them with everything you like – fruit, honey, melted butter, maple syrup, ice cream.
I’d love to hear from you! If you make these and love them as much as I do, leave a comment here or on Instagram @theindiaedition.
- 40g or ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
- 30g or ⅓ cup oat flour (oats ground till they reach a powder consistency)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 160ml or ⅔ cup buttermilk (i.e. add 1 tbsp vinegar/lemon juice to ⅔ cup milk and let stand for 5-7 minutes)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
- 1 tbsp oil (such as olive or grapeseed) or melted butter
- Mix the whole wheat flour, oat flour, baking powder and baking soda.
- In another bowl, whisk the egg into buttermilk. Add the vanilla, cinnamon if using, salt and honey if using.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture, until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Grease the waffle maker with oil or butter. Pour the batter into your waffle maker, cooking for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve hot, topped with honey or maple syrup, butter if you like, strawberries, bananas, chocolate sauce, etc.