One of the breakfast meals I remember the most from my childhood is waffles. At the time, Eggo Waffles were pretty popular, and I was always craving for them.
The downside is they weren’t healthy… at all! Nowadays, with everything we know about nutrition, I want the best for my kids, while still making sure they enjoy the small pleasures life can offer them, like a deliciously moist, crunchy, super awesome waffle in the morning!
The cool thing about this recipe is you can either prepare these waffles as a hearty breakfast or a delicious dessert. It does not contain traditional flour, using only oatmeal, making it super healthy and sustaining.
You won’t even notice the difference! I decided to go with a simple wild berry coulis, made out of frozen berries and honey, for a powerful antioxidant boost to start the day. Super simple and healthy.
Kids gave them two thumbs up, so that is a pretty good sign!
These waffles are also gluten-free and can be kept in the freezer for 1-2 months.
Make sure your waffle iron is hot enough: I always plug it right when I finish preparing my waffle batter so I can let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes (for more fluffy awesomeness!).
Avocado and Oatmeal Healthy Waffles
- Wild Berry and Honey Coulis
- 4 cups Frozen Berries
- 4 Tablespoons Honey
- Avocado and Oatmeal Gluten-Free Superfood Waffles
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 3/4 cup Pure Oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup mashed avocado
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Coulis: Simmer uncovered for about 12-15 minutes over medium heat in a small saucepan.
- Waffles: Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. Let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes. Pour just enough batter to cover your waffle iron, don’t put too much to avoid spillage. Cook the waffles until they turn golden brown.
- Optional: You may add maple syrup along with the coulis for a sweeter version.
Recipe inspired from: http://cookieandkate.com/2014/easy-gluten-free-oat-waffles/