How did the boy feel the next morning after he went to bed hungry?
Ha ha. Poor boy.
These honey oat waffles are the perfect base for any and all waffle toppings. Made with oats, wheat flour and only a spoonful of honey, you can pile on all that whipped cream and maple syrup and not feel guilty. OR, you can top it with just fresh fruit and keep it clean. Either way, once you make these one time, you'll keep making them. It's the most complementary blank canvas for all waffle creations. In other words, it's the vanilla ice cream of the waffle world.
I've been making this recipe for almost five years now. Every time, before I make it, I tell myself I should branch out and try a new recipe. Like right now, I keep telling myself I need to make one of the many pumpkin waffle recipes floating around. But inevitably, every single time I heat up the waffle maker, I end up back with this trusty recipe between the grills.
My favorite topping is always blueberries + fresh whipped cream + maple syrup. But there are endless creations to try. Just to get you started, here are a few of the ones I love:
- melon + fresh whipped cream + mint
- vanilla ice cream + chocolate syrup + sprinkles
- banana + strawberries + powdered sugar
- butter + bacon + maple syrup
What are your favorite waffle toppings?
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk (whole milk, 2%, or semi-skimmed)
- 1 cup quick cooking oats (porridge oats)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon oil (sunflower, grapeseed, rapeseed, canola, or vegetable)
- 1 teaspoon quality vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (wholemeal)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and milk together.
- Mix in the oats, honey, oil, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, and mix until just combined.
- Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
- Make the waffles as directed by your waffle maker.