The best oat flour waffles recipe that is naturally gluten free, dairy free, easy to make, high protein from almond flour and absolutely delicious!
Waffles are a classic breakfast staple. From the pour your own waffle bar at dingy hotels to fine dining brunch buffets, waffles are always there. So what happens when you’re still craving those carbs but looking for a gluten free, healthier option? Well, you can work your way through the bevy of unimpressive gluten free waffle mixes on the market or make your own!
In fairness, there are some decent mixes out there, but making your own is simple and allows you to control what goes in. Its no secret that I’m an oat flour advocate and once again, I found an oat flour blend that fits the task at hand – oat and almond flour!
Why should I make this gluten free waffle recipe?
These waffles aren’t just for gluten free folks (although they’re perfect for you if you are). Many people these days are just trying to cut back on gluten and explore other options. Oats are full of fiber and protein already, but this waffle recipe uses a blend of both oat and almond flour to add some more plant based protein into the mix.
Protein is one of the critical elements needed to make standard unhealthy breakfast foods more nutritious and filling. Normal waffles leave you hungry an hour later, but protein packed waffles, not so much.
Similarly, limiting the sugar helps avoid a crash so the energy you get from your breakfast can keep you going. This recipe uses a tablespoon of pure maple syrup which isn’t very much at all split between 6 waffles.
You’ve heard me preach about protein nonstop, but it’s so incredibly important to get protein in the first meal of the day! I love sweet breakfasts, but I hate being hangry an hour after eating one.
Don’t be scared of the calories. Each waffle has 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Yes, calories are important, but what you get for those calories is even more important. Is it junk or is it going to fuel your day? Let’s choose the latter… most of the time. …