These homemade oat flour waffles are crispy, fluffy and so delicious! They have a golden exterior and soft inside. These waffles are great for any day of the week. Make them for weekend brunch or a busy week morning. Both children and adults love them. They have deep pockets for melted butter, maple syrup, chocolate chips, or fresh fruit!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These oat flour waffles are quick and easy to make.
- They take only 15 minutes in total.
- These waffles have a golden crispy crust.
- They are soft and fluffy inside.
- Top with your favorite toppings!
- They can be made store-bought or homemade oat flour.
- These waffles are great for any day of the week.
- Enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!
- They have a classic cozy and buttery flavor.
- These waffles can be made gluten-free with gluten-free oat flour.
- Check out these Oat Flour Pancakes or this Instant Pot Oatmeal for another favorite breakfast recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this oat flour waffle recipe. Scroll down to the recipe for the full ingredients list and directions.
Both store-bought and homemade oat flour work for this recipe. If making homemade, process or blend until the mixture is a fine powder. For gluten-free, buy certified gluten-free oat flour. Check out Oat Flour Substitutes as well.
A little sugar adds some sweetness. These waffles are not overly sweet. Sugar can be omitted for a more neutral tasting result.
Baking powder helps crisp up the waffles.
Add in a pinch of salt for added flavor.
Both regular and dairy-free milk work well.
Eggs help bind the batter together. I have not tried substituting for eggs in this recipe.
Add melted butter to the waffle batter. This adds the best buttery flavor!
Vanilla extract adds a cozy homemade taste.
Spray the waffle iron with nonstick spray. Olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil spray are my favorites.
Lastly, add your favorite toppings on top! Top with chocolate chips, maple syrup, butter, peanut butter, whipped cream, strawberries, or blueberries. Slices bananas or caramelized bananas are great options too.
Taste & Texture
These oat flour waffles taste like classic waffles with a hint of oatmeal. They are slightly more nutty and hearty than regular waffles. The taste also largely depends on the toppings added.
These waffles are crispy and golden on the outside. They have a buttery soft inside!
How to Make
First, preheat your waffle iron according to its instructions.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix the batter. Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
Grease the waffle iron with nonstick spray.
Spoon batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Close the lid and cook the waffles for the recommended time or until golden brown and crisp.
Carefully remove the waffles from the iron. Transfer them to a large serving plate. Keep them warm in a preheated oven set to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
Lastly, serve the oat flour waffles warm with desired toppings.
Expert Tips & Tricks
If using homemade oat flour, blend until it reaches a very fine consistency. It should not be thick or lumpy.
Do not overmix the batter. A few small lumps are fine.
Generously spray the waffle maker with nonstick spray. This prevents sticking and helps with easy removal.
To keep the waffles warm, store the cooked waffles in a preheated oven.
I prefer to add chocolate chips to the waffles once cooked. The intense heat of the waffle iron can burn the chocolate chips.
Flavor Variations & Add-Ins
There are so many ways to switch up the flavors of these oat flour waffles!
Top with chocolate chips. Use milk, semisweet, dark, or white chocolate chips.
Add strawberries and whipped cream on top.
Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the waffle batter. This adds a cozy flavor.
Top with fresh or previously frozen blueberries.
Make a berry compote.
Top with Nutella or hot fudge sauce.
Drizzle creamy peanut butter on top of the oat flour waffles.
Go for a classic pairing with pure maple syrup and butter.
Honey is great too!
How to Serve & Store
Serve this waffle recipe with oat flour hot and fresh! They are best eaten immediately or soon after cooking.
Add your favorite toppings and dig in! Pair with coffee, hot chocolate, tea, smoothies, or fruit juice.
They go well with eggs, bacon, sausage, or your favorite breakfast foods. This Savory Oatmeal is a delicious hearty counterpart.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Store oat flour waffles in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Waffles can be made with all-purpose flour, gluten-free flour, or oat flour. Almond flour and coconut flour can be used, but the quantities are much different.
Oat flour is made from ground-up oats. It is less processed than wheat flour or white flour.
Sure! Or better yet, make my Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes.
Sure. Be sure that the oat flour is a very fine consistency.
Yes, these waffles freeze and reheat well. Freeze for up to 1 month.
Waffle Maker: This waffle maker is easy to use and easy to clean. It makes 4 oat flour waffles at one time.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: These are my favorite sturdy measuring cups.
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These oat flour waffles are golden crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside! This quick and easy family recipe is great for breakfast and brunch. Both kids and adults love these homemade waffles. Add butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or chocolate chips for the ultimate cozy breakfast!
- 1 ½ cups oat flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup milk, regular or plant-based
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Nonstick spray
- Toppings of your choice
- First, preheat your waffle iron according to its instructions.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are fine. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
- Grease the waffle iron with nonstick spray or melted butter.
- Spoon batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Close the lid and cook the waffles for the recommended time or until golden brown and crisp.
- Carefully remove the waffles from the iron. Transfer them to a serving plate. Keep them warm in a preheated oven set to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter, greasing the waffle iron as needed.
- Finally, serve the oat flour waffles warm with desired toppings.
- Use store-bought or homemade oat flour. If using homemade, be sure to process until very fine.
- Do not overmix the batter. A few small lumps are fine.
- Allow the waffle batter to rest for 5 to 10 minutes after mixing. This allows it to thicken up.
- Be sure to generously grease the waffle iron. This prevents sticking.
- Cook waffles according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Freeze for 1 month.
- To reheat, add waffles to a toaster oven. Toast for 1 to 2 minutes.
Serving Size:1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 12.4gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 108.3mgSodium: 385.5mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 6.8gProtein: 9.3g
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