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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Banana-Oat Blender Waffles (Gluten Free)

Before we dig in today I'd like to ask if you could do me a favor. You see the little "pin it" button right above this sentence? I just added it today, but I'm not sure how it's going to work for those of you who subscribe via email. Does it freeze up your inbox? If it does, then please let me know so I can try to fix it somehow. My inbox and my computer don't have a problem with it, but I just want to be sure my emails are not being annoying. The last thing I want to do is anger your computer! Thanks!

Now let's dig in! A couple of weeks ago I saw that Jes had made some awesome looking blender waffles from VegWeb that called for three main ingredients plus a little bit of sugar, salt, and vanilla. The main ingredients were only oats, banana, and water! Oh, yes, yes I want!

Banana-Oat Blender Waffles

No flour! No oil or margarine! My first batch did not work out very well because I don't think I had added enough water to the batter, but I nailed the second batch and they were really nice. If you try these, you must prepare your mind for a different kind of waffle, because the lack of flour and fat makes these a little unconventional. They have a gentle crispiness on the outside when warm and they are moist inside. The leftovers are even better warmed up in a toaster oven (or a good ol' toaster!) I'm always looking for ways to eat oatmeal without having to actually eat oatmeal because I don't like it, and these are an excellent way to trick myself into eating the stuff! Awesome find, Jes! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

UPDATE: I just popped a couple of these in the toaster that were leftover from yesterday's batch and they were phenomenal! The toaster made the second-day waffles super crispy!

And now because this post features raspberries, here's Mr. Grumpy McGrumpersons blowing you one...


PFFFT!
Captain Long Tongue!

Vegan MoFo

13 comments :

  1. The reasons why I need to acquire a waffle iron are stacking up so high they are about to knock me over. I used to make waffles with oats and cornmeal, and I loved them so much. I think I'd really love your oaty ones. If only...if only...

    Who wouldn't love a hummingbird — razzed or not?

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    1. They are certainly nice to have. I don't use mine very often these days, but today I stored it in a more frequented kitchen cabinet instead of its old hiding place behind the never-used old baking dishes. Now I'll be able to see it all the time and maybe it will make itself useful again. Cornmeal waffles sound so lovely!

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  2. Ooh. I am very intrigued by this. I love oatmeal, but I hate making it in the mornings. Popping a waffle in the toaster is much easier. I am gonna have to give these a shot.

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    1. They're definitely a time saver! I think we should throw some chocolate chips in there too, you know, for good measure :D

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  3. Gluten free waffles...

    I LOVE YOU!

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    1. Dennyberry is that you? :)

      This has sparked an interest in me and I will be experimenting with more wheat-free waffles. Watch this space!

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  4. Oh man, your waffles look incredible!!! Love love love them! Especially with raspberries--mmm. I have to admit, due to ease, I make these waffles at least once or twice a month; I mean, hello practically no ingredients, you're the best!

    Glad these worked out for you :) If only I'd been genius enough to come up with the recipe in the first place!

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    1. I know! It's insane how simple these are! It was an awesome find, Jes, which reminds me I've been neglecting Vegweb. You can find some excellent recipes there!

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  5. Looks delicious! unfortunately, the pin it button was not friends with Outlook. :(

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  6. Looks delicious! unfortunately, the pin it button was not friends with Outlook. :(

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    1. Pesky pin it button! I'm so sorry it was mean to your Outlook! I will stop adding the button to my posts to avoid any more peskiness. Thank you so much for letting me know, Julie!

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  7. Those waffles look so delicious!

    Ahh, I do love that wee bird.

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    1. Isn't he the cutest? I think that it is a known rule that the smaller the animal the greater the cuteness! :)

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