Friday, June 22, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Oat Waffles (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free)

I've been trying and trying to find the motivation to continue with my blog but I feel like I started strong doing so many of my favorite desserts and baked goods and then when I started dieting and losing weight I stopped all of that completely.  For a while I felt like there wasn't a point to continuing without cookies and cakes but I think I'm just going to revamp my blog to fit the new me.  Recipes that reflect all the healthy foods we eat in our house now.  The world of dairy-free and gluten-free is very new to me still so there are so many new recipes that I can't wait to try and share with you all.   Over the last 6 months of healthy eating and exercise I've lost 25lbs and feel stronger, healthier and more motivated than I ever have before.  The world of healthy food isn't nearly as terrible as I once thought it would be.  Not to mention I like having a place to store all of my favorite recipes since my husband seems to hate it when I leave browsers open with 15 different recipes I want to keep or try and have no where to put them! 

Anyways, this recipe is soooo good!  I love to make big batches of this and freeze them for my kids for weekday breakfasts.  This recipe has applesauce in that keeps the waffle moist.  Sometimes using oat flour in recipes the oats can get a bit dry so I like the addition of applesauce. This recipe is both gluten-free and dairy-free and my current favorite!

Just a quick note.  Coconut oil is temperamental to use so if you rather use butter or oil in it's place go ahead.  The coconut oil you have to melt since it is a solid at room temperature.  Then you add it into the cold milk and eggs mixture whisking very quickly to combine then quickly pour in your dry ingredients to try to not give the oil too much time to lump up and turn solid again, which it will do so you just need to move quickly with it.  

Apple Cinnamon Oat Waffles

3 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp. sugar
1 1/4 c. original almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon

Place oats in your food processor and pulse until fine like regular flour.  To not waste an extra bowl go ahead and then add in your baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar into your ground oats and give a pulse or two to combine.  Beat eggs in a separate bowl just lightly, then add in your vanilla and almond milk. Melt the coconut oil and quickly whisk into the egg and milk mixture.  Then add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Allow to rest 5 minutes before scooping out about 1/2 c. mixture into a pre-heated waffle iron.  If freezing allow to cool completely before freezing or they will stick together.   

Makes 6-8 waffles.

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
  6 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 257.8
  Total Fat 9.8 g
      Saturated Fat 4.9 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 g
  Cholesterol 61.7 mg
  Sodium 61.2 mg
  Potassium 83.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 36.9 g
      Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
      Sugars 10.4 g
  Protein 7.4 g

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
  8 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 193.4
  Total Fat 7.4 g
      Saturated Fat 3.7 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
  Cholesterol 46.3 mg
  Sodium 45.9 mg
  Potassium 62.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 27.7 g
      Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
      Sugars 7.8 g
  Protein 5.5 g


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  2. Hmmm, I love waffles! I cant wait to read some of your healthy recipies - you look fantastic and I am loving eating healthy too so can't wait to try your healthy recipies (although I will prob use gluten and dairy in my versions). I love that you can add the nutrition information!