Learn how to make incredible Healthy Oatmeal Waffles with just six ingredients. They are so simple and can be made in around 15 minutes! They disappear so fast there won’t be a single crumb leftover.
There is a new coffee/waffle house that opened up near us that we wanted to try out. Not a “Waffle House” restaurant, but a cute little home that was converted into a little breakfast place. It is so super-cute but super-expensive!
If you have been around long on the Savor and Savvy, you know we just can’t stand spending an excessive amount of money on eating out like that! So we started a new quest to make our own healthy oatmeal waffles at home.
Creating this required a few rounds of trials to make sure it tasted “yummy” and wasn’t just “ok, this is healthy.” You know what I mean.
🍽️ Why This Recipe Works
Customizable: Make swaps and changes to give yourself an entirely new experience each time you make it.
Freezer-Friendly: When you have food that’s freezer-friendly, you can meal prep all sorts of things. These waffles are perfect for that. They reheat wonderfully
Frugal: All of the ingredients are inexpensive and you can make this meal quickly without spending much money.
Everything about these waffles is impressive! The flavor, the small number of ingredients needed, and the effortless way they are prepared are perfection. Let’s talk about the main ingredients:
Old Fashioned Oatmeal: You shouldn’t try to swap the old fashioned oats for “minute oats” because they won’t turn out too well. Using old fashioned oats gives you a wonderful texture and will taste great also.
Banana: Adding a banana means you are adding natural sweetness without needing refined sugars. That is a massive win because so many of us add sugar to everything.
Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt provides a boost of protein as well as probiotics and calcium too.
Step One: Combine the oatmeal, greek yogurt, banana, vanilla extract, eggs, and baking powder to your food processor. Mix it well. Add milk until you get to the consistency you would like. This took me about one cup, but add a little in at a time.
The yogurt makes this much thicker and so I would pour in about ¼ cup at first and add the remaining if needed, and mix to get the right consistency. This is enough batter to make four waffles.
Step Two: Pour ¼ of the batter (it will depend on your waffle iron) into a pre-heated waffle iron and close the lid. Follow the direction of your waffle iron for when you need to turn it off, open or turn. There are too many variations out there to give specifics on this so follow the directions of your specific waffle iron.
Step Three: Top with your favorite fresh fruit and serve!
❗ Expert Tips
- This is an easy recipe to make larger batches. If you are feeding a crowd or are meal-prepping, you can double or triple the recipe.
- These are so delicious with any fresh fruits like raspberries, blueberries, or even bananas.
- Any of your favorite syrups will work as a topping, or you can even use peanut butter.
⏲️ Recipe FAQs
I made it in my food processor, but a blender like the Vitamix will work well! I love that it came out the same both ways. The oats create a flour-type texture when pulsed.
You can, but you will need to use a smaller amount. You want to keep the consistency similar thick pancake batter. If it gets too runny, it will be a complete mess!
Follow the instructions in the How to Freeze Pancakes post. Fully cook the waffles and place them on a cookie sheet/sheet pan in the freezer for several hours. Individually wrap them in Saran, Press and Seal, or foil and place in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. Take one out the night before you want to have one for breakfast and zap it in the microwave in the morning for 1-2 minutes. I recommend doing one minute first and check it. If it needs longer, flip it over and do 15-second intervals. It’s always better to keep checking when you are reheating.
These are great when you are in a rush in the morning with breakfast. They are also perfect for busy summer mornings as kids love them! Serve one up as they are getting ready for their activities. The kids won’t even realize that they are eating healthy and you’ve got yourself a “mom-win!”
Keep the waffles crispy by placing in a warm (200 degree) oven while you prepare more waffles so you and your family can all eat at the same time.
Belgian waffles have deep, thick pockets to hold the batter vs the regular waffle iron that has more shallow pockets. Belgian waffles generally have a yeast based batter vs an egg one, but this batter will work in a Belgian waffle iron just fine.
⏲️ Related Recipes
Healthy Oatmeal Waffle Recipe
- 2 cup Oats old fashioned
- ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt vanilla flavored
- 1 Banana
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 cup Milk separated, use ¼ cup at a time
- Combine the oatmeal and baking powder in a food processor or blender. Pulse to make a flour.
- Add eggs, yogurt, banana and pulse until creamy.
- Add milk ¼ cup at a time to get the consistency you like up to one cup. ***Don't use all of the one cup at a time.*** Remember that waffles have ahttps://savorandsavvy.com/how-to-freeze-pancakes/ thicker batter than pancakes.
- Pour ¼ of the batter into a pre-heated waffle iron and close the lid. Follow the direction of your personal waffle iron for when you need to turn off, open or turn. There are too many variations out there to give specifics on this.
- Serve with fresh fruit.