Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Very simple. Vegan. You can basically add anything; cranberries and/or pecans, chocolate chips for kids, sliced apple. You can also substitute 1/3 apple sauce for the banana.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 banana (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into waffle iron.
The only reason I did not give this recipe five stars is because they might be disappointing to someone hoping for a low fat vegan version of the fluffy Belgian waffles you get in a breakfast place. I decided to try this recipe because I wanted to use up an overripe banana and wanted a healthy vegan waffle. When I saw this recipe I was skeptical that it would really work but decided to give it a try anyway. The recipe is very fast and simple to put together. Because I read a review that had sticking problems I greased my waffle iron between each waffle. I had no sticking problems but they were a bit more difficult to remove from the iron than other waffles. They take a long time to cook. There is a lot of water that has to cook out of them and it probably took about five minutes per waffle. I also let them cook about one minute past the time when the "ready" light came on because the first one I tried was still a bit soft and doughy inside. Once I got the hang of them they came out great (see photo). I will be making these again.
I tried these out for a snack today and they didn't quite work as well as I had hoped. They stuck pretty bad to the waffle iron and didn't get done on the inside. I'll try it again though with a bit of olive oil on the appliance first. Oh, and when I pulled the waffle out, I put some choc. chips on top and it was hot enough to melt them just a bit...yum! Thanks!
My kids really enjoyed these. They are quick and easy to put together. The only change I made to the recipe was that I used an over ripe banan that I had frozen instead of a fresh sliced one. I got 6 4-inch waffles out of one batch. After they had cooked (which did seem to take a bit longer than other recipes I've tried), I let them cool, and placed them in a freezer bag to be saved for future kids' breakfasts. This morning, we just popped a couple in the toaster until they were heated through, and, viola! A fresh, hot breakfast. This will be a nice recipe to use when I need to use up bananas, or when I'm out of eggs. Thanks for posting!