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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles

January 9, 2020

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients like oat flour and bananas will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

If I had to pick a favorite meal it’d probably be breakfast or brunch. I love all of the different breakfast food options but would go sweet over savory most days. It’s probably why I have so many pancake, waffle and french toast recipes on my blog! This waffle recipe is super simple and made with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Never worked with oat flour before? Fear not! I’m teaching you how to make it below.

If you don’t own a waffle maker, 2020 just might be your year. Sure, pancakes are easier but a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside waffle? That can’t be beat. In the last few months our waffle maker hasn’t seen in the light of day, but in the move I dusted the old thing off and gave it a whirl. As always, these oatmeal chocolate chip waffles never fail me. With a side of crispy oven baked bacon and some seasonal fruit, ya can’t go wrong! Let’s dig in…

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

Ingredients For This Recipe:

  • oat flour
  • coconut flour
  • 1 ripe banana
  • coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • almond milk – I prefer unsweetened
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips – I love the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate chips because they’re allergen friendly.
  • baking powder
  • sea salt

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

How to Make Oat Flour

This oatmeal waffle recipe uses 2 cups of oat flour. You can certainly purchase store-bought oat flour but I’m going to encourage you to make oat flour at home. It’s honestly sooooo easy and cheaper than store-bought. All you need is roughly two cups of rolled oats. You can use regular rolled oats or quick-cooking rolled oats. Just don’t use steel-cut oats! <–seriously, it will take forever to grind!

Put your rolled oats into a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds. Pause and scrape the sides as needed but it should grind together into a powder consistency in 30-60 seconds. Once ground just continue on with the recipe as listed below.

Tips for Making Perfect Waffles

In my opinion, the perfect waffles are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside with just a hint of sweetness…then drenched in maple syrup of course! Here are some tips for making these oatmeal chocolate chip waffles:

  • Make your own oat flour! Follow the directions above. I find it leads to a better consistency then store-bought oat flour
  • Don’t forget the coconut flour! It’s important for helping the waffles to crisp up. But pleaaaaase don’t substitute the oat flour for coconut flour. The recipe will not work!
  • Don’t forget the banana- It helps add sweetness without adding sugar
  • Thin it out! If your batter is too thick add some almond milk to thin it out

Keep reading for the recipe below…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine oat flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl combine banana, coconut oil, egg, almond milk and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Let mixture sit for 5 mins.
  4. Heat up waffle maker and spray or brush with coconut oil.
  5. Add additional almond milk to mixture if too thick (no more than a 1/4 cup).
  6. Add a 1/3 cup of batter to your waffle maker and cook according to waffle maker instructions.
  7. Repeat until all batter is used – will make 4-5 waffles depending on size of waffle maker.
  8. Serve immediately with maple syrup, nut butter or toppings of choice.
  9. Let cool and freeze if not eating immediately.

*See above for how to make oat flour at home

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles are made from wholesome ingredients. #oatmealwaffles #glutenfreewaffles

Like this recipe? Check out some of these recipes:

The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Lemon Buckwheat Waffles
Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes

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  • Reply
    Shelley
    May 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Is there a substitute for coconut flour .. don’t have any?
    Thanks

  • Reply
    Chrissy
    January 16, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Is there a substitute I can use for the bananas? I am allergic to them.

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      January 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      applesauce or canned pumpkin will both work! You may want to add a bit more maple syrup for sweetness though.

  • Reply
    Susan
    January 11, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Going to try with flax seed “egg” because I who can resist chocolate chip waffles !

  • Reply
    Elaine
    October 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Chocolate chips in waffles are my favorite. It is one of my recipes now. I also like the composition you have in the recipe’s photo – I can see how much fun you had making it. Great job!

  • Reply
    Shweta
    July 3, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Hey
    Thank you for all the amazing recipes. My favourite is The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. So good.
    I recently purchased a waffle maker and really want to try this recipe.
    Is it possible to substitute the 2 tbps coconut flour with 2 tbsp oat flour?
    Thank you!!

  • Reply
    Wendy
    May 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Any idea how many calories these are? I just made these tonight. Delicious!

  • Reply
    Laura
    April 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Do you happen to have calorie calculations for these waffles?

    • Reply
      Michele
      July 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I entered the recipe in MyFitness Pal. If you make 4 servings they are 445 calories each.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    March 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve made these waffles 3 times now for my 2 year old and I, and I have to tell you- they are DELICIOUS! The last 2 times I added an extra banana and about 1/2c of additional almond milk and they were perfect. We are all about healthy AND yummy breakfasts and these definitely fit the bill. I also love that I can sit him on the island and he can help me to mix all of the ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to checking out more of your recipes!

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