Blender Waffles


I’ve been holding out on you guys. Big time. I’ve known that there was this incredible, easy, delicious, pantry recipe for waffles for over two years now. And I’ve made said waffles approximately one billion times (give or take…) and never mentioned them.

I don’t deserve it, but will you forgive me?

Gluten-free, vegan, and cheap as heck, these waffles don’t make any sense. In fact, it took me a few years to actually make them, but when I did, I was ashamed I’d waited so long.

Yes, the ingredients really are oats, water, and a banana. Yes, it sounds kind of disgusting. And, get this, it really really works. It’s magic. The kind of magic you might appreciate on a Saturday morning when you’re hung over and in need of some carbs stat. Or maybe that’s just me.

But, seriously you guys, don’t take my word for it–just do it. You’ll be glad you did.

Blender Waffles

From VegWeb

2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
2 cups water
1 banana
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.

Pour batter into waffle iron.

Cook, according to directions & enjoy with your favorite syrup or fresh fruit.

Serves 2-3

On this Day in MoFos Past:
2009: Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes
2010: I Love ATL – Part 1
2011: Pumpkin Cornbread
2012: Craft of the Cocktail – Stone Fence

32 Responses to “Blender Waffles”
  1. Aaaaah I want a waffle iron more than EVER now!

  2. Monika says:

    I need to replace my waffle iron – this may be the first thing I make when I get a new one!

  3. Hannah says:

    I don’t make nearly enough waffles and I know it’s because of the hassle, whether that’s real or imagined. Now I have one less excuse, because I could whip up that batter in my sleep! So happy you shared it- Thank you! If only you could come up with an easier way to clean the waffle iron afterwards next…

  4. Eileen says:

    I was just wondering what to do with the bananas slowly browning on top of our fridge! Maybe it’s time for a waffle dinner…with some roasted peaches on top? (Of course this would mean I’d have to roast peaches, but still.)

  5. chow vegan says:

    If only I had a waffle iron. It looks so good and easy, I’m going to have to somehow get a hold of one so I can make these waffles.

  6. Whoa. Yes, you are forgiven! I’m going to be making this for MoFo soon because… whoa. Those ingredients! You are most definitely forgiven!

  7. Chrissy says:

    Now I finally have an excuse to buy that Texas shaped waffle maker I’ve had my eye on! ;)

  8. Katie says:

    Whoa- that looks super easy and yummy. I’ve made a batter like this for french toast (with banana, almond milk, etc.) but never waffles.

  9. Made them! It’s a tasty way for me to eat oatmeal without having to eat oatmeal! Thanks for sharing – better late than never! :P

  10. Val says:

    How awesome is that! I love waffles and I love oatmeal!
    Thank you for this great recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  11. Dena says:

    I am soooo excited with this recipe. My son who has many food allergies and sensory sensitivities liked it!

  12. sanielj says:

    Can I make pancakes with this batter? My waffle iron is broken.

  13. Lena says:

    Didn’t work at all for me. Uncooked dough inside and no taste.

    • Heather says:

      I spent several days adjusting this recipe, I had similar problems! Here is my version:

      2 3/4c water (room temp)
      2 1/4c oats (pulsed 5-10sec in blender)
      1/2tsp salt
      1tsp vanilla
      1/2tsp BAKING POWDER (huge difference)
      1 banana
      1tbl ground flax seed

      I leave out the sugar and use ripe bananas, plus I usually top them with something sweet! I find with my waffle maker they turn out better if I let them go twice as long.

      • Anastasia says:

        Great minds think alike. After these failed miserably on my iron I also added flax and baking powder (eyeballed it). They held together much better.

        • Jes says:

          Hey all! So, I’m not sure what the issues ya’ll had were–I’ve made the recipe per the original writer probably 20 or 30 times with great results each time–but rock on for a different version that works! For myself, I found that it takes longer than a normal waffle to cook and the texture isn’t **exactly** the same as a flour-based waffle (not as fluffy, for example), but that’s what one would expect with an oat-based recipe. I’ll have to give your baking powder version a try sometime!

          • Heather says:

            I have also substituted organic canned pumpkin for the banana, it’s gives them a different texture! I agree that they take longer than your average waffle to cook, but delicious to me! My niece and nephew love both versions, they are 4 and 2. You couldn’t ask for more honest unfiltered opinions!!!

  14. Lacy Usry says:

    Love the taste but really hard to get them to stay together and not separate in the middle. Our family loves them but they do fall apart

  15. Rachel says:

    I tried these today. They were yummy, though my sister wasn’t a fan (not big on banana). Liked that they had no egg and were quick to make. They do turn out a little soft, so I left them in the waffle maker a bit longer to crisp up. They taste like warm banana bread!

  16. Morgan says:

    The key to these turning out beautifully is to use a shallow waffle iron, not a deep Belgian style waffle iron. In the deeper style they take too long to cook, they stick and split and are hard to get out, and they are much gooier in the centre. In the shallow waffle iron they are so good! Crisp to perfection on the outside, moist like banana cake on the inside. I added a cup of frozen blueberries to my batter and served sprinkled with a light dusting of icing sugar.

  17. Abigail says:

    I love these. They worked perfectly for me. The flavor and texture are an improvement on my old vegan waffle recipe. They need to cook about twice as long, but are well worth the wait!

  18. Jennifer says:

    I cooked them in the waffle maker and like pancakes on the griddle. The original recipe needs another half cup of oats to be perfect. I didn’t add sugar or vanilla but used powder sugar for the topping like a beignet and it was delicious!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Is there anything I can use besides banana? I really dislike the taste. Thanks!

  20. doug says:

    I did a half batch with my cuisinart classic WMR-CA.
    With baking powder at my first try they turned out like airy oat cakes. Really good!
    I tried to make the second waffle have a little more substance with a bit of coconut flour but it all went to hell there, added too much D:
    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
    I added choc chips to the second waffle and that was the only thing redeeming.

  21. TheBritOnTheBeach says:

    I added some baking powder and a dab of baking soda to this batter and they crisped up and baked like regular waffles in a Belgian waffle iron…. I also added cinnamon and raisins … really nice change from flour-y waffles!

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