Hearty, golden, and filling
These Millet Oat Blender Waffles are hearty, golden, and filling. Once cooked, they pop out of my waffle maker super easily (even without oil), which makes the preparation & cleanup super simple (see more detail on this below). They can also be made gluten-free if needed (by verifying your rolled oats are gluten-free).
I chose millet in this recipe because I'm always wanting to include a variety of whole grains but also because I've been hearing more and more about potential additional health benefits of millet. The benefits may include a blood glucose-lowering effect.
Ta-dah! Golden waffles!
This recipe really couldn't be much simpler. Basically, just preheat your waffle maker, gather your ingredients, blend, cook (according to your waffle maker's directions), and ta-dah! Golden waffles!
Millet Oat Blender Waffle Ingredients:
- millet, uncooked
- old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
- Medjool dates, pitted
- golden flax meal
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vanilla extract or powder
- aquafaba (brine from a can of chickpeas)
- apple cider vinegar
The waffles lift right out
I went through many, many versions of this recipe before getting it just right (as my family can attest!). Waffles for supper again guys??? 😂
I really wanted to create a just-right WFPB hearty & golden millet-based waffle that would be super easy to prepare. I've then tested this final recipe many times. These waffles consistently lift right out of my waffle maker (even without using any oil)!
Now, please keep in mind, I've gotten these consistent results with my particular waffle maker. It's possible you may need to make some adjustments to the heat setting and timing for your waffle maker to get similar results. Here are a few tips:
- Be sure your waffle maker is preheated well before pouring in the batter.
- I've found that opening the lid too soon may cause the waffles to separate top to bottom. In general, leaving the waffles alone (without peeking) for a bit longer than you may expect works best.
- I do set my waffle maker to a medium heat setting for this recipe (setting #3 out of 6) & following the "ready" signal my waffle maker gives me always works well.
- Though it's best to avoid this if possible, some waffle makers may require a light spray of oil prior to pouring in the batter.
When done, lift the waffles out onto serving plates, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy! I do really like to drizzle maple syrup on my waffles, so this is what I'm most often drawn to use but I sometimes use another tasty (& healthier) option, a simple fruit puree. Because I love the eye candy of (& flavor variations of) colorful produce, I also like to top my waffles with colorful fresh fruits like blueberries, strawberries, & bananas.
Millet Oat Blender Waffles
- nonstick waffle maker
- high-speed blender
- 1 cup millet, uncooked
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
- ½ ripe banana, peeled & broken into pieces
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted & any dried flower parts removed
- 2 teaspoons golden flax meal
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups water
- ½ cup aquafaba (brine from a can of chickpeas)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Preheat a nonstick waffle maker to a medium browning setting. For instance, I set my waffle maker to heat setting #3 (out of 6).
- Add all ingredients (except the apple cider vinegar) to a blender in the order listed and blend for one minute. Then, add the apple cider vinegar and blend for one minute more or until smooth.
- Next, be sure your waffle maker is preheated well before pouring in the batter. Otherwise, follow the instructions for your particular waffle maker. In my waffle maker, these waffles always come right out without sticking (even without using any oil) but some waffle makers may require a heat or timing adjustment or even a light spray of oil. I've also found that opening the lid too soon may cause the waffles to separate top to bottom. In general, leaving the waffles alone (without peeking) for a bit longer than you may expect works well.
- Once ready, remove from the waffle maker and top your waffles as desired. I like adding a little maple syrup or a tasty fruit puree with or without additional fruit such as bananas and berries. Enjoy!