I love Saturday and Sunday mornings because there is no rush. I can get up, make my Chemex coffee, sip on that for a while before thinking about what I want for breakfast. Lately I’ve been in a waffle mood. I was short on flour, so decided to see if I could you steel cut oats to replace most of the flour, and it worked surprisingly well!
I just used my coffee grinder to grind up the oats.
Love the texture of this flour – it’s coarser than regular flour which gave my waffles an added crispness.
Serves 1 waffle
A different take on waffles by using steel cut oat flour - the waffles are super crispy, yet light.
5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 cup steel cut oat flour*
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the oat flour, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together. In another bowl, mix the milk, eggs and vanilla until combined.
- Mix those together and let the batter sit for 15 minutes while your waffle maker gets hot. I used a heaping 1/3 measure per waffle, to get 5 waffles at 5 smart points each. Cook according to manufacture directions (mine took about 4-5 minutes each on medium heat).
- Serve with fresh fruit, and bacon!
The total time includes cooking all the waffles. These will stay in the fridge for several days, just reheat in a toaster.
I just put the steel cut oats into a coffee grinder to process it into a flour.
These waffles were crisp on the outside, yet light on the inside. This recipe made 5 waffles, at 5 smart points each. Topped with SF syrup (1) and two slices of turkey bacon (2), this was a very filling breakfast.
I had plans to head to The Chopping Block on Saturday for the first of two events to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. Even though I only worked there five months, I know I’ve made lifelong friends and it is still the best job I ever had – I loved going to work every day to work with food, talk about food, and just be around people who were as passionate to get the country cooking as I was.
I didn’t get there until nearly 2:30, but just in time to hear Shelley, the founder and owner, talk about one of the first dishes that she ever made when she first started the cooking school – it was a blue cheese and caramelized onion tart. But as she started talking, she started crying. Crying because that recipe was one of her Mom’s recipes, and sadly her Mom died of breast cancer this past December. You guys, I cry at weddings I watch on Youtube for people I don’t even know! I immediately started tearing up, but then she said something funny and I was able to keep it together.
Most of the savory food was gone by the time I got there, but there were plenty of sweets!
I had a glass of wine – this pinot grigio was really good:
I nearly bought this, but couldn’t figure out where I would put it
And after Shelley’s demo, there was cake and champagne, which I ate too – loved seeing a full house!
It was a fun afternoon, and I am happy I went. I just forgot how awful the traffic was. It took me nearly 90 minutes to drive 40 miles! Totally worth it though.
I got my cleaning pants and meal planning pants on yesterday and I feel good about my eats this week. I have a couple new recipes to share this week – another hash waffle – this one was over the top because it had crispy shredded gouda cheese on top:
And this butternut squash mac n cheese – holy balls is this one good! I adapted it from here, but made it more Weight Watcher friendly – left out the butter completely and scaled it back for two servings.
Anything new on your meal plan this week? I’d love to hear! I am actually doing a carb cycle again to shake things up, while still following the points for WW. Three days lower carb (around 75-100 carbs) then day 4 is high carb (175-200 carbs), day 6 is low carb (75-100) and day 7 is high carb again. I like that the two higher carb days fall on Thursday (after my weekly weigh in) and on Sunday, because that’ s a fun day! Most of my carbs will be coming from fruits and veggies.
Here’s some Monday motivation for you – make it a great day!