Want waffles with a crisp exterior and fluffy interior? The secret to better waffles is to let the batter rest for a few minutes while your waffle iron gets hot. This gives the oats time to absorb some of the moisture, which helps prevent sad, soggy waffles. Don’t have a waffle iron? This batter can also be used to make pancakes.
How to Freeze Homemade Gluten-Free Waffles
We like to make an extra batch of these gluten-free waffles to freeze for an easy breakfast any time. If you put all of the waffles directly into a bag and put them in the freezer, they will stick together. To prevent sticking, arrange waffles in a single layer on a wire cooling rack or cookie sheet, place them in the freezer for at least an hour, and then transfer to a freezer-safe plastic bag. When you are ready to eat, treat them just like frozen waffles you can buy at the store: pop one into the toaster until warmed through, then grab it quickly – before anyone else in your house beats you to it!
Cashew and Oat Waffles
- 2 cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ¼ tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
- 1 Tbsp extra-virgin organic coconut oil melted
- 1¼ cups water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 3 cups fresh mixed berries
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
Preheat waffle iron.
Place oats, cashews, and salt in food processor or blender; pulse until coarsely ground.
Add oil, water, and extract; pulse until well blended. Batter will be thick, but if it is as thick as paste add 2 to 3 additional Tbsp. of water.
Lightly coat waffle iron with spray. Pour ½ cup of batter into waffle iron; cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until waffle iron indicates waffle is cooked, or until waffle is cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
While waffles are cooking, combine berries and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Slightly mash berries to release some juice.
Serve waffles topped evenly with berry mixture.
Waffles can be wrapped individually and stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days (or in the freezer). Reheat them in the toaster.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.