Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Overnight Oatmeal Waffles

I feel like I've been slacking in our breakfast area lately, getting kids up and off to school in the morning plus taking care of three others, including a baby is work I tell ya. In my perfect world I would have my freezer stocked with all kinds of made ahead waffles, pancakes, muffins, breakfast burritos and the like but sometimes toast and eggs or a bowl of cereal it is. The kids sure don't seem to mind though.

Before bed last night I did get started on these waffles. I still had a few ingredients to add and mixing up to do this morning, but just having a plan and a head start helped me out tremendously. They were pretty delicious too, and nutritious as they contain mostly whole grain oats rather than the typical all purpose flour.

By soaking your oats overnight it really does help to soften them, I used old fashioned/rolled oats but I think maybe next time I might try the quick-cooking variety. Or maybe just pulse them through the blender or food processor for a quick minute. The kiddos ate them pretty well but I think they were a little thrown off by the oat texture. Other than that they were really good and a nice change of pace from your typical waffle recipe.

Overnight Oatmeal Waffles

2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 cups whole milk
2 eggs
4 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a bowl combine oats with milk, cover and store in fridge overnight. In the morning, add eggs and melted butter to the oat mixture. In another combine all dry ingredients and then gradually mix into wet ingredients.

Cook batter in a waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.  Makes 10 waffles

Adapted from: One Lovely Life

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