It is a cross between a sound and a smell. I’m not sure which one I look most forward to in the morning. I press the coffee maker buttons and there’s a whoosh sound from coils heating up water. Then a drip as magic elixir comes out of the filter. Heavenly aroma of coffee fills the air after the whoosh. Which one I like better? I’m not sure. What I am sure of is how much I enjoy taking the first sip. It’s a bonus to have it with Honey Nut Oatmeal Waffles. What a wonderful morning indeed.
It was time to play with my waffle iron again. I admit I’ve been looking for excuses to use it. Bread Bakers gave the perfect opportunity. All I had to do is bake bread with oats. Well, waffles definitely qualify. Then it came down to figuring out which waffles. Should they be oatmeal raisin or blueberry or cinnamon, nut, or chocolate chip? I went with nut and because my all-time favorite waffles are pecan.
As usual, the recipe search began. I looked in the waffle iron instruction manual. Most of the time small appliance manuals have recipes included. There were a couple then it gave instructions to mail in a form to receive a full booklet. Considering how old it is I am certain the booklet is no longer available. I tried the manufacturer’s website to no avail. Anyway, my next step was looking through my dependable cookbooks. I found one in the first book I pulled out of the bookcase.
Healthy and hearty is what caught my attention. Honey Nut Oatmeal Waffles are made with whole grains, oats, and nuts. It called for whole wheat flour and I used white whole wheat because I wanted them be as close to a traditional golden color as possible. How do they taste? Oat-y, nutty, with a denser texture than traditional waffles yet not too heavy. Honey gives them a slight sweetness and added flavor. Serve them with fruit and syrup or your favorite toppings.
Do you enjoy oatmeal? I do. Actually, I’m not a fan of a bowl of it. I prefer grits, cream of wheat, or oat bran. Oatmeal is marvelous as an ingredient and I bake with it often. Scroll down to find a list of recipes for breads in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Also take a look at Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars and Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies. Thanks to Rocio of Kids & Chic for hosting Bread Bakers this month and giving us the tasty theme of oats.
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour (white whole wheat recommended)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Whisk together flour, oats, nuts, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Whisk together milk, eggs, butter, and honey in a medium bowl.
- Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Heat waffle iron. Lightly spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
- Ladle and spread ⅓ batter onto waffle iron and bake according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve waffles immediately or keep warm on a rack in the oven on the lowest heat setting.
- Serve with your favorite waffle toppings and sides.
Recipe adapted from Southern Living 1983 Annual Recipes cookbook (out of print).
Do you bake with oats? Take a look at these bread recipes by talented bakers around the world:
- Agave Oatmeal Sour Dough Bread from My Catholic Kitchen
- Applesauce Oatmeal Bread from Hostess at Heart
- Banana Oatmeal Loaf from Basic N Delicious
- Blueberry Currant Oatmeal Bread from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Honey-Oatmeal Muffins from A Baker’s House
- Honey Oats Bread Loaf from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Honey Nut Oatmeal Waffles from Magnolia Days
- Honey Wheat Oat Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Irish Oat and Whole Wheat Bread from Cali’s Cuisine
- Lemon Blueberry Oat Bread from Kids & Chic
- Multigrain Twist Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Oat Breadsticks from Passion Kneaded
- Oatmeal and Whole Wheat Rolls from Sneha’s Recipe
- Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread from Ruchik Randhap
- Oatmeal Porridge Sandwich Loaf from Bakers and Best
- Oatmeal Stout Loaf from Food Lust People Love
- Oat & Honey Bread from La Cocina de Aisha
- Oats and Millet Idli from Spice Roots
- Oats Bread with Maple and Walnut by Cook’s Hideout
- Oats Garlic Kulcha from SimplyVeggies
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Oatmeal Scones from G’Gina’s Kitchenette
- Rolled Oat Sourdough Boule from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Savory Oats Scones from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Triple Seeded Oat Bread from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread from Spill the Spices
What is Bread Bakers? It’s a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Bread Bakers Pinterest Board. Links are also updated after each event on the Bread Bakers home page.
How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
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