Oat Whole Wheat Nut Waffle Recipe

Oat whole wheat almond waffles are a great alternative to regular waffles.  Instead of maple syrup, top with homemade organic applesauce.
Oat whole wheat almond waffles are a great alternative to regular waffles. Instead of maple syrup, top with homemade organic applesauce. | Source

Oatmeal, Whole Wheat and Nut Waffles


This author had oatmeal pancakes a few years ago and ever since, I've been a huge fan of anything made with oats and nuts when it comes to pancakes and waffles.

I recently stumbled on a recipe in Taste of Home, which I normally don't really like to use because as delicious as some of the recipes are, they use a lot of fat and a lot of sugar it seems.

However, this recipe with a little revamping, turned out to be a favorite and one I will use in the future with my tweaks.

I substituted unbleached flour for the all-purpose that the recipe called for. I also substituted stone ground whole wheat flour for the wheat flour.

Measuring out the instant cereal to be exactly 1/3 cup per package, in the future, I will use old fashioned rolled oats and dried apples or pears with some cinnamon; perhaps even some cinnamon chips.

I also substituted almond milk for most of the 2% milk the recipe called for which further enhanced the nutty flavor of the waffles.

Pecans though a favorite nut at our house didn't seem like quite the right nut for this recipe so I went with thinly sliced almonds instead.

Lastly, even though we buy pure maple syrup, I'm not a huge fan of anything I've tried to make more nutritious swimming in sugar. I happened to have some gorgeous fat and juicy organic apples on hand so while I was making the waffles, it took no time whatsoever to chunk up the apples (skin on since they were organic) and make some homemade applesauce to top them off.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Oat Whole Wheat Nut Waffle Recipe

Cook Time for Oat and Nut Waffles

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 5 or 6 good sized round waffles

Ingredients for Oat and Nut Whole Wheat Waffles

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup stone ground whole wheat flour
  • 2 packets instant (1/3 cup each) apple cinnamon oatmeal, * substitute rolled oats and dried fruits, 2/3 cup total
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder, * aluminum free
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups total combination low fat almond milk and nonfat milk, * substitute either/or
  • 2 eggs beaten, * substitute 1/2 cup egg substitute or 1 egg and 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted, * substitute margarine/butter substitute
  • 1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds, * substitute other nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mexican vanilla, *optional
  • 1 medium organic peel-on apple, * 1 per 2 servings
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup, * substitute homemade applesauce

Instructions for Oat Whole Wheat Nut Waffles

  1. Place in a large bowl 1 cup of unbleached flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt and 2 packages of instant oatmeal. Whisk to combine.
  2. Plug in waffle maker and allow to heat up. Follow manufacturer's directions.
  3. If making applesauce, wash apples, core and cut into chunks. If not using organic apples, peel and then chunk. Place in a pan large enough for how many servings you are making and add a tiny bit of water and a dash of kosher salt. Place on stove, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover with a lid. Cook gently for 5 minutes, check, and continue cooking until desired firmness. Leave as is or mash slightly. Keep warm.
  4. In a large measuring cup, combine milk combination, 2 beaten eggs or egg substitute. Whisk to combine. Add melted butter or margine, whisk again to combine.
  5. Add chopped almonds to dry ingredients in bowl. Whisk to combine.
  6. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and gently stir to combine.
  7. Making sure waffle maker is ready, open and add 2/3 cup (or how much is appropriate for your waffle maker) to waffle grid. Smooth out to cover. Close lid and cook until light goes out indicating the waffle is ready.
  8. Remove from waffle maker and stack on a warmed plate. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven while making the other waffles.
  9. Note: If you like crispier waffles, let them cook in the waffle maker for a few more minutes than recommended.

Step by Step Directions to Make Oatmeal and Nut Waffles

Step 1: Measure out oatmeal packet--should be 1/3 cup--or substitute rolled oats and dried fruit instead.

Packet of instant oatmeal equals 1/3 cup.  Use 2 packets or substitute rolled oats and dried fruit for the packets.
Packet of instant oatmeal equals 1/3 cup. Use 2 packets or substitute rolled oats and dried fruit for the packets. | Source

Step 2: Add oatmeal to other dry ingredients--flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk well and set aside. Turn on waffle maker and treat according to manufacturer's directions.

Whisk dry ingredients of flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.  Set aside and ready waffle maker.
Whisk dry ingredients of flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. Set aside and ready waffle maker. | Source

Step 3: Combine liquid ingredients of milks, 2 beaten eggs or egg substitute, vanilla and lastly add in cooled melted butter. Stir or whisk well to combine.

Stir together beaten eggs and milks, add in vanilla and then add cooled butter.  Mix well.
Stir together beaten eggs and milks, add in vanilla and then add cooled butter. Mix well. | Source

Step 4: Sprinkle sliced or chopped nuts on top of the dry ingredients and stir gently to combine.

Sprinkle sliced nuts on top of dry ingredients and stir gently to combine.
Sprinkle sliced nuts on top of dry ingredients and stir gently to combine. | Source

Step 5: Pour liquid ingredient combination slowly into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix to combine but do not overmix.

Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and stir gently but do not overmix.
Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and stir gently but do not overmix. | Source

Step 6: Ladle by 1/3 cupfuls into waffle maker. My waffle maker took 2/3 cup per waffle and were just the right size. Close lid and let cook.

Batter is nice and firm and does not run over the edges when baked/cooked.
Batter is nice and firm and does not run over the edges when baked/cooked. | Source

Step 7: If you like crispier waffles, let them go a few more minutes after the "done" light has gone out on your waffle maker. Remove waffle to a warm plate and place in a warm oven at 200 degrees if desired to keep warm while the rest are baking.

Voila--delicious nutritious oat whole wheat almond waffles cooked just right!
Voila--delicious nutritious oat whole wheat almond waffles cooked just right! | Source

Step 8: (optional) Wash, core and chunk organic apples into an appropriate sized pan depending on how many servings you make. Leave skin on if organic. Add just a tiny bit of water and turn heat up to boil, then reduce, cover with a lid. Check apples every 5 minutes as they cook quickly.

If using organic fruit, I leave the skin on--chunk or dice according to preference.  Apples can also be cooked in a bit of apple juice for more flavor.
If using organic fruit, I leave the skin on--chunk or dice according to preference. Apples can also be cooked in a bit of apple juice for more flavor. | Source

Step 9: (optional) Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon or other spices and cook covered until just fork tender. Leave chunky or mash slightly depending on preference. Turn off heat, keep lid on pan to warm until serving time.

Cook time for applesauce is virtually minutes so keep a close eye on how quickly they become soft enough to mash slightly.
Cook time for applesauce is virtually minutes so keep a close eye on how quickly they become soft enough to mash slightly. | Source

Step 10: (optional) Serve warm applesauce as an accompaniment or instead of maple syrup on waffles or pancakes. It's also great on French toast.

Nothing like fresh homemade applesauce on a cold fall or winter morning.  Try it on French toast and pancakes, too.
Nothing like fresh homemade applesauce on a cold fall or winter morning. Try it on French toast and pancakes, too. | Source

More Healthier Waffle Recipe Ideas


  • Watch the video below for an oat flour waffle recipe--you can make your own oat flour by simply spinning rolled oats (the less refined the better) in your food processor or blender until it's the consistency of flour. It's as simple as that!
  • Substitute different kinds of nuts for the almonds
  • Try a dash of almond extract instead of vanilla
  • Use different kinds of milk to substitute for the almond milk if that isn't your favorite flavor
  • Instead of applesauce or maple syrup, top your waffles with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and fresh fruit in season
  • These waffles make great dinner waffles too or dessert waffles--just add toppings as appropriate (like a bit of caramel sauce and peeled apples for a delicious candy apple dessert waffle or bacon and eggs for dinner waffles)
  • Add carob or chocolate chips for dessert waffles

Note that these waffles are very crispy. They can be easily popped into the toaster for re-crisping.

They are also wonderful right out of the freezer--pop into the toaster and they are as good as freshly made. They freeze extremely well for up to 6 months.

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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Enjoy, ptrg~

Hi Eddy--glad you like~ Nice to see you!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Mmm another for my recipe book for sure.

Eddy.


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ptrg777 3 years ago from New York

What a great recipe! especially the applesauce! I will be trying this for sure..


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Virginia--I love apples and now is that time of year--if I had a couple of hours, I'd do what I usually do--go out to the orchards. Love it as they keep so well in the garage or the fridge--I do miss making applesauce...and I LOVE oatmeal pancakes!~

Ruchira---really not too bad in the nutrition department for waffles~~ Thanks for stopping by.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Highly nutritious and delish :)

Many votes!!


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VirginiaLynne 3 years ago from United States

Wow--my grandmother gave me an oat pancake recipe but I've never thought about doing the waffles. This one is making my mouth water. I'm going to have to try it! I often make apples this same way--so easy.


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Om--I'm not a huge fan of sugary stuff and though I like the occasional syrup, much prefer fruit for the "sugar" taste~ Thanks as always for stopping by.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

This recipe sounds seriously amazing! I also like that you top these scrumptious-looking waffles with healthy homemade applesauce instead of syrup. Very creative! Rated awesome and pinned =D


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks BJ~ I'm not a sugar fan to be honest and anything fruity seems better all the way around--though it's sugary in its own way--at least it isn't melt your fillings sugar~

Sharyn's Slant--thanks! It is so easy to make the applesauce it should be a "sin"--years ago, I was a great canner and every fall did quarts and quarts of applesauce and pints of apple butter--miss it~


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Audrey ~ these look wonderful and healthy too. And I absolutely love the applesauce. Voting and sharing!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

With your delicious recipe and easy to follow video, you do make it look easy, Audrey. And the applesauce is a NICE touch!


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks Donnah~ They are delish if I do say so myself~~~


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donnah75 3 years ago from Upstate New York

Yum. I like any and all things that can be breakfast, and these look delicious. Voted up, shared, and pinned. :)

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