Buckwheat Oatmeal Blender Waffles

These waffles are super easy. As the name implies, the batter is made in your blender. I have a Vitamix blender that holds eight cups and has a fairly wide base. If you have a smaller blender, I suggest that you halve the recipe when first making it to make sure that your blender would hold the full recipe amount. If your blender has a fairly narrow base, you may need to halve it because all the oats won’t be able to reach the blade to be ground into flour.

As you may or may not know, buckwheat is a gluten free grain, even though “wheat” is in the name. Oats should be gluten free, but they aren’t because of the cross-contamination with wheat during processing. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats in this recipe to make sure that it is gluten free.

I particularly like that this recipe doesn’t require any eggs, making it a more cost effective choice and great for those with egg allergies. Even without eggs, these waffles are moist and yummy. We serve them with Earth Balance spread and pure maple syrup, or with sauteed cinnamon apples.

Blender Buckwheat Oat Waffles (from Feeding My Kid)

2 cups certified gluten free oats

1 cup buckwheat flour

½ tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

2 ½ cups water

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

4 tsp agave nectar

Place oatmeal in blender and grind into flour.  Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Let batter sit a couple of  minutes to thicken. Blend again briefly. Pour into hot waffle iron.

Makes about 10 medium size waffles or 6-8 large waffles.

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