So you think a waffle recipe couldn't possibly change your life? Think again! No messing around measuring flour and milk next time a waffle craving strikes. You need just bananas, oats, and eggs to make these delicious breakfast waffles. Banana bread for breakfast, anyone?
Meanwhile, put all the waffle ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor (if using high speed blender put the oats in last).
Blend/Pulse until all the oats have blended in and you have a smooth pourable batter.
Spray the waffle plates lightly with oil, then pour half of the mixture evenly onto them.
Close the waffle maker and cook for 4 to 6 minutes until the waffles come away from the plates without sticking (I usually cook for 5 minutes). Keep warm in the oven on a low heat while you make the second waffle.
Serve immediately with toppings of your choice.
High speed blender or food processor?
I always use my high speed blender to make these yummy banana oatmeal waffles, because it makes clean-up much easier. If you choose to make your waffles this way too, you'll find the cup is quite full. I get around this by pushing the bananas down into the cup a little ;-)
Although ripe bananas tend to give these waffles a more banana-y flavour, I've also used less ripe bananas for this recipe. I got just as delicious results! This recipe is a great way to use up your 'too ripe' bananas, however.
No need to grind up your oats into a flour first. Of course you can if you prefer (the oats do blend in slightly more quickly and easily this way). But I usually just throw all my ingredients into the blender together.
At a push, you can leave this out. Your waffles might not be quite as fluffy, but they will still taste really good.
Leftovers (we usually don't have any, but just in case)
You can wrap leftovers and pop them into the fridge or freezer. Simply reheat in the toaster ON A LOW SETTING. If the waffles aren't quite reheated enough, just pop them down again on the lowest setting (so they don't burn!).