Happy Friday, friends!
Have you ever tried blender waffles? They’re incredibly easy because they’re made (you guessed it) in a blender. I love recipes that come together with little fuss and clean up. A mix of oats and quinoa blended into a flour (I use a Vitamix) makes up the base of this recipe. Quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour, and protein which helps to keep you full during the busy work or school mornings.
It’s important to make sure you source oats that are certified gluten free; oats are naturally free of gluten, however, if they are processed in a facility that also processes wheat, there can be cross contamination. Also, note that while this recipe is gluten free, it may not be suitable for those with coeliac disease; quinoa contains proteins that resemble gluten which can activate the immune system of those with coeliac.
This is one of my more popular recipes (according to Pinterest) and it’s certainly one of my favourites. I originally posted it back in 2016, but felt it needed an update. So, here it is with spiffy new shots! Everything else is the same. Just in time for the special day of love this month 😉
You probably already have what you need in your pantry to make these…give it a go this weekend!
GLUTEN-FREE OAT & QUINOA BLENDER WAFFLES
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
Combine the quinoa and oats in a blender (vitamix) or food processor. Process on high until the mixture is a fine consistency (think whole wheat flour). Add in the baking powder, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, and almond milk, then blend until combined (you may need to scrape down the sides to ensure all the flour is incorporated).
Pour the batter onto a preheated and lightly oiled waffle iron. Cook for ~5 minutes or until golden brown. Top as desired with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, coconut whipped cream or simply pour on the maple syrup.
*This recipe was inspired by the very talented Ryoya Takashima of PeacefulCuisine.com!