Take the oatmeal out of the cereal bowl and throw into the waffle iron. Break your breakfast routine with oatmeal waffles with apple topping. A few basic ingredients and about 45 minutes are required.
A breakfast full of homemade sugar and spice sets the tone for day. A special meal brings everyone together, especially on weekends.
One Helping Waffle Wonders
Oatmeal waffles with apple topping make a hearty start for a good day. The nutty flavored fiber rich dough makes them almost too filling for seconds.
A Slather of Fresh-Made Applesauce
The fresh-made apple sauce like topping smooths down the earthy whole grain flavor of the waffles. A dash of spiced rum gives the apples pleasant warmth even though the alcohol burns off during cooking.
Serve with real maple syrup and butter. My family likes to put a bit of each on top in addition to the apple topping.
Oatmeal Waffles & Apple Sauce Topping
Apple Sauce Topping Ingredients:2 cups sliced apples 1/3 cup water 1 cinnamon stick ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1/3 cup light brown sugar ¼ cup spiced rum
Waffle Batter Ingredients:1 ½ cups self-rising flour 1 cup white wheat flour 2 tablespoons oat bran 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ cups milk 1/3 cup oatmeal, cooked and cold (I use leftovers) ¼ cup canola oil
Apple Sauce Topping Instructions:
Wash, peel, core and thinly slice apples. Place prepared apples, water, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, brown sugar and spiced rum in large frying pan. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally. Cook until tender about 10 minutes. Turn heat down to very low to keep the apple topping warm while preparing the waffles. To keep apples from going dry, add a bit more water or rum, depending on your mood.
Waffle Batter Instructions:
Sift self-rising flour, white wheat flour, oat bran, flaxseed meal, baking powder and brown sugar into a large bowl. Some gritty grain fibers and brown sugar crystals will remain in the bottom of the sifter. Dump them on top and set sifted mixture aside.
Carefully separate eggs and beat white just until fluffy in a large mixing bowl. Do not overbeat and get the whites dry.
Add yolks, milk, oatmeal, cooked and canola oil to the egg whites. Add dry ingredients and mix until almost combined. A few smaller than pea-sized lumps are OK. A perfectly smooth batter is probably over mixed and will bake into tough waffles.
Cook batter on medium high according to waffle iron manufacturer’s instructions. Carefully remove waffles and top with apple topping. Serve immediately with real butter and real maple syrup.