Are you more of a pancake or waffle person? As much as I’ll take a plate stacked up with either if I have to choose it’s probably going to be waggles. Something about those little pockets that catch all of the sweet maple syrup, fresh fruit, and other delectable topping just gets me every time. It’s like the perfect bite, every bite. Now just squeeze in a healthy serving of veggies in there and well it’s like the absolute breakfast!
These sweet and savory spinach waffles make the most ideal platform for any breakfast! These pair deliciously with everything from chocolate chips and banana to an over easy egg and sliced avocado! I love the simplicity of tossing the basic ingredients into a blender to create the healthiest of healthy waffle batter.
This recipe is also ideal for making ahead for the an easy breakfast or snack throughout the week. Just refrigerate or freeze the cooked waffles and pop into a toaster when ready to enjoy!
So as mentioned, this piece of my mind has absolutely nothing to do with waffles…
Although on second thought, I suppose it kind of does. A waffle can, like us women, be so many things all at once like healthy, delicious, full of protein and whole grains, be sweet or savory and yes, even green. What makes these gluten-free waffles green is a little added spinach in the batter. What better way to sneak in a few extra veggies into you and/or your kids (and they won’t even know it!). These waffles work great with both sweet or savory toppings. My favorite combos include bananas, pistachios and chocolate chips or an over easy egg and sliced avocado.
Spinach Oatmeal Waffles
Author: The Happy Hungry Yogi
Yields: 2 large waffles
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: about 5 minutes (depending on your waffle maker)
- 1 c gluten-free rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1 c fresh spinach
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c almond milk (or any dairy-free alternative)
- 2 tbsp flax meal
- 2 scoops collagen (optional)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Optional toppings: maple syrup, banana, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, over easy egg, avocado, etc.
- In a blender, add the oats and pulse until a fine flour forms.
- Add the remaining ingredients (except toppings) and blend until you reach achieve a smooth consistency.
- Pour half of the batter onto a preheated waffle iron (set to medium) and cook about 5 minutes (or as instructed for your particular iron).
- Remove waffle from the iron when done and set on a cooling rack.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve waffles warm with favorite toppings.
Storing: these waffles can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days or frozen for a longer shelf life. To heat, place in a toaster or toaster oven.