Easy Sourdough Oatmeal Waffles

These oatmeal waffles contain no sugar, making them suitable for both savory and sweet waffle breakfasts. They contain no butter and no additional flour (apart from the sourdough starter). Plus, the waffles are made with no yeast or baking powder. If you use a gluten-free sourdough starter and gluten-free rolled oats, you can also make the oatmeal waffles gluten-free. You can use active sourdough for the oat waffles, but you can also use sourdough discard. The dough is prepared in the evening and left to rest overnight in the fridge.

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Are oatmeal waffles gluten-free?

Whether these waffles are gluten-free or not depends on whether you use gluten-free rolled oats and a gluten-free sourdough starter. Oats are basically gluten-free, but cross-contamination often occurs during processing. Gluten-free waffles are therefore specially labeled.

You can feed your gluten-free sourdough starter with (gluten-free) oat flour, wholegrain rice flour or buckwheat flour, for example. This works best with freshly ground flour. They contain more nutrients that keep your starter particularly healthy and active. In addition, the grains are often cheaper than the finished flour, particularly in the case of specialty flours. If you don’t have a grain mill*, you can also use store-bought flours. Important: If you also use your grain mill* for wheat and spelt, this can lead to cross-contamination.

You can find out how to grow your own sourdough starter in my mini-e-mail course. For the gluten-free version, simply replace the wholegrain rye flour with wholegrain rice flour.

Healthy oatmeal waffles

Toppings

Because this waffle recipe contains no sugar, you can enjoy the oatmeal waffles with sweet or savory toppings. Strictly speaking, the waffles are a deconstructed porridge in waffle form. To continue this theme, you could top your waffles with yogurt and fresh berries, for example. But creamy nut butter and sweet bananas are also a perfect breakfast match. If (like me) you prefer a savory breakfast, you can spread your sourdough waffles with cream cheese or hummus and top with cucumber, avocado and boiled eggs. If you want to serve your waffles as a dessert instead of breakfast, you can of course garnish them in the classic way with hot raspberries, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Ingredients for sourdough waffles with rolled oats

  • Oatmeal, quick. Quick oats combine during soaking to form an almost homogeneous dough. If you only have old-fashioned rolled oats on hand, you can either grind them into flour with a blender before soaking or use a hand blender after soaking to achieve a similar effect.
  • Sourdough starter: The sourdough does not have to be freshly fed. You can also use your sourdough discard for this recipe. I feed my sourdough with equal parts water and flour. For the flour, I use a mixture of wheat flour and wholegrain rye flour. If you feed your sourdough with a different water-to-flour ratio, you will need to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe accordingly. To make the recipe gluten-free, you can also use a gluten-free starter. I feed my gluten-free starter with a mixture of buckwheat flour and wholegrain rice flour.
  • Egg ensures that the ingredients combine well. It also makes the waffles high in protein.
  • Salt for the flavour.
  • Milk or a plant-based alternative.

In three steps: How to make oat waffles with sourdough

  1. Mix the rolled oats, milk and sourdough starter to make a pre-dough and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. The next morning, mix the egg and salt into the dough.
  3. Preheat the waffle maker*, grease and bake the sourdough waffles until crispy.

These oat waffles…

  • are made with no butter and no sugar.
  • can be made without flour (apart from sourdough starter).
  • can be made gluten-free (with gluten-free rolled oats and gluten-free sourdough starter).
  • are healthy, easy and quick to make
  • are prepared in the evening and the dough rests overnight.
  • are prepared with no yeast and no baking powder.

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Recipe: Easy Sourdough Oatmeal Waffles

These oatmeal waffles contain no sugar, making them suitable for both savory and sweet waffle breakfasts. They contain no butter and no additional flour (apart from the sourdough starter). Plus, the waffles are made with no yeast or baking powder. If you use a gluten-free sourdough starter and gluten-free rolled oats, you can also make the oatmeal waffles gluten-free. You can use active sourdough for the oat waffles, but you can also use sourdough discard. The dough is prepared in the evening and left to rest overnight in the fridge.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Course gluten-free waffles, Oatmeal Waffles, sourdough waffles
Servings 6 small waffles

Ingredients
  

Pre-Dough

  • 225 g rolled oats quick
  • 100 g sourdough starter
  • 225 g milk or a plant-based alternative

Dough

  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. salt

Instructions
 

Day 1

  • For the starter dough, mix* the quick rolled oats, sourdough starter and milk. The batter should be relatively thick.
  • Place the pre-dough in the fridge overnight or for eight to ten hours.

Day 2

  • Mix the egg and salt into the batter.
  • Preheat the waffle maker* and grease lightly.
  • Pour the batter onto the waffle maker* with a spoon and bake until the waffle is lightly browned and can be easily removed from the waffle maker.
  • If possible, do not stack the finished waffles, but place them next to each other on a cooling rack* until ready to serve. This keeps them crispy.
Keyword gluten free, healthy, no baking powder, no yeast, overnight, wheat-free, without butter, without sugar

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