Low-Fat Oat & Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles


We ate these for breakfast on a SURPRISE snow day! I love having extra time to make a special breakfast on a weekday. 🙂 This recipe eliminates fat compared to a traditional waffle recipe by using egg whites and low-fat buttermilk. To make it even healthier, it could be served with fresh fruit in lieu of maple syrup. We opted for banana slices AND maple syrup!! You have to live it up on “vacation”!! This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart Living.

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 3 tablespoons instant non-fat dry milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 2 large egg whites (1 egg can be substituted)
  • 2 1/4 cups non-fat or low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 pints assorted fresh fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, and peaches, or bananas, for serving, optional
  • pure maple syrup, for serving, optional
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  1. Preheat a waffle iron. Place oats in the bowl of a (mini) food processor, and process until coarsely ground, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a medium bowl, and whisk in whole-wheat flour, cake flour, dry milk, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg(s) and buttermilk. Pour into the dry ingredients, add melted butter, and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Quickly pour about 1 1/2 cups batter onto center of grid. Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter evenly out to the edges. Bake waffles until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a warm oven. Repeat until all batter is used.
  4. Cut waffles into squares; serve two per person topped with fruit or maple syrup, as desired.

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

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