Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles

I have always been a sucker for chocolate mixed in with breakfast. Whether you add a touch of chocolate syrup to some pancakes or a handful of chocolate chips to pumpkin or banana muffins, the addition of chocolate just gets the day off to a great and delicious start. When craving some waffles the other day I knew I needed to make them gluten free but for my first gluten free waffle I didn’t want to disappoint myself and end up with a grainy gritty tasteless weaved mass. It’s my OCDness popping up its ugly head. I have this thing where I don’t like to mess up. Any of you know what I am talking about? If I am going to spend time and energy doing something- I want it to be good dangit! This has never really been an issue with me in cooking until now. In this new Gluten Free venture I am not as confident as I used to be in making certain things and breads top that list. So again- not to disappoint, I decided to make sure these waffles were hands down amazing by adding simple ingredients that I knew would up the anty so to speak and mask any hint of gluten free that might jump out at cha!

In this instance, chocolate + oats was the winning combination. I took the idea of the biggest loser oatmeal pancakes (turned them into waffles) and played around with it a bit with a few substitutions and additions. I substituted gluten free oats for the regular ones and pulsed all but 1/4 of the oats until they resembled flour (hence oat flour) and left the remaining 1/4 cup of oats to toss in with the mix to give you little surprises of oats with every bite. Time out- Do you even realize how amazing oat flour is? It is wonderful to use in baking because its adds the perfect chewy texture to your baked goods and has a lower glycemic impact, contains lots of fiber and more minerals. Not to mention with a little research I found out it is also less inflammatory as compared to other flours. Oats have also been shown to help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, and help stabilize blood sugar.

I then added in hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee extract (optional) alongside cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. A touch of yogurt adds the perfect amount of sweetness without being to overpowering the rest of the ingredients and the outcome was a rich perfectly chewy yet slightly crispy waffle that was full of flavor and left you wanting more. I would beg to say my kids liked them considering they have asked for these chocolate waffles everyday since then.

Want to know the best part? Are you ready? Its those 2 little words every mom likes to hear- MAKE AHEAD! Mix the waffle mix before you go to bed at night and have it ready and waiting for you in the morning to toss into your waffle maker. Couldn’t be easier. Well, I guess it could be if I was there making you breakfast but we all know that aint’ gonna happen:) I would if I could!

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles

Ingredients

  1. 1 2/3 cups gluten free rolled oats
  2. 3 TBSP butter, melted
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  7. 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  8. 1/2 teaspoon of coffee extract (optional)
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  11. 1 cup milk
  12. 6 ounces of plain yogurt
  13. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

In a blender, pulse/grind your oats until it smooth and resembles flour. In a large bowl stir together the now pulsed oat flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add in milk, yogurt, extracts, eggs and butter. Mix ingredients together until blended. Heat a waffle iron to medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. For each waffle pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle.Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the waffle iron as needed.
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  1. says

    Hey girl! These waffles look great! I’m so with you on adding chocolate chips to any kind of quick bread. It just makes any quick bread or muffin taste better :)
    I feel for you on this whole GF thing. I had a reader ask abut a good GF flour to use in my quinoa cakes to replace the AP flour. I emailed my GF friend who is an expert and she gave me all these different mixtures depending on what you needed the flour to do. It was super confusing. I mean I would think that someone has invented a good tasting GF flour by now. I will forward her email to you, as she has some helpful recommendations in there that may not be to confusing to you. I’m glad that you’re finding some GF recipes (through countless hours of hammering away) that not only you like better but your kids as well. xoxo, Jackie
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  2. says

    I know what you mean about the OCDedness! I have a friend who is gluten intolerant so I try to make something ‘normal’ for her when she and her hubby come by, but baking gluten free is an entirely different process. The ‘flours’ do not behave like the regular gluten versions and you end up having to use about 10 different ingredients to make one ‘flour’ (potato, corn, quinoa, etc etc etc), it’s enough to make your head explode. I have a cook book that uses quinoa flour in baking and there is a lovely waffle recipe I am just dying to try. I like to eat GF as much as possible because I just don’t think the gluten is all that good for you.
    Of course, chocolate chips just make everything amazing and delicious! Here’s to making ahead!
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  3. kitchen flavours says

    Your waffles looks wonderful! I need to buy myself a waffle maker! Have been thinking about for so long!!!

  4. Heidi says

    I am making these right now and in the directions you say to add butter – but I don’t see butter in the ingredient list. Should there be butter in these?

  5. says

    It’s best time for it to come up with a couple of options for the future as well as it time for you to feel special. I’ve find out that organize if I can I have to inform you several attention-grabbing problems or even suggestions. You could possibly can certainly write subsequent reports concerning this report. I wish to read through far more reasons for them!

    • CLP says

      Not only the butter amts are missing, but it also mentions oats pulsed into flour in ingredients but in the directions it says use the flour then add the oats. So what exactly are the quantities for oat flour and for the oats left as they are?

      • kbelleicious says

        Hi CLP! thanks for your interest in this recipe. I apologize for the missing butter amount. It should read 3 TBSP and I will fix that promptly. However, per the instructions you will pulse/grind the oats into oat flour and then mix that together with the other dry ingredients. When I state to add the rolled oats to the flour that is a typo. It should read simply add oat flour mixture sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Again, thanks for stopping by and sorry for any confusion the recipe gave you! Life gets crazy and sometimes I am busier than a bee and my typing gets the best of me! LOL!