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Family-Favorite Oatmeal Waffles

These healthful, good-tasting waffles are a tried-and-true family favorite—even with our two children. My husband and I have a small herd of beef cattle and some pigs. A hearty breakfast really gets us going! —Marna Heitz, Farley, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 waffles


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Assorted fresh fruit and yogurt of your choice


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, butter and brown sugar. Add to flour mixture; stir until blended.
  • Pour batter into a lightly greased waffle iron (amount will vary with size of waffle iron). Close lid quickly. Bake according to manufacturer's directions; do not open during baking. Use fork to remove baked waffle. Top with fresh fruit and yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
1 waffle: 344 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Mark
    Jan 30, 2021

    This recipe is a great traditional recipe, Add a little natural vanilla and its even better. This is a classic oatmeal waffle recipe and really tough to make a better waffle (excluding your own toppings.

  • Not Whole Foods Max
    Apr 11, 2020

    Made this recipe this morning, and it was fantastic. No troubles whatsoever. What's really surprising? Eating a recipe with oats and milk and flour didn't kill me! I can't believe it! Who knew that eating something that humans have been eating for hundreds of years would be okay. Now I don't have anything to say to troll this recipe with! I thought for sure with all of the new information in 2020 I would be dead by the third bite. PHEW!

  • Whole Foods Max
    Feb 27, 2020

    I can't give this recipe more than two stars, for its choice of ingredients, which do not make the least bit of sense anymore now in 2020. Specifically using of oats and flour, when just oats could and should be used for gluten sensitivity / allergy, but also for health reasons. Then we come to the butter, dairy (whole) milk and eggs... if you don't know the issues create by those, and your health or at least the health of those who you care for are a concern of you, then I highly suggest head over to This recipe is over 10 years old and is in dire need of adjusting, for the prevention of heart and other diseases - this is not fear mongering, heart disease is the leading cause of death, at least in the US and UK, for a reason, not to mention saturated fats and heme iron are the cause for diabetes, cancer and many other diseases! Now for the solution: Eggs are high in saturated fat and thus need to be avoided and can easily be replaced with ground flax seed and water (1 to 3 ratio per egg). For the butter... 6 tblsp of butter, what? Again, the saturated fat content that raises your metabolic LDL in butter or coconut oil is a bad idea. Even if it's vegan butter, it's still fairly unhealthy to use so much. Rather, use 1 tblsp of avocado oil (due to high smoke point, to prevent oxidation and in consequence creation of free radicals in your body once consumed that are responsible for forming cancer) and amp up the water content, plus add the same amount of baking soda (or choose amount per your liking) and one some vinegar (1 tblsp or adjust). And of course replace the (dairly) "whole" milk with soy or other milk, unsweetened of course! Again, head over to if you want to know what the issues with dairy milk, dairy cheeses and dairy yogurts are. Last but not least, the sugar should be replaced with monk fruit sugar for a totally natural and sweet replacement that doesn't increase the risk for developing cancer and is also non-glycemic (AKA won't raise your blood sugar), or coconut sugar if you really need something else. Stevia extract can work too, but I don't like the taste as much, it changes the flavor slightly. And last but not least, as mentioned, there's no need to use all purpose flour - just process oats in the food processor and you can even add all the dry ingredients to get all that blended up in one go. Last but not least a tip: use an electric bread machine / maker to avoid a messy cleanup, let the machine do the mixing!

  • Marlene
    Nov 16, 2019

    We didn't tweek this at all! Actually, only added a 1/4 tsp of vanilla. Amazing! Definitely a family favorite. We topped with chobani vanilla yogurt and mango-peach jam. Of course maple syrup was available.

  • MaryGrace
    Oct 26, 2019

    Can I give ten stars? I made these exactly as directed except I cut the recipe in half. These are absolutely the best waffles I've ever had! Crispy yet moist inside, lots of flavor and best of all they are much lower in sodium than baking mixes. I just had butter on mine, hubby went for the butter and syrup.

  • snker0521
    Jul 30, 2019

    These always bake up light and fluffy. They have become my favorite waffles. I usually add vanilla or almond flavoring just for fun. Even my granddaughter loves them. And it doesn't matter what we put on top.

  • Ashtyn08
    Apr 14, 2019

    This is an excellent waffle recipe. Personally, I did not want the cinnamon, brown sugar flavor so I omitted both and substituted 1TBLS white sugar. I like to warm the milk when making pancakes and waffles and I added 1 TBLS black chia seeds to flour mixture as I like the added nutrition!! Put cut up fresh fruit top with maple syrup and So Delicious coconut “cool whip”!!! Yummy!!!

  • Vanessa
    Jan 16, 2019

    Lacked flavor. Even after adding vanilla and more cinnamon and honey like some below suggested. Really not a good waffle recipe. Save yourself the ingredients and time and try another waffle recipe.

  • kzchon
    Jan 13, 2018

    This lacked flavor and was very dense and heavy. Adding some flavoring like vanilla and maybe nutmeg & malted milk powder may give some additional flavor to these very bland waffles. Buttermilk would add another dimension to flavor & tenderness. I might try the suggestion I just wrote but what to do about the heaviness and being dense I'll have to think how to make them lighter.

  • bwilkin
    Dec 14, 2017

    We did not care for these. They seemed very heavy and dense and lacked any flavor. Won't be making them again.