Fluffy Oat Waffles w/ Blackberry Sauce

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Greetings!! After a very temporary culinary hiatus, I am back and ready to share more recipes just in time for the cold weather and upcoming holiday season ahead. I will be posting some of my favorite healthy and comfort classic foods to give everyone some ideas on what to cook for all of your holiday parties these next couple of months. That’s right, Culinary Jam is back (again), and this time with a silver tray, tall glass of OJ, and breakfast in bed!! Who doesn’t love a fluffy home-made stack of waffles dripping with maple syrup when it’s chilly out? In this recipe, I’ve made a healthy, gluten-free, sugar-free version of my beloved waffle, to satisfy my craving for these gut-bombs for breakfast but with out the gut-bombing-ness of all that gluten and sugar. And the best part is they taste soooo good, you would have no idea that they are good for you. Think of it as a “safety meal” you can enjoy without the guilt so that when you DO chow down on all of those holiday treats, you won’t feel quite so much like a tubby Santa.

(Serves 4/ Difficulty: Easy)

You’ll need:

*Note: You will need a waffle maker for this one.

For the waffles:

3 ounces oat flour

2 ½ ounces rolled oats

5 tbs good maple syrup

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp lemon zest

3 medium eggs, beaten

2 ounces melted butter

1 ¾ cup low fat buttermilk

 

For the blackberry sauce:

1 ½ cups blackberries

¼ cup orange juice

3 tbs honey or agave nectar

zest of 1 orange

Mix all the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients. Slowly pour the wet into the dry, very lightly mixing with a spoon until just incorporated.

Do NOT over-mix.

Pour into a pre-heated waffle maker, re-filling and repeating after each batch.

Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions.

 

In a small saucepan, heat up the orange juice to medium heat, add the blackberries, orange zest, and honey, and whisk together.

Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Serve drizzled over the waffles. Best when eaten in bed.

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