Vegan Oat Waffles with Peach Sauce
I never liked the word vegan when it comes to nutrition . Vegan refers to animal-product-free foods, but it doesn’t mean anything in terms of health. Coke and potato chips are vegan, if you get my (borrowed from Dr. McDougall) point. I won’t go into a plant based food sermon here but may in the future. In the meantime, here is a waffles recipe made without eggs, butter or oil and served with fresh peach sauce. Granted, these are not AS light and fluffy as those made with eggs and butter but they are still light enough and very good, and if you eat them, YOU will be lighter and fluffier instead of the waffles you eat. That’s a fair trade. Let me know what you think.
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats (quick cooking but not instant)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground walnuts
2 cups oat milk (purchased or homemade, see below)
Combine flours, rolled oats, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and walnuts in a bowl and stir to mix.
Add oat milk and stir to combine but do not over mix. The batter should remain lumpy.
Let sit for 5 minutes while you heat up the waffle pan.
Cook waffles by 1/3-1/2 cupfuls until golden and crisp on the outside.
Serve warm with peach sauce.
2 large, ripe peaches
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tablespoons sugar
Squeeze the lemon juice into a skillet.
Peel the peaches, cut into wedges and then cut each wedge into chunks. Add to lemon juice and toss to coat and prevent browning.
Add sugar and mix in with the peaches.
Place on medium heat and cook until peaches release their juice is sauce is syrupy.
Serve warm, with the waffles.
4 cup water
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 tablespoon vanilla
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.