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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Maple Pecan Oat Waffles

Early on Saturday mornings… typically I will leisurely catch up on my recorded cooking programs while drinking the coffee required for all of that carpe diem stuff.  Today was a little different in that I only watched part of one show.  I love Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” and this particular episode was all about “Oats”.  One of the featured recipes was for “Waffles” using…you guessed it, “Oats”.  I don’t make waffles near enough to please my husband and I love oats, so I had to copy his recipe and tinker a bit. The result is what you see below and I think makes excellent oooaaahfffles.     

Maple Pecan Oat Waffles


2 ¼ c buttermilk (room temperature)
6 oz. old fashioned oats, by weight (toasted)
3 oz. chopped pecans, by weight (toasted)
5 oz. all-purpose flour, by weight
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
¾ t salt
¼ c maple syrup
2 oz. melted unsalted butter (cooled)


·         Reserve 2 T toasted oats and 2 T toasted pecans and add remaining to a food processor.
·         Process together until it resembles the texture of flour.  Add all-purpose flour baking powder, baking soda and salt to oat pecan mixture and process until combined. 
·         In a large bowl add eggs and slightly beat, add buttermilk, maple syrup and melted butter stirring until mixed. 
·         Add dry ingredient mixture in thirds stirring after each and until well combined.  Add reserved pecans and oats to batter and stir until combined.
·         Let batter rest while preheating waffle iron.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions about the operation of your waffle iron.  
·         When preheated, ladle amount to cover surface of waffle iron without overflowing. 
·         Cook until golden brown.  Continue until all batter is used… keeping waffles warm in oven until all cooked and ready to serve. 

Tip: oats and pecans can be toasted on the stovetop separately in a dry pan continuously stirring for 3 minutes or in an oven.

Serving suggestion:  heat syrup and additional pecans together and pour over waffles…enjoy!


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