Oatmeal Waffles with Strawberry Compote
It’s boring to eat oatmeal the same way so I once made oatmeal pancakes which turned out to be great. If it’s good enough for pancakes, it’s good enough for waffles. Actually, I prefer the oatmeal waffles. They turned out light, fluffy and crisp on the outside. The strawberry compote was fantastic. I don’t see all the hoopla about strawberry season in India. The strawberries here are tasteless and sour for no reason. But I do like cooking with them. That’s the only way they taste remotely like a berry. I just simmered a bunch of strawberries with a touch of sugar and balsamic sugar. In about 20 mins I had sticky sweet and deliciously ruby red compote.
These waffles are absolutely delicious with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, maple syrup or honey and the compote. Throw in some fresh fruit for good measure. It’s a great way to use up any oats you have around. And instant oats work just fine. That’s what I used.
Makes 6 waffles
Instant oats – 3/4 cup
Egg – 1, separated
Milk – 1/3 cup
Melted butter – 1/4 cup
Honey – 1 tbsp
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
In your blender, blitz the oats till you have a fine flour.
Whisk the milk, honey, butter, vanilla and egg yolk together. Whisk the oat flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder together.
Add the flour to the wet mixture and keep aside while you whisk the egg white in a clean dry bowl till you have stiff peaks.
Fold the white into the batter gently. Don’t over mix.
Now ladle the batter into your hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.