These cherry oat waffles are like eating cherry pie for breakfast. A tart cherry pie filling is spooned on top of healthy oat flour waffles for a delicious start to your day.
Sometimes when I stop to think about the things I get excited about lately, I start to feel incredibly old.
5/$20 underwear sale…yep, my eyes lit up when I saw that sign at Victoria’s Secret.
Heating oil under $2/gallon. I called and placed an order to fill up our tank even though it’s a. August and b. we have a wood burning stove now and barely use any oil any more. But, the thought of paying even just a few pennies more per gallon as the cold weather approaches apparently turns me into my frugal father.
The fact that Ulysses is working overnights this coming weekend and I have no plans but to sit on the couch every night watching Parenthood (season 5) with the container of gelato I’m already planning to buy for the occasion.
This is 33, I suppose.
Things that don’t make me feel my age and still excite me?
Cherry oat waffles. More specifically, waffles with a cherry pie like topping.
Those are something even 20 year old me would’ve gotten excited about and I’d put money on the fact that 50 year old me will be just as excited 17 years from now to dig into these babies any morning of the week.
I have a soft spot for cherry pie. It’s hands down my favorite kind of fruit pie, but not just regular cherry pie, specifically tart cherry pie (usually called sour cherry pie). Yep, those little wonders that have all the anti-inflammatory and sleep benefits I’ve told you about in past posts are also the same cherries used in pies! The lip puckering sour cherries combined with a buttery, flaky crust…I die. Probably a top contender for what would be the dessert portion of my last meal if I had to choose. The only problem with store bought cherry pies at times is how much sugar they tend to add to the filling. I want to taste that tartness!
These cherry oat waffles are my lazy “I don’t really want to make an entire pie from scratch” kind of solution to a non-over-sugared tart cherry pie filling craving. Made with oat flour, they’re gluten free and with absolutely no added sweeteners to the filling, that distinct lip puckering tart cherry goodness is in full effect.
Best part? They’re waffles and not an actual pie so you can totally justify eating this for breakfast.
Cherry Oat Waffles
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk any kind will do
- 1/2 cup plain full fat 4% Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups oat flour simply process oats in a food process until finely ground if you don't have oat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups frozen tart cherries
- 3/4 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, yogurt, vanilla bean paste and maple syrup in a large bowl.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk again until smooth.
- Grease your waffle iron with baking spray then pour batter onto the waffle maker and bake until done. Oat waffles tend to need the maximum about of time your settings allow (about 5-6 minutes in mine).
- While waffles cook, make the cherry topping by adding the frozen cherries to a small sauce pot over medium-high heat until all the ice is thawed.
- Whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl, add to the sauce pot, stir and bring to a boil until the thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Serve waffles warm with cherry topping.
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*This post is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute. All opinions and content are my own.
Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.