These oatmeal waffles have crispy edges and a soft, fluffy interior. Served with a simple blueberry fruit sauce, they’re a healthy and delicious gluten-free way to start your day.

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A few years back, I got a waffle iron for Christmas. It was one of the best gifts ever. 

I’m particular about waffles. I want them to have crisp edges but fluffy, doughy centers. It all stems from college and weekend mornings spent nursing hangovers with Belgian waffles from the cafeteria. 

This Christmas present — a Belgian waffle maker — makes not only one waffle at a time but two and is the perfect way to recreate those college waffles. I set out to experiment with a homemade waffle recipe that meets the aforementioned criteria, and these oat waffles are precisely that.

They feature a nice crisp exterior but a generously fluffy middle. They’re studded with fresh blueberries and a bit of sweetness and served with a more decadent but still simple blueberry sauce. 

They’re the weekend waffles of my dreams. The only difference between now and my college days is I’m no longer enjoying them hungover on a Sunday morning, and I have to say, they’re much more enjoyable without a headache.

Ingredients to make these oatmeal waffles with blueberry sauce

To make the oatmeal waffles, you’ll need:

  • Oat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Greek yogurt
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Agave (or any sweetener of your choice)
  • Oil
  • Fresh blueberries

For the blueberry fruit sauce, you’ll need:

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Water
  • Sugar

This waffle recipe combines the wholesome taste of oat waffles with the sweet burst of blueberries. The wet ingredients combine with the dry ingredients to create a delicious batter. The addition of fresh blueberries adds a delightful pop of flavor to every bite.

Oatmeal waffles topped with blueberries.

How to make oatmeal blueberry waffles

You’ll need a waffle maker to make this recipe, but other than that, they come together with your typical kitchen gadgets.

Equipment used

  • Waffle iron
  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • Small saucepan
  • Cooking spray 

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1: Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk them together to create a smooth batter.

Step 2: Heat the waffle iron to medium-high and grease it with cooking spray.

Step 3: Pour the batter onto the waffle iron and cook until golden and crisp.

Step 4: In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, water, and sugar to make the blueberry fruit sauce.

Step 5: Stir and cook the sauce until the blueberries break down and the sauce thickens.

Step 6: Serve the oatmeal waffles with the blueberry fruit sauce on top for a delicious breakfast. 

PRO TIP: You can make the same fruit sauce with any other berry or fruit. If you prefer a creamy topping, spread some vanilla almond cashew butter on top of the waffles.

Recipe tips

Homemade oat flour: If you don’t have oat flour, you can blend oats in a blender until they form a fine powder. This is a quick and easy way to make oat flour at home. Oat flour and oat bran are also great for making pancake recipes. Try these cinnamon raisin oat bran pancakes for a hearty, warming breakfast.

Heat, eat, and enjoy: For a quicker and easier breakfast, make a large batch of waffles and freeze the leftovers. When ready to eat, pop them in the toaster for a convenient and delicious morning meal.

Let the batter rest: Oat flour needs a few minutes to absorb liquids. It’s best to make the batter and let it sit for a few minutes while the waffle iron heats up. 

Cook the perfect waffles: To estimate the doneness of the waffles without opening the waffle iron, pay attention to the steam coming out. When the steam starts to lessen, it’s a good indicator that the waffles are ready.

Pieces of oatmeal waffles on a white plate topped with blueberry fruit sauce.

Storing tips

These oatmeal waffles can be stored in the freezer for a convenient and delicious morning meal. 

After cooking, let the waffles cool completely, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 weeks. 

To reheat, pop them in the toaster for a quick and easy breakfast. 

Recipe substitutions

  • You can substitute agave with maple syrup and use any oil you like, such as coconut or avocado.
  • You can use melted butter instead of water and sugar for the blueberry fruit sauce. 
  • If you don’t have oat flour, whole wheat flour can be used. 
  • Additionally, almond milk or any other milk, such as cashew, soy, or oat milk, can be used. Our vanilla coconut oat milk recipe would be great.
  • In place of plain Greek yogurt, you can use buttermilk. 
  • A tablespoon of nut butter can be used in the batter for added flavor. 

Recipe variations

Gluten-free oatmeal blueberry waffles: If you use certified gluten-free oat flour and ensure all other ingredients, such as baking powder and vanilla extract, are also certified gluten-free, these oat waffles are naturally gluten-free.

Vegan oatmeal waffles:

  • Substitute the egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water).
  • Replace the milk with almond milk or any other plant-based milk.
  • Use dairy-free yogurt to make these waffles vegan-friendly.

Optional add-ons: Sprinkle some cinnamon into the batter for a warm and cozy flavor. Top the waffles with a dollop of whipped cream or dairy-free coconut whipped cream for added creaminess.

These variations allow you to cater to different dietary preferences while enjoying the delicious flavors of oatmeal blueberry waffles.

More waffle recipes to try:

Cherry waffles — Also made with oat flour, these waffles feature a tart, tangy and subtly sweet cherry topping that’s equally delicious to the blueberries in this oat waffle recipe.

Sweet potato waffles — This recipe is grain-free and bursting with warming spices. It’s my favorite waffle to make in the fall and winter months.

Chocolate waffles — Wondering what could be better than chocolate waffles for breakfast? How about chocolate waffles with creamy peanut butter sauce on top? This breakfast is indulgent and dreamy while still featuring healthy, nutritious ingredients.

5 from 2 votes

Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Stacked oatmeal waffles on a blue plate with blueberries.
These oatmeal blueberry waffles are served with a simple blueberry fruit sauce. They’re a healthy way to start your day.


For the Waffles

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

For the Blueberry Fruit Sauce

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar



  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • Heat waffle iron to med-high and grease with cooking spray.
  • Pour batter onto waffle iron and cook until done.

Blueberry Fruit Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir and cook until blueberries break down and sauce reduces and thickens.


-Use any sweetener you like in place of agave. 1 tablespoon does not make a very sweet waffle so increase amounts as desired.
-For a thicker fruit sauce, add a tablespoon of a cornstarch slurry while the sauce cooks.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 612kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 22gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 486mgPotassium: 567mgFiber: 7gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 282IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 252mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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