These waffles are satisfying, versatile and can be eaten for any meal. Oats contain a type of soluble fibre known as beta-glucan. Beta-glucan forms a gel in the small intestine which helps to delay the release of sugar in the bloodstream, thereby reducing the need for insulin. Foods that do not cause a rapid elevation in blood sugar are associated with lower inflammation. Beta-glucan may also help with boosting your immune system, feeling fuller longer and reducing the risk of developing certain cancers. The lean protein coming from the cottage cheese and eggs helps with satiety. Lean protein also aids in weight management, keeping your immune system functioning well and helping your body repair damage.
Nutritional information (per waffle*):
Calories: 161; Total Fat (7g); Saturated Fat (2g); Monounsaturated Fat (2g); Carbohydrates (14g); Protein (11g); Fibre (2g); Sodium (313 mg); Omega-3 Fatty Acids (0g).
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
*Servings: 12 waffles (six-inch)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 10 large eggs
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, add rolled oats and blend into oat flour.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor or blender. Blend until mixed well.
- Use ¼ - ½ cup of batter at a time to make the waffles in your waffle maker.
- Top waffles with your favourite toppings – nut butter, sliced banana, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. You could even add vanilla Greek yogurt with berries.
- This recipe works equally well for pancakes.
- To increase the fibre and omega-3, fold a few tablespoons of chia seeds and/or ground flaxseed into the batter.
- Add different spices to this recipe, such as nutmeg or allspice, for a different flavour profile.
- Batch-cook these waffles and freeze them to enjoy later.