We’re thrilled to be hosting Kathy Hester’s OATrageous Oatmeals blog tour today!
OATrageous Oatmeals will change the way you look at oatmeal. Gone are the boring oats with bland mix-ins because Kathy Hester has dishes like Italian Veggie and Oat Sausage, Veggie Oat Taco and Oat Pizza Crust Topped with vegan sausage crumbles made from steel-cut oats. She also includes new takes on traditional favorites like Banana Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes and Strawberries and Cream Overnight Refrigerator Oats.
With classic breakfast recipes taken to the next level with unique ingredients, tasty desserts and even savory lunch and dinner recipes, this book is perfect for every oatmeal lover out there.
Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Belgian Waffles
From OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester printed with permission of Page Street Publishing
gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free option*
I can’t help but add some lemon wherever I have blueberries! If you aren’t fond of the combination, use vanilla or almond extract instead. It’s very important to cook these waffles at least 5 minutes, if not more. If the waffle is not ready, it will make a mess.
Makes 4 waffles
- 3/4 cup (69 g) finely ground rolled oats
- or oat flour
- 1/2 cup (48 g) rolled oats
- 1/4 cup (39.5 g) rice flour
- 1/4 cup (37.5 g) almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup (148 g) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 3/4 cup (180 g) nondairy milk
- 1/2 cup (127.5 g) applesauce
- 2 tablespoons (14 g) ground flax mixed with 4 tablespoons (59 g) warm water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (or 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil)
- maple syrup
- nondairy butter, optional
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. In a different bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix well. Then pour the wet into the dry and mix thoroughly.
Set the batter aside for 10 minutes to let the rolled oats soften. Please note that this batter is very thick. Preheat your waffle iron at medium-high temperature if you have that option. The waffle iron should be hot once the batter is ready.
I suggest spraying the top and bottom plates with some spray oil, but you can make it oil-free* by just relying on the nonstick coating. If you choose to use no additional oil, make sure the waffle is completely cooked. If any of the outside is not crispy, the waffle will tear, stick and generally make a mess.
Place about 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) of batter in the middle of the waffle iron and spread into a circle with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. When you place the top down, the batter will spread. If your mixture gets too thick to spread, add a little nondairy milk to loosen it up.
Cook according to your waffle iron instructions, about 5 to 8 minutes. With my waffle iron, the first waffle takes 8 minutes. As you make additional waffles, the process gets a little faster until it takes 5 minutes for each waffle.
Per waffle: Calories 259.2, protein 6.9 g, total fat 7.8 g, carbohydrates 42.5 g, sodium 90.4 mg, fiber 6.1 g
Don’t have a waffle iron? Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 to 120 ml) of extra nondairy
We have a copy of OATrageous Oatmeals for one lucky Chic Vegan reader. Follow the instructions below to enter. US and Canadian residents only, please. Contest ends at midnight eastern time on October 7th. Good luck!
Lisa A. says
My favorite oatmeal dish would have to be butterscotch oatmeal cookies!
David James says
I love oats! Over night oats, oat pancakes, but my favourites are oat cookies and squares. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book.
I love overnight oats with chia, fruit, and granola!
Rebecca fost says
So exciting to see this book featured! I love recipes by Kathy Hester!! Would loooove this book!
Nileta Jackson says
favorite oatmeal dish – faux sausages
I love oatmeal classic porridge style but create every morning a different flavor, apple pie, pumpkin pie, blueberries, strawberries… It’s endless! 😉
I’d love to win this book!!!
Terri Cole says
Stay with me for a minute. When I was a kid my grandma made a traditional german sausage with steel cut oats, spices and other (less desirable) ingredients. It’s called goetta, and it was one of my all-time favorite things. 22 years ago, when I moved from Louisville to Cincinnati, I was amazed to discover that I could buy goetta IN A STORE. Fortunately for me, when I went veg a few years later, I discovered that a vegan version existed. It is still one of my (cruelty free) favorite things.
I love oatmeal raisin cookies!
paula rothman says
pumpkin pie oatmeal!!!!!!!!!
I love oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies!
Steel cut oats with unsweetened coconut shredded and splash of ginger maple syrup. Fills me up, in slow cooker.
Also overnight oats with blueberry, chia and carob chips. Thanks
cinnamon baked oatmeal!
Peanut butter n jelly Time!
Melissa K. says
I love steel-cut oatmeal with LOTS of add-ins lot fruits and nuts!
Ann S says
I am a big fan of oatmeal as porridge on a cold winter morning, but only recently have learned how much more can be done with oats. Would love to have this cookbook to find out even more!
I love adding all sorts of things to oatmeal including coca powder, protein powder, chia seeds, dried fruit, and nuts like walnuts, almonds, or pecans. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
I love pumpkin oatmeal, but today I made blueberry/maple baked oatmeal that was delicious! Really, you can’t go wrong with oats. 🙂
I like rolled oats with raisins; the raisins give the oats the right amount of sweetness.
Elissa Braitman says
I really like Kathy Hester’s slow cooker books. My favorite oatmeal recipe is from one of them, actually. It is the pear rose cardamom steel-cut oats. It has a lovely aroma and tastes great.
Stephanie Baldi says
I love steel cut Oats! I always add extra seeds and nuts, some cacao nibs or chocolate chips, and fruit or berries! Top it off with some maple syrup and almond milk = deliciousness.
I eat oats every day. I would love this book to have some new ideas!!
Ann M. says
I love oatmeal with a little maple syrup and banana.
Oh man, this recipe is meeting my waffle iron immediately.
I definitely need this book!
Aimee dewar says
I would a way to make oatmeal more delicious!
Korie B says
Do vegan oatmeal raisin cookies count? If not, love putting peaches and chia seeds in my oatmeal! 🙂
Carrie D. says
In the fall/winter I love pumpkin oatmeal. In the spring/summer I love banana oatmeal with blueberries.