Spiced Buttermilk Oat Waffles are gluten-free with a nice texture from the oats and a touch of cardamom, cinnamon and brown sugar.Jump to Recipe
Waffles are particularly popular in Sweden on Våffeldagen, or “Waffle Day” on March 25th every year. Apparently this tradition started because in Swedish the Christian feast day, Vårfrudagen (Our Lady Day), sounds a bit like Våffeldagen, so Swedes decided to celebrate Vårfrudagen by making waffles. Traditional Swedish waffles tend to be crisp and light, slightly buttery, and heart-shaped. These Spiced Buttermilk Oat Waffles still have a Scandinavian flair with chewy oats and a hint of cardamom and cinnamon, but a softer, fluffier texture.
This recipe is made gluten-free by using oat flour and quick oats. Buttermilk is used both as a liquid and a leavener (the acid in it reacts with the baking soda). Brown sugar and vanilla combined with the cardamom and cinnamon add a most comforting flavor.
Mixing and Preparing the Spiced Buttermilk Oat Waffles:
Combine the dry ingredients. Whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Add to the flour mixture until blended. The batter will be fairly thick. Thin with a bit more buttermilk if needed.
Preheat the waffle iron. I love my handy CucinaPro waffle iron. I always cook these waffles at max heat.
Spray the surface of the iron with a bit of oil to prevent sticking.
Fill the hot iron with enough batter to barely reach the edges of the pan.
Cook the waffles until they are a lovely golden brown.
These Spiced Buttermilk Oat Waffles are soft and tender–much like a cross between a waffle and a pancake. My favorite way to eat them is with cloudberry preserves and fresh berries! They are such a delightful breakfast or brunch treat!
Spiced Buttermilk Oat Waffles
- Waffle Iron
- ¾ cup oat flour
- ½ cup gluten-free quick oats
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg, whisked
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Freshly whipped heavy cream, for garnish
- Jam or fresh berries, for garnish
- Confectioner's sugar, for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add to the flour mixture until blended.
- Lightly oil waffle iron and preheat.
- Add batter according to manufacturer's instructions and cook until golden brown.
- Transfer waffles to plates and top with whipped cream, jam, berries or a dusting of confectioner's sugar.
Tips for Success:
- This batter is best used on the day it is made but will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator.
- Quick oats will yield a finer texture than rolled oats in this recipe.
- Try any toppings you desire. My favorites are cloudberry preserves or apple butter!