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I love oats! They are one of my favorite whole grains. Loaded with a type of fiber, called beta-glucan, they help lower cholesterol and may help your immune system fight off bacteria. I blend gluten-free whole oats in my food processor until they are a flour consistency. The flour is so light and airy in waffles that it feels like I’m eating a refined dessert. Instead, I’m getting all the benefits of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals found in whole grains. Whole grains are associated with longevity and a lower risk of heart disease and several types of cancer. Instead of following the latest fad diet, choose to include whole grains and give ancient grains a try too! If you’re concerned about pesticides used in grains, choose organic. But don’t give them up as they provide essential nutrients vital for brain and heart health.
If you’re in need of a good waffle maker, I love Cuisinart’s Classic Waffle Maker*. I make these in bulk and free them in portions of two. You can place them in the refrigerator to defrost the night before and eat them on the go without syrup or sit down and with a side of yogurt and fruit and make it a meal. I love these as breakfast for dinner.
Makes about 6-8 waffles
Want to experiment with oats a bit more? Try my Best Ever Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins.
A version of this fantastic recipe is featured in my recent cookbooks! Check them out for more tasty ideas!
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