Oat-rageous Waffles with Warmed Mixed Berry Sauce

Ingredients:

Waffle Batter

  • Pancake or waffle mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (not instant or quick-cooking)

Mixed Berry Sauce

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries, unsweetened
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1 small orange
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar (or sugar substitute to taste)

Directions:

To prepare waffles:

  1. Preheat waffle iron. Prepare waffle recipe on the box of pancake mix. Add cinnamon and vanilla. Set batter aside.
  2. In medium glass bowl, add water and oats and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  3. Remove bowl from microwave (there will be water left in the bowl). Allow oats to plump up in the hot water for approximately 5-7 minutes.
  4. Strain the plumped oats using a strainer or slotted spoon, removing the excess water. Stir in strained oats to waffle batter.
  5. Pour batter in waffle maker. Makes (10) 4-inch waffle squares.

To prepare Mixed Berry Sauce:

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, warm berries, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Stir constantly until completely warmed through. Pour over waffles.

Leftovers:

Store leftover waffles in the freezer. Throw in the toaster for a quick and satisfying weekday breakfast.

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