Vibrant green, tender and easy to make, these avocado waffles are made with oats and prepared under 10 minutes in the food processor!
Love AVOCADO toast? Tried my avocado donut recipe yet? How about avo-waffles? These yummy avocado waffles have recently been my breakfast obsession and you won’t believe how easy, tender and vibrant-green it is.
Hint: the lemon juice helps the avocado keep its lovely green color
Vegan and gluten-free breakfast recipes are on top of many people’s menus these days, but sometimes you just can’t say no to waffles, right? Well, the flourless avocado waffle is everything you need to enjoy a delicious start to your day. Boasting the fluffy and tender texture with a vibrant green hue, these waffles are made from rolled oats and are topped with avocado slices to fill your mouth with healthy goodness. Also, don’t forget to add some lemon juice to maintain the vibrant green color of your pancakes!
Ingredients used to make Avocado Waffle
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- Avocado - For this recipe, I strongly recommend that you use a ripened avocado.
- Oats - I used gluten-free oats
- Eggs – I used regular large eggs
- Salt – Pink Himalayan salt is what I have at home, so it’s what I use, but you can use any kind for this recipe.
- Sugar – I like using light-colored sweeteners such as honey powder, or raw cane sugar in this recipe because it doesn't affect the color of the final product. Coconut, date, and maple sugars are less processed, more natural granulated sugars, but it results in a browner, darker donut so I don't recommend them here. For the low carb option reflected in the nutrition facts, use a sugar-free substitute such as monk fruit sweetener or stevia powder (but be sure to convert the amount of stevia according to package directions)
- Lemon Juice - the lemon juice is added to this recipe for dual purposes. One is to activate baking soda, which is a leavening agent that relies on acidic conditions to produce the rising effect we want to see in our baked goods. The second reason is important- because it keeps the avocado from turning brown and helps maintain that vibrant green color! This is because lemon juice (ascorbic acid) keeps the surface of the avocado from reacting with the oxygen in the air. You can use either fresh or bottled lemon juice, but you could also just use a neutral flavored vinegar such as white, rice, or even apple cider vinegar.
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Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Vegan options- You can replace the 2 eggs with 2 Flax Eggs (2 Tbsp of ground flax stirred with ½ cup of water and set aside for 5 minutes). Note: the color won't be as green as what you see in the photo if you decide on this sub.
- Feel free to experiment on the variations! For example, you can add chopped up nuts, mini chocolate chips, or 1 Tbsp of matcha powder to boost the green color even more
What are some ways you can eat avocado waffles?
- Plain and warm
- Drizzled with maple syrup, honey or chocolate syrup
- Savory, with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, etc
How to Store avocado waffle
These waffles are best eaten right away, but if you have leftovers, you can store them covered at room temperature for up to 24 hours. If you need to store them longer, you can place them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze up to 4 months. Defrost at room temperature.
- Use batter right away after prep. They will deflate over time, so I've found that you don’t want the batter sitting out on the counter for too long.
- Grease the waffle iron and preheat before you fill it with batter. I use spray oil on mine.
- Try not to overfill the waffle griddle, since the batter can run out the sides.
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Avocado Waffle - Flourless, Simple and Gluten-Free
- First blend the oats in the food processor or blender until they've turned into a fine powder.
- Put the rest of the ingredients in the food processor and blend until very smooth. You can use a blender but you'll need a tamper to press the ingredients down to the blade. If you don't want to use a blender, you can just mash the avocado in a bowl with lemon juice, then use a scant cup of oat flour (95g) instead of the whole oats.
- Cook in a lightly spray oil waffle maker in lowest heat setting
- TIP: allow the heat and steam to escape after 30 seconds of cooking then continue cooking. This helps to retain avocado's green color!