Oat Waffles and Freezer Burritos

saw these waffles on “Good Eats” and they seem similar to the original recipe with one major difference:  you use oats instead of flour.  You can make your own oat flour in the food processor or even the blender.  Though, I think it would be more difficult in the blender.  It only took 2 minutes to make it in the food processor and you would never know that the waffles were made with oatmeal.  The kids never figured it out.

These were frozen and we heated them back up into the toaster.  My toaster is a little small, so I think that is why the larger size waffles burned a bit of it.

Since it is Alton Brown, he puts everything in ounces so that when you make them at home, they are exactly like the ones he made.  Here is a weight chart that King Arthur Flour has online that really helps with the conversions.  I have had success with it except for regular AP flour.  America’s Test Kitchen uses 5 ounces for 1 cup of flour.  King Arthur uses 4.25 ounces for 1 cup of flour.

Oat Waffles
yield 8 servings

5.5 ounces old fashioned rolled oats
4 ounces AP flour (about 3/4 cup)
3 Tb. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 eggs, beaten
2 ounces butter, melted and let sit about 5 minutes
2 cups/16 oz. buttermilk, room temperature

1.  Heat a large skillet to medium heat and put in the oats.  Stir and toast until fragrant.  Keep an eye on them because they burn easily.  This takes about 2-3 minutes.
2.  Put in the food processor and process until the oats look like flour – took me about 2 minutes.  It’ll look more like whole wheat flour than AP flour.
3.   Mix the dry stuff:  oat flour, AP flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
4.  Mix the wet stuff:  eggs and butter.  Stir.  Add buttermilk.  Stir.
5.  Add wet stuff to dry and whisk until combined.  Turn on the waffle iron while your batter sits for 5 minutes.
6.  Make your waffles per the directions of the waffle iron.

To freeze:  cool completely and store in air tight container up to a month.  Thaw in the microwave or toaster.

Here are my efforts to make freezer burritos.  It was simply taco meat with black beans and cheddar cheese in a tortilla.  They were rolled in foil and frozen.  Then, cook them in the microwave to eat.  Got a lot of lunches out of these!

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