Easy Oatmeal Waffles

This is the best waffle recipe that I’ve made at home. Common ingredients are stirred together to make these hearty and Easy Oatmeal Waffles!

My family loves this easy breakfast or brunch served with fresh fruit and maple syrup for an absolutely delightful meal!

Maple syrup and pat of butter on stack of four waffles with oatmeal

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Oatmeal Waffle Recipe

I’ve been making these Oatmeal Waffles regularly for at least 15 years because they are amazing! The oatmeal and whole-grain flaxseed in the waffles helps keep me full much longer throughout the morning than a classic waffle. Serve with Air Fryer Candied Bacon for an amazing breakfast!

These waffles have so much flavor in every bite. There’s more texture and depth of flavor than a plain waffle made with all-purpose flour.

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I love the heartiness the oats and flaxseed add as well as the aromatic flavor from the cinnamon. There is very little brown sugar and salt is optional making the recipe healthier without sacrificing flavor.

I’m a carb lover, especially for breakfast or a mid-morning snack whether it’s our Farmhouse Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Bread, or Bran & Raisin Molasses Muffins I crave carbs!

Table setting with a stack of waffles made from oatmeal on a white plate with fresh fruit and a fork on a red and white cloth napkin.

Maple syrup is my favorite topping, but I also love melting peanut butter and adding chocolate syrup just like we do to pancakes as a way to add protein to the meal. Fresh fruit is a must!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Great way to mix up the breakfast routine with more flavor!
  • Easy to make ahead and refrigerate or freeze – just pop in the toaster oven for a hassle free breakfast.
  • Has a deeper yet enjoyable whole grain flavor, almost reminiscent of a waffle made with whole wheat flour.
  • Using this batter bowl to melt the butter in first and then I add the other ingredients means our oatmeal waffles are on the table in less than 20 minutes!
  • Just like our Hearty Vegetable Pasta Bake this recipe also works great when served with scrambled eggs or a cheese omelet for a Friday lunch or dinner during Lent. Or an easy breakfast for dinner meal.
  • We have an Oster waffle iron or waffle maker that takes a 3/4 cup of batter and makes 5 to 7 nice sized round waffles out of this recipe. This creates leftover that reheat well throughout the week.
3 oatmeal waffles on white plates with OJ, fork & strawberries

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Ingredients Needed

  • Oatmeal – This creates the hearty flavor that we crave in these waffles. We use quick oats.
  • All-Purpose Flour – Helps fill out the rest of the body and flavor in this breakfast classic.
  • Flax Seed – Adds more fiber and helps make them a bit healthier.
  • Eggs – Adds protein and makes them a bit more rich.
  • Butter & Milk – Liquid helps mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Baking Powder – Helps them rise and is very important to evenly distribute throughout the batter.
  • Cinnamon – Adds an aromatic component that warms up the kitchen and makes your tastebuds water.
  • Koshor Salt – Enhances and balances the flavors, only a small amount is needed.
Ingredients to make oatmeal waffles are flour, quick oats, brown sugar, flax seed, butter, eggs, milk, salt, cinnamon and baking powder on a wooden counter top.

Homemade Freezer Waffle Recipe

Extras can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 – 5 days and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Make sure that each waffle has cooled in a single layer before stacking up to refrigerate or freeze or there could be a lot of condensation.

Close up oatmeal waffle with syrup in the divets and a slice of butter in the center and fresh fruit in the background.

Tips for Making the Best Oatmeal Waffles

  • Use quick oats as rolled or old fashioned oats can get a bit too chewy
  • Reheats well in the toaster or toaster oven
  • Lightly grease waffle maker in between each waffle to prevent sticking
  • Use a fork and spatula to remove the waffles from the waffle maker and prevent breaking
  • Add a pat of butter and drizzle real maple syrup for an amazing breakfast
  • Serve with fresh bananas, strawberries and blueberries

How to Make Oatmeal Waffles

melted butter, slightly beaten eggs and brown sugar.

Melted butter, brown sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl.

Stir together.

Wooden spoon stirring together milk, eggs, brown sugar and butter.

Pour oats in the mixing bowl.

Wooden spoon in quick oats poured into a butter, milk and egg mixture in a white mixing bowl.

Add remaining dry ingredients and milk, mix well.

Oatmeal waffle batter being poured onto a hot, greased waffle iron.

My waffle maker takes a 3/4 cup measuring cup full of batter. Any more will make batter run over the edges which is messy to clean up.

I like to cook a little longer after the light on the waffle maker goes off indicating the waffles are done. When I plan to serve the waffles immediately I like to bake them a bit longer to get a bit darker brown in color.

Overhead of oatmeal waffles with butter and maple syrup on a red and white napkin with berries in glass dishes in the background.

When I plan to refrigerate or freeze the waffles I like to remove them as soon as the light says it’s done so the waffles can toast when being reheated.

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Warm, delicious stack of oatmeal waffles with fresh maple syrup drizzled on top and dripping down the sides.

Easy Oatmeal Waffles

Servings 5 waffles
Author: Jennifer
This is the best waffle recipe that I've made at home at home. Common ingredients are stirred together to make these hearty and Easy Oatmeal Waffles!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seed ground
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon koshor salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  • Melt butter, mix in eggs and brown sugar.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  • Lightly grease and preheat waffle maker.
  • Use a measuring cup to fill waffle maker. Many waffle makers have a light that turns on or changes colors when waffles are done.


  • Lightly grease waffle maker in between each waffle to prevent sticking
  • Use a fork and spatula to remove the waffles from the waffle maker and prevent breaking


Calories: 504kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 12gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 781IUCalcium: 247mgIron: 4mg

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Originally shared on March 20, 2020 with updates made on September 12, 2023.

oatmeal waffles with a pat of butter


  1. Tammy Nickerson says:

    5 stars
    These were really good and I was able to sneak a little healthy ingredients in that my husband didn’t even notice (oats & flaxseed) Made two and froze the rest for another day.

    1. So glad to hear this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    My family loves these waffles. I adjusted the leavening and use half milk and half plain yogurt to make them even better. I usually double the recipe and have lots in the freezer.

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