So it’s Monday night, the kids are craving something sweet, and so are you. But hey it’s Monday. No candy until Saturday right! Got to set a good example for the kids. So what do you do? You make Norwegian oat waffles, and you switch some of the flour with oats.
To keep to the no candy on weekdays rule, you can put some jam on top or drizzle a bit of natural sweetener together with cinnamon. A little bit of low-fat yogurt, quark or even cottage cheese can also take these hearts to the next level.
So its Monday night and the kids are craving something sweet and, and so are you!
Norwegians and waffles
Norwegians love waffles and these are one of the treats that are usually served at local gatherings, sold on lotteries, or a quick dessert for a Sunday family dinner. You simply can not find a Norwegian that hasn’t tried waffles. the Norwegian waffle is quite different from the square popular Belgian version. First of all the Norwegian version is thinner and uses baking soda or baking powder to get a rise. It also doesn’t contain any of the large candied sugar that the Belgian version has.
Make the memories
I can to this day, clearly recall when my mom sat me on the kitchen bench, heated up the well used single plate waffle iron. The smell that comes from the iron as it crisps up the thin outer layer of the waffle will fill your home with warm memories as well.
Norwegian brown cheese and oat waffles
Now you might have noticed the brown cheese in the photo. This cheese is like the waffle itself also at the soul of Norwegian traditional food. In Norway, this cheese is eaten for breakfast lunch and supper, most commonly on a slice of bread. And it is absolutely worth trying on top of an oat waffle if you can get your hands on some. Now that being said, the brown cheese is not that healthy so best to stick to only a few slices.
Now we tried this recipe with all kinds of oats, everything from steel-cut to fast boiled will work. If you prefer a smooth waffle you should use oat flour. You can easily make this by running oats in your blender. Another approach can be to soak the rolled oats before adding them to the batter. Now the opposite can be just as good or even better in our opinion. Try getting large oats and add them dry into the batter. If you’re like us and enjoy some extra texture this will get you there.
Feel free to substitute the Spelt flour we used in this recipe with whatever flour you prefer. Now that being said, having some gluten in there will make the waffles a bit better.
We use bananas for this recipe but you can also opt for fiber syrup, any kind of natural sweetener, or just plain sugar if you simply don’t care. Now you can also leave the sweetener out and go for some toppings that suit a more savory version.
Norwegian oat waffles
- blender or handheld mixer
- measure cup
- waffle iron
- cooling rack
- 100 gr Oats
- 50 gr Spelt flour
- 4 medium Eggs
- 1 tbsp Melted butter
- 1 Banana
- 1,5 dl Milk
- 1 tsp Salt
- Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Run the batter smooth with a handheld mixer
- Fill the iron from the center with about 1 dl of batter, depending on the size of your iron
- Fry the batter until the waffles are slightly brown
- Have the jam ready so you can enjoy the waffles warm