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Oatmeal Waffles with Orange Ricotta Topping

I like how the oatmeal lends a natural sweetness and nutty flavor to these waffles. Instead of serving them with maple syrup, try them with a orange ricotta spread. —Pauline Aufrecht, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    12 waffles (1-1/4 cups topping)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine boiling water and oats; let stand for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, oil, egg and egg white; stir in oatmeal mixture. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until combined.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Combine topping ingredients; serve with waffles.

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