Bean and Oat Waffles

My children said these were the best waffles they had ever eaten, and believe me,
they have eaten quite a few.  With this recipe, I no longer cringe
when my son wants waffles every morning for breakfast.

This recipe works great with any type of bean.  Beans can be soaked overnight, the water drained and changed and the beans will last for approximately 10 days in the refrigerator.  The soaked, yet uncooked beans, can also be frozen so they are ready to use another day.  It takes about 1/2 cup of dried beans to make 1 cup of soaked beans.  If you open the waffle iron too soon, the waffle will split in two – so be sure not to peek.


  • 1 cup soaked beans, try soybean or pinto beans
  • 1 2/3 cup water
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats


  1. Blend everything, except the oats, on high in a blender for at least 90 seconds.
  2. Add the oats and blend for another 60 seconds.
  3. Once the batter is blended, plug in a regular waffle iron to preheat.  (The batter will thicken to the right consistency while the waffle iron is preheating.)
  4. Spray the heated waffle iron with oil, and add ¾ cup of batter.
  5. Close the waffle iron and let it cook for approximately 6-8 minutes.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen June 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Wait, so when you blend the beans they are raw but soaked? Or do you soak, briefly cook then blend?


2 Rick June 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

The beans are soaked overnight, then blended raw (that is uncooked). The wafflemaker cooks them as it cooks the waffle.


3 Janet Cox December 22, 2010 at 9:43 am

These waffles are great but if you don’t have time to soak the beans here is variation that is terrific. :
1/2 cup raw almonds
2 cups water
1 3/4 cups quick oats
1 tsp vanilla
blend till very smooth, let set for about 5 mins while waffle maker pre heats. spray and bake about 10 mins. Enjoy with real maple syrup or fruit syrup.


4 Julie December 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

This looks interesting. Can I used canned beans? I know they are cooked, but does it matter? Can I use leftover cooked beans?

Also, I have a waffle iron with variable heat settings: sliding rheostat from low through medium up to high. Which setting would you recommend?

Thank you!


5 Rick January 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

Yes, you can use canned or leftover beans as well. I would recommend using a setting close to high. Just watch the first couple waffles to make sure they don’tburn


6 Laura February 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

These are so great, filling and easy. I make a big batch on the weekend and freeze for a quick breakfast during the week. Let go of my BEGGO.


7 Marilyn March 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

I have a regular waffle iron. Not a belgium. These burn in about 5 minutes. I have tried different amounts. Right now I am using 3/4 cup mix. Suggestions?


8 Nancy March 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

I also use a regular waffle maker as well as a Belgian so I can cook twice as many in the same amount of time, but I haven’t had any problem with burning. I try to keep an eye on them as they’re cooking to make sure they don’t burn. It may be that your waffle iron is much hotter than mine. I assume you’ve tried shortening your cooking time?


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