Oatmeal Spinach Waffles For Baby + Toddler

by Holly
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Do you want to give your child a healthy breakfast without them knowing? These hidden veggies oatmeal spinach waffles are perfect!

They are made with wholesome ingredients and are packed with nutrients. Plus, they taste delicious!

So, what are you waiting for? Try these waffles today!






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Why We Love These Oatmeal Spinach Waffles

There are so many reasons to love spinach waffles, especially for babies and toddlers. First of all, they’re packed with hidden veggies. That means that little ones are getting a serving of spinach without even realizing it.

And since they’re gluten-free, they’re perfect for those with sensitivities or allergies. But spinach waffles aren’t just a good source of nutrients – they’re also delicious!

They’ve got a crispy exterior and a soft interior that’s sure to please any picky eater. Plus, they’re great for breakfast, snack time, or even as a simple side dish.

So next time you’re looking for a healthy and delicious option for your toddler, be sure to give spinach waffles a try!

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What Do These Oatmeal Spinach Waffles Taste Like

The spinach oat waffles are dense, chewy and cinnamony. It’s non-sweet so perfect for baby’s first foods. The chopped walnuts add an extra layer of crunchiness.






The Ingredients

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  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt (I used Stonybrook Probiotic Yogurt)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup milk or water

How To Make Spinach Waffles

  1. Preheat the waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Blend everything except the chopped walnuts in a blender or food processor. Here, I blend everything in my Baby NutriBullet.
  3. If the batter is too dry, you can add water or milk. I added about 1/4 cup of water to get the blender going.

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4. After you get a smooth batter, add the chopped walnuts (optional) and blend for a couple of seconds more.

5. Grease your waffle maker with oil (optional).

6. Pour batter into the waffle maker. I made traditional waffles as well as animal-shaped waffles.

7. After the waffles are done, serve and enjoy!

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8. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.






Spinach Waffles Variations

This recipe does not include sugar so if you want a sweeter taste, you can add half a ripe banana. Since I’m making it for my baby, I opt out of the added sweetness. However, when I serve it to my 5-year-old, I dust it with powdered sugar. Alternatively, you can drizzle some maple syrup or Nutella to make it sweeter so older kids will love it.

The chopped walnuts can be substituted with nut butter. I’ve tried making these waffles with peanut butter and it tasted delicious!

Can I Make These Into Pancakes?

Absolutely! I’ve tried making these into mini spinach pancakes and they tasted great! Just pour a thin layer of the batter into the pan under low heat. Turn the pancake over when the edges started to turn brown.

What To Serve With Spinach Oat Waffles

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These oatmeal spinach waffles is a stable on our breakfast table. It has all the good nutrients to start off my kids’ day. I usually serve these with a side of fruit and a glass of milk.

For older kids, you can serve these spinach waffles with maple syrup, powdered sugar, Nutella, fruit jams, and nut butter. Lastly, top it off with fruit fruits like blueberries or apple slices.

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Oatmeal Spinach Waffles

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Serves: 2 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt (I used Stonybrook Probiotic Yogurt)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water or milk (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Blend everything except the chopped walnuts in a blender or food processor.
  3. If the batter is too dry, you can add water or milk to get the blender going.
  4. After you get a smooth batter, add the chopped walnuts (optional) and blend for a couple of seconds more.
  5. Grease your waffle maker with oil (optional).
  6. Pour batter into the waffle maker.

  7. After the waffles are done, serve and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe does not include sugar so if you want a sweeter taste, you can add half a ripe banana or some honey. You can drizzle some maple syrup or Nutella to make it sweeter so older kids will love it. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 1 month.


Kids love waffles and they will love these healthy oatmeal spinach waffles even more! Be sure to give them a try the next time you want to make a breakfast that both you and your kids will enjoy.

What is your favorite way to top off a stack of waffles? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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2 comments

Laureen September 11 - 12:34 am

Thanks for the recipe, but it seems the ingredient list misses the oats. How much did you use?

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Holly September 11 - 1:37 pm

Just blend with 1 cup of quick oats =)

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