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Get breakfast on the table within 10 minutes with our easy waffle recipe – Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Crushed Oreos & Marcona Almonds
Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Crushed Oreos & Marcona Almonds
This week has been one for the books. What started out as a simple kitchen project turned into a full kitchen renovation. On Monday morning, I made lunches and breakfast for the boys and sent them off to school. By Monday night, my kitchen was spread all over the main floor and the backyard. With the boys back in school, it’s important to make sure they eat a healthy and hearty breakfast each morning. The twins are in this stage where they just want to grab a banana or apple, and head out the door. I remember doing this very thing when I was younger, and for years I didn’t eat breakfast. I don’t want the boys to pick up some of my bad habits, so I’m making sure we have easy breakfast ideas for them each morning.
The boys love waffles, so putting together an easy and nutritious waffle recipe was a no-brainer! Since our kitchen is in shambles with no stove or no running water, we are thankful for the use of small kitchen appliances. We put our basic waffle maker to use this week. While the contractor was in the kitchen working this week, we made breakfast out on the back patio. Derrick searched through boxes to find a few ingredients we could put into our regular waffle recipe. He came up with oatmeal, Marcona almonds, and Oreos.
Oreos for breakfast? Yes, crushed in our food processor with nuts, and spread on top of the waffles gave it a nice crunch.
Since we didn’t have a stove to cook eggs or anything else, I was thankful to have a few packs of Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast sausages from the freezer. These particular sausages are perfect for busy mornings, or when you don’t have the option to cook with a stove. You can heat them up in the microwave (or in a skillet), or in your waffle maker. They do taste slightly different from the frozen pack of Johnsonville’s sausages, but still packed full of flavor.
When you’re struggling to come up with a 10-minute breakfast idea, our Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles with a little meat on the side is the perfect breakfast combination.
I’m sharing the recipe below for our Waffles:
- 2 cups pancake mix
- 1/4 cup organic quick oats
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Oreo & Marcona Almond Mix
- 6 Oreo Cookies
- 1/2 cup Marcona Almonds
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- Preheat Waffle Iron
- Place Oreos and Marcona almonds into a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are roughly chopped.
- In a medium size bowl add the pancake mix, organic quick oats, chocolate chips, and buttermilk.
- Regarding the buttermilk add the milk until the ingredients hold together, you don’t want the pancake mix to be soupy. Also, when the ingredients are mixed allow the pancake mix to stand for 10 minutes.
- Place the butter in a measuring cup or a microwave safe bowl and heat the butter until it melts.
- Using a brush apply butter to the preheated waffle iron.
- Scoop 3 tablespoons of pancake batter into the center of each waffle iron section.
- Scatter 2 tablespoons of Oreos and Marcona mixture onto the top of each waffle section.
- Close the lid and cook until the waffles are golden brown.
- Remove waffles from the waffle iron and brush with more melted butter.
- Serve with a side of Johnsonville’s Fully Cooked Breakfast sausages!
And yes, this is a breakfast you can prepare for your family (or yourself) within 10 minutes. It’s also perfect for a lazy, rainy weekend when you want something good to eat, but don’t want the hassle and fuss of cooking an extensive breakfast! Either way, Johnsonville’s Fully Cooked Breakfast sausages and our Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles are sure to fill your breakfast thirst and give you a great start to the day!
You can find more information on Johnsonville’s Fully Cooked Breakfast sausages, including other recipe ideas by visiting their website.
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