Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins



  1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk the flours, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Stir eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla into the oat mixture.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.
  5. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat.
  6. Spoon in enough batter to cover 3/4 of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8 x 8 inch waffle iron).
  7. Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4-5 minutes.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter.
  9. For pancakes-coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat.
  10. Using about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake, cook until the bottoms are golden and small bubbles start to form on the tops, about 3 minutes.
  11. Flip and cook until pancakes are browned and cooked through, 1-2 minutes.
Most Helpful

My family loves these waffles! I make my own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to every cup of milk. I like that I can add some healthier ingredients to the batter. It makes me feel better even though my kids pour syrup or something full of sugar on top!

LiLiVi09 April 07, 2012