If you're like most people, you probably associate waffles with a leisurely weekend breakfast, complete with syrupy toppings and a cup of hot coffee. But did you know that the humble waffle can also be transformed into a hearty, savory meal? That's right—say hello to the lumberjack waffle!

What is a Lumberjack Waffle?

A lumberjack waffle is a heartier version of the classic breakfast staple, made with oats, wheat flour, and eggs. This combination creates a denser, more filling waffle that is perfect for satisfying appetites. Best of all, lumberjack waffles are incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit any taste.  What better on a cold winter morning! Here are some ideas to get you started:

- Add sharp cheddar cheese and diced cooked bacon for a classic flavor combo.

- Top with sauteed veggies and goat cheese for a healthy option.

- Go international with salsa, guacamole, and shredded chicken for a delicious Mexican-inspired twist.

- Make it sweet with bananas, Nutella, and whipped cream. Yum!

The lumberjack waffle is made with a yeast-risen batter that is perfect for absorbing al of the delicious toppings. It is a stick-to-your-ribs start to your day!

No matter how you dress them up, lumberjack waffles are sure to please. So next time you're looking for something a little different for breakfast (or lunch or dinner!), give them a try. Your taste buds will thank you!

There's no need to wait for the weekend to enjoy a delicious waffle—lumberjack waffles are easy to make and can be enjoyed any day of the week. So what are you waiting for? Get creative in the kitchen and whip up your own unique version today!

ere’s the basic recipe:

1 cup of quick-cooking oats

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

3 eggs, beaten

In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk, butter and eggs until well blended. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).

Add in any of the extra ingredients given above for a super-filling, fun waffle!  Use your imagination and create your own specialty.

Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.  Best to spray a little cooking oil on the waffle plates first.   For each  waffle, spoon about 1/2 cup batter onto the center of the hot waffle iron. Close the lid and cook according to the directions.  Serve warm with butter and syrup.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings (2 to 3 waffles each).

And if you're looking for some great waffle irons, check out our article "Comparison: The 5 Best Waffle Makers with Removeable Plates!"

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