These waffles are light but also crispy on the outside from just a touch of oil and a yeasted batter with buttermilk. Oats and whole wheat pastry flour make a heartier waffle that is delicious with fruit, yogurt or syrup.
1. Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a large mixing bowl; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the buttermilk, oil, sugar and flour and whisk until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
2. Preheat a waffle iron. Whisk the oats, egg whites, baking soda, and salt into the waffle batter until smooth. Lightly mist the hot waffle iron with cooking spray. Add about 1/3 cup of batter to each section, using the back of a spoon to spread batter to the edges. Cook until the waffles are crisp and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup.
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