We Well Call it a Scrappy Day

Baking/cooking, Granny’s Gone Crazy, scrap quilts

First Tumalo Trails – two more blocks done – I really like this quilt – still not sure if I am putting sashing in or not so leaving a space when I lay it out to get on idea on size.  I will pull out some blues and reds and pinks, yellows for more of the half square triangles as I make more.


Plenty more 2.5 inch squares to use.  Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction  and Quilt Fabrication: midweek makers .


To give you an idea of how large/small Granny’s Gone Crazy is here it is in the middle of my dining room table – it might be one day large even for a table topper.


And the waffle!  Oatmeal Cinnamon Walnut – I have a large rectangular waffle iron that came with my big George Foreman grill that I got about 10 years ago – it has five plates that come off of it for easy washing – one is a griddle, two waffle plates and two grilling plates – if you use the griddle either the waffle plate on the top or the grilling plate works as it is about an inch deep.  Sometimes I make up a double batch and just refrigerate the batter for 3 or 4 days – it is always just as good – a little thicker but it spreads out when it hits that hot waffle iron like it does the first day.  Sometimes I make the batter the night before and it is ready when I want it in the morning.


My recipe is a basic recipe that is so old – I cut it out of  a newspaper years ago and finally put lament around it so I wouldn’t loose it – it resides in the top kitchen drawer.


I have changed the recipe over the years – but that is the basic recipe – now I don’t know if you can read this so I will type it in.

Oat Waffles

3/4 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons butter, cut up
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk

I put the oats, water and butter in an 8 cup glass measuring cup and put in the microwave until the butter is melted and the mixture has absorbed the water – a couple minutes – microwaves vary.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients or use a mixer – mix until well blended together.  I never have buttermilk on hand and have never used it – I normally have the original style almond milk on hand and use that.  I save the eggs for last after beating them in a bowl so the mixture won’t be too hot for them.

Make your waffles as you always do – this will make 4 rectangular waffles  takes about 4-5 minutes.

For the cinnamon walnut version I put in 1 cup of chopped walnuts and a large teaspoon of cinnamon and brown sugar instead of white.

For an apple version I have added a 1 cup of homemade chunky applesauce and reduced the milk to a half cup and added cinnamon and brown sugar instead of white.

For banana chocolate chip I have added one or two mashed ripped bananas and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts – the grandkids love this version.

There are so many things you can do with this recipe – just be creative!








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26 comments… add one
  • Kristie Jun 14, 2017

    Both quilts are growing nicely! The waffles sound yummy!

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      thanks for stopping by Kristie

  • Marianne Jun 14, 2017

    Thanks for the recipe – it sounds wonderful! I use buttermilk in baking bread, but get the dried kind and just mix with water. Also, you can create it by mixing milk with lemon juice (but I don’t use that method). When we had the B&B I made buttermilk scones all the time.

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      when I think of it I used to buy the can now and then but now but I tend to forget about it and always like the way this turns out without it anyhow

  • Deb Jun 14, 2017

    Going to try that waffle recipe soon 🙂 I really like the Tumalo pattern as well and oh those hexies are sweet and tiny!
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    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      thanks Deb, as you can see I have been using that waffle recipe for many years – I think I tore it out of the newspaper 20+ years ago

  • maxine lesline Jun 14, 2017

    Thanks for the recipe.. tho I have no waffle iron anymore, though the pic of that buttered waffle just waiting does make my mouth water..and reading recipes is always interesting. As is the Tumalo quilt…peppy and cheerful. Need a lot of that. We had a small shower last night, so I checked my one little tomato.. a cherry variety.. and it has 3 teeny ones … I am pretty excited. Funny how the things that cause excitement change so much in a lifetime. Can’t be me.

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      you can always make pancakes with this recipe instead of waffles if you do that. I use recipes for either or. I thought we might get rain at some point yesterday but it didn’t get us

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 14, 2017

    I really like your Tumalo Trails, Karen, so pretty. Wow, I can really see how tiny those little hexies are and you have made so many already. Those waffles are mouth watering! They sound delicious. I’m going to try them on my hubby as soon as he can chew again from his surgery yesterday, he loves oatmeal. I managed to finish five baskets yesterday, so something was accomplished yesterday, what with all the waiting from 7:30 to 2:00. Thank you for the delicious recipe.

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      your welcome Dotty. We love these waffles and with the oats you get your serving of oatmeal a day I believe. yes these mini hexies are tiny! I’m not sure how many I would need to cover the table – I will just keep adding and see where it ends.

  • Karen Jun 14, 2017

    Wow! to Granny’s Gone Crazy (I knew they were small but the pic puts them in perspective), the waffles (they look yummy and I just happen to have 1 cup of buttermilk in the fridge), to how quickly your Tumalo Trails is coming along.

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      yes I thought by putting it on the table one could see that it was actually quite small still- I had a couple email me that it had grown and was so large – not! Tumalo Trails is such an easy quilt doing it with the larger blocks – it can grow very fast as these are 17 inch blocks when all are squared up – my 2.5 inch squares are not all even so when I get my patchwork blocks done I square them to 6.25 and then make the half square triangles the same (usually have to trim those-I’m such a mess with machine sewing) (and I use a quarter inch foot with a lip on it!!!)

  • Karon Scott Jun 14, 2017

    I love the Tumalo Trails progress. Each time I open and see how beautifully it is growing, my heart jumps. I want to stop and make me one. Keep up the good work.
    Will be trying the waffle recipe very soon.
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    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      it is a neat easy pattern to do!!

  • Susan Jun 14, 2017

    Tumalo Trails is looking great – love it too! Thank you for sharing this week on Midweek Makers

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      thanks – I think most of Bonnie’s patterns are great

  • Sarah Jun 14, 2017

    That quilt is looking great and mmm — those waffles are making me hungry!
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  • Belarmina Jun 14, 2017

    Karen tu edredón Tumalo es alegre
    me gusta jardín de la abuela
    gracias por la receta

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      thanks – I really like this scrappy quilt too – the waffles are great

  • Mari Jun 14, 2017

    You have the greatest blog..thank you for all that you share.

    • Karen Jun 14, 2017

      thank you Mari – that is always so nice to hear – thanks for visiting and leaving a comment

  • Kathi Jun 15, 2017

    Hey Karen… life once again has gotten in the way of me keeping up with you and all you have been up to… wow that waffle looks so yummy!
    I love your little Granny quilt you shared on your dining room table… and Tumalo Trail is AMAZING thus far! I love Bonnie style quilts though too 🙂
    Have a blessed rest of your week… and we are finally getting caught up on rain down here … so happy for that !!! Kathi
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    • Karen Jun 15, 2017

      I saw Florida was getting a lot of rain, wondered if you were getting your fair share!

  • Zafira Jun 15, 2017

    What a beautiful Jacob’s ladder quilt..This one is on my list too. ?

    • Karen Jun 15, 2017

      It is a nice easy pattern to make

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