When it is time for dinner, we start off by placing the butter in a small measuring cup and melting it in the microwave on low power for a minute, watching carefully. We set it aside to cool. Then we remove the oat-buttermilk mixture from the fridge and dust off our waffle iron. We wipe the non-stick surfaces with some canola oil and make sure it is clean and well-greased. We plug it in and heat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Next we crack the egg into a large bowl and whisk. We add the brown sugar and mix. We pour in the flour, wheat germ, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, the reserved melted butter, and oat-buttermilk mixture. We mix with a wooden spoon.
With a ½ cup dry measuring cup, we pour the thick batter onto the pre-heated waffle iron. We close and cook for about 5 minutes according to the directions for our waffle iron. When a waffle is done, we remove it with our very clean fingers carefully and toss it from one hand to the other to cool slightly and crisp.
We serve immediately. We could have put them in a 250 degree oven, but the kids could not wait! We continue until all the waffles are cooked. We get 6 yummy waffles. We serve the waffles with butter, maple syrup, and sliced apple.