Waffles, Gluten Free or Not
I have always struggled to make crisp waffles but then I stumbled upon the right waffle iron and the right recipe. I use a Waring double-sided Belgian waffle iron and it is very forgiving. It turns out perfect waffles every time. The recipe below can be made gluten-free by using an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix to replace the all-purpose flour.
- All purpose flour or GF flour mix - 1 1/2 cups
- Oatmeal - 1/4 cup
- Blanched almonds - 1/4 cup
- Baking powder - 4 teaspoons
- Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- Eggs - 4 large
- Plain organic kefir or Buttermilk - 2 1/4 cups
- Vanilla - 1/2 teaspoon
- Butter - 1/4 cup, melted and cooled
- Combine flour, sugar, oatmeal, almonds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in food processor. Process until almonds are very small pieces or completely pulverized, your call!
- In another (large) mixing bowl whisk eggs, add kefir or buttermilk and vanilla.
- Slowly stream in melted butter into egg mixture while whisking.
- Add flour/nut mixture from food processor to eggs/kefir/butter and gently combine. Do not over-mix.
- Make waffles according to the waffle iron's instructions.
- Serve with butter, real maple syrup and lots of fresh fruit. This recipe will make 8 large Belgian waffles.
I double the batch and my family will cut them half and pop them into toaster for a quick breakfast throughout the week.