It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And breakfast foods usually fall into the category of the least time consuming in terms of preparation in our house. Be it cereal, a cup of yogurt of a banana, sometimes a more substantial food like waffles is worth the few extra minutes. With so many gluten free products out there, it’s pretty easy to find a flour blend that will make some pretty good waffles in a short timeframe. Like lots of gluten free stuff, once you find the flour blends that provide the taste and textures you like, gluten free life isn’t so bad..
This recipe makes two Belgian-style waffles, ready in about 20 minutes. They are free of many allergens – gluten, grain dairy, soy and xanthan gum. If you are sensitive to the littlest, bittiest amounts of gluten (I’m especially talking to you celiacs out there), be sure to purchase a new, never used waffle maker that will only be used for gluten free waffles. Toasters and waffle irons are a commonly cross contaminated item that many people continue to use, which leads to getting glutened. So stay safe!
ALWAYS double check your ingredients for Gluten Free status (including manufacturer's statements) before using!
- 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
- 6 Tablespoons Arrowroot Flour
- 2 Tablespoons Cassava Flour
- 2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Vanilla Yogurt (Dairy free is fine here)
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup or Honey
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoons Oil
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the flours, flaxseed, salt and soda.
- In other bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
- Grease the griddles of the waffle iron (a cooking oil spray works great).
- Pour half of the batter evenly onto the griddle, then close the top of the waffle maker and and bake until the center is cooked through and the waffle is golden brown - usually about 5 minutes or so, depending on your waffle maker's instructions.
- Place the waffle on a plate and serve with syrup or your favorite fruit spread.
Flour Substitutions: Tapioca can be used in place of the Arrowroot. Coconut Flour can be used as a substitute for Cassava Flour, but the waffle may take on a slight coconut flavor.