Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gluten-Free Maple Nut Waffles

Happy National Waffle Day!  Well, actually it is tomorrow.  I had no idea something like this even existed but, as a huge waffle lover, I am all ready to celebrate.  Today, in an effort to use up as much of our food as possible before the drywall instillation, I decided to try making a new type of waffle I have not tried before.  I am calling them gluten free maple nut waffles.  They actually turned out really well and I think they would have turned out better had I dug out my mixer from the basement instead of mixing by hand.

I started off by playing around with my usual gluten free waffle flour mix. I usually opt for a crispier waffle and only use gluten free starch and brown rice flour in my waffles, but I thought I would need a denser waffle to hold the nuts and the oats.  And with the addition of the oats, they still has a little bit of the crispiness I like in waffle.  :)  To make this recipe, you need:

  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk (cow, almond, soy should all be fine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Start by sifting together the flours and starch.  Then, use a whisk to add the baking powder and the salt and whisk until everything is well-combined. Use a mixer or stir vigorously by hand while adding the milk, butter, eggs, and maple syrup.  While still mixing, add in the oats and the nuts until they are well-mixed in the batter.
 Let the batter sit for a couple of minutes to thicken while you preheat the waffle iron to medium heat.  Then, add 1/2 cup of batter to the waffle iron and cook for about 5 minutes.  If your waffle iron is not non-stick, you'll want to grease the iron before adding the batter.  When they are done, remove from the waffle iron.  They taste great with jam, whipped cream, or maple syrup and butter.
Any recipes to celebrate national waffle day?  Share in the comments section!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) YAY! Thanks for helping us build a wonderful Gluten Free Community! Its great to connect! See you next Friday! Cindy from