Gluten Free Waffles Recipe
Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal (although strangely I don’t eat breakfast during the week), and I look forward to each weekend when I can make something delicious from one of my cookbooks or a Pinterest recipe.
We ate waffles quite often in the weekend when I was growing up, store bought, but still really good. On trips to USA waffles are also something I like to order. The UK don’t seem to be so big on the craze, and when I entered the world of gluten intolerance it wiped out all hopes of eating any. There’s certainly no GF freezer waffles for sale at the supermarkets here, unlike good old USA, which have loads of delicious GF options.
One of my Christmas gifts last year from The Boy Next Door was a waffle maker. Pretty much the perfect gift! However life somehow got in the way as it does, and I didn’t end up using it until very recently. I did some Pinterest and Google searching, and using this flour blend, I made up a batch of waffle mix and took my waffle maker for a spin.
A couple of dud waffles later, I quickly got the hang of the machine, and what turned out were golden, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside waffles, that I topped with Greek yoghurt, lemon curd and frozen berries. They were pretty damn good, if I do say so myself. I froze the leftovers, and they later came back to life perfectly once they were popped in the toaster.
If you happen to be the proud owner of a waffle maker, or you’re thinking of buying one, and wanting a really good gluten free waffles recipe, look no further than this one below….
- 280g gluten-free all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (if your gf flour doesn’t contain any)
- 2 Tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 500ml milk (I use almond, but use whichever milk is your preference)
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle machine.
- In a large bowl, add the gluten-free flour, xanthun gum, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, mix the milk, melted butter, egg yolks and vanilla together.
- Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until smooth.
- Beat the egg whites in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the egg whites into the waffle batter, making sure not to overmix.
- Pour some batter onto the waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
- Whilst working through the batter, keep the already made waffles warm, by placing them on a plate in the oven on a low temperature.