About a week ago my oldest daughter asked me for these waffles. I used a different type of fat from what I used in my original recipe. Not sure if it was that, or if I just didn't grease my waffle iron well enough but I ended up with quite a disaster. For the first few waffles anyway. Fortunately, the entire batch wasn't a loss and I was able to get some normal looking waffles. After posting about my fiasco, ironically I had people ask me for the recipe! I made these waffles again, using my original go-to and they came out perfectly.
Not only are these waffles gluten free, they are also dairy free and refined sugar fee although no one will know! These waffles fool everyone. I call them freezer waffles, because much like the freezer store bought variety you can toast them right out of the freezer for a quick meal.
Heat your waffle iron while preparing the batter. Grease generously with coconut oil, avocado oil or palm shortening. Makes about 12 to 16 (4-inch) waffles
- 1 cup Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour Blend (I like this brand because xanthan gum is already in the blend. No need to add any!)
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup palm shortening, melted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extra
In another medium bowl beat eggs slightly. Stir in milk, palm shortening and vanilla extract. Add milk mixture all at once to your flour mixture. Stir just until combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy.
Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto your well greased waffle iron. Bake according to your waffle iron's instructions.
To freeze these: Wait until waffles have completely cooled. Store in a resealable storage bag or a freezer proof container with a sheet of parchment paper between each waffle. To serve from the freezer, simply toast the waffle. There is no need to defrost it first as the toaster does all the work. To prevent burning, toast on a low setting first and then if needed toast again.
I hope you enjoy these waffles as much as my family does!
*Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Garden Cookbook