Gluten-Free Waffle Tutorial
This Gluten-Free Waffle recipe has become an AH reader favorite. It’s perfect for everything from fancy brunches to afternoon snacks. You can even freeze a batch to feed kids quickly on a busy morning. Working with gluten-free dough can be tricky if you don’t understand the texture and structure needed to create a fluffy end result. However, with a few tips, it’s quite easy to create these masterpieces in minutes.
Below is a recipe an video tutorial to show you just what you need to produce the perfect gluten-free waffles every time. Top these delicious treats with fruit sauce and fresh whipped cream (Always Hungry? page 222). You can also top with one of our DIY Nut Butters like Macadamia Nut Butter from our newest book, Always Delicious pages 55-58. Click here for a Homemade Nut Butter Tutorial from a past blog post. For a complete meal, add a couple of slices of turkey bacon or smoked salmon on the side.
Variations – Savory Herb or Cheesy Waffles
These gluten-free waffles are quite versatile as well. For a savory result, try using fresh herbs instead of vanilla in the batter. Another delicious choice is to fold in some shredded cheese at the end to make cheesy, waffle shaped breads. Use these as an alternative to sandwich breads, or top them with savory ingredients and serve them open-faced. If you have leftovers, dry and crumble them to use as a breadcrumb substitute.
BONUS TIP: Try baking the batter in mini muffin tins, a loaf pan, or on a sheet pan (cookie tray) at 350°F until a skewer comes out clean (12-15 minutes for muffins or sheet pan “flat bread”, 30-35 minutes for a loaf). Slice the sheet pan “flat bread” or loaf into 8 slices – two slices would be one serving. This can be used as a substitute for bread in sandwiches, burgers, or open-faced breakfast “toasts” throughout the week. The mini muffins can be stuffed with nut butter, dark chocolate, or unsweetened shredded coconut for quick grab-and-go snacks.
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Grain-Free WafflesChef Dawn Ludwig
- 2 cups chickpea (garbanzo) flour (about 280 grams)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1½ cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup unsweetened soy, almond, or whole milk
- ½ cup neutral-tasting vegetable oil, plus more for waffle iron
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- fruit, whipped cream, or a little maple syrup for serving
- First, preheat your waffle iron.
- Then, in a large bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, salt and baking soda.
- Next, in a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, yogurt, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
- In another bowl, beat egg whites with a whisk or hand mixer until they hold firm peaks. Gently fold whipped egg whites into batter — it should be on the thick side.
- Finally, cook batter in heated waffle iron following manufacturer’s instructions. Serve warm with fruit, whipped cream or maple syrup.
- You can also find the recipe here, along with an article from Journal Sentinal on our waffles. If you are looking to substitute other flours for the chickpea flour, I haven’t found a good substitute for this recipe. Nut or coconut flours tend to make them too dense. Learn more about the qualities, textures, interchangeability, and best uses for grain-free flours here.