A few times a month we like to have breakfast for dinner. When we discovered that Jamison couldn’t have gluten anymore this became infinitely more complicated since that breakfast for dinner was often pancakes or waffles. So far we haven’t experimented with pancakes since the gluten discovery, but we have played around with waffles.
Our first journeys into waffledom used Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Mix and they were pretty good, but you know me, I’d rather make something from scratch. So one night last week I decided to play around with the alternative flours I had on hand and see what I could come up with and this is what resulted.
These waffles could easily fool a gluten eater. They would have no idea they were eating something that was gluten free. The waffles are tender and fluffy. Pair them with some fruit and/or maple syrup and you’re set! We’ll definitely make these again.
What You’ll Need:
1 cup of sweet potato flour
1 cup of sorghum flour
1/2 cup of tapioca flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons of xanthum gum
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 cup of organic cane sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup of safflower oil
2 1/2 cups of buttermilk
Pre-heat waffle maker.
In a large bowl sift or whisk together sweet potato flour through organic cane sugar. Set aside.
Separate eggs and whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Add egg yolks, safflower oil and buttermilk to dry mixture and stir until mixed. Gently fold in egg white until incorporated.
Spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray or brush with oil. Place a dollop of batter in the middle of each square (or circle…my iron makes 4 square waffles) and lower the lid. Cook for 4-6 minutes until waffles are golden brown. Serve immediately.
Makes 8-10 waffles
Notes: These kept well and Alexis enjoyed some the next few days. Something during the cooking process caused the waffle iron to pop open. This happened on each batch, but it happened right before they were done so it didn’t make a mess, but it was odd. We joked that they were explosive waffles! 😉