Waffles (Gluten Free)

Mmmm waffles!

Eating gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free has made a world of a difference to my health. It’s lowered inflammation, helped me heal my gut by eliminating irritants, gotten rid of my brain fog and so much more. I have to say, these are the three best choices I’ve made for my health.

However, for a while there I thought getting ride of these foods meant giving up on a lot of tasty treats, like waffles! I had tried a range of different gluten free waffle recipes and always walked away feeling like they were “okay” – never quite leaving with an “oh man, I have to make these again!” feeling. One Sunday morning, Josh and I stumbled upon a recipe that we were inspired to adapt to our own and came across these delicious, crispy waffles! Mmmm.

We’ve tried this recipe a few times now and are in love! What a great treat. We love to grind our organic brown rice flour fresh so it’s the best quality possible. We love the addition of potato starch because it feeds your gut bacteria, helping to keep it healthy and strong.

Have fun with the toppings. If you have raw cacao nibs they are amazing sprinkled into the batter once it’s been poured into the waffle iron – it’s like a healthy “chocolate chip”!

This recipe makes about 8 waffles. If you have any extra, they make amazing left overs just pop them in the toaster.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Ingredients:

1 cup organic brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca starch
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 – 1 tsp of cinnamon (to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Coconut “buttermilk”: 1 can coconut milk mixed with 1 tbsp + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 eggs

Optional: Cacao Nibs: to sprinkle in mix when poured in waffle iron

Toppings: Any fresh or (defrosted) frozen fruit/berries, maple syrup, shredded coconut, what ever you’d like!

Instructions:

1. Heat waffle iron while preparing ingredients
2. Mix together “buttermilk” substitute: mix the can of coconut milk with the apple cider vinegar and set to the side.
3. We like to freshly grind a cup of brown rice for our brown rice flour. Mix together flour, starches, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
4. Melt coconut oil.
5. Mix oil, “buttermilk”, vanilla, maple syrup and eggs into the wet ingredients.
6. Poor into waffle iron. Optional, sprinkle with cacao nibs. Cook until waffle iron light turns off.
7. Have fun with toppings and enjoy!

Lauren

Waffles 2

Inspired by and adapted from: http://www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-waffles-54529