Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

Waffles. I love them but hardly ever eat them. I grew up with my dad making waffles and serving them with cheese. Yes, cheese. I asked him recently why he put cheese on the waffles and he said that’s what his dad did. I suspect it has something to do with our European heritage. If you’ve ever been to the Netherlands they have pancakes that are cooked with savory ingredients on top such as cheese and ham. They are large meal sized pancakes. Sunday mornings I like to make a nice brunch rather than making both breakfast and lunch, hence brunch. We hadn’t had waffles in a long time so I thought it would be fun to make them, but my recipe calls for a mashed banana and I didn’t have any bananas hanging around.

I tried this new recipe and altered it a bit. They turned out light and crispy. Here it is:

1 cup garbonzo bean flour

1 cup almond flour, not meal

¼ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp baking soda

2 eggs, separated

1 ½ cups organic, whole-milk Greek or plain yogurt

½ cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

½ cup neutral tasting oil such as safflower or avocado or melted butter, never canola

1 tsp pure vanilla extract * you can make your own by taking cheap vodka and put fresh vanilla beans in the alcohol and let it sit for 3 months


Shift the dry ingredients first in a separate bowl. Mix the wet ingredients, except egg whites, with a hand mixer then add the dry ingredients and blend until fully mixed. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold in the egg whites into the batter.

Use coconut oil spray in the waffle iron. Pour in the mixture and cook until golden and crispy.

Now here is my extra tip. Slice any type of organic, whole fat cheese, and place a few slices on one side of the waffle and place the other waffle on top. Then close the waffle iron for a few minutes over the waffle to melt the cheese.

Serve warm with a fruit topping. I just took some frozen blueberries and heated them up in a saucepan with a little water and maple syrup.

This will make more than one serving. What I like to do is put the leftover waffles that are cooled into freezer bags and freeze for later enjoyment. Just take them out and heat them in a toaster oven.



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