I don’t know why, but last night at like 9:30pm I just started craving the crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside texture of waffles. I live in downtown Austin, and the scooter isn’t so great on the highway – but I was so ferociously attached to this waffle plan I got a cab to Target (the only late-night store on a Monday lol) that happens to be 10 minutes away on the highway to get a waffle iron.
Why I don’t have one in my kitchen is an interesting question…one I can only attribute to how many times I have moved. I would like a cast iron waffle iron, but I got a temporary solution in the meantime. And, I did have the satisfaction of waking up today and making waffles!
Let me add the caveat that this was a lot more sugar than I normally eat or crave…but sometimes it just has to be done! And making my own, from scratch is the surest way I know to get the best nutrients in my body to balance out the sweet 🙂
Here’s my recipe….
Gluten Free Belgian Waffles
Yield: 4 servings
You will need: large and small mixing bowl, electric mixer, measuring cups and spoons, spatula, waffle iron
1 3/4 cups Gluten Free Flour Mix (I used the Protein Blend)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 T baking soda
2 eggs, separated (see below for easy how-to)
1 T vanilla
1 3/4 cups almond milk
8 T unsalted butter – melted – (and please feel free to try coconut oil as well, I was just in the mood for the taste of real butter today!)
To separate eggs, gently crack the egg over a bowl. Hold the halves of the shell and allow the white to run off. Pour the yolk into the empty half of the shell, as close to the yolk as possible allowing more white to run off. Go back and forth a couple of times until you’ve got just the yolk in one half of the shell. Be careful not to break the yolk! Place yolk in a separate bowl.
Heat your waffle iron to the desired temperature and pour about 1/4 of your batter into the center. Waffles take varying amounts of time to cook depending on your griddle – I like mine to be crispy on the outside – as I may have mentioned 🙂
Toppings I was craving were Nutella, berries and syrup….oh, so decadent! I ate about half of one of these and I was full!
What do you like to put on yours?