I found a nice, cheap electric waffle maker in Lidl so thought I’d have a go and they are absolutely delicious. They are really easy to make gluten free and can be enjoyed any time of day – you could dust them with a little icing sugar and serve with berries and natural yoghurt for breakfast, or you could drizzle them with a bit of honey or maple syrup and enjoy as a desert.
Any waffle maker will work with this recipe, but like most gluten free things, they do tend to stick, so it needs to have a very non-stick surface.
I was quite surprised to find that unlike pancakes, the batter for waffles needs to be quite thick. It also needs quite a lot of baking powder or they won’t rise to fill the waffle shape.
They can be kept in the freezer and can be reheated easily in the oven.
- 300g Gluten Free Flour Co plain flour blend
- 2tbsp baking powder
- 30g caster sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 420ml full fat milk
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 20g butter, melted
- Maple syrup, to serve
Put the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt into a food processor or blender and mix them together. You can of course use a bowl, but a food processor or blender makes a smoother batter.
Measure the milk in a jug and add an egg and egg white and beat them together well. Add the vanilla extract to the jug followed by the melted butter.
Pour the liquid into the flour mixture and blend it all together. Check it’s mixed well.
Pour the mixture back into the jug and stir again.
Oil and heat the waffle maker and then pour the mixture in and cook on the highest setting until the waffles are crispy.
Serve with maple syrup.
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