My youngest son & me

My youngest son & me

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Hi!
My name is Tanja (Sater) Miller and I'm excited about sharing my journey of converting my favorite recipes to gluten free! I am not a fancy cook - I prefer just a casual, fun meal. I am married with grown children (and have small grandchildren) & 3 dogs. I work full time as a registered nurse & I am a geek. Yes, I love Star Trek, Star Wars, Fringe, Firefly, Farscape and most of the other Scify shows. You will probably see a little of my geek side come out once in a while! Please join me on my journey of cooking, baking & converting every day recipes into yummy gluten free meals that everyone can enjoy (not just those with a gluten allergy!) Don't be shy about checking out my recipes....I have the gluten free version along with the regular recipe that I adapted from!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Gluten Free Waffles


Gluten Free Waffles! My granddaughter was coming over early this morning so I knew she would be hungry for breakfast. I decided to convert my old waffle recipe into a gluten free version. We all liked them! I have tried several of the pre-made gluten free waffle mixes and they were too powdery in texture and flavorless. I wanted homemade waffles.

I whisked all the ingredients together and then let it sit for about 15 minutes before I used it. The batter thickens up and the waffles are fluffier. These can be served with butter & syrup or fresh fruit or pie filling or I like mine with applesauce and cinnamon. I have also used left over waffles in place of bread for an egg sandwich.

Leftover waffles can be frozen in a ziploc freezer bag and then either put in the toaster to heat them up nice and crispy or you can defrost in the microwave if you like your waffles on the softer side. You can also prepare the batch less crispy then put all of them on a cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes or until warm & slightly crunchy. That way everyone gets a warm waffle at the same time!

And if you want to be REALLY,  REALLY naughty and have these waffles as a dessert....well you can drench them quickly in melted butter and dip in cinnamon sugar for a "churro waffle". Only do this on a day that you aren't counting calories! :)

Of course if you don't have a gluten allergy...you can just use regular flour and omit the xanthan gum!

Waffe Recipe:
  • 2 cups of gluten free flour (see my recipe below or you can use a prepared flour mix like Trader Joe's. I won't use the flour mixes with sorghum flour in it for my sweets or baked goods. It gives them an aftertaste that I don't like)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch or tapioca starch (it gives the waffles a nice texture)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (leave this out if your prepared flour mix already contains it or if you are using regular flour)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or you can use almond milk, coconut milk or seltzer water)
  • 1/2 cup water (I like to add seltzer water if I have it. It gives the waffles a super fluffy texture. I didn't use it today because I didn't have any on hand)
  • 8 tbs. melted butter or oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar (you can substitute raw sugar or splenda if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract (I prefer the almond extract or almond baking emulsion)
  • 1-2 tsp. of ground cinnamon, optional. I like to add it for the extra flavor but you don't need to.

Combine all the ingredients together. (I just dump it all in the mixing bowl and beat by hand with a whisk). Let it stand in bowl for about 10-15 minutes before using and the batter will become thicker. Pour into your heated waffle maker and follow instructions on your waffle maker. (I have a very basic, cheap waffle maker but it works fine. I think it was under $5 around Christmas time and I also have a Star Wars Darth Vader Head waffle maker that I absolutely adore! It makes the most perfect waffles and doesn't drip. I found it on sale at Kohls).

My gluten free flour mixture:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 cup white rice flour (I used sweet rice flour for this batch)
  • 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour (made from sticky rice, gluten free)
  • 1 cup potato starch (not flour)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk, make sure it is very fine in texture
  • 1 cup corn starch or tapioca starch (I used corn starch for this batch)
  • 3 tbs. xanthan gum
Combine all ingredients together well. You can put it in the blender for an extra smooth texture if desired. I store mine in a glass container and use it in place of regular flour in all my recipes. This particular blend I really like for baked sweet goods. *If you have a milk allergy then just substitute powdered non-dairy coffee creamer or additional brown rice flour in place of the powdered milk.

Ready to eat!

Up close view

Taste testing for the blog!

Mmmmm good! 

Approved by the cutest critic! <3

My geek waffle maker! Worth the investment!

My favorite waffle maker

I love this waffle maker because it doesn't drip batter. It has a nice ridge

Two Vader Heads ready to eat!!! Geek Alert!!



I hope you enjoy this easy & casual breakfast recipe. (Breakfast is also great for dinner on busy nights!) 

Enjoy!
Tanja
Gluten Free Casually




2 comments:

  1. these look delicious! I am going to be making them this weekend! thank you! :)

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