The 24th of August is National Waffle Day. And here at the Harris household we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a waffle, regardless of what food allergies you have. My 5-year-old is on a gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free diet. Baked goods can be a little tricky.

 

But I am happy to say with help from a fellow blogger, and some practice in the kitchen, I now have a recipe that she loves — and so does the rest of the family! These waffles are crunchy and slightly chewy (instead of that nasty crumbly texture that many vegan, gluten-free baked goods have).

 

I am going to give the exact information for the waffles that I made, but I really encourage you to read the original post. She tried so many different variations and offers a lot of different ideas. The first round through I tried using Honeyville almond flour and tapioca starch (that's what I had on hand). Something went wrong and every single one stuck pretty badly in the waffle iron. However, the second batch went wonderfully. I suspect that the first batch was either my error, or my very ancient waffle iron was giving me trouble. I also think that when I switched to potato starch, it went much better. So I definitely recommend using potato starch. While I had more trouble with the first batch, I really liked the flavor of the almond flour. 

 

Homemade Waffles (Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free) 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup sprouted brown rice flour, finely ground almond flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of potato starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice (melted butter, coconut oil, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce
  • 3/4-1 cup of water or milk of choice
Directions: 
  1. Whisk together the flour, starch, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the oil and applesauce. Add water slowly, whisking mixture until it forms a thick batter. Use just enough liquid to form a thick batter. You don't want the batter to be too thin. 
  3. Cook in a well-oiled waffle pan.
  4. Serve right away. The brown rice version didn’t reheat well, so make just enough for that meal. 

 

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