Aug. 24 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'm happy to say with help from a fellow food blogger and some practice in the kitchen, I now have a recipe that my 5-year-old 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'm going to give the exact information for the waffles that I made, but I encourage you to read the original post. She tried so many different variations and offers a lot of different ideas. For the first round, I tried using Honeyville almond flour and tapioca starch, which is 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 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.

More waffle recipe ideas:

Recipe: Homemade Waffles (Gluten-, Dairy- and Egg-free)
Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the inside, these waffles are a great option for those with allergies. They are perfect for National Waffle Day!