One thing I asked Dean to buy me for Christmas this year was a waffle maker. The other was a food processor. And last year’s request was a KitchenAid mixer.
Apparently I have thing for small kitchen appliances.
Anyway it turns out Dean is a pretty good listener because I got all three! And for the last month and a half we’ve been perfecting a gluten free dairy free waffle recipe that our family loves.
We really wanted to come up with a recipe that didn’t require the use of a store-bought mix. And though for a family our size we use quite a bit of rice flour in our waffles, we do buy it in bulk so it definitely works out cheaper than a mix. If you’re family is smaller than our family of five (one of whom is a teenage boy!), just cut the recipe in half.
- 2 cups white rice flour
- 1.5 cups tapioca starch
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp xanthan gum
- 4 eggs
- .5 cups vegetable oil
- 4 tbsp vinegar
- 4 cups almond milk
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
- Beat eggs in mixer.
- Add remaining wet ingredients one at a time, mixing between.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in two or three parts. Mix thoroughly for 2-4 minutes.
- Make waffles in waffle maker according to your waffle maker’s instructions.
- Serve warm with maple syrup.
Dean now makes these (and some turkey bacon) almost every Sunday! And we use real maple syrup. So delish!
TIP: We buy our rice flour at Grain Process Enterprises in Scarborough and our Maple Syrup at Costco to save moolah.
What are your Weekend traditions? Do you make waffles too?