You would never believe that these waffles are gluten free, dairy free, and egg free! They taste amazing and the scent that fills your home is so divine you could bottle and sell it. These waffles are perfectly crisp on the outside, yet soft and fluffy on the inside. They taste so blissful, that too much maple syrup would actually ruin them in my opinion. Just a faint teaspoon is all these beauties need - if any.
Usually I let my husband make regular waffles for himself and the kids on the weekend, while I have a smoothie or a juice and enjoy a slower morning. This weekend he made the mistake of challenging me to see who could make better waffles....This is the result of his foolish boast!
Recipe (makes 8 servings):
Yes this is a lot - We have a family of 4 and it's nice to have leftovers that can just be popped in the toaster the next day. 1/2 the recipe if you need to suit your needs.
· 1 cup brown rice flour
· 1 cup oat flour (ensure gluten free if needed)
· 1 cup tapioca flour (aka starch)
· 2 tbsp baking powder
· ½ tsp salt
· 2 tbsp organic cane sugar
· 1 tbsp lemon zest
· 2 cups coconut milk (might be more than this, I have to make these again next week and update. If your batter is too stiff then add more milk)
· 1 tsp vanilla
· Liquid from one 398 ml can of chickpeas (known as aquafaba)
· 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1. In a large mixing bowl combine the flours, baking powder, salt, sugar, and zest. Set aside.
2. In another bowl add water from the can of chickpeas. Using an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form, or until it’s as fluffy as you can get it.
3. Pre-heat your waffle iron.
4. Add milk and vanilla to the flour mixture and stir to combine well. Carefully fold in the foamed chickpea water. Add blueberries, and gently fold again, just enough to mix them in.
5. Spray your waffle iron (ideally with a healthy oil like avocado or coconut). Ladle out the batter into the waffle iron being careful not to overfill it. About 1 cup of batter, but it really depends on your model. Let them cook until the ready light comes on. I like to let mine go a few extra minutes – about 1 ½ cycles.