My Gluten Free Waffles
AHHHHH!!! I’ve finally perfected my waffle recipe. I’ve had a waffle maker in my cupboard for a while, but everytime I’ve tried to make them, they’ve never been quite right. Pale, not crispy enough on the outside, cakey tasting, etc etc. HOWEVER, I’ve done it 😉
Follow this super simple recipe complete with tips for getting the perfect waffles.
Here’s the waffle maker I have – not an ad, just incase its helpful! *PLEASE NOTE – you can make these without a waffle maker!! Buy a silicon mould and bake in the oven… works a treat.
READ THIS IF YOU’RE DAIRY FREE:
- Milk: You need to use either full fat soya or full fat coconut milk. Almond or low fat milks will produce a paler, less crispy, slightly unattractive looking waffle.
- Butter: This recipe requires a spread, rather than butter. Spreads like the regular Flora (example here) are oil based so do not contain any dairy ingredients, but it does come with a “may contain” warning. If you need a totally dairy free option, opt for something like Flora Dairy Free (example here).
My Gluten Free Waffles
- 2 cups 280g gluten free plain four
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups 340ml milk - see the notes above for dairy free!
- 6 tablespoons butter - use a spread – notes above for this too!
- Melt your butter. You must do this first to allow it to cool slightly whilst you weigh out all the next ingredients. >TIP: I melt my butter in a mug, in the microwave, for 15 second blasts. Do not allow it to boil.
- If you're using a waffle maker, heat it up and spray with a generous amount of sunflower oil (or whatever oil you have to hand). If you're using a silicon mould, heat the oven to 180oC and spray the mould with oil.
- Add all the dry ingredients to one bowl.
- Add all the wet ingredients to the other bowl, including the melted butter. Whisk until fully combined.
- Pour all the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk quickly until JUST combined. DON'T overwhisk, its actually better to have a few lumps rather than overwhisk.
- Once the waffle maker/oven is hot (for the waffle maker, the oil should be sizzling slightly), pour in some of the waffle mix. >TIP: If you're using a waffle maker, pour about 1/5 of the mix into the middle of the waffle maker and close it immediately. It will spread itself around, you don't need to worry about that!
- For a waffle maker, leave for approx 5 mins, or until the waffle maker has stopped steaming and the waffles are turning browner on the outside. >TIP: Don't be tempted to open the waffle maker before 3 mins because they won't rise and go fluffy inside!!If you're baking them in the oven, they'll likely take 15mins.