I have a new gluten free best friend and her name is Iris and she writes this amazing blog called The Daily Diatribe and I’ve been following her for years and she totally rocks. There, I said it. Why does she rock? Because she did a TON of work to figure out how to make gluten free, dairy free and egg free waffles, giving me (and you) the opportunity to just throw the ingredients together and cook up some delicious waffles. Crisp waffles indeed! Oh, I’ve tried making waffles. I’ve posted about them here and here and here. But none of them come even close to the delicious perfection of this recipe for this gluten free diva. And one of the best things is that sometimes gluten free waffles can be gummy. Not sure if that’s from the amount of starches used or the xanthan or guar gums. But these waffles aren’t the least bit gummy.
You have to read her post to believe it. She experimented for three days. Three days, I tell you! She made over 24 batches of pancakes AND waffles. Iris, you are my gluten free hero. You just made my gluten free life much sweeter.
I followed her recipe exactly as posted. FYI, I cut the recipe in half and still ended up with almost four single waffles. I used 3/4 c. Almond Flour (Honeyville or Nuts Online – either are excellent) and 1/4 cup Potato Starch. And I used water as my liquid. Iris notes that the potato starch is key. I took her at her word. I used the smaller amount of water (1/4 cup) and that was enough. Depending on the flours/starches you use, your climate, the temperature of your kitchen and your waffle iron, you might need a different amount of water. This is my waffle iron. It produces excellent results.
These were indeed crispy. I want to try using either eggs or chia egg replacer next time, just to see if they can be a tad fluffier. But still, no complaints from me. They were delicious and crisp as is. Lots of little nooks and crannies for the melted Earth Balance and real maple syrup to pool. Oh, and did I mention, these gluten free waffles were really crisp?:)
Thank you Iris. You are da’ gluten free bomb.