I bought the kids a waffle iron for christmas – one of the best christmas ideas I’ve had in a long time! Being gluten free can be tough for a teenager as there growth rate can sometimes out run them and often they need carbohydrates to keep them going. These Gluten free waffles hit the spot at anytime of the day. My daughter loves them for breakfast topped with fruit and yogurt or creme fraiche but I discovered that they are yummy used as a dipper with scrambled vegetable or as toast with soup.
Gluten Free Waffles
- Preheat waffle iron. If you don't have a waffle iron then cooking them as pancakes in a skillet works just as well.
- Use whisk to thoroughly mix dry ingredients.
- Add liquid ingredients to dry and whisk together until a smooth batter is formed. (You may need to add more water to batter to get the consistency of a pouring batter. Not too thick and not too think)
- In separate bowl, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks - firm but not dry.
- Carefully fold egg whites into batter.
- Using a glass or plastic measuring cup (aluminium causes batter to break down), pour about 1 cup of batter evenly into a waffle iron (1 cup for a 9inch square iron).
- Waffles should cook in 10-14 minutes. If in doubt wait until steam stops rising from waffle iron before looking. Cook until crisp and brown.
- Cool waffles on wire rack.