Jul 232014

Waffle Iron

These are crispy and light and make the GFCF diet a lot less intimidating that it might be. If desired you may prepare a double batch of these and freeze the extras for quick snacks or breakfasts on the run.

Rice Flour Waffles

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted dairy-free margarine, or a combination
  • 1-1/2 cups soymilk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 2-tablespoons sugar, optional

You need a waffle iron to make these. My waffle iron requires about 1/2-cup of batter for each waffle. Some may require 1/3-cup of batter. Read your user’s manual and use the amount that is best for your machine.

In a medium bowl combine the rice flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well to distribute the salt and baking powder evenly.

In another bowl or a large measuring cup combine the eggs, oil, soymilk, vinegar and honey or sugar, if you’re using it. Beat until the oil and soymilk are well emulsified with the eggs.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Look the batter over. If there are any lumps then mix again until the batter is perfectly smooth.

Preheat your waffle iron as described in it’s user manual. Coat the inside with vegetable oil cooking spray or oil them lightly with a pastry brush dipped in vegetable oil. Pour 1/2-cup of batter into each waffle section. Close it up and allow the waffles for bake for about 2-minutes, or however long your instruction manual recommends. My old-fashioned, non-electric, camping-friendly waffle iron requires about 2-minutes on each side over a medium-high temperature. It takes a little practice to figure it out, but once you do, make a note of it so you know for next time.

When they are well cooked, the waffles are pretty easy to loosen from the iron with a fork or chopstick. Gently lay the cooked waffles on a plate and continue cooking until you use up all of the batter. Be careful not to overfill the waffle iron because the extra batter will just spill off and make a big mess. This recipe makes about 8 waffles in my machine. It may make more or less in yours.

Waffles are nice with peanut butter spread out on them all hot and gooey, then a few dabs of jelly to make them really good. Or, if you prefer, you can top them with sliced bananas or chocolate chips or apple butter or apple sauce. They are divine served with sausages and fried apples for a late night supper.

Assuming 8 servings, 1-waffle each.

Per Serving: 316 Calories; 17g Fat (49.3% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 80mg Cholesterol; 351mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 3 Fat.


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