I haven’t had “real” waffles in the longest time. At least since I was diagnosed, if not many months before. Sure, I’ve had many boxes of the frozen kind, but none that were fresh. Another thing was that I don’t typically make them at home. I remember whenever we go to hotels that have a complimentary breakfast, you’d always hope that they had Belgian waffle makers. Typically there would be about 3 waffle irons, and a small line of people, each picking up the cup of waffle batter to pour into the iron, then flip it around and upside down. Then you’d wait those painful couple of minutes until the scent floating through the air could finally jump into your mouth. Thats when I had waffles. Those were good waffles =D.
However, I’ve always been a pancake girl, and since I was good at making them (and it was less work than waffles) I stuck to it. Sure, I had a waffle iron, but it has maybe been used twice (with gluten) before. This week I decided to try converting a pancake recipe to waffles. And, it worked. Beautifully. Not to mention that the waffles were super light and really filling. Weird combo, I know, but it works. They have quinoa flakes in them, and are essentially a version of these pancakes. It’s the quinoa that makes them filling, but you really can’t taste them, or at least they don’t affect the waffles in a negative way =D.
Quinoa Flake Waffles
2 eggs, separated
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1 cup quinoa flakes
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1. Mix together egg yolks, applesauce and vanilla in a medium bowl.
2. Add milk.
3. Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until moist.
5. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until peaks form.
6. Fold 1/2 of the egg whites into the batter. Fold in the other half.
7. Cook waffles on waffle iron according to the manufacturers instructions.
Yum! Although its a pretty similar recipe, the pancake version had a stronger flavour than these, so if you’re not sure about them, try these first. If you really like the pancakes, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy these =D. My mom liked these more than the pancakes, but I’m torn. Though, I do think that waffles are going to become more of a staple in my house.
PS – This post is linked to Linda’s What can I eat thats Gluten Free?