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Extra Crispy Waffles 2 Versions: Paleo or Gluten Free & Vegan.

August 8, 2013

Extra Crispy Waffles 2 Versions: Paleo or Gluten Free & Vegan.

Its 5:00 am..and I am bright eyed and bushy tailed. (This is so not the usual for me) I'm in the process of trying to adjust my thyroid medication script and as any hypothyroid person knows..with med changes often often comes wonky symptoms..like not sleeping at night and then being exhausted the next day. Since thats the direction I'm headed- I figured I'd type up this ginormous post right now, since I'll be too brain dead within a few hours to possibly write this without forgetting an important ingredient or detail!

Waffles are my current obsession.. and I have a strong suspicion they will be yours too, when you see all the recipes I have coming your way in the next few weeks. Waffles make the most insane tasting sandwiches. When having multiple allergies, or trying to follow Paleo.. bread is usually the first thing to go.. Of course there are all kinds of recipes available to make bread- but I know personally that I usually just don't bother.

But waffles, I can find time for- I mean who can't find time for them? They take less than 15 minutes start to finish. So when I realized how incredible a waffle could taste as the bun to a burger, as the base of a grilled cheese sandwich (and SO much more) I went waffle crazy.

The 1st key to a perfect waffle sandwich is that the waffle MUST be Crispy. And not just crispy but extra crispy and they should be soft on the inside. Since I knew good waffle recipes can be tricky to come by..I decided to create 3.. I really can't stand the idea that anyone might miss out.

The second key to a perfect waffle is to use a waffle iron that makes super thin waffles. Sure, a belgium waffle maker will work..but I don't like them nearly as much.

The first version is a basic Gluten Free/Vegan version using grain based flours. The second is Paleo- and then check out the recipe notes under the Paleo recipe to learn how to make the egg free/ paleo version!

Gluten Free/ Vegan Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sorghum Flour (or 1 1/4 cup Superfine Rice Flour)
  • 1/2 Cup Potato Starch
  • 1 tsp. Potato Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbs Granulated Sugar (any variety)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Oil or melted butter (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice or Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat waffle maker.
  2. Mix all ingredients to create waffle batter
  3. Spray griddle with oil and pour batter onto pre-heated griddle. Times may vary. Recipe will yield between 4- 10 waffles depending on the thickness of each waffle you make.

Notes

Instead of the Sorghum flour- brown rice flour flour (or white rice should) should work. Just don't use any flours labeled as "superfine" as they tend to soak up far more liquid and will throw off the proportions of this recipe.

The potato FLOUR in this recipe is essential (yes, its different than than potato starch) its what makes these waffles extra crispy. If you can't find any in stores order some online- I often get it from Nuts.com or Bobs Red Mill.. (Note: If you want to learn more about Potato Flour and how to use it- I have a whole chapter in my books about it..)

For the sugar- any granulated variety will work such as Palm Sugar, Cane Sugar, Sucanat etc.

http://brittanyangell.com/extra-crispy-waffles-2-versions-paleo-or-gluten-free-vegan/

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Paleo Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 packed cup of blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca (starch)
  • 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 TBS of granulated Sugar (any variety!)
  • 1/4 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS of mild flavored oil or melted butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1/2 cup of Milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice (or Vinegar)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat waffle maker.
  2. Mix all ingredients to create waffle batter
  3. Spray griddle with oil and pour batter onto pre-heated griddle. Times may vary. Recipe will yield between 4- 10 waffles depending on the thickness of each waffle you make.

Notes

To make this recipe EGG FREE : Instead use 1 1/4 cup Almond Flour and only use 1/2 cup of milk. Leave out the egg and keep the rest of the recipe the same. Your batter for this version is going to be pretty thick- and your waffles are going to be crispy and soft on the inside- and ever so slightly gummy. I wasn't able to work around the slight gumminess 100% without the egg..but thought they were still very delicious.

Cant have almond flour? Another nut or seed flour should work. (such as Hazlenut Flour, Cashew Flour, etc.) Coconut flour will NOT work. Sunflower seed flour tends to turn green when used with baking powder- theres a strong possibility that could happen in this recipe since I used a fair amount of baking powder.

For the sugar- any granulated variety will work such as Palm Sugar, Cane Sugar, Sucanat etc.

http://brittanyangell.com/extra-crispy-waffles-2-versions-paleo-or-gluten-free-vegan/

Happy Waffle Making!!

-Brittany-

 

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