Gluten free waffles

June 17, 2018

Gluten free waffles

Waffles were a regular lunch in our house growing up in Sweden. I know most people tend to have waffles for breakfast or as a desert but my mum always made them for lunch and still does. Served with homemade berry compost/jams and occasionally whipped cream, no one ever complains when waffles are on the menu.  

When I initially went gluten free I made some waffles that got stuck in the waffle maker and didn't taste very nice. It put me of making them for some time and it wasn't until recently I've found my way back to waffles again and I'm so glad I did because made right, they just taste so good.

There are of course different recipes depending on where you live or come from. American waffles tend to be sweeter and if you use an American waffle maker the shape and size of the waffles are different to the Swedish once.

Swedish waffles are not sweet as you tend to add the sweetness as a topping instead. The Swedish waffle makers are also shallower then the traditional American once, making the waffles a bit thinner..... but delicious :)

You can get a Swedish type waffle maker on Amazon in both the UK and US (see picture below). They cost around £15.00 and are well worth it if you ask me.


 I've decide to post two different recipes as it will give you more options depending on what flour you want to use or have at home. There are other great and perhaps healthier options available but I decided to stick to two recipes that are as close to the original as possible

Both recipes work well but the second one with corn flour is probably my favourite.

I tend to serve waffles with fruit, berries or a jam/compote of some kind. I also love it with some lactose free whipped cream but you can also use shipped coconut cream if you prefer a dairy free alternative.

RECIPE NUMBER 1

INGRIDIENTS

Serve 4 people

  • 100g melted butter
  • 5 dl Lactose free milk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4.5 dl gluten free flour mix
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar

INSTRUTIONS
1. Melt the butter, then add the milk and let it cool a bit.

2. Mix the baking powder and the flower mix, then add to the liquids.

3. Add salt and sugar then whisk until you have a smooth consistency.

4. Grease the waffle with some butter and add approximately one ladle of mixture. Bake until golden.

RECIPE NUMBER 2

INGRIDIENTS

  • 1.2 cup / 300 ml / 3 dl cornflour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.2 cup / 300ml / 3 dl lactose free milk or almond milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp oil or melted butter
INSTRUTIONS
1. Mix all the dry ingredients.

2. Add approximately half the milk and whisk until the mix is smooth. Add the rest of the milk, eggs and oil and whisk until well mixed.

3. Heat up the waffle maker and grease with some butter once hot.

4. Pour in approximately 1/4 cup or 1/2 dl of mixture and bake until golden.

5. Whisk the mixture in between each waffle to avoid the mixture sinking to the bottom.

Serve with your favourite tummy friendly topping such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, jam/compote, lemon juice, maple syrup.

Enjoy!