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Updated October 25, 2016

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A great gluten free waffle recipe is filled with legend, history and enough honeycomb imprints to hold your favorite toppings!

Legend

“The first waffle is said to have been made in 13th century England.  A crusader wearing his armor accidentally sat on some freshly baked oat cakes.  The cakes were flattened and bore deep imprints of the steel links.  However, he spread butter on the cakes and ate them.  His wife, delighted with the way butter stayed in the imprints from the armor, made him put it on once a week and sit on fresh oat cakes.  They were called ‘warfres’, meaning flat honeycomb-like cakes.  Dutch colonists brought their cherished ‘waffre’ irons to America.  They were long handled and very heavy to hold over an open fire.”  --Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book.  1950.  McGraw-Hill Book Company:  75.            


History


Honeycomb Imprints

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Waffle irons have come a long way since their origination. 

You can still get that cooked-over-the-campfire experience with long-handled cast iron waffle irons, reproductions of the ones found in America’s historic chuck wagons.

Yes, you can use this iron to cook up my gluten free waffle recipe.

There’s even a stove top version for indoor dwellers.

If you prefer a quick and easy breakfast treat, try cooking my gluten free waffle recipe in the waffle iron we use at home to get those beautiful honeycomb imprints, and then garnish with your favorite toppings.


Scrumptious Gluten Free Waffle Recipe Toppings

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Does your family have a signature gluten free waffle recipe topping passed down through the generations?  Ours comes from New England, where my husband’s ancestors were among the original settlers . . . 

. . . softened butter and warmed maple syrup.

Another classic topping combination is sliced fresh strawberries garnished with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Consider trying something different for a change; for example, top your waffles with in-season fresh fruit and a scoop of homemade ice cream.

Sliced fresh strawberries or other in-season fresh fruit, nut butters and flavored syrups, whipped honey butter and warmed applesauce, jams or jellies garnished with a sprinkling of sifted confectioners’ sugar . . . these are all well-loved gluten free waffle recipe toppings folks enjoy.

I intentionally made this gluten free waffle recipe to produce a large quantity of waffles so you would have enough to please your extended family and guests for holiday brunches and Sunday suppers.

Make extra to freeze for a quick workday breakfast.  Just pop a frozen waffle in your toaster or toaster oven for a quick eat.

No matter how you serve my gluten free waffle recipe . . . 

. . . it all adds up to sweet deliciousness!


Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

Gluten Free Waffle Recipe—Key to Imprint Breakfasts & More!
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Time:  40 minutes

Servings:  8 waffles

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add lemon juice, vanilla extract and milk, and then set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, and then set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs until frothy, and then mix in the oil.
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the egg mixture, add the melted butter, and then mix well.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients.
  6. Beat until batter is smooth.
  7. Let batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes to fully absorb liquid; the batter will thicken during this time.
  8. While the batter rests, preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers’ directions.
  9. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  10. Bake until steaming stops or as indicated by the waffle iron.
  11. Using a fork, carefully lift waffle from iron.
  12. Serve hot.

Variations

Apple Cinnamon Waffles

  1. Prepare and cook as directed in Cinnamon Roll Waffles variation.
  2. Top hot waffles with a scoop of warmed Apple Crisp filling.


Bacon Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Gluten Free Waffle Recipe (key recipe).
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  3. Lay short strips of cooked bacon across top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Bacon & Cheese Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice.
  3. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron
  4. Lay short strips of cooked bacon across top of batter.
  5. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Berry Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons fresh or frozen berries of your choice over top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Buttermilk Waffles

  1. Omit lemon juice and milk.
  2. To liquid mixture, add 2 cups buttermilk.
  3. Prepare and cook as directed in Gluten Free Waffle Recipe (key recipe).


Chocolate Waffles

  1. Increase granulated white sugar to ½ cup.
  2. To dry ingredients, add ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
  3. Omit ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.
  4. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.


Chocolate Chip Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons gluten-free mini chocolate chips across top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Chocolate Chip Orange Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Orange Spice Waffles variation.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons gluten-free mini chocolate chips across top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Cinnamon Roll Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Buttermilk Waffles variation.
  2. Increase ground cinnamon to 2 teaspoons.
  3. Omit grated nutmeg.
  4. Omit granulated white sugar.
  5. To dry ingredients, add ¼ cup dark brown sugar.
  6. Cook as directed in key recipe.
  7. Top hot waffles with Vanilla Cookie Icing.


Cornmeal Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. To dry ingredients, stir in ¾ cup gluten-free cornmeal.
  3. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Cream Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Fluffy Waffles variation.
  2. Omit milk and lemon juice.
  3. Add 2 cups heavy whipping cream.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Double Chocolate Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Chocolate Waffles variation.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons gluten-free mini chocolate chips across top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Fluffy Waffles

  1. Separate the eggs.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until lemon in color, and then mix in the oil.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, add the melted butter, and then mix well.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients.
  5. Beat until batter is smooth.
  6. In a large mixing bowl and using clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  7. Using a gentle hand, fold egg whites into batter.
  8. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Gingerbread Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Whole Grain Waffles variation.
  2. To sour milk mixture, add ¼ cup molasses.
  3. Omit granulated white sugar.
  4. Reduce ground cinnamon to ½ teaspoon and ground nutmeg to ¼ teaspoon.
  5. To dry ingredients, add 1 teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground allspice, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves and ¼ teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa powder.
  6. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Ham and Cheese Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice.
  3. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron
  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons diced cooked ham across top of batter.
  5. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Lemon Almond Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Lemon Waffles variation.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chopped slivered almonds across top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Lemon Waffles variation.
  2. To dry ingredients, stir in 2 tablespoons poppy seeds.
  3. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Lemon Sour Cream Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Lemon Waffles variation.
  2. Omit 1 cup milk.
  3. Add 1 cup sour cream.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Lemon Waffles

  1. To sour milk mixture, stir in 1 teaspoon gluten-free lemon extract.
  2. Omit ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.
  3. To dry ingredients, stir in 1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon peel or 1 teaspoon dried lemon peel.
  4. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.


Maple Waffles

  1. To sour milk mixture, add ¼ cup maple syrup and 1 teaspoon gluten-free maple extract.
  2. Omit granulated white sugar.
  3. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.


Maple Bacon Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in Maple Waffles variation.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  3. Lay short strips of cooked bacon across top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Nut Waffles

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chopped nuts of your choice over top of batter.
  4. Cook as directed in key recipe.


Orange Spice Waffles

  1. Reduce milk to 1 cup, and add 1 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon gluten-free orange extract.
  2. To dry ingredients, stir in 1 tablespoon grated fresh orange peel or 1 teaspoon dried orange peel.
  3. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.


Orange Waffles

  1. Reduce milk to 1 cup, and add 1 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon gluten-free orange extract.
  2. Omit ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.
  3. To dry ingredients, stir in 1 tablespoon grated fresh orange peel or 1 teaspoon dried orange peel.
  4. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.


Sweet Milk Waffles

  1. Omit lemon juice.
  2. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.


Whole Grain Waffles

  1. Omit White Gluten Free Flour Blend.
  2. To dry ingredients, stir in 2 ½ cups Whole Grain Gluten Free Flour Blend.
  3. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.








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