Hey there folks, how are you doing out there in GF world?
I know. Homemade GF Waffles. Why make something GF when they really aren't that expensive out there in the "real" world. Well, convenience aside, I do like being in control of the ingredients that go into my food, and with all the "styrofoam in our food" scares lately, I thought I'd give waffles a try. That and my amazing husband, who gave me a Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler for Christmas, also got me the waffle plates, and quite frankly, I was DYING to try them out!!!
Since re-entering the GF world, I've gotten a little braver again. Decided to make my own flour blend. Grateful for a local store that does bulk foods, I was able to spend about $20 and make a HUGE batch of gluten free flour. Here's my breakdown, and so far, it's worked very nicely in all my recipes:
White Rice Flour (I got one that was extra milled, so less gritty)
Brown Rice Flour
Sweet White Sorghum Flour
I did 6 cups of each and mixed well.
Some of the recipes out there added Xanthan Gum, I prefer to add mine per recipe, when mixed in a flour like this, you can never really be sure that you getting the correct amount. I follow the rule of thumb of 1/2 tsp per cup in a "breadier" or "cakier" type recipe.
Armed with my new flour, my Griddler fitted with waffle plates, and my whisk, I set out to make the perfect waffle. Ooooops, I need a recipe!!!! In comes King Arthur Flour - you know, the flour people who now sell a GF flour??? - they had one! The KAF GF Pancake & Waffle Recipe was easy to follow and worked like a charm! Thanks KAF!!!
I doubled their recipe for them so that I would have some to freeze. In my Griddler "waffle iron" it made 5 4-waffle flats. So, basically, 20 individual waffles. I did freeze them flat after cutting apart and I warm them up in my toaster. They are SO, SO, SO good, and so much better than store bought!
The were light and fluffy in all the right places, crispy and crunch in all the right places, and doused with a good syrup OR slathered in crunchy peanut butter, they just satisfy that waffle urge.
Give them a try, I believe you won't be disappointed!