The Best Grain-Free Waffles
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These are the Best Grain-Free Waffles. Crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and perfect for anytime a waffle craving hits.
If you are like my family, you take breakfast seriously. My husband grew up on freezer waffles (hello 80's child). In fact, he used to keep a toaster in his barracks room when he was a single soldier so he could heat them up because he liked them better than the ones they served at the chow hall.
Needless to say, when we got married and moved in together, this habit filled us, not for long, though. I can't tell you how confused my husband was when we got a waffle iron for a wedding present. It was quite funny for him to ask why we needed that when we have the toaster, lol.
He quickly realized homemade waffles ran circles around thin frozen waffles, and his waffle obsession grew from there. Of course, I had to tweak my usual waffle recipe to be gluten-free, but I've taken it one step farther and made these totally grain-free.
Don't worry, though; they are still incredibly delicious with their crispy outsides and light and fluffy centers giving you all the waffle feelings you love!
What makes these the best?
A good waffle is slightly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Which if you are making waffles isn't that hard to do. When I first went gluten-free, I made a delicious recipe with rice flours that could easily rival their gluten-filled counterparts. However, since those grains seemed to still cause issues for me, I decided to make these totally grain-free. Not as easy of a feat but worth all the trial and errors because these are so good. They are the only waffles I make any more, no matter who I am making waffles for, and they are always a hit.
- can be made dairy-free
Ingredients that make these the BEST!
- Cassava Flour
- Arrowroot Starch
- Psyllium Husk Powder
- Butter or dairy-free alternative
- Baking Soda
- Cream of Tartar
- Milk of Choice
- Avocado Oil or Light Cooking Oil
Tips and Tricks
Cassava Flour - I get many messages about people not liking the texture or a recipe is not acting like it should as written, and here is where the problem probably lies.
How to Measure Cassava Flour
Cassava flour settles A LOT. Here is my trick if you do not want to have to bring out your kitchen scale to measure it. Whisk, whisk, and whisk some more. What does that mean? When I measure cassava flour, I always do the following steps.
- Whisk the flour in whatever container you are storing it or the bag.
- Spoon the desired amount into a measuring cup to measure.
- Pour that into a larger bowl or measuring cup and whisk it again. You will notice when you whisk it, the amount increases. This is because the cassava has settled, so you measured more than what you wanted for the recipe.
- If you have more, merely remove the excess and repeat until you have the amount you need.
Psyllium Husk Powder - This might be a new ingredient for you, but trust me, it makes a world of difference when it comes to getting the right texture in grain-free cooking and baking. It helps to absorb just enough extra liquid in recipes that make them act slightly more like gluten-filled foods.
Want them dairy-free? I've had luck making these with dairy-free margarine and my favorite coconut milk. I do not suggest using ghee for this recipe because it makes them oilier and not as fluffy.
Want them nut-free? You are in luck they are already are!
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Let's Make Waffles
- Mix the dry ingredients.
- Add the butter to the dry ingredients. You want it to look like wet sand but do not combine the butter. Leave a few clumps here and there.
- To the butter and flour mixture, add the wet ingredients and whisk just until they are combined.
- Let the batter sit while you heat your waffle iron.
- Pour batter into the waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
- Add your favorite toppings and syrup, and enjoy!
Note: My waffle iron gets hot. I find these waffles work best, just a little over medium on my waffle iron. If it's too hot, I find it gets cooked on the outside faster than it gets cooked all the way through. So you might need to play with the adjustments on your waffle iron.
More Breakfast Fun
The Best Grain-Free Waffles
- Waffle Iron
- 1 C Cassava Flour
- ⅓ C Arrowroot Starch
- 1 TBS Psyllium Husk Powder
- ¼ C Sugar
- ½ C Butter or Dairy-free Alternative at room Temperature
- ½ TSP Baking Soda
- ½ TSP Cream of Tartar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 C Milk of Choice
- 2 TBS Avocado Oil or Light Cooking Oil
- 1 TSP Vanilla
- Combine the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Add the butter to the dry ingredients and break it up until the mixture looks like clumpy wet s and. Make sure you leave some butter chunks.
- Once the butter is incorporated, add the wet ingredients into the bowl and whisk just until it's combined.
- Heat your waffle iron.
- Pour batter into your waffle iron and cook until it's done. Amounts and timing will vary depending on your waffle iron.
- Top with your favorites and enjoy!