Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Gluten Free Waffles and Pancakes

A while back I did up a little post for my friends at Gluten Free Edmonton.

I'm going to update it for everyone in a while, but since people need food ASAP, I'll share the link here so you can start enjoying it.


Gluten Free Waffles & Pancakes Adapted from the Kinnette Pancake Recipe

So, my recent modifications to the recipe -

  1. I have been using the Bulk Barn Gluten Free Flour Blend with a sorghum base for some time now (I wanted more protein and nutritive value). The consensus is that it likely is the Gluten Free Pantry Flour Blend.  Pretty much any Gluten Free flour I've tried has worked for me.  
  2. I usually make the 1/2 recipe for the two of us, and substitute one of the two eggs (or both!) with the ground flax egg replacer method below:

Ground Flax Egg Replacer Method

     1T of ground flax (keep in the fridge so the oils don't spoil)
     3T of warmish water

Mix together in a little bowl/pyrex cup and let it sit while you gather the rest of the ingredients.

I also bring the one egg I use to room temperature while I gather the rest of the ingredients.

3.   Reduce the amount of liquid - maybe my eggs have been larger than usual lately, but I find I need 1/2 to 3/4 of the cup of milk (or other liquid - rice milk works very well) - although on some days, I have used the full cup.  It's up to you entirely how thick you think your batter needs to be… experiment!

4.  I add, uh, a dollop of good Real Vanilla.  If you have a preference for colour, and happen to have white vanilla… it's all good!

5.  The Salt thing… I LOVE SALT! There I said it. BUT! Not in my baking. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get smacked for this.  I know, I know, baking is a chemical process - you have to add salt to break up the fat.  Yeah, nope.  I have yet to have any recipe fail because I chose to omit or drastically reduce the salt. (It's usually a gluten flour swapping issue…)

6.  Get yourself a nice waffle iron with a temperature setting and decent heavy cast metal plates. They range from $30-249. These "set it and forget it" things with indicator lights - I'm not a fan.  I use the indicator light, but only to tell me when the element is on - usually one cycle means a done waffle.  I set our waffle iron to 3.75… it seems to work for us to make nice golden syrup delivery vehicles.

Feel free to add your 2¢ in the comments below! Every tip could help someone else with their success!

1 comment:

  1. Aha! finally I am going to be eating these again. Yum... thanks!