Thursday, 24 February 2011

Almond Waffles

GF Almond Waffles, originally uploaded by Vegan Year.

Gluten Free and Vegan! xgfx or however you write it properly in shorthand.

These are a little delicate, be warned! You’ll need to treat them with care, especially with removing them from the waffle iron, see below. If you are careful they will hold up well to your maple syrup, freeze and reheat well, and basically act like other waffles.

When cooking these, I have been a little more generous with the batter than with other waffles and spread the batter in the iron as this doesn’t seem to do it by itself as well as other batters. I found for my waffle iron heat number 5 (out of 6) worked best for perfect waffles, and that using a decent amount of non stick spray helped with removal.

When removing from the iron, allow the beeping to stop, and count to 20 before opening the lid, then count to 20 again before attempting to remove the waffle. This will help the waffle set in shape and make removal easier. If you do not, and end up with a crumpled mess, don’t blame me!!

Use the same measuring cup you used for the oil for the almond butter, after the oil has been measured the butter will slip straight out.

If your Almond Butter is unsalted, add in an additional ¼ teaspoon Salt.

Here's the recipe for you to enjoy - xgfx or not.

Gluten Free Almond Waffles
Makes 4 or 5 eight inch waffles

2 tablespoons ground Chia Seeds
1 ½ cup Almond Milk

¾ cup Sugar
¼ cup Canola Oil
¼ cup Almond Butter, see Note
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Almond Extract

½ cup Ground Almonds
½ cup white Rice Flour
½ cup Millet Flour
¼ cup Yellow Corn Flour
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt

In a large bowl whisk together the chia seeds and almond milk. Stand 15 minutes then whisk again. It will be very gloopy at this point.
Whisk in the sugar, oil, almond butter, and extracts.
Sift in the ground almonds through salt, whisk to combine. Mix will be thick and gloopy. Stand while waffle iron heats.
Once waffle iron has heated spray well with non stick spray, and again before cooking each waffle. These have a tendency to stick so don’t be stingy with the non stick spray.
Cook to waffle makers directions. Allow waffle to sit for 30 seconds or so after cooking is complete (see above) for easier removal from the iron.

1 comment: said...

Oh yum, those look SO good. I'm really obsessed with fun breakfast foods (waffles, pancakes, french toast!) at the moment so I'll have to try these soon.