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Gluten & Egg Free Churro Waffles

This was an exciting week at our house, Michael started the dietetic internship! For those who don’t know, this is the last step before you sit for the exam to become a registered dietitian. For his first day I wanted to make waffles.  I’m such a mom – I made him pose for the traditional first day of school pic, and made sure he had breakfast.  I got a waffle maker for Christmas last year and have since been trying to perfect the gluten/egg/dairy free waffle.   We also made some AMAZING gluten free churro’s, so obviously anything that tastes like a churro we are all about – cue the churro waffles. This recipe is a fun take on the traditional waffle, adapted from the pretty bee’s recipe. IMG_3008

Gluten & Egg Free Churro Waffles (with vegan option)

Servings: 4 – round, 7″ diameter waffles

Total time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1)
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted (I used Earth Balance – for a vegan option)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar 

For the toppings:

  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • 2-4 packets stevia (1 per serving)
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (I used Jif natural peanut butter)
  • Maple syrup, to taste

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar.
  3. Add the melted butter, water, and vinegar and mix to combine. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes, it will thicken up a little.
  4. Spray/grease your waffle iron if needed. Use a measuring cup to spoon the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Be careful not to overfill your waffle iron.
  5. Cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions. My waffle iron takes about 4 minutes. You want the waffles to have a slightly crisp exterior and be golden brown when finished.  Repeat until you run out of batter!
  6. Add toppings and enjoy!
  7. For peanut butter drizzle: Melt peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choosing) in microwave safe bowl (about 20-35 seconds).  Use a small spoon to drizzle over waffles.
  8. For cinnamon sugar sprinkling: I highly recommend this addition, it really is what give the waffles their churro taste.  Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon, and 1 packet of stevia over the waffle.
  9. Extra waffles can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container and reheated in the toaster.

Did you try any modifications? Need help with modifications for an allergy? Come up with new toppings? Let me know in the comments! 

 

 

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