I wanted to create a gluten free waffle for folks who can’t eat gluten to enjoy but more than that – an easy waffle anyone can make for themselves or their gluten-free friends. Buckwheat flour is widely available and makes for fantastic crepes, pancakes and now waffles!
I never feel great after eating pancakes and they’re a lot of work when you don’t have a griddle, so they automatically become the main. I stopped making them when I stopped eating gluten. The problem is, I really love a bit of something sweet alongside a full breakfast. Enter the waffle – mix, pour and forget! I whipped these together in less than 15 minutes! They’re perfectly crispy on the outside and unbelievably fluffy on the inside. They reheat perfectly in the toaster.
Makes 8-1/2 cup waffles
2 cups buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground flax + 1/3 cup water, mixed to form a gel
2 cups non-dairy milk (plain or vanilla)
1/2 cup canola oil (or melted non-dairy margarine)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Create a well and add the wet ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Set aside. Turn on the waffle maker. You’ll want a thick batter, but you can thin it out with a little more non-dairy milk before cooking. Cook each 1/2 cup waffle for about 5 minutes. Serve with maple syrup or whatever you like.