Ever since one of my best friends has been diagnosed with Celiac’s, I have been interested in gluten-free cooking, but I have yet to make a completely gluten-free flour-containing dish. I still need to add a few more flours/starches to my pantry before I will be able to make a completely gluten free flour blend, but for now I have just been trying to substitute part of the flour with gluten free alternatives. And this is how these waffles came into existence 🙂
Ingredients (makes 5 waffles):
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp agave maple syrup blend
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 3 Tbsps vegetable oil
Whisk in all ingredients in the order above. Let stand for a few minutes while the waffle maker is warming up. Pour ~1/2 cup batter in the center of the waffle maker and use a spatula to distribute the batter uniformly. Let cook to the desired brownness. I have my waffle maker dial set at 3 out of 5. These waffles did turn out a bit browner than their flour only version.
You can definitely taste the flaxseed meal in these, but it has a nice nutty flavor. I am not sure if you can trick kids into eating these, but they are very good for grown ups 😉
Flax seeds are one of the “wonder foods” supposed to help fight heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber among others. For more information check out this webmd link.