Monday, May 26, 2008

Gluten-Free Waffle Extravaganza

I knew I was in for a treat this Memorial Day when I woke to the sounds of the Kitchenaid mixer running. I could clearly discern the unmistakable sound of the whisk attachment spinning away, which surely meant that egg-whites were part of whatever gluten-free recipe was being created. Given the hour of day, it was a fair bet my initial hunch - waffles? - would correctly identify the first course of the day.

I love waffles! Homemade gluten-free waffles especially, since their wonderful texture and taste can not be beat by any store bought varieties (though, I don't know why, since we freeze our "extra" waffles and then reheat them in a toaster at a later date just like a purchased gluten-free waffle would be - and they are perfectly delicious for months this way).

Today's assortment of fresh-baked (or fresh-ironed, in the waffle iron) waffles were all dairy-free in addition to gluten-free, and included a nice range of flavors. My wife has again outdone herself and baked an assortment (for this morning, and for future consumption) including:
  • Cocoa, Chocolate-Chip, and Pumpkin variety
  • Tofu, Flax, Buckwheat, Blueberry, cinnamon
  • Banana-Walnut
Oh what a treat!
I was able to sample from each type, and had one of the greatest Memorial Day gluten-free / wheat-free breakfasts anyone could ask for. It was the perfect way to start the day!

I'll try to get around to posting the various recipes soon. They are each essentially variations on a theme, originating with the existing waffle recipes we have online already at the Gluten-Free Recipe Library here (though, those original waffle recipes were not dairy-free, so I definitely need to post the extended versions).

Enjoy your Memorial Day... I know I will, especially after starting out with such a great breakfast treat!


Dianne said...

Dont eat them all!!! I love waffles, and havent eaten decent ones in years!

What time is breakfast tommorrow!

brenda t said...

I want to share a great place where I always shop for organic and gluten free products. They have lots of great stuff.

Catherine said...

I wish I was eating breakfast at your place!


Mike Eberhart said...

I don't let many of these marketing links through; in fact, I only do so if I go check out the site and it looks like good deals on gluten-free foods. I went there, and I see they have the Carole's Soycrunch varieties that I usually get at Whole Foods, and the price is good. Perhaps worth the shipping costs if ordering enough. I also had to laugh at the FIVE GALLON Agave Nectar product (wow! that is a lot! Even I don't bake enough to use that much, but maybe someone reading this does) :)