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The Perfect Waffle

My roommate’s eyes widened as the brilliant idea came to her mind as we stood in the kitchen. “I have THE best idea! You know what we should do Cara???”

Okay pause right here; allow me to first interject a little backgroud knowledge.

I am learning that anytime my roommate uses the word “we” while we are either in the kitchen or simply talking about food, she actually means “you”; me, Cara. So let me translate: As my roommate and I were standing in the kitchen she turned to me and said, “You know what you should do tomorrow, Cara?”

 

“You should totally make waffles for breakfast!”

Translation: “I’m going to need breakfast tomorrow and I personally don’t want to make anything, so I think I could really go for one of your waffles in the morning!”

Thanks to my roommate’s encouragement, I ended up making one of the best batches of my ultimate breakfast food.  But pride comes before the fall because as I sat at the table this morning, ruminating for 20 minutes over the fact that these were seriously the best gluten-free and vegan waffles I have ever made (quite possibly in the history of mankind as well), I realized that I had left one of the waffles sitting in the iron for that entire time. It gave a very new meaning to extra crispy.

Just because you can throw down a mean breakfast doesn’t mean that you should burn your house down because of it. The end.

Waffle Recipe

Gluten, egg, sugar, and dairy-free

Makes 4 round waffles

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 c. sorghum flour (Authentic Foods brand)
  • 1/2 c. brown rice flour (Authentic Foods brand)
  • 1/2 c. oat flour
  • 1/4 c. arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 c. potato starch
  • (OR: 2 c. all purpose gluten-free flour mix)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 c. rice milk
  • 3 Tb oil
  • 1 Tb flaxseed meal + 3 Tbs water (mixed and set for 5 minutes)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours and starches together with baking powder and salt.
  2. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Pour remaining ingredients inside the well.
  3. Mix until fully combined. Allow to sit for 5 minutes while the waffle iron heats up.
  4. Heat as directed by your waffle iron.

59 Comments Post a comment
  1. Tina #

    WAHOOOOOOO!!! We ate waffles as a family for the first time in months! THANK YOU! This recipe is amazing, it came out just like I remember waffles tasting like. I even had to modify, subbing cornstarch for the arrowroot powder (I couldn’t find it last night at the store) and I learned we had to cook them longer than traditional waffles so they didnt stick in our iron. What a blessing this morning has been!

    December 24, 2012
  2. OMG…. I will tell you, I have tried several gf, ef, recipes before, all the others were so thick I could not pour them in. This one looks just like a regular batter would, hands down the best one we have tried! Thanks a million! Both my 5 year old son and me have various allergies, it is soooo hard to find a great one, Thanks again 🙂

    August 31, 2012
    • This just made me do a little leap of joy for you! HOORAY! xoxo

      August 31, 2012
  3. Oh my gosh and I am SO hungry right now. Lucky enough, a friend brought me 2 huge bags of fresh blueberries I just popped in the freezer…..Mmmmmmm!!

    August 17, 2012
  4. Yum! We made these last night and then I had to link you on my website! I wrote up a little post about the perfect waffles – then sent them to your site for the recipe. Thanks for the inspiration.

    August 13, 2012
  5. Wow! Those waffles look delicious.. I love crispy waffles. I love all waffles.

    August 1, 2012
  6. Sounds like you both need each other! 😉
    And the fact that you sat down and enjoyed your creation fully, enough to forget a burning waffle is proof they were really THAT good! 😉
    Yum!

    July 27, 2012
    • That was beautifully put, Ella. You are right. We do need each other–thanks for putting that into perspective!

      July 29, 2012
  7. You have a very smart roomie! These Waffles looks amazing, Justin has to remind me not to leave any cooking device unattended I have been known to burn a few things (thankfully just not the kitchen)in my day 🙂 The worst cooking on the grille, I get distracted by my flowers and garden and completely forget what I was grilling in the first place

    July 26, 2012
    • This is why I like you 🙂

      July 27, 2012
  8. Ha, your roommate sounds a bit like my husband & your waffles look perfect.

    July 21, 2012
    • Both of them are probably rather pleased with themselves and their cleverness, huh? 🙂

      July 22, 2012
  9. The next time you make these, I’m going to be on the next plane to CA

    July 21, 2012
    • Don’t you tease me! Because I will be making them tomorrow…

      July 22, 2012
      • Oh, NOW I sign in and see your response! You’ll just have to make them again 😉

        July 27, 2012
  10. These look totally perfect! I’m drooling over all the figs- I need to get me some! And your roommate is pretty clever. I like her already! 🙂

    July 19, 2012
    • Figs are seriously the best, aren’t they???

      July 22, 2012
  11. Well, at least you didn’t burn the ones you ate 🙂 For that I suspect you and your room mate are grateful!

    July 18, 2012
  12. Maddy #

    You always seem to save me every time my mouth goes “hmm, I feel like…(insert said dessert/baked good/breakfast food/meal here.” Then Cara goes, “I will come up with an allergy free and better tasting (insert said dessert/baked good/breakfast food/meal here.” It’s a beautiful cycle…

    July 18, 2012
    • Great minds think alike, right? 😉

      July 19, 2012
  13. I’m so jealous that your roommate has such an awesome roommate. Love and miss you!! Catch me up, will ya?! I have pictures for you!!!

    July 18, 2012
    • I would love to add an extra 3 roomies (2 of which are furry little babies). Know of any takers???

      July 19, 2012
      • OoO, OoO, OoO. PICK ME!! PICK ME!! ((bounces up and down in seat))

        July 19, 2012
        • I chooooooossssseeeeeeee….

          MEG!

          July 22, 2012
  14. My husband was the same way “we” was “you” until I went apesh!t on him one day. Now, he wears padding before he asks me to do things…

    July 18, 2012
    • HAHA! I could never imagine you going apesh!t on anyone, Brooke. But the mere thought of it is making me giggle…

      July 18, 2012
  15. You are awesome and love the new tag line. You must fly over for tea and catch me up on your life. It sounds like a ton has happened since we’ve talked. Or just im me when you see me ; )

    July 18, 2012
    • Private jet has been notified 🙂
      An IM chat is in the near future, me thinks… xo

      July 18, 2012
  16. I truly think I love your roommate Cara. She’s brilliant! 🙂

    July 18, 2012
    • Don’t you dare encourage her, Shira…

      July 18, 2012
      • Sorry! I promise I won’t —- but look at what came of it? These most spectacular waffles!! I see a pattern maybe? 😉

        July 19, 2012
        • Another good point is made by the beautiful Shira… 😉

          July 19, 2012
          • Haha! 😉 I might need to know more about this someday..I like what I see so far! Hope you are well!!! xoxox

            July 19, 2012
  17. Laurel #

    I can see the headlines now – “Princess Fork, Queen of the Universe Enjoys Ultimate Waffle as House Burns. Story at 7:00.” I can see I’ve made a tragic mistake. Had I moved to California rather than Texas I could have been the persuasive roommate with the personal chef. Darn. Where DID I leave that time machine?

    July 18, 2012
    • You better find that damn time machine stat, Laurel! Or better yet, we will just make an extra room for you by next week 🙂

      July 18, 2012
      • Laurel #

        Lilac or lavendar?

        July 19, 2012
  18. Haha I can totally relate to your relationship with your roommate- mine used to tell me we should make cookies all the time. Well, we all know only one person ended up in the kitchen and it sure wasn’t her 😉

    I love waffles, I wish I had a waffle iron so I could try these!

    July 18, 2012
    • Gabby, it should be illegal that you don’t have a waffle iron! Looks like I know what I am sending you for your birthday… 🙂

      July 18, 2012
      • Laurel #

        Well, if that’s the traditional birthday present… I need a laughing hyena icon.

        July 19, 2012
  19. so glad to hear that before the waffle char came some perfect waffle. and yes, I’m going to second (the genius) Richa … an adult beverage waffle is a must.

    July 18, 2012
    • Maybe a combo of your homemade Baileys and my waffle?? 😉

      July 19, 2012
  20. i like my waffles super crisp please:)) are we going to see some adult beverages made into the best possible gf waffles soon 😉

    July 18, 2012
    • Laurel #

      I vote for Black Russian waffles, Richa. Great idea. We should make Cara hand deliver.

      July 18, 2012
      • Not sure if you want them 20 minutes super crisp, Richa 🙂 ha. Adult waffles, eh? Hmmmm, the possibilities are stirring in my brain right now…

        July 18, 2012
  21. You should totally make her make waffles… she probably wouldn’t burn them…

    July 18, 2012
    • Take it easy, birthday boy!

      July 18, 2012
  22. Somer #

    Dude, your room mate needs to be making you waffles! I was going to start name calling, but she’s probably a very nice person. Sorry about the crispy one, glad you didn’t burn your house down! Xoxo!

    July 18, 2012
    • My roommate is a very smart negotiator really. Can’t fault her one bit 😉 If you were here, I’d make you all the waffles your heart could contain!

      July 18, 2012
      • Somer #

        That’s a heck of a lot of waffles…. Promise?!

        July 21, 2012
  23. Jan #

    Hehe 🙂 glad the new roommate situation is going well. Wafs look delicious!

    July 18, 2012
    • Everything is going spectacularly! It will be even better come 2 weeks from now…

      July 18, 2012
  24. Mmmmmm these look amazing! And a little char never hurt anyone 🙂

    And your relationship with your roommate and the kitchen sounds oh so very similar to my relationship with my husband and our kitchen. “We” always = “you”

    July 18, 2012
    • I heard char puts hair on your chest 🙂

      July 18, 2012
      • That sounds like something my grandpa would say! 😉

        July 19, 2012

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