Buckwheat Waffles

I love making pancakes.  Unfortunately, they are very time consuming so they do not get made except for weekends.  And trust me, it seems like more Sundays than not I am cooking up some delicious pancakes.  However, pancakes can be very tricky to make.  You have to be very careful flipping them, they can burn easily, the outside has to cook enough not to burn but enough so the middle isn’t gooey.  Now let’s add to that and try to make vegan and gluten free pancakes.  Even trickier!  Especially if you would prefer not to spend a ridiculous amount of money on boxed packages of gluten free pancake mix.  And most gluten free pancake mixes call for eggs or might already have powdered milk in their flour.  So how is it possible to enjoy a fluffy vegan and gluten free waffle?  Well through lots of trial and error, I think I finally figured it out!  Hopefully if you are looking for a tasty, fluffy vegan and gluten free waffle, this recipe will save you lots of time! I recently bought a waffle maker because I was tired of the outside burning, the inside being gooey, and the difficulty of flipping.  After several trials on my waffle maker, I was still getting the same results minus the fact that I didn’t have to do any flipping.  I almost accepted the fact that I just wasn’t going to be able to enjoy a fluffy waffle anymore, but would just have to deal with a very crispy-on-the-outside and gooey-on-the-inside waffle.  It was still tasty after all, especially when I added peanut butter flour mixed with almond yogurt and sliced a banana on top. Well then I discovered buckwheat flour!  With buckwheat flour, I was able to create the perfect pancake!  Perfect texture, fluff, and taste! Buckwheat Waffle This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 mashed bananas
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Heat waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron’s directions.
I topped my waffles with peanut butter yogurt (2 tbsp almond yogurt, 1 tbsp almond milk, and 1 tbsp peanut butter flour) the other 1/2 banana sliced, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Maple syrup and other fruits or even nuts would also be great on these waffles!
I’m sure this batter could also be used to make pancakes if you do not have a waffle maker.  Or, try pouring the batter into a greased ramekin and microwave for about 5 minutes. (Like my PB Banana Buckwheat Bake, though I haven’t tried this with my waffle version so I’m not 100% sure how it will turn out.)  Alternatively, I’m sure you could bake it in the oven at 350F.  Once again, I haven’t tried this and I’m not even sure how long to bake it, but I’m going to guess around 20-30 minutes; just keep testing it with a fork until it is to your desired texture.  The longer you bake it the more cakey it will be and the less amount of time it bakes the fudgier it will be.  This goes for the microwave too; if you want it to be cakier, microwave it for 5 minutes, and about 3 minutes or so for a fudgier texture.Now that we have a basic recipe, feel free to experiment with different add-ins to make a variation of waffle flavors.  Here are some I’ve tried so far:
  • Carrot Cake Waffles: Add about 1 cup shredded carrots, 1/4 cup walnuts, and a dash of nutmeg.
  • Chocolate Strawberry Waffles:  Add about 2 cups chopped strawberries (I used a food processor) and 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the batter before mixing it all together and pouring it in the waffle iron.  If desired, add chopped strawberries and bananas on the side, and top the waffle with almond butter.  OMG, SO good!
Chocolate Strawberry Waffle
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