This past weekend I was preparing to make my regular Saturday morning pancakes, when I had a thought, Why don't I make waffles instead? It had been a really long time since I'd made waffles, and there was a good reason for that. The last time I attempted waffles I decided it would be OK to use the awesome waffle iron we got for our wedding, despite being used for "normal" waffles countless times. I carefully washed all of the cooking area and went through every crevice with a paper towel, wiping away any build-up. Despite all of this effort I still got sick after eating the waffles. Lesson Learned! Some things like pots and pans, dishes and utensils have never given me a problem, a waffle iron is just one of those items, like a toaster, that need to be "dedicated" gluten-free.
So now that I have my gluten-free waffle iron, I'm up and running again! Once I decided on making waffles I needed to figure what to put in it to "jazz it up". I rarely like to cook food that is normal or plain, I like to look for an ingredient that will make it special or distinctive, in this case chocolate did it for me! I remember a coworker recently talking about making chocolate waffles for dessert with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce. sounds great, but maybe not for breakfast! My recipe below is not too sweet or too chocolaty, but would make a fun weekend breakfast or brunch.
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free flour mix
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp GF baking soda
2 tsp GF baking powder
1/3 cup GF cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
salt to taste
1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 cup milk
• Mix the GF flour, flax seed, rice flour arrowroot. baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar and salt together well in a mixing bowl.
• Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl.
• Stir the eggs milk, and butter (or vegetable oil) into the dry mixture, mix all together well. If it's too dry you can add a bit more milk.
• pour the batter into your pre-heated waffle iron, according to the waffle iron directions.
• Serve with butter and syrup (or honey), or hot fruit, or chocolate and powdered sugar! Depending on how decadent your feeling! Enjoy!