Gluten-free Sourdough Waffles – need I say more?!
Everyone feeling, like I’m overdoing the whole sourdough thing a bit? Might well be, but it’s so essential in the gluten-free kitchen. The thing is, that gluten-free flours don’t rise naturally & also they don’t stick together naturally (the missing gluten part and all that…). If you add some sourdough to your mix though, you’ll be surprised how well the dough forms and how well these waffles (or whatever else you’re baking) rises. Really, you should try it. They even convinced my gluten-eating family: “They don’t even taste gluten-free.”. Probably one of the nicest compliments a gluten-free cook can get…
What about us Vegans?
While I try to eat as little animal products as possible, it is quite the challenge to bake gluten-free & vegan. I’ve tried a few thing and they were okay, but every now & again I indulge in a little “proper” soul food. BUT:
- you can replace the egg-whites with aquafaba.
- and the egg yolk with flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax seeds + 6 tbsp water in this case)
- you could also try and use 2 mashed bananas. It won’t raise as much, but it’d be tasty af (I’d reduce the sugar amount in this case though, or it could become too sweet)
Now, without further ado, the recipe ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Gluten-free Sourdough Waffles
- Waffle Maker
- 200 g (brown rice) sourdough starter from the fridge
- 150 g brown rice flour
- 150 g buckwheat flour
- 50 g white rice flour + some more, if too liquid
- 75 g coconut sugar
- 200 g oat milk (or any other) + some more, if too thick
- 2 eggs seperated
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp coconut oil very soft or melted
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar / extract
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- apple puree
- icing sugar
- Start with adding your sourdough starter to a bowl & add the brown rice flour. Mix it well (it will be quite dry).
- Next, add the buckwheat & white rice flour & baking powder, as well as the egg yolks, milk & coconut sugar. Mix until everything's incorporated.
- Last, but not least, add the coconut oil & cinnamon & vanilla sugar / extract & incorporate.
- Now, add the pinch of salt to your egg whites and bbeat them until stiff and fold them into your waffle dough. The dough is going to be quite thick, which is perfect for waffles.
- Bake the waffles as per instructions on your waffle maker & serve topped with icing sugar, yoghurt, berries and / or apple (or other fruit) puree.
Well, me being me, I got a little carried away & decided I wanna change it up a litte. If you want to do the same follow these steps just before baking the waffles:
- Take enough dough for 2 waffles & add it to a separate bowl.
- Add 2 tbsp of baking cacao to that bowl & mix well.
- Now to get the marble look, add the normal dough to the waffle maker first, but don’t spread it out evenly, just drop a few bits here & there.
- Then, fill the holes with the cacao dough
- Bake as usual & enjoy.
Not chocolatey enough? Yea, not for me either. I made a waffle from the cacao dough itself & it was a fabulous idea. For the extra chocolate satisfaction, I can recommend adding some chocolate spread, chocolate chips or some. cacao nibs to the dough before baking it. 😍
I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe. Let me know how you get on making my gluten-free sourdough waffles (below in the comments or use #carroskitchen on instagram). You can also follow me on Instagram so you won’t miss any updates.
For more recipes with sourdough, try my sourdough pancakes.
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Happy Eating & until next week,