Going gluten and dairy free has meant finding new versions of old favorites, like weekend morning waffles. We’ve gone the gluten free mix route, and while tasty, they were far from homemade, and no matter how “healthy” the manufacturer, I really try to avoid processed foods. We tried a few recipes using alternative flours and weren’t impressed. Subsequently weekend waffles have been tabled, until now.
I came across this recipe for Gluten Free/Dairy Free Blender Waffles on Passionate Homemaking. Not gonna lie, when I saw the recipe I was hopeful they’d be delicious but highly skeptical. My husband, being the awesome person he is, once again went along with my whim to try a waffle recipe that calls for raw brown rice. We ended up with an adapted version (the recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of raw brown rice, something we usually have in abundance, but not this morning) that turned out really, really good, with a nice fluffy, chewy texture, not too sweet with a hint of saltiness. Combined with some real maple syrup, awesomely wonderful. The original recipe calls for a powerful blender, like a Vitamix (which I would love to say I own but sadly don’t) but don’t let this deter you, our plain old Hamilton Beach food processor worked just fine.
So here is our adapted recipe, but I imagine the original would turn out just as delicious! We ended up with 6 waffles out of one batch.
1 1/2 C Rice milk
3/4 C Raw brown rice
3/4 C Gluten free rolled oats
2 T Olive oil
2 t Vanilla extract
2 t Baking powder
1 t Sea salt
1/2 t Baking soda
In a blender or food processor combine rice, oats, milk, oil, and vanilla. Blend on high for 1 -2 minutes or until the rice is in tiny pieces.
Cover and soak overnight
After soaking prep your waffle iron and add eggs and blend for an additional 1 -2 minutes.
Add the baking powder, sea salt, and baking soda.
The batter will be runny:
Put about a 1/2 C of batter onto your waffle iron and cook as usual.
I did some research and did find a version that doesn’t specify soaking the first part of the batter overnight, but I can’t attest to its success as we did soak it overnight and it came out amazing!