Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-free Coconut Waffles (Is That A Mouthful Or What!?)

One of the things I've missed the most since I started eating gluten-free are my homemade waffles. I used to make big batches of whole wheat waffles and freeze them for a quick breakfast in the morning. At first, I replaced them with Trader Joe's wheat-free waffles, but they just weren't the same. I love making my own waffles, and playing around with different variations. So tonight I got out the old waffle iron (and I do mean old - my mom used to make us waffles with it when we were kids) and gave it a good cleaning. And then I set out to work.

I had breakfast for dinner tonight. It was a rare splurge, but needless to say, one I thoroughly enjoyed. This was my first attempt at gluten-free waffles, so I googled a lot of recipes before deciding on this one to use as a base. Ever since I made my Ginger Coconut Vegetable Soup, I've been playing around a lot with coconut milk. So I decided to go with a tropical theme and make coconut waffles with a pineapple sauce topping. The waffles turned out amazingly light and crispy. I actually liked them better than my whole wheat waffles! And the pineapple sauce was a nice topping since I didn't want to add butter and maple syrup to my sugar-free and dairy-free waffles. I think banana ice cream would also be a delicious and healthy way to top these waffles. Maybe I'll do that next time. Although in all honesty, they were so good I think they would be fine eaten plain.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-free Coconut Waffles
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1 cup brown or white rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 egg
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp agave nectar

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and whisk until no longer lumpy.
  2. Spoon evenly onto waffle iron and cook, in batches, according to the iron's instructions.
Serves 8 (2 squares each)

Pineapple Sauce
(This is basically a fat-free, sugar-free version of this recipe)

1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks
1/8 cup agave nectar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. applesauce
1/8 tsp. salt

  1. In a saucepan, combine the juice from the pineapple can (minus 1/4 cup which was used in the waffle recipe), agave nectar, cornstarch, applesauce, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring gently.
  2. Turn the heat down and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the pineapple and continue to simmer another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Spoon on top of your waffles.

This is my submission for Simply Sugar & Gluten Free's Slightly Indulgent Mondays...head over to check out some other slightly indulgent recipes. I'm also linking up to A Gluten-Free Holiday: Breakfast and Brunch at Ginger Lemon Girl.


Linda said...

Those look great. I like the pineapple sauce topping idea.

hignik said...

Those look wonderful! Now I want one. Let me know how they hold up to being frozen.

Iris said...

Thanks Linda!

Mom, I froze them last night and toasted one this morning. It tasted great and really didn't need anything on it. The coconut flavor was perfect. I think I might use the same recipe as a base for a savory waffle next time.

Amy Green (Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free) said...

I have been stalking the waffle irons lately. I didn't eat waffles growing up but I love them and have been dying to make some GF. I also love the flax and the applesauce in them - so good for you!

Thanks so much for participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

trishtator said...

I bet the coconut milk makes these so rich and tasty. What a great recipe!


loooove it!

Amanda (Panda) said...

I love this recipe, I am definitely going to bookmark it! Thanks for sharing! They look absolutely delicious!

Sophie said...

This is awesome! I've been wanting waffles for the longest I just need to get a waffle maker :)!

Lauren said...

Those waffles look amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!!

Amalee said...

I know this is an old blog post, but I found it only a couple of months ago and I just had to tell you that these are the BEST waffles I've ever had - with or without gluten! YUM :) I've never actually tried the Pineapple sauce, but I imagine that's amazing too! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!

Iris said...

Thanks Amalee! It always makes me happy to hear someone's tried and enjoyed one of my recipes!

Farty Girl said...

I'm totally making these in a pancake version! (Only because I don't have a waffle iron.) Great recipe. Applesauce and pineapple juice must make perfect sweeteners.

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...

I have rice flour - oooh, I am seeing a rice flour and teff waffle in my near future :)

Kelly said...

Love this recipe! I'm adding you to my list of links I like :-)

I Am Gluten Free said...

These look great. I am a waffle nut! You know what else they're good for? I learned this from Karina (Gluten Free Goddess): breadcrumbs!

Carrie said...

Thank you SO Much for sharing this on my breakfast roundup this week! YUM!


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