I love waffles.
More specifically, I love waffles with my butter.
The only problem I have with waffles, is the waffle iron itself.
We used to have a relatively expensive waffle iron (about $100) that I absolutely hated. It cooked the waffles just fine, but if I didn’t spray it with non-stick spray the waffles were difficult to remove. The problem with the spray or any oil you put on a waffle iron is that it builds up and it’s very difficult to remove completely if you can’t take the plates out and wash them.
So the last time we had waffles, I was at my limit with trying to clean it out with a skewer and a wet paper towel. Out to the garbage the waffle iron went because I was quite certain even Goodwill wouldn’t want it, and I began a search for a waffle iron that had removable, washable, plates.
It’s not as easy as one might think to locate a waffle iron with removable plates.
I searched online and in stores for several weeks. Then finally, while I was wandering around Target one day, I ran across this:
And even better, it was only $39.99! Evidently you can do all kinds of things with it, but I have only used it for waffles. The cooking plates pop right out for easy cleaning…problem solved. The only thing I can think of that might be a negative is its size for larger families. It only cooks one waffle at a time. But heck, at that price, you could buy a couple and your pocket-book will still be happy.
Cinnamon Blueberry Belgian Waffles
**1 3/4 Cups Artisan Flour Blend
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
2 Eggs, separated (whites whipped to stiff peak)
1 3/4 Cups Almond Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla
1/2 Cup Dairy Free Butter, melted
1 1/2 Cups Frozen Blueberries
**I substitute the cornstarch with arrowroot flour, make sure you read the substitution directions
Preheat Waffle Iron. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Add the egg yolks, almond milk, and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the melted butter, stir to combine. Whip the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form, carefully fold the whites into the batter. Fold in frozen blueberries.
Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions. I cook mine until there is no longer steam coming from the waffle iron. I like them lightly crispy on the outside.
Top with dairy free butter, pure maple syrup, and blueberries.
This little neighbor joined me for breakfast this morning.
I haven’t heard the word pocket book since my grandmother died! I vote we bring it back. A new trend started by you 🙂
p.s. I will be making these tomorrow for breakfast!
Ha! Well I’m not THAT old! 😉 But now that I think about it, that’s what my grandma called it too. Let me know how you like them, and thank you for stopping by. ~ April
Those waffles! Dear lawd, they look heavenly. I think I need a Breakfast Master…
what perfect timing, i am over here to collect your web address to send to my daughter in law who has been told by her doc to go gluten and dairy free for a while.. and she is STARVING! I said to her, i have a friend, she is just the lady for you, her food is awesome so here we are.. she is going to smile out loud when she sees waffles first up. She is desperate for bread and pizza and i know you have some recipes for those, i shall pop back.. love love.. c
Have her buy Udi’s bread (not to be confused with Rudi’s). It’s easy, she won’t have to bake it herself, and it holds together well for sandwiches. Makes excellent toast. Udi’s also has bagels, hamburger buns, and hot dog buns. Trader Joe’s will have this brand and so will many larger grocery store chains.
Hands down, the absolute best pizza crust we’ve tried (and we’ve tried tons…including home made), is a mix from a box called Hodgson Mills. I order it online, but if she’s in a larger city it shouldn’t be hard to find.
Also, have her try the Earth Balance Soy Free Spread. I have found that it is the best butter substitute.
Probably more information than you were looking for…Ha! But, those are staples for the beginner and will make life a lot more enjoyable. 🙂
You’re food looks amazing. I’ll admit I haven’t really jumped on the gluten free bandwagon, but I will definitely give some of these recipes a try.
Love your waffles and the waffle iron is amazing! I didn’t even know there is one with removable plates. 🙂 Going to Target asap to get one! I make them for my daughter and I topped with butter, organic maple syrup and fresh fruit (hubby and son don’t like them, never could understand that… 🙂
What’s not to like about a waffle? Ha! 😉