That’s “gluten free waffles”, not “girlfriend waffles”, by the way.
Whoever told you gluten free things had to taste like cardboard, or like gummy chewy grossness, clearly never tasted these waffles. They hold their own in the waffle iron, and taste just as good the second day if you can’t polish them all off the day you make them (just store in the freezer or fridge and toast to warm them up!)
1 1/2 cups Trader Joe’s GF All Purpose Flour (or any GF all purpose mix, like Bob’s)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp monkfruit, coconut palm sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice
1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 eggs (separated)
2 tsp vanilla extract (try maple, caramel, pumpkin, or coffee extracts too!)
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp cardamom or allspice (try pumpkin pie spice, for an even more autumnal variation)
**I also added dried currants, chia seeds, and crushed walnuts to my waffles. These waffles are a super versatile base and are ripe for customization, so feel free to add dried fruits, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, more spices or extracts, and doll them up with any “superfoods” you desire! My boyfriend said these are like “healthy Eggos” and I take that as an earnest compliment.**
WHAT YOU DO:
Preheat the waffle iron. I have a cute, tiny little pink one with a blue button, so making waffles is extra fun in my house. I’ve also seen some highly desirable waffle makers on the market for Star wars fans.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix well.
In a smaller bowl, whip egg whites until they are foamy and form stiff-ish peaks. Don’t slave over this, but note that this process does increase the fluffiness of your waffles!
In yet another bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolks, coconut oil and extracts of choice. When combined, add to the dry ingredients. Last, add the egg whites, and gently fold them in. If the mixture needs more liquid, add a dash more of almond milk.
Cook according to waffle maker specifications. Enjoy your delicious, gluten free waffles! I ate mine with ginger syrup, sliced bananas and a sprinkle of cinnamon. You’ll be surprised how filling these are.. though they may resemble a normal Eggo, I definitely couldn’t see myself eating 10 of these! Not that I eat 10 Eggos
on a regular basis ever..