Recipe: The BEST Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffles
There are 3 different ways at looking at recipes or labels with the words gluten free written across.
1. You roll your eyes in annoyance as this is clearly a marketing placement since the entirety of North America seems to be so afraid of "gluten", a substance that has been around for as long as wheat has grown on the earth - so what's the big deal? And you avoid completely
2. You gravitate to all that say gluten free since gluten must be bad for you if the media has so many negative things to say.
3. You understand what gluten is and how it affects the boy. You realize that the consumption of gluten in the North American society is far greater than it has ever been in the history so naturally sensitivities are on the rise. BUT you look at the ingredients on all foods labelled GLUTEN FREE as you also know that most recipes are loaded with sugars and other unhealthy substitutes.
Hoping that all of you are looking at this recipe with the open mind of #3! Gluten is a substance in many flours that helps with the elasticity texture of dough used for many baked goods. The problem with gluten now a days is that the average North American is consuming 10-40 grams per day! Someone who is Celiac (hypersensitive to gluten) is unable to tolerate 0.1 gram of gluten - it is very difficult to digest.
SO I believe in moderation. You should too. And always be aware of the ingredients in your food! Here is the best most fluffiest "sensitivity conscious" waffle recipe I have ever tried! Shout out to Leanne Vogel of Helpful Pursuit for creating such a masterpiece!
Cinnamon Waffles with Almond Flour
1 cup almond flour
1 pinchhimalayan rock salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flax
2 tablespoon coconut oil (do not melt! Room temperature works great)
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond milk
Preheat waffle iron to a medium-high setting
In a large bowl mix almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, pecans, and flax
Separate egg whites and yolks
Combine yolks, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and milk and mix with hand blender until fluffy
Combine flour mixture into yolk mixture and set aside
Beat whites until fluffy, fold into flour and yolk mixture
If needed, grease preheated waffle iron with coconut oil (ours doesn’t need it)
Spoon batter onto hot waffle iron
Top with maple syrup