Buckwheat Waffle and Gluten-free flour mix

What do you usually have for breakfast? In typical weekday breakfast, I usually make fruit muffin, buckwheat bread or banana bread. It is convenience for “grab and go”  kind of morning and it is very good with coffee.   For the weekend, our favorite breakfast is waffle and pancake topped with fresh fruit and drizzle with some maple syrup. Yum! I like to make my own waffle/pancake batter from scratch. We rarely buy anything that come in a box or package because it is usually fill with preservatives and things that you can’t pronounce and probably do not want in your body. Making batter from scratch doesn’t take much more time than mix the mixture from the box. (in my opinion) Especially when you do it often, you know what you need to do and it can be very quick!  So today, I am going to share with you buckwheat waffle recipe. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and cruelty-free 100% vegan 🙂  plus a bonus of how to make your own gluten-free flour mixture. Hope you like it!

waffle

GF Vegan walnut blueberry waffle

Buckwheat Waffle/Pancake Batter

Serving : 2
Prep Time:  12 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

1/2 cup gluten-free flour , store-bought or homemade mix (recipe below)
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp  grape seed oil

fresh fruit (blueberry, strawberry, banana, mango etc)
maple syrup
A Dash of Love

Direction

  • Combine apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes until it become “sour”  When it is ready, the milk will be slightly thickened and form small curdled bits.
  • At the meantime, Whisk all dry ingredients together.
  • Add apple sauce and grape seed oil into sour-milk mixture.
  • Add wet mixture into dry mixture, whisk until well combined.
  • Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Pour into waffle iron and prepare according to waffle iron instructions.
  • Remove from waffle iron when baked throughout and serve warm with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

* Homemade Gluten-free flour mix

Most of store-bought gluten free flour contains rice flour and sometime corn. My husband has a sensitivity to corn, rice and wheat. So it is very difficult for me to find flour that I like. I decided to make my own mixture without those ingredients. You can double the recipe to make a big batch and keep flour in container for convenience. I usually make about 15-30 cups at a time but if you want to start small and try it out first. here is recipe for about 3 cups flour.

1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum or guar gum  ( optional for waffle)

Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum will help your gluten free baking goods bind together and not crumbly. xanthan gum is more expensive than guar gum but it made of corn, if you are sensitive to corn like my husband, you might consider using guar gum.  In this waffle recipe, I didn’t use them at all and still turn out great.

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