These gluten free waffles are easy to make, wholesome and oh-so-delicious. Whip up an extra batch to freeze for busy weekday mornings!
A bit ago, I shared my favourite classic waffle recipe I’ve been making since we got married almost 23 years ago. About a month ago, I chose to give them up (maybe for good).
As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been dealing with health issues since the beginning of March. It’s been a tough road, but I’m trying my best to maintain a positive perspective. So far, we’ve been able to rule out anything too serious. But, until we get to the bottom of what’s causing my symptoms, I’ve decided to modify my lifestyle for the better. One of those changes is eating gluten free.
Instead of dropping waffles completely from my diet, I decided to play around with some gluten free recipes. Of course, they had to be on the nutritious side and absolutely delicious, or why bother?! Keeping that in mind, I started with my original recipe and made a few tweaks until I got it just right. Guess what? We like this new version even better!
How to Make Gluten Free Waffles
If you tried my original waffle recipe, this one follows the same steps including folding in beaten egg whites to make them fluffy. However, instead of wheat flour, I substituted Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking & Pancake Mix. I also changed up a few measurements slightly, so be sure to follow the new recipe (at the bottom of the post) closely for best results.
Note: Look for Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix in the health food aisle of your grocery store or order from Amazon. This post is not sponsored but does include affiliate links for your convenience.
Since Pamela’s baking mix includes almond flour, there’s a slight nuttiness to these waffles. I suggest making these chocolate sweet potato muffins with the mix too. So good! Having a bag stocked in your pantry is super convenient.
I find that I only need to eat one gluten free waffle instead of my usual two. Yes, they’re super filling but not like some gluten free breads that are heavy and tasteless. These are crispy on the outside along with that fluffy inside we all look for in a waffle with a bit of texture.
Go ahead and add your usual toppings if you like. A tiny bit of butter and maple syrup are perfect complements (and maybe some fruit). Plain Jane works too.
Freezer Friendly Waffles
As with my original recipe, I suggest whipping up an extra batch of waffles to pop in the freezer for busy weekday mornings. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container with a bit of parchment or waxed paper between the layers.
To reheat, simply pop in the toaster and/or microwave. Super easy breakfast option for on-the-go. (My son may have a slight addiction to these waffles. Can’t blame him though!)
Looking for a new waffle maker? I adore my Breville 4-slice waffle maker. Check out more of its incredible features in this post. Perfect for making any type of waffle, including this Pamela’s waffle recipe.
Gluten Free Waffles With Pamela’s Mix
These gluten free waffles are easy to make, nutritious and oh-so-delicious. Whip up an extra batch to freeze for busy weekday mornings!
- 3 cups Pamela's baking and pancake mix not packed
- 1 tablespoon sugar optional
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 large eggs separated
- 2 cups milk or milk alternative
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup butter melted
Combine baking mix, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff (not dry) peaks form. Set aside.
Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Stir in melted butter and mix until incorporated.
Gently fold in egg whites.
Follow waffle maker instructions for cooking.
- If batter is too thick, thin out with a bit more milk.
- These waffles took about 4 minutes to cook ½ cup batter in each slot of my Breville Waffle Maker (using custom setting), which is less than my original recipe. Once waffles stop steaming (or almost), they’re most likely done. Should be golden brown in colour.
Wishing you a great day!