My little ones love Waffles and will happily eat great amounts at all times of the days, topped with fruits and maple syrup, or even plain! I got one of those popular electric waffle makers a couple of years ago at the holiday sales. After which we have stopped getting any shop bought waffles in the house. I must admit that I have mostly made wholemeal waffle batter until now, but wanted to use up some leftover flax egg when inspiration struck!
Using Besan (finely ground Gram flour) as a base for gluten-free dishes is quite widespread in Indian cooking. For example, here and here. Besan is a favoured ingredient in many Indian sweets in the form of fudge or, truffle like balls called Laddoos. I buy Besan flour in a coarsely and finely ground form depending on how I plan to use it, as the fine grind is better as a coating and the coarse grind provides more body, such as in this Frittata and Fritter recipe.
These waffles freeze well and can be reheated on a hot pan or, in the Airfryer to crisp up for a quick breakfast or, wholesome afternoon tea. Happy cooking 😊
Allergy friendly waffles made with Gram flour and flax using a waffle maker.
- 1 cup Gram Flour/ Chickpeas Flour, finely ground
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 cup Stevia, granules
- 1 cup Coconut Milk
- 4 - 5 tablespoons Warm Water
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- Non Stick Spray
- 2 tablespoons Water
- 1 tablespoon Flax Meal
Mix the flax egg ingredients well and set aside.
Whisk the chickpea flour, coconut flour, stevia and baking powder in a large mixing bowl until well mixed.
Combine the coconut milk, vanilla bean paste, oil and flax egg mix together and whisk well.
Fold in the dry flour mixture gradually, while whisking continuously to prevent any lumps.
Use spoonfuls of warm water to make a slightly runny batter. (Coconut flour tends to thicken the batter.)
Heat the waffle maker and spray some non stick spray on the surfaces.
Ladle a spoonful of mixture on to the waffle maker and spread it all over the waffle maker before closing the lid.
Cook at low heat for 5 - 7 minutes until a deep golden brown.
The waffles are done when they come off the waffle maker easily and do not stick.