As a kid growing up in Canada, I pretty much lived on blueberry waffles for breakfast and it’s something I’ve missed since moving to the UK. There just aren’t enough waffles here! And since going gluten free, there is next to no option. Why!? We need gluten free waffles! :p
Even buying a waffle maker (at any time other than Christmas) was a nearly impossible mission just a few years ago, but thankfully I noticed that waffles’ popularity is growing recently.
So ever since I got hold of my Cuisinart waffle maker, I’ve been having fun experimenting and creating all kinds of different ones (like these and these) and this morning I came up with my best ones yet: gluten free blueberry Belgian waffles. Served with icing sugar and a scoop of plain mascarpone.
They turned out perfect, earning a 10 out of 10 from my non-GF boyfriend. 😀
Waffles are actually quite quick and easy to make too. You just mix the ingredients quickly in a measuring jug, pour on the waffle maker, cook for 5-10 minutes and you’re done. It doesn’t take that much longer than many other breakfasts. So if you love waffles and have missed them since being gluten free, there’s no need to miss out anymore.
So here it goes:
- 1 cup self-raising flour (I used Doves Farm)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 Tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
- 1 cup blueberries (3 small handfuls)
- Cooking oil of your choice (to brush on the waffle iron plates)
- Mascarpone cheese
- Icing sugar
This recipe yields 4 large Belgian waffles.
- Mix all ingredients, except for the blueberries, until you reach a smooth consistency. The batter should be relatively thick, but slightly runny. I made this batter a bit thicker than usual waffle batter to compensate for the juice released by the fresh blueberries and it turned out perfect.
- Stir in the blueberries.
- Brush a bit of oil on the waffle plates and pre-heat the waffle maker.
- Spoon the batter on and cook the waffles for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your waffle maker. I use a Cuisinart 2 in 1 waffle and sandwich maker which has a temperature control setting and yields large, thick waffles. For that reason I cook mine slower, on medium/high heat for 10 minutes, but if yours makes thinner waffles/has fixed heat setting, cook for about 5 minutes.