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Fluffy Grain-Free Cassava Flour Waffles

Otto's Fluffy Grain-Free Waffles Recipe

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Who’s making waffles in the morning? You can with this easy, gluten-free waffle recipe. Nothing quite hits the spot like the crispy, yet soft texture of a waffle for breakfast, or anytime of the day. With this recipe you can make gluten-free, grain-free waffles in just a few steps. 

The joy of waffles is they can be topped with so many things, anything from fruit to ice cream depending on the time of day you’re eating them. Or try a grain-free chicken and waffles by making breading for chicken with our cassava flour. Got leftovers? Try a waffle sandwich for lunch. You'll thank us later! 

Can’t have eggs or looking for a vegan waffle recipe? We have an egg-free waffle recipe as well. 

Ingredients

  • 160 grams Otto's Naturals Cassava Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and stir well with a whisk to fully distribute ingredients. 
  2. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form and set aside.
  3. Add egg yolks directly to dry ingredients along with vanilla, butter/oil, and milk and mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in egg whites gently with a rubber spatula until almost no white is visible.
  5. Spoon the batter into your waffle iron and cook until steam stops.

The last step is to add your toppings of choice. We have some ideas below if you need inspiration, but the sky's the limit. 

Gluten-free chicken and waffles

While there are some differing opinions about who first paired chicken and waffles together, whoever it was has created a trend that has spread across the U.S. in the last several years and we are so grateful! The savory and sweet combination is a delight for the tastebuds. You can use our recipe for gluten-free chicken nuggets to make a mini version of chicken and waffles. 

The best part? You can top it with syrup, honey butter, or gravy. There are no rules when it comes to what you can combine in the kitchen, so don’t be afraid to try new things. 

What do you put on waffles?

You can put just about anything on a waffle, but most people tend to top them with their favorite sweet things. Here are some ideas, but of course, you’re not limited to these.

  • Berries (and whipped cream). This one is classic for a reason and guaranteed to please most people.
  • Chocolate syrup or spread. 
  • Greek yogurt in your favorite flavor or mixed with honey.
  • Apples or applesauce with cinnamon. 
  • Pineapple, coconut flakes, mango, or other tropical fruit.
  • Bacon and eggs. The classic American breakfast combination.
  • Nuts. Top with roasted or caramelized nuts in addition to fruit or other toppings.
  • Ice cream. If you want full-on dessert waffles you can top them with ice cream. 
  • Chia seed. Sprinkle some chia seeds onto yogurt or another topping for a nutrient-dense garnish.

Plus, you can add things to the waffle batter itself like chocolate chips or cinnamon. 

How to whip egg whites into stiff peaks

Why whip your egg whites? Whipping the egg whites adds air into the eggs and helps lighten up the texture of waffles. This makes the waffles fluffy on the inside. You can do so with a whisk, but a hand mixer will generally be easier. Soft peaks are when you remove the mixer and a peak forms but then falls back down. A stiff peak will form a peak that stays standing. Flip the beater or whisk upside-down and the peaks attached to them should stay standing as well. 

If you overbeat the eggs they’ll separate so it looks like foam and liquid instead of making a smooth, foamy texture. Stiff peaks usually form after 4-5 minutes of beating the eggs.

It can help to bring the eggs to room temperature for 30-60 minutes before trying to beat them. Separate the yolk from the egg white first, as that part is easier while eggs are cold. Also note, if any yolk gets in the egg whites they will not whip as well into peaks so separate carefully. 

What’s the difference between pancake and waffle batter?

There is a common misconception that pancake batter and waffle batter are the same thing. Indeed, while you can technically use most recipes interchangeably, pancakes are generally fluffy all the way through and most prefer a crispy edge on their waffles. Eggs, especially when you beat the egg whites separately, help make the waffles have a crispy exterior with a soft, airy, interior. Additionally, fat, like butter or coconut oil, can help crisp up the outside. 

If you prefer some grain-free pancakes we have a recipe for that too. This fluffier cousin to waffles are so delicious you’ll want to eat a whole stack. Whatever you’re craving for breakfast, we have a recipe for that.

Gluten-free breakfast options

Looking for other ideas to add to your grain-free breakfast menu? Try our Homemade Cassava Flour Poptarts. Maybe we’re biased, but we think they’re even more delicious than the ones that come in a box. It’s a hand-held flakey crust you can fill with your favorite fruit, nut, or chocolate spread. 

Are you looking to try some gluten-free cereal instead? Try this Cookie Crisp Copycat Recipe. It’s a gluten-free version of a childhood favorite that makes it acceptable to eat cookies for breakfast. Just add your milk of choice or eat by the handful. 

We also have recipes for lemon poppyseed muffins, english muffins, crepes, and anything else you need for a delicious, grain-free breakfast. If you’re looking for more ideas, you can search the recipe section of our website for more.

The most delicious flour alternative

Your gluten-free, grain-free cooking will be easier than ever with Otto's Naturals Cassava Flour. Our Cassava Flour is made from just one ingredient and makes gluten-free cooking and baking a breeze! It’s an easy grain-free substitute for all-purpose flour. Pick up your bag of Otto's Naturals below and try for yourself! It’s going to change the way you bake for the better. 

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