Damn Good Waffles

Friday night we made waffles for dinner. It was that kind of day, and week. The mere fact we survived to make it home on Friday night meant we deserved waffles. You know what I mean, you’ve been there.

I’m still avoiding eggs, because I haven’t managed to string three reaction-free days together. So I decided we should make our waffles without eggs. Which meant no “glue” to hold the batter together. I can’t do egg replacer, because it contains potato starch. I can’t do ground flax seeds, another popular replacement for eggs in baking, because I react to flax.

Bananas to the rescue!

Here’s the recipe. The photo is still on David’s camera, and he’s busy right now, so I’ll post it later.

Egg-Free Banana Waffles
based on a recipe from the Gluten Intolerance Group

2 cups all purpose gluten free flour
2 tsp xanthan gum
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 banana, mashed into oblivion
1/2 cup oil (don’t skimp on this)
1 1/3 cup milk
additional milk or water, if necessary

Combine flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the pulverized banana, oil, and milk. Mix just until smooth. You may need extra liquid. The batter will be thicker than normal for waffles, but shouldn’t be thick like bread dough.

Pour the batter into a preheated, oil-sprayed waffle iron. Cook according to waffle iron directions. You will probably need to re-oil the waffle iron halfway though cooking, since these tend to stick.

These can be made dairy free, if you like.

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I’ve been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you’re gluten-free, it’s even better!

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5 Responses to Damn Good Waffles

  1. Chrissy says:

    What gf flour do you use? I find it makes a huge difference depending on the brand and my favorite is Jules Gluten Free flour (I order it online at http://www.julesglutenfree.com) It works great, no extra xanthan gum needed. Tastes like the old days!

  2. Li loves David says:

    Chrissy – thanks for the suggestion, I saw Jules and the Nearly Normal display at the Gluten Free Expo last weekend! I didn’t actually get to meet her, it was really busy. And I couldn’t try her samples, because I’m nightshade intolerant, and her flour contains potato starch. But David said her stuff was fabulous…

    Thanks for stopping by! ~Li

  3. I Am Gluten Free says:

    Hi Li,

    I’ve been struggling with trying to find an adequate egg replacement for my pancakes, waffles and other baked goods. Thank you for posting this – I will definitely give it a try.

    I’m wondering how you know how you have issues with nightshades. I had some allergy testing and it was suggested that I have issues with nightshades, but I don’t seem to have any outward obvious problems.

    ~Ellen

  4. Simply...Gluten-free says:

    I love waffles for dinner!

    Check out my latest blog post for a great gluten book give away http://simplygluten-free.blogspot.com/2009/02/gluten-book-give-away.html

  5. Absolutely Not Martha says:

    hi! just wanted to mention that I’m doing a post about favorite gluten free food products on absolutely not martha. I’d LOVE to hear what yours is–just leave me a comment (if you haven’t already).

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