This recipe is for the most decadent yet gluten-free waffles...absolutely perfect for breakfast-in-bed during the holiday season. The toasted coconut flavor adds such a beautiful touch to these light and fluffy waffles. If you are new to gluten-free baking, I think these waffles are the perfect place to start. The batter is made from brown rice flour and buckwheat flour- two relatively easy flours to find. The secret to these waffles is that I used a vegan 'buttermilk' and a cup of soda water to keep them light and fluffy. No eggs or dairy necessary! I suggest you serve these to your visiting family and friends over the holidays and blow them away with how tasty gluten-free and vegan eats can be!
Toasted Coconut Waffles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 3/4 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 3/4 cup Brown Rice Flour
- 1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 6 Tbsp water
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup soda water
- 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spread coconut out on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast for approximately 5 minutes, until golden. Watch carefully- coconut can burn quickly! Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a small dish, combine ground flaxseeds and water and let sit for 5-10 minutes, until thicken and gel-like. Combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk and let sit for 5-10 minutes until curdled.
- In a large bowl, combine buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
- In another bowl, whisk together flax mixture, almond milk mixture, sugar, coconut oil, and soda water.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk together, careful not to over-mix. Stir in 3/4 cup coconut, leaving the remainder for topping.
- Heat a waffle iron until hot. Coat with a coconut oil spray or nonstick spray. Cook waffles until crisp on the outside, yet soft on the inside. This took about 6-7 minutes in my old school ghetto waffle iron. It may be different for you, especially if you own a waffle machine. Top with coconut oil or butter, pure maple syrup, banana slices, goji berries, and toasted coconut.