I am sorry. For the last week I have still cooked, still made amazing food that you can not tell is gluten free. Food my kids even the autistic one. Crave. That said… I have not had time to take pictures.
Yesterday was, lets just say a huge pain in the arse. After waking about 2 hours before I normally do and not being able to go back to sleep. I realized I had very little for breakfast. Since I am at a friends house with the two youngest minions for the next few days I also had a few less options than normal. This said I did have my favorite fallback for breakfast, Waffles. If you have been gluten free for a while you have probably noticed that the waffles, pancakes and other pre-made breakfast items are a bit on the sad side. I swear by all that is sacred that they make them out of paper, even the mixes seem to be made from paper, don’t ask me how they manage that but they do.
Gluten free Bisquick however makes pretty wonderful waffles. I do not like the biscuits it makes, or the pancakes but the waffles even my non gluten free friends and family say they have not had better.
Anyway, I make waffles about once a month, it is an all afternoon process, but worth the trouble. I will give you the short, make for one meal version, and tell you you can, double, triple and ever quadruple it with success. They freeze great too!***
Gluten free, Dairy free Waffles (that taste GREAT) From Gluten free Bisquick
Modified from Betty Crocker’s Site
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 mins
Serves 4 (makes approx 8 waffles)
1 1/3 cups Bisquick® Gluten Free mix
1 1/4 cups milk (I used Almond Milk*)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Cooking spray or oil with a basting brush
Toppings of your choice **
A waffle maker (I have This one, Because it has removable plates)
Heat your waffle maker, grab your bowl and whisk. Mix the 1st 4 ingredients until combined. Using your ladle pour enough of the mix into your heated waffle maker to just cover the plate. Close, let cook. Most waffle makers have an indicator, when it acknowledges your fresh, light, tasty waffle is complete remove it from the waffle maker and start the next one. Repeat until you have used all the mix. Top and serve or let others serve themselves.
*When using almond (rice, coconut or another nut) milk the color will be lighter than with cows milk.
** Topping – there is the standard butter or whatever butter substitute you use and syrup. Fresh fruit, Jam, Jelly or pretty much any sweet option you like.
Since these waffles do not have a sweet flavor on their own they also make a great bread replacement. I use these all the time from frozen, toasted in my dedicated gluten free toaster for things like sandwiches, burgers, next to a soup, really any thing you would use a slice of bread for.
*** These keep for a couple months easily in your freezer but I suggest you either lay them out flat on a cookie sheet to freeze or put paper towels or wax paper between them otherwise they are a pain to take apart.
To reheat from frozen just like any other waffle; stick it in your toaster on the frozen setting and attempt to not jump when it pops up.
Ok since this week has been Bananas, I used the minion creator from Chiquita banana and made you guys a minion instead of a picture. you just have to take my word for it they look as good as they taste.