Buckwheat Waffles and Awards
We had a much needed break over the long Memorial Day weekend. We got to sleep in a little and enjoy a more leisurely breakfast which was really nice. On such mornings, I like to prepare something that I would normally not do on a weekday. It was also an excuse for me to use that relatively new waffle iron I purchased from CSN. I won a giveaway coupon hosted by Natasha of 5 Star Foodie sometime back and used that to buy this wonderful waffle iron. It makes nice, thick, and airy waffles.
Fresh, homemade waffles are such a treat as they are light and fluffy. These are gluten-free as they are made with brown rice and buckwheat flours. Buckwheat, despite its name is not related to wheat and is not a cereal or grass. It is a fruit seed and contains no gluten, making it suitable for celiacs and those with gluten sensitivities. Flour made with buckwheat is a little tan with tiny dark flecks. It has a distinct nutty and earthy flavor. Baked goods using buckwheat flour has a nice speckled look and a fragrant aroma.
Please note that most Japanese soba or buckwheat noodles are not gluten-free. They are usually made with a mix of buckwheat and regular wheat flours. There are gluten-free buckwheat noodles out there but I have yet to come across them.
- 1 cup (150g) buckwheat flour
- 1 cup (150g) brown rice flour
- ¼ cup (30g) corn starch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups (480ml) coconut milk**
- ¼ cup (60ml) canola oil
Place buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to get it well combined.
In another bowl, beat egg for about 1 minute. Pour in coconut milk and canola oil. Pour this mixture into flour mixture. Stir to get ingredients well mixed and a smooth batter forms.
Pour ½ cup batter onto a pre-heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Serve immediately with butter, maple syrup, or jam.
**Please use regular milk if you prefer.
These waffles have a nutty aroma to them. They are delicious warm, slathered with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.
I received a couple of awards from two wonderful blogs I recently discovered. Tina of Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner has many mouth watering and authentic Filipino dishes on her blog. She also shares the Filipino culture and traditions which is always fascinating to read. Chris of Gourmet Fashion has lovely gourmet dishes using mostly organic ingredients, some grown by her hubby in their vegetable garden. You can’t get fresher ingredients than that! Please do visit their blogs.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8)