Buckwheat and brown rice flours give these speckled, fragrant, and fluffy Buckwheat Waffles a distinctly nutty and earthy flavor. A must-try!
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.
Gluten Free Buckwheat 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.
Tools Used in Making These Buckwheat Waffles
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- 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.
These waffles have a nutty aroma to them. They are delicious warm, slathered with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎