I believe it was Leslie Knope who said,
“We have to remember what’s important in life: Friends, Waffles, Work. Or Waffles, Friends, Work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
So I made these waffles. They are buckwheat waffles, and I love them. I wish I had made a salted caramel sauce to go with them, but I already did that here (IGNORE THE PHOTOS). And they’re gluten-free! There’s no reason why our gluten-intolerant brothers and sisters should have to miss out on all this syrup catching goodness!
These waffles are a million miles away from the leaden buckwheat pancakes that I remember eating when my Dad and sister were diagnosed with coeliac’s disease. They tasted like puddles of grassy paste. Not cool.
As with a lot of gluten-free things, I think it’s often a battle to keep things LIGHT. So much gluten free baking ends up too dense, too heavy. Which is why these babies are feather-light. Honestly, watch out for them, they might float away.
I served these with fresh sliced plums, a slick of golden syrup and a splodge of greek yoghurt. They brought a lot of joy to my heart. I love the soothing repition of making waffles, and the way that you have to just. be. patient. There’s no way to speed up the waffle making process. You just have to stand around in your kitchen intermittently reading Around the World in 80 Days, and making waffles.
So would you like to see more G/Free recipes on here? Or just more BUTTERRRRR? Either way, I’d love to hear from you!
- ¾ cup (110g) buckwheat flour
- ¼ cup (40g) corn flour (cornstarch)
- ¼ cup (40g) brown rice flour
- 3 tbsp nut meal (I used almond)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarb soda (baking soda)
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ½ stick (50g) butter, melted
- 2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
- Turn on your waffle maker to preheat.
- Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Separate the eggs and add the yolks, along with the buttermilk, melted butter, honey and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Stir together until well combined.
- Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they reach stiff peaks.
- Fold the egg whites carefully into the batter mixture, trying to retain as much air as possible.
- Now, make the waffles according to the instructions with your waffle maker! Mine uses ⅓ cup of batter, and they baked perfectly on the medium setting. Once they are golden brown and beautiful, they're done!
- Now go, the syrup is calling your name.
Leslie Knope is THE authority on waffles. I love her. These looks delicious. I have literally just bought a waffle iron this morning and I bought buckwheat flour last week so you have perfect timing! X
Seriously, all your blogger types need to stop posting such delicious waffle recipes, my kitchen has no room for a waffle iron and my boyfriend might leave me if I buy another appliance!
Lesley Knope FTW!
Yesss! I got a waffle maker for Christmas and finally have a recipe to try. I vote for more GF recipes because I have Celiac’s too :) also the crepes look so good.
Leslie Knope for LIFE annnd waffles for allll lthe meals, LOVE!
heheheheee that gif!
Love these waffles, they look INCREDIBLE. I can’t believe how you were able to keep them so light!
Omigosh Sarah, these look amazing! I’m not gluten free myself, but I think I’ll have to try them out anyway. I haven’t had a waffle in ages and now I’m craving one drenched in syrup.
So glad you posted this. I happened upon a TON of buckwheat flour (don’t ask), and need to start using it up! I’ve tried buckwheat pancakes, but must confess that they are never “Feather Lightt.” Bookmarking this!
These waffles look divine! Love the video… totally made me laugh!
Ahhh, that quote should be printed and put up on my wall. And i refuse to ignore those pictures of the salted caramel crepes. that would just be rude–and they look amazing!
i got a big bottle (one of those plastic pourable ones) of lyles golden syrup for christmas–gotta make this!!
ALL OF THIS RIGHT NOW.
YES QUICKLY NO TIME!
Perfect timing! I’m on a crazy waffle kick.. I took my waffle maker our last week, and I never ever want to put it away. pinning this to make later :D
This gluten free waffle recipe looks perfect! I’ve been looking for ages now but every recipe always looked like dense cakey waffles instead of light and fluffy. The way a waffle should be!
ahhhhhhh so much goodness! i love the gif… welcome to my life.
I just love buckwheat in waffles and pancakes! Your’s look perfection. Need now.
My best-friend from grade-school’s mom would make buckwheat pancakes and I was obsessed with them…it may have been the homemade jam she topped them with too. But, I have never had a buckwheat waffle before…I mean, they have to be good cause syrup pockets, right?!
That Lesley Knoepe is a very smart woman. Who doesn’t love a good waffle!?!