Perfectly crisp vegan waffles. These photos make my mouth water. I can still hear the crunch, and can smell the cinnamon scented waffle and taste it in my mouth. The key ingredient for these waffles was the Coconut Milk. The more I bake and cook gluten free, the more tricks and tips I learn on how to perfect my guiltless cooking.
Coconut Milk, the one that comes in a can and lists no more than two ingredients Coconut Meat, and Water. Coconut Milk is the closest to replace cow’s milk on recipes that calls for dairy, the fat content of the coconut makes up for the fat in cow’s milk. Using coconut milk gives us the crunch on these waffles, and it also makes up for the oil we won’t need to use. In baked goods, coconut milk will give you perfectly moist muffins or cakes. So, now that you know, have it handy! And don’t be afraid to sub dairy milk with coconut milk if the recipe calls for it.
I know the “fat” word might no be your friend, but in this case, we are praising the fat found in coconuts. It’s the healthy kind. In fact, the fat found in coconuts is the same type of fat found in breast milk. This fat is a saturated fat called Lauric Acid. Our body converts it into energy almost immediately as we ingest it. It’s also antiviral, and antibacterial and it’s packed with B vitamins and trace minerals like iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
For these perfectly crisp waffles I used a blend of brown rice flour and potato starch. If you don’t have potato starch you can replace it with 1/4 C extra of brown rice flour or oat flour, but I can’t guarantee the results will be 100% the same, however it won’t hurt the recipe that much either.
Coconut Milk can be found in your regular supermarket, but read the label and make sure to pick up a brand that has no preservatives listed in the ingredients. This time I bought all my ingredients at Whole Foods. The coconut milk is Whole Foods brand too.
Vegan and Gluten Free Waffles
– 2 Flax Eggs
– 1 C of Brown Rice Flour
– 1/4 C of Potato Starch
– 2 Tbsp of Cinnamon
– 1.5 Tsp of Baking Powder
– 1 Tsp of Baking Soda
– 1/2 Tsp of Xanthan Gum
– 1 Can of Full Fat Coconut Milk
– Combine all ingredients by hand or in a food processor.
– Scoop batter in waffle maker.
– Set waffle maker to the highest temperature.
– Follow instructions of your waffle maker.