… Sorghum Instead of Oats … A Delicious Substitution!
I’ve taken the waffle recipe that I’ve relied on for the past three and a half years, and I’ve done the unthinkable. I’ve changed it!.
Knowing that many of you can’t, or choose not to, include oats, even certified gluten-free oats, in your gluten-free lifestyle, and wanting to have oat-free options available for you, I experimented with substituting sweet white sorghum flour for oats and oat flour in many of the favorite recipes here. I like the results quite a bit. I love how the oat-free chewy chocolate chip cookies turned out. They were gone in just a couple of hours. Not all by me, mind you.
Back to the waffles though. These are fluffy and tender and, as I found with the chocolate chip cookies, there’s a mildness and slight sweetness to the sorghum flour that lends itself well to being added to a “baked” item. These waffles have a less hearty and whole grain flavor and consistency than the oat flour version, and I think I like it better. But it really depends on my mood. Sometimes hearty is what’s needed to feel satisfied and full. So, don’t hesitate to try both.
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Oat-free Waffles
Prep time: 5 minutes active, 10 minutes inactive
Cooking time: about 30 minutes, depending on your waffle iron
Makes: about 5-6 8-inch waffles; recipe easily doubles
1 1/2 cups g-f sweet white sorghum flour – I use Bob’s Red Mill
1 cup blanched almond flour – I use Honeyville
1 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp xanthan or guar gum
1 3/4 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
4 large eggs or 1 cup egg beaters
1 Tablespoon sugar, optional
3 1/2 cups coconut or almond milk – I use half of each – So Delicious and Blue Diamond
6 Tbsp cooking oil – I use grapeseed oil
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add all wet ingredients. Stir with a whisk until completely blended. Let sit for 10 minutes – do not stir batter while sitting. Gently stir and pour 2/3 to 3/4 cup waffle mixture (or appropriate amount for your iron) onto hot, greased waffle iron and let cook on medium high – high heat until done. Serve immediately or cool on a wire cooling rack. Freeze waffles in an airtight, re-sealable plastic bag once completely cooled. Will keep in freezer for up to 6 months. Reheat in microwave.
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