Being half-Belgian, waffles are a must in our household. Sure, it’s not something we eat everyday, but when we do, we cherish it. There is a traditional recipe, Belgian Liege waffles, which is a thick waffle filled with crunchy sugar pieces, but it’s not very healthy, especially with all the butter and sugar. This is a simpler, healthier version of it which is pretty much a waffle that actually tastes like a thin waffle cookie, or in proper terms “Pizelle” (for those food experts).
Please pardon the random banana slices. I was in a rush and the waffles looked so plain so I thought that adding fruit would look better, but, as I said, I was in a rush so they weren’t cut or placed very well. I might’ve been also a bit distracted by the crazy turn of events *ahem, USA elections* that happened this past week. I’m not from the States but it still shocked me.
I was quite pleased with this because I thought almond flour would make it too dense, but it actually made it crunchier (I don’t know about you, but that’s how I like my waffles)!
Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles
Healthy waffles that taste like sweet waffle cookies are the best!
1 tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice
3/4 cup almond milk
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
- Add the vinegar/lemon juice to the almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes to curdle.
- While waiting for the milk to curdle, sift the flour and baking soda in a medium bowl.
- Mix the eggs with the milk in another bowl and add in the maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Whisk in the flour mixture until smooth.
- Pour half of the batter into your preheated and greased waffle machine (mine makes two at a time) and wait for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly brown and slightly crispy. Serve straight away with fruit.