I tried these cassava flour waffles today and they were good. These waffles are gluten-free and contain cassava flour, eggs, ghee, and milk. I used raw cows milk, but you can use coconut or other nut milk instead.
Did my children like these cassava flour waffles? Yes. They ate two waffles each (these waffles are very filling, so two waffles is a lot), so I consider this recipe a success. This is all matters because I try new recipes mainly for my children and I feel so happy when they approve healthier choices.
Cassava flour is non-allergenic flour which is easier to digest than some other types of flours or starches. Cassava flour is a gluten-free flour which tastes closest to wheat flour. Cassava is rich in minerals and fiber. It’s good for the digestive system and heart health.
Cassava flour waffles: the Taste, Texture, Toppings, and Storage details
Cassava flour is a great choice for people with gluten intolerance. There are many gluten-free flour options out there, but cassava flour tastes closest to wheat. Which is awesome.
Back to the cassava flour waffles. Let me talk about the texture and taste.
The taste. They don’t taste exactly like wheat waffles. The taste of these gluten-free waffles is nutty, although these waffles do not contain any nuts. I used some walnuts on top, but I am not talking about this. The waffles themselves tasted nutty to me.
Fluffy? Not super fluffy, but they are pretty soft. Considering these are gluten-free waffles, I can say they are fluffy enough. These cassava flour waffles are crispy outside and soft on the inside.
What toppings are best for these waffles? Maple syrup and raw cream! I could not eat these cassava waffles without toppings (because I am picky, or because I was not hungry enough lol). I loved them with cream and some maple syrup. Kids loved them with maple syrup.
I think they need to have some toppings for a complete delicious taste. Like any other waffles maybe?
Freezing/storage. I honestly did not expect these waffles to be finished all at once. So I can’t say anything about the storage yet. I guess freezing them is okay, as with any other similar foods.
Good for breakfast? Yes! These waffles are very filling. You will feel full and satisfied for a very long time after eating these.
Will I make these again? Yes! Since kids approved this recipe, I will gladly make them again. Though they don’t taste like a cake, they are pretty good.
Now, time for the recipe.
Cassava Flour Waffles (Gluten-free, Paleo)
- Cassava flour – 1 cup
- Himalayan pink salt – 1/4-1/2 tsp
- Coconut sugar – 1.5 Tbsp
- 2 Eggs (room temperature)
- Vanilla extract – 1/2 Tbsp
- Grass-fed ghee or Grass-fed butter – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 1/2 cup (you can use nut milk or coconut milk, I used raw A2 cow’s milk)
- Cream of tartar – 2 tsp
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
How to make cassava flour waffles:
- Preheat your waffle iron to medium. Grease if you need to.
- Mix cassava flour, salt, sugar, cream of tartar, and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Separate the eggs, and add the egg yolks to the dry ingredients. Transfer the egg whites to another clean medium-size bowl.
- Beat the egg whites with a mixer or a whisk until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Add ghee, vanilla extract, and milk to the dry ingredients. Mix well until combined. Fold in egg whites. The batter will be very thick.
- Spoon the batter into your preheated waffle iron or waffle maker. You will need to put batter all over the waffle disk to get that round whole waffle as this batter will not spread by itself. This recipe amount made 2 whole waffle rounds (or 8 waffles).
- Cook per your waffle maker’s instructions or until there is no longer any steam. The waffles will be crispy outside and soft on the inside.
- Serve warm or freeze for another day.
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