Gluten-Free Clementine Waffles

gluten-free dairy-free clementine waffles
Regardless if this is the first post that you have read or the 500+ post, you need to know.  My name is Lisa and I am addicted to my Gluten-Free waffles.  I do not make pancakes because I am obsessed with waffles.  I love the crevices that allow the butter or non-dairy buttery spread, syrup and various toppings to hide in.  I love the crispy with the airy texture.  I love that I can make them sweet or savory.  I love their character, golden with smooth and sometimes nubby edges that are fun to eat. I love that there is never an identical waffle as the last one you just ate. I love to eat them with my fingers as the syrup runs down my hand.  I love that I can enjoy them any time of day or night.  I love my Gluten-Free waffles because they are perfect for every occasion, comfort, celebration or just to satisfy my craving. I especially love my Gluten-Free waffle, directly in front of me, that is hot, steamy dripping with buttery spread, drizzled with my favorite syrup of the season as the first bite melts in my mouth.
 
Gluten Free Clementine Waffles 
Wet Ingredients
2 large eggs
3 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
1 teaspoon GF vanilla
**Optional but highly recommended – Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks or Chips – GF/DF to bake into the waffles or add on top.**
approximately 2-3 Tbs for the waffle iron Organic Coconut Spread – Earth Balance
Dry Ingredients
2 pinches of sea salt
1 1/2 tsp GF baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a medium bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, coconut milk and clementine syrup.
In a second medium size bowl add the dry ingredients and use a whisk to break up any clumps.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Use a large silicone spoon to mix by hand.
Please note that there may be some lumps and that is ok.  Perfect actually, because it creates airy pockets.
Let the batter sit and meld for 10 minutes while you heat up your waffle iron.
I like to place my waffle iron on a heat safe board.
Add some of the Organic Coconut Spread to the bottom of the waffle iron
and close it while it is heating.
Set the heat to medium.
Use a medium scoop to place the batter onto the waffle iron.
Cook according to your waffle iron settings.
This recipe makes 6 large round waffles.
Serve with non-dairy buttery spread, Candied Clementine Syrup and chocolate chunks for a more decadent brunch.  Make sure there is plenty of hot coffee or tea and be ready to sit back and dive in! 
 

 

If you want to make extra to freeze, cook the waffles just under so that when you put them in the toaster they will be perfectly toasty.  Make sure the waffles are completely cooled on a rack to prevent moisture build up, aka ice crystals. I put the waffles in a large freezer bag. I use a sharpie to mark GF DF Clementine Waffles or Clementine Chocolate Waffles and the date I made them on the outside of the bag.  I have a defrost setting on my toaster, I use defrost setting once. Then I set it to medium to toast the waffles! If you do not have a defrost setting, take the waffles out of the freezer bag and place on a rack for 3-5 minutes while you make your coffee or tea.
 
 
 I woke up extra early today.  It the mood for comfort food and a sort of a celebration.  It is somewhat of a mile-marker for me.  Ten years ago today, I was in an auto accident that triggered Celiac Disease and daily Chronic Pain.  I feel very blessed for my life and all experiences that go with it. I have learned so much in the past ten years.  I have met so many amazing people.  Although each day has been felt with many daily challenges, I know that I have a choice to make the most out of each day.   There have been some key people and moments in my life that I will be forever grateful.  I want to thank my mom, my dog Mac, family and friends for their never-ending love and support. I love each day that I am able to create, write and share my thoughts with you on my blog.  I love sharing my experiences and obsession for making the best Gluten-Free recipes that I can dream up. I love my blog because it gives me a reason to get out of bed. It is the best therapy I have ever experienced.  I thank you for reading, baking and cooking along with me over the years.  I love that even if I am away from my blog, usually due to a flare, you are there when I return. Your support means the world to me, more than you will ever truly know. 
 
 Many great big, warm hugs and Gluten-Free waffles to you! 
Salud! 
Lisa