Today I have a recipe for Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Belgian Waffles from OATrageous Oatmeals. To make it truly gluten-free, make sure your oats are clearly marked gluten-free!
I’m ready for some brunch! I love weekends and nothing is better than waffles with fresh fruit. It feels comforting and decadent all at the same time. Serve with some cold-brewed iced Middle Eastern coffee.
Serves: 4 waffles
- ¾ cup (69 g) finely ground rolled oats
- or oat flour
- ½ cup (48 g) rolled oats
- ¼ cup (39.5 g) rice flour
- ¼ cup (37.5 g) almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup (148 g) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ¾ cup (180 g) nondairy milk
- ½ cup (127.5 g) applesauce
- 2 tablespoons (14 g) ground flax mixed with 4 tablespoons (59 g) warm water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract (or ¼ teaspoon lemon oil)
- maple syrup
- nondairy butter, optional
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. In a different bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix well. Then pour the wet into the dry and mix thoroughly.
- Set the batter aside for 10 minutes to let the rolled oats soften. Please note that this batter is very thick. Preheat your waffle iron at medium-high temperature if you have that option. The waffle iron should be hot once the batter is ready.
- I suggest spraying the top and bottom plates with some spray oil, but you can make it oil-free* by just relying on the nonstick coating. If you choose to use no additional oil, make sure the waffle is completely cooked. If any of the outside is not crispy, the waffle will tear, stick and generally make a mess.
- Place about 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) of batter in the middle of the waffle iron and spread into a circle with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. When you place the top down, the batter will spread. If your mixture gets too thick to spread, add a little nondairy milk to loosen it up.
- Cook according to your waffle iron instructions, about 5 to 8 minutes. With my waffle iron, the first waffle takes 8 minutes. As you make additional waffles, the process gets a little faster until it takes 5 minutes for each waffle.
- Don’t have a waffle iron? Add ¼ to ½ cup (60 to 120 ml) of extra nondairy milk and make them as pancakes!