Mixes are not super cheap, but gluten free pancake mix is a fairly good buy. You could also make your own for even less. (I'll add a post later) I started thinking about my waffle iron and all the endless possibilities, not just for breakfast but for pizzas, bruschettas, sandwiches, cheese bread, desserts and a hundred other ideas. And why not, making waffles is fairly fast, fun, and for the gluten free cook, much cheaper than a lot of alternatives. Over the next few weeks I plan to experiment with my waffle maker and share some ideas. (I would also love any ideas that you might have too.)
Here are some starter ideas on things to add to your breakfast waffles not only to stretch the batter but to shake things up a bit.
- Berries, you may need to add slightly more flour if they make the batch a tad watery.
- Bananas and chopped nuts, my husband is allergic to bananas so I don't make banana bread anymore, but you would swear that's what you're eating when you make this.
- Dried fruit, raisins, apples, dates (chopped of course) This will make your waffle taste like a fruit cake
- Substitute some liquid for applesauce
- Cinnamon, and if your kids don't go crazy like mine do, brown sugar. My family loves it when I add just a touch of Cinnamon to our waffles.
- Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice (or Cinnamon) I love doing this! Top it with a little plain yogurt and it's like thanksgiving any time of the year.
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