It took a couple months of thinking about savory waffles before breaking down and ordering a waffle maker. And then when it arrived, I placed it in the back of my kitchen cabinet and galavanted around the country.
I completely forgot about my newest kitchen gadget until Emily arrived and I was hunting around my kitchen for breakfast ideas. I looked first at the waffle maker and then at a package of dried mangos and decided to get creative. What came about was the best at-home waffle either of us had ever tasted.
FoodFash Dried Fruit Waffles (yields 6 waffles)
2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-1/2 cups coconut milk
1/3 cup non-dairy butter, melted (I used Earth Balance)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons dried fruit, chopped
Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In a medium sized bowl, beat eggs, coconut milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Add the chopped fruit and let sit for a few minutes until they are on the soggy side. Spray the waffle iron with oil. Add 1/3 cup of batter to each side of the waffle iron and cook until the waffle stops steaming (about 4 minutes).
The waffles had a crisp outside and a perfectly moist inside. The brown sugar and dried fruit were a winning combination. Em and I broke off pieces, dipped them in maple syrup, and kept saying “holy crap did this just happen?”. The only thing I would have done differently was chop the dried fruit a little smaller so that there was fruit in every bite. But overall, these fellas were SO good. I can’t wait to try them with dried apples or apricots. Oh and a savory version, I’ll be making a savory version so, so soon!