Homemade Gluten-Free Waffles {Topped With An Egg}

Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles Topped with Eggs

For years, I’ve used this pancake/waffle recipe.  It yields the fluffiest, most perfect pancakes or waffles you can imagine.  And it served as a my go-to base batter for several different flavored waffles.   There was never a need to modify, until I went gluten-free.

Homemade Waffles with Vinegar

For six months, I’d been dreading substituting gluten-free flour in this recipe.  I had a fear that they’d be flat and dense and that my biggest homemade breakfast go-to would be gone.  But after playing around with gluten-free flours, baking powder, and baking soda for the past few weeks, I was finally ready to give gluten-free waffles a shot.

Homemade Waffles with Waffle Maker

And I’m so glad I did.  I also swapped out the dairy with coconut oil and coconut milk to make these waffles dairy-free in addition to gluten-free.  And I’m happy to report that these waffles are every bit as delicious as I remember!

When using gluten-free flours, be sure to check the label for other allergens, such as dairy {Cup for Cup contains milk powder}.  I used King Arthur gluten-free multi-purpose flour for this recipe.  And I am expecting a package full of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flours in the mail to play around with as well.

DIY Mod Podge Planter

DIY Mod Podge Planter 2

One of the best things that’s happened since the creation of FoodFash is the realization that creating things, being a maker, is huge part of what makes me happy.  Whether it be with knives and pots, scissors and fabric, or lens and subject – spending time with my crafty side to the tune of a nostalgic playlist is, often times, right where I need to be.

DIY Mod Podge_

So right before the new year, when I had this overwhelming urge to renovate my bedroom, I knew I wanted to balance purchased items with some DIY.  A few Google searches later and I was acquainted with Mod Podge and “fine paper”.  I first made canvases to hang on the wall and then, with the leftover paper, experimented with a planter.  A planter that is too cute and too easy not to share!

DIY Mod Podge Planter

Supplies:

- Wood Planter {Ikea – $5.99}

- Fine Paper {Paper Source – $6.50}

- Mod Podge

- Tools: Scissors, Pencil, Paint Brush

Directions:

1.  Place the side of the planter on the paper, making sure the direction of the print is correct.

2.  Trace around the planter {repeat until you have 4 traced shapes}.

3.  Cut out the shapes and set aside.

3.  Use the paint brush to generously coat Mod Podge on one side of the planter.

4.  Place one of the paper shapes on the planter and, starting from one side, gently press the paper onto the planter, removing any creases or bubbles {repeat on each side}

5.  Let the planter dry for about 30 minutes.

Homemade Dr. Praeger’s Spinach Cakes

Spinach Turnip Cakes

While diving back into Pinterest land for bedroom inspiration, I allowed myself the more-than-occasional food pin distraction.  And during one of these food tangents, I was drawn to a pin showing a stack of spinach pancakes.  I clicked on it, secretly hoping the post would outline a homemade recipe for Dr. Praeger’s spinach cakes {one of my favorite freezer staples}.  And it did!

Turnips

I really liked Meg of Veggie Staple’s recipe, but knew immediately that I wanted to try a few things differently.  Like more spinach {puréed} and turnips in place of potatoes.

Spinach Pancakes

The turnip version yielded a lower carb, lower calorie, higher calcium-containing cake. And puréeing the spinach made for the most vibrant cake in all of the land!  I’ve enjoyed them solo as a quick snack or topped with an egg for a nutrient-dense breakfast.

Turnips have a slight bitterness, so if you’re not a turnip fan, try replacing half of the turnips in this recipe with a white or sweet potato.

Germinated Rice with Tomatoes & Mozzarella

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