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Living in California has plenty of perks. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have citrus trees in their yard. Lucky for us, we have always had them as well. Our current lemon tree has been in abundance for the last couple of months so I’ve been making lemon everything. Today I’m sharing my favorite gluten-free lemon waffle recipe. I’ve made it enough times that I could probably do it blindfolded and it’s the best gluten-free waffles I’ve ever had. Period.
Gluten-free Lemon Waffles
5-ish servings, 45 minutes.
1¼ cup 1:1 gluten free flour (or all purpose flour)
½ cup almond flour (you can sub more gluten free flour, or use all purpose flour)
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp table salt
2 lemons (about the size of your fist)
1¼ cup almond milk (can also use any other milk)
3 eggs (2 for non gluten-free waffles)
½ cup oil (I use safflower)
1. Pre-heat waffle griddle on high. I use this very simple one.
2. In a large bowl combine 1¼ cup flour(s), 2 tbsp baking powder, 2 tsp table salt, and zest of 2 lemons. I love this zester. Mix with a whisk.
3. Separate egg yolks and whites. A half shell of an egg makes it really easy.
4. In another bowl combine 1¼ cup milk, egg yolks, and ½ cup oil. Mix with a whisk.
5. In a small bowl, juice lemons. There should be ½ cup. If there isn’t you can sub with water or more milk to make the total come to ½ cup. It is important to keep this separate from the milk because it could curdle.
6. In another bowl use a mixer on high to beat egg whites to stiff peaks. It should only take a few minutes.
7. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients all at once (except the egg whites) and mix with a whisk. The mix will grow slightly in size.
8. Using a flat spoon, gently fold in the egg whites. Do not over mix.
9. I scoop slightly over ½ cup of batter for my normal sized waffle maker, you might need to adjust for yours. The griddle should be almost filled out to the edges.
10. Cook each waffle around 6 minutes. For my normal sized waffles I do 6 minutes and 30 seconds. They should come out brown and crisp.
If you are short on time or patience you can skip separating the egg yolks and whites. They can just go in when you mix the rest of the liquids. These waffles are really good with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, it makes them taste like lemon bars. I have this tool that makes me feel like a magic fairy when I sprinkle powdered sugar.