gf rice flour & chia seed waffles

October 25, 2015

oh, glory! our doctor has given the ok to re-introduce rice in josiah’s diet and there are no words to capture the relief at being able to begin cooking with this staple again. it’s been 10 weeks of no rice, gluten, grain, corn … *etc. we’ve missed rice. after many weeks of meat and more meat, some veggies and fruit … josiah was *begging for waffles a couple weeks ago. given the incredible diet limitations, i discovered cassava flour and it was truly a gift. who knew a flour was made from yuca root (similar to a potato)? he’s been a happy kid with waffles, even though they haven’t tasted very close to original … gf is so often gummy no matter what i try.

anyhoo! enter: rice. and now, rice flour. i have a bag of white rice flour in the cupboard so i decided to see what i could make for my waffle-begging boy this morning. i was inspired by this recipe and with some tweaks, ended up with this,


they were SO good! with a little drizzle of maple syrup on top, they were devoured. i love that the recipe is easy and quick. i made them in our new little waffle maker and they were crispy, had good flavor and were not gummy. hoooray!

GF rice flour & chia seed waffles

1 1/3 cup white rice flour

2/3 cup tapioca starch

3 tsp baking powder

dash of salt and cinnamom

(mix these in large bowl)

1/2 cup organic palm oil shortening (i use spectrum brand)

1 3/4 cup vanilla hemp milk

2 tsp of chia seed dissolved in 1/4 c water and allowed to congeal

1 tsp vanilla

(i melt the palm oil in a large glass measuring cup in the micro and then add the remaining ingredients to this measuring cup)

mix the wet & dry ingredients, and pour in to hot waffle iron. cook for 4 minutes and enjoy!


One Response to “gf rice flour & chia seed waffles”

  1. Stacy Says:

    So proud of you, friend, for laboring through this difficult season of such a strict diet. You’re such a good mama. (And hooray for the rice news!!!)

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