What is the perfect waffle to serve for Brunch? My newest, hot-off-the-griddle recipe ~ Hazelnut Brunch Waffles!
This morning I made these golden brown, gluten free, waffles for My Gorgeous Man and he was WOWED by them. Even as I’m typing this; he keeps walking by and saying, “Honey, those were great waffles!”
How would I describe these waffles? Ahhh… because these waffles do not have any wheat flour in them, Hazelnut Brunch Waffles are exceptionally light and airy; golden crisp, nutty and delicious. If you asked me to describe these extra-special (gluten and dairy free) waffles in one word it would be: FABULOUS.
Another thing I like about these waffles is that they are different. Have you ever had a Hazelnut Waffle? Most likely not, because hazelnuts are a rare luxurious treat. Well today is your day to enjoy something FABULOUS. Bon Appétit!
Hazelnut Brunch Waffles
In a large bowl, whisk together:
4 large eggs
1 can coconut milk (net weight 13.66 FL. OZ. 403 mL)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup hazelnut flour/meal
1/2 cup arrowroot flour (or potato starch)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Whisk well. Use about 1/3 cup batter for each waffle. Follow the manufacturers directions on your waffle iron. Bake until golden brown and crisp.
Serve with butter or spread of your choice, real maple syrup, jam, fresh fruit, Perfect Toasted Pecans, lemon curd, whipped cream or whipped topping … I’m getting out of control… ohhh wait; I just thought of something… I bet ice cream or coconut ice cream with some strawberries would be so great… yikes, I’ve really got to STOP!
LYNN’S NOTES FOR SUCCESS:
- I bake my waffles in coconut oil. I pop about 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil on the waffle iron then spread it around on the top and bottom with a pastry brush. The waffles become extra-light, crisp and delicious ~ plus coconut oil is really good for your skin.
- Fresh hazelnut flour is a MUST for success. Be sure to check the expiration date of your hazelnut flour/meal. I used Bob’s Red Mill Hazelnut Flour Meal which is available online or at Natural Food Grocery Stores.
- I topped our waffles with toasted walnuts, fresh raspberries and real maple syrup… yum.