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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Sticky Bun Waffles with Toasted Pecan Brown Sugar Syrup

My kids are more pancake than waffle lovers—until recently, that is. We’ve been mixing up waffle batters full of ingredients like fruit, nutella (my dairy-free version) and nut butters. But somehow, we keep coming back to these more plain brown sugar waffles that are featured in the latest issue of my gluten-free magazine, Easy Eats. (Don’t miss our amazing Girl Scout cookie knockoff recipes!)

My kids may have taught me that sometimes simpler can be better. If you’re more like me, you’ll want to top off these waffles with my sticky bun-flavored toasted pecan brown sugar syrup. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself licking your fingers.

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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 4 min


1¼ cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup whole pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1¾ cups Silvana’s Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1¼ cups milk or nondairy milk
Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of the brown sugar, the cinnamon, pecans, maple syrup and 1 cup water to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce until thickened, about 10 minutes; keep warm.
2. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour blend, remaining ¼ cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk; add to the flour blend mixture and stir until just combined.
3. Grease the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour a heaping 1/3 cup batter into each waffle iron square; close and cook until crisp, about 4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. To serve, top the waffles with the pecan syrup and whipped cream, if using.


8 Comments: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Sticky Bun Waffles with Toasted Pecan Brown Sugar Syrup

Gloria Duy Said:

I am shocked by how much sugar is in most of your recipes. Seems like people would be trading celiac problems in for diabetes. I purchased your cookbook and only found a couple recipes I could use.

Silvana Said:

Hi Gloria,

Thanks for writing. Yes, my recipes are pretty similar in sugar quantities as classic gluten-full recipes. Guess that’s what happens when you’re born with a sweet tooth and own a bakery!

There are great gluten-free and naturally sugar-free cookbook authors and bloggers out there. One of my favorites is Amy Green at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Brittany Angell at Real Sustenance. Here are their links:

http://simplysugarandglutenfree.com/
http://realsustenance.com/

Hope that helps!
Silvana

Angie Halten Said:

This recipe marries two of my favorites beautifully! We have some friends coming over for brunch this weekend, and this will be on the menu!

katy Said:

I was trying to pin some of your recipe pictures on Pinterest and it wasnt finding any pictures. Would love to PIN some of these!

Silvana Said:

Hi Katy, thanks for writing!

Hmmm….I’ve pinned pics from my blog on my Pinterest board:
http://pinterest.com/silvananardone/pins/

Not sure what’s going on there. I’m updating my blog design to make all of that stuff more intuitive. Hope that will help!

Talk soon,
Silvana

Lauren Dyson Said:

Holy moly these were amazing!!!

silvana Said:

Thanks, Lauren!!!

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