Before going gluten free I made waffles from scratch. People loved them. I know people who have the recipe in their wallet. I have had people plan trips to my home from other states because I promised to make waffles. This recipe was not a secret one. It was the one my Grandmother and Mother always used. It was most likely the one that came with Grandma's waffle iron.
The modern waffle has its origins in the very light thin crisp cakes baked between wafer irons—of the Middle Ages; called Waffers.Wafer irons consisted of two metal plates connected by a hinge, with each plate connected to an arm with a wooden handle. The iron was placed over a fire and flipped to cook both sides of the wafer. The irons were used to produce a variety of different flat, unleavened cakes, usually from a mixture of barley and oats, instead of the white flour used today.
In 14th-century England, wafers were sold by street vendors called waferers. The modern waffle is a leavened form of wafer.
After going gluten free I tried to make them. I was new to the game and just replace the flour cup for cup. They were chewy and had very little flavour at all. So, I started using Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle mix. Do not get me wrong it is a great product. The texture and the flavour are wonderful. However, I can not always find it in my local stores.
Now, after some time playing for Team Gluten Free, I feel I have recreated my family’s recipe. As a bonus, we also have a cream cheese filling that I thought up after seeing commercials for I-HOP. If you try this and have had theirs before I would be most interested in a comparison.