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Gluten Free Waffles with Cream Cheese Filling

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.

302502_2442331262351_82572716_nAfter 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.


  • 1 1/3 Cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 6 Tablespoons Shortening (Bacon Grease works real well)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Sour Milk
  1. Whisk together all your dry ingredients
  2. Cut in your Shortening
  3. Add Eggs and Milk (to sour fresh milk add 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar)
  4. Mix well. You will still have a few lumps. That is fine.
  5. Ladle mixture onto HOT Waffle Iron.
  6. When they are Golden they are done....

These are great with butter and syrup. Top them with all kinds of stuff from ice cream to fresh fruit. Some people like Peanut Butter and Bananas. The sky is the limit. Have fun.


Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1 8ounce block of Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  1. Place in a bowl
  2. Mix on high until all is incorporated
  3. Spread between two waffles

Yep, it is that easy.

Live Laugh and Enjoy!

~ Fire-Eyes

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