This Low Fodmap Belgian Waffles recipe is easy and makes delicious, homemade, Belgian waffles. Ideal for breakfast, these waffles are perfectly crisp and golden on the outside while being light and fluffy on the inside.
Today is Saturday, and there’s nothing better to start the weekend than with a homemade Belgian waffle and a cup of tea! Luckily I live in Belgium with a Belgian who told me a thing or two about waffles, chocolate and beer. Not bad, hein? And let’s not forget Belgian fries (yep, they are not French…), stoemp (yummy mashed potatoes with veggies), and other national dishes worth knowing – you can check below these and other Belgian recipes from the blog. I would say Belgium is definitely a go-go zone!
So, today I’ve decided to share with you the secrets of my Low Fodmap Belgian Waffles recipe. I wanted to stay true to the original one which is very straightforward, so I used six basic ingredients you’ll probably already have in your fodmap friendly kitchen: rice flour, cornstarch, lactose free milk, eggs, sugar and butter. The secret is to let the batter rest for 20 minutes, so you get the fluffiest waffles ever. And of course, this recipe is also gluten free.
There is also a thing or two to know about the best waffle maker. You can use any kind and any shape (use square for traditional waffles) but if you’re considering buying one, just make sure it has removable dishwasher safe plates like this 3-in-1 waffle maker. It will save you a lot of time, and believe me, the thought of spending half an hour cleaning the waffle iron can discourage you on a Saturday morning. I love it because it comes with complementary grill and sandwich plates, and there is even this Cuisinart Belgian waffles maker with pancake plates!
Now that you know my secrets for the best Low Fodmap Belgian Waffles ever (hum hum, I’ll let you be the judge of that), you just need to give them a try. Please let me know how they turn out in the comments below or on My Gut Feeling’s new instagram account (I know…). Just tag the recipe @mygutfeelingblog.
Full list of Belgian Low Fodmap recipes you can find on the blog:
- Vegan Chocolate Oat Waffles
- Speculoos Cookies
- Belgian Potato Salad
- Belgian Endive Winter Salad
- Stoemp (with roast chicken)
- Belgian Fries (with mussels!)
Low FODMAP Belgian Waffles
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup lactose-free milk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- Icing sugar to sprinkle on top optional
- In a mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients: rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, start by beating the eggs for 2 minutes, or until the batter starts to bubble. Slowly add the milk and melted butter and whisk for another 2 minutes.
- Pour slowly the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until just combined.
- Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
- Plug in your waffle maker to preheat (or set it to medium-high).
- Once 20 minutes is up, give the batter one more whisk.
- Pour batter into the heated waffle iron, enough to cover the surface area (tip: fill in a soup ladle per waffle), and close the lid. Once the waffle is deeply golden and crisp, use a spatula to transfer it to a cooling rack or baking sheet. Avoid stacking your waffles on top of each other, otherwise they’ll lose crispness.
- Repeat with remaining batter, mixing well before making each batch.
- For the classic version serve waffles warm with icing sugar. But any other topping will be great, even savoury for a trendier version. Final tip: keep your waffles warm by placing them in a 200ºF oven until you’re ready to serve.