An easy brunch to put together on the weekend is a waffle platter. You just need to assemble the ingredients together on a board and serve. I’ve seen them create this at restaurants in town, but it is pretty pricey, so I decided to create it at home. I went with gluten-free waffles because it can get really crispy because it uses rice flour and tapioca starch. You can find these items at most major grocery stores in the baking aisle.
There are many waffle makers on the market, but I have the Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker. Since it is vertical instead of flat like other machines, it requires less counter space and is easy to store when not in use. It’s a pretty smart machine and will beep when your waffle is ready. Easy to clean afterwards too.
Gluten-Free Waffle Platter
Makes 3 waffles
- 1½ cups (375 ml) rice flour
- ¼ cup (60 ml) tapioca starch
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk powder
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon (3.75 ml) kosher salt
- 1½ cups (375 ml) buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
- 1 /3 cup (75 ml) vegetable oil
- Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl; whisk until well blended. In either a large measuring cup or separate mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and whisk until smooth.
- Preheat the waffle maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated).
- Pour 1 full cup of batter through the top of the spout. When tone sounds, the waffle is ready. Carefully open the waffle maker and remove baked waffle. Close waffle maker and repeat with remaining batter.
- For best results, serve immediately with your favourite savoury breakfast items. I chose potato salad, brussel sprouts, eggs, and bacon.
There it is, a delicious waffle platter for brunch.