Bumpa’s Waffles, the Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Version

Bumpa's Waffles

Grandpa, Grandfather, Pop Pop, Granddad, Gramps…. In our house, my father is “Bumpa” to my son. And, in my son’s eyes, Bumpa makes the best waffles. Ever. Nothing compares to Bumpa’s waffles. Of course, Bumpa’s waffles are full of milk and gluten and eggs. And love – the love of a grandfather that indulges every desire of his one and only grandson. I’m not sure I’m ever going to manage to come up with something that beats that. But, I did manage to come up with something that is a close enough approximation to keep my kiddo happy in between visits to Bumpa’s house. As a bonus, my son says they’d make great “bread” for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, too.

Bumpa’s Waffles

2 x-large eggs, whites and yolks separated

1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I used almond)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
2 T. maple syrup

1 1/4 cups sorghum flour
1/2 cup arrowroot starch
1/2 t. xanthan gum
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt

Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the egg yolks, milk, coconut oil and maple syrup.

In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until no lumps remain. Fold in the whipped egg whites.

Cook according to your waffle iron specifications.

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20 Responses to Bumpa’s Waffles, the Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Version

  1. Ricki says:

    I really must get a waffle iron. . . recipes like these make me wish I had one, and waffles are so much easier than pancakes!

  2. Deanna says:

    Really? You think so? I think pancakes are way easier, but that’s partly because I loathe washing the waffle iron.

  3. I have not been farther than the first page on your blog, and I LOVE it! These gluten free recipes look amazing! I’ve got to get myself to the store and get some of that sorghum flour!

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks! We love sorghum flour so much, we went straight to a farm and bought a 25 lb bag. So, you’ll see it in a lot of my recipes. 🙂

  4. these look wonderful! sorry the bars i am giving away are not gluten free 😦

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks! And, don’t be sorry – just tell the company that us gluten-free girls are always looking for new products to try. (We won’t get ’em unless we ask, right?)

  5. they look great and so healthy

  6. Ooo yum! These look fabulous 🙂 I especially love the story behind them; some of my favorite food memories involve my ‘gramps’ 🙂

    ~Aubree Cherie

  7. Iris says:

    These look wonderful, and you’re right, the proportions are similar to the ones I make. I’ll add them to my list!

  8. Deanna says:

    Thanks, Iris!

  9. Sophie says:

    I had a bompa, because we are Belgians & we live in Flanders.

    Your dairy free & gluten free waffles look just the best ever!!

    I made them today & i was pleaently surprised!! MMMMMMM,…a real delight!

  10. Sam says:

    Awesome! These were the best waffles I’ve made in a long time. Used corn instead of arrowroot starch. Spelt flour might be a delicious alteration as well.

    • Deanna says:

      Thank you! I’ve found that the starches are relatively interchangeable. Slept isn’t gluten-free. But if that is not a concern it would probably work fine.

      • Sam says:

        Just made these again! With a double batch I split the flour between corn meal, sorghum and flax meal. Simply omitting the xanthan gum and less starch made them as light as crepes. We could see through them.

  11. These waffles are gorgeous, Deanna! And you have proven once again how much one can say in so few words. Truly lovely.


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