Chicken wings. Pancakes. Chocolate chip cookies. And now -- waffles. I swear I eat healthy food. Really, I do. See: fresh spring rolls, fish soup and salad. But the homecoming of the boyfriend means celebrating his arrival with the foods that he may have missed overseas. Foods I know he likes. And not a lot of that vegetable stuff.
When I stopped by Trader Joes a few weeks ago I saw this: Trader Joes Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle mix. Thank the gluten free Gods for Trader Joe's. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but they have a list online with all of the "no gluten ingredients used" in the store. That big bag down there; it cost me $2.99 and it's free of gluten, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, soy and corn. Not. Too. Shabby.
Now on to my review; I have only made waffles so far, but they're good. Pretty darn good, in fact and really simple to put together. Luckily, I have one of those fancy waffle irons that you see at restaurant brunches, so ours were cooked perfectly. They're made with a hint of vanilla bean, which was subtle and nice and there's less than one gram of sugar per serving, so you can feel okay about drizzling a little maple syrup on your waffle. We chose to put some blueberries (previously frozen) on ours.
I'm never one to promote packaged foods over homemade, but if you're feeling a bit lazy, are short on time, or are running low on your gluten-free flour mix -- go for these gems. Henry liked them so much he felt the need to start walking his two hind legs...