Monday, October 17, 2011

Cashew Waffles, gluten-free

Of course when making food for people with candida, gluten and all sugar must be stricken from the menu. But for the strict candida diet, eliminating eggs, all dairy, yeast, baking soda and baking powder, vanilla with alcohol and/or corn syrup is also important. Even tiny amounts feed millions, if not billion, of bad bacteria; they love those tasty "goodies", so steady strictness will eventually starve those little buggers.

Tonight I was hungry for waffles, which I have had probably two times in the past year because they are made with processed flours. Well, mine weren't. Tonight I rationalized again that if I ground my own grains, maybe they wouldn't be like the typical processed flours that sit around in storage and get moldy or go rancid from the quick aging of their oils. So I started pouring stuff in the blender, and came up with this recipe. However, be informed that these measurements are only approximates.

By the way, I use a high-speed blender, a BlendTec. I used to have its competitor, VitaMix (a 5200 VitaMix), but the BlendTec only needs one canister to make smoothies, soups, dips, sauces AS WELL AS grind grains! An amazing little machine and much lighter and easier to wash than my VitaMix, and so I bought one on the spot! [This is not an advertisement although I wouldn't mind working for BlendTec, traveling around and giving demonstrations!!!]

Cashew Waffle Recipe

1/3 ~ 1/2 cup soaked cashews (soaked 1-2 hours)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla (non-alcoholic, w/o corn syrup)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 - 4 tablespoons flaxseed
1 1/3 cups brown rice
1 cup millet
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cloves (optional)

Step 1: In the BlendTec, whizz the brown rice, millet and flaxseed to a flour.
Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients, and whizz to a somewhat thick batter.
Step 3: Lightly oil the waffle griddles with a paper towel dipped in coconut oil, and then pour the batter into the waffle maker. The waffles will be a bit heavier than traditional waffles made with glutinous grains and leavening; they will also take a bit longer to cook. However, they come out tanned golden and taste marvelous!


  1. I thought cashews were banned from the diet due to their mold content?

    1. They are. I was experimenting. Prob didn't have any almonds on hand so used my bro's cashews. But I can say now that almonds are my choice of nut in waffles with or without candida. More wholesome texture and the flavor is maybe more complimentary to the grains used.