Have you ever gotten a kitchen gadget that is truly only good for one thing, but it’s so incredibly user-friendly that you find yourself grabbing for it, time and again? A frivolous purchase in someone’s hands becomes an indispensable purchase in yours. I love my little Dash Mini waffle maker (Dash, sponsor me! We’ll do a whole series of waffling things!), but that’s not what this blog is about. I have made quite a few tasty waffle varieties in my trusty maker, but one of the tastiest so far came from something I whipped up using Josie’s Best gluten-free waffle mix.
My honest review for Josie’s Best gluten-free waffle mix
I was sent some Josie’s Best gluten-free waffle mix and muffin mix free to try, and it was right around the time I was starting to eat more gluten-free foods. I’ve been dairy-free since about 2006, but I still eat gluten occasionally. What I have noticed lately is that if I keep my gluten consumption low, my pain levels also seem to decrease pretty significantly. I was delighted to give this a whirl and see if I could make some tasty gluten-free waffles with a mix and a few ingredients I normally have lying around. Full disclosure – Even though I received the mix for free, I was not told what to say in my review. This is 100% my take on the mix!
The mix is gluten-free, dairy-free, and made in a top-8 allergen-free facility, so it’s great for people with all different allergies and sensitivities. The waffles call for oil, milk, and eggs. I ended up using olive oil, Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, and macadamia milk. Even though I was worried about going a bit off-course with my choices, it was all I had on hand to make the waffles vegan, which I wanted to try. Luckily, the mix cooked up perfectly.
Tips for perfect waffles
I’m always surprised that my little Dash waffle maker doesn’t even need oil to cook the perfect waffle. What I do is preheat the waffle maker while I’m making the mix. Once it is ready to go, I pour the mix in so that all the ridges are just covered. I close the lid and wait for a few minutes.
For the first couple waffles, I was afraid I would burn them or overcook them in some way. After a few rounds, I realized that was pretty hard to do, and left them in for longer. The last waffle I made was crispier, so you can kind of play around with the consistency you like. The taste, either way, was great. I had the waffles with some Earth Balance and SIN Foods Bourbon Barrel maple syrup. Delicious!
Soon, I’ll also review the muffin mix, but in the meantime, check out the Josie’s Best Foods website and peruse all the mixes and bulk items they have on hand.
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