Sourdough Cassava Waffles

I recently discovered an amazing blogger, and adapted this waffle recipe from one of hers:…

2.5 c. cassava flour
2 c. brown rice starter
1 tsp. salt
2/3 c. avocado oil
10 large eggs
1/2 c. water

1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. honey (for better browning)

Combine the flour, starter, salt, avocado oil, eggs, and water in a large bowl; cover and place in the fridge for 1-3 days. The batter will bubble, “rise” and ferment.

When you’re ready to make waffles, mix together the baking soda, honey, and a little bit more water, and add to the batter. It should be thicker than pancake batter but not stiff. The batter should pour easily.

Heat your waffle iron and add appropriate amounts of batter; cook until delicious and crispy, and enjoy!


Summer 2019 Vitamin A Detox Diet (Low Vitamin A) version:

Use 50/50 white rice flour and arrowroot starch: 250 g. each
plus about 50g. brown rice flour
10 egg whites instead of the whole eggs
Enough water to make a batter, then ferment. It thickens overnight, and does not bubble up as much as cassava flour does, so add a bit more water in the morning along with the honey and baking soda.

Delicious chewy texture, and very crispy!


Spring 2020 Low A Waffle Variation
This uses half brown rice flour for a better texture, fewer eggs for a lower vitamin A waffle that doesn't stick like crazy to the waffle iron (which it does if you only use egg whites), and no chemical leaveners (which cause the breakdown of important B vitamins that we want to eat!). Not-using baking soda also allows the sourdough flavor to shine through.

1 1/4 c. cassava flour (225 g.)
1 1/4 c. brown rice flour (225 g.)
2 c. brown rice starter
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. avocado oil
4 large eggs
1 1/2 c. water

Mix together, and allow to "rise" overnight in the refrigerator, covered. In the morning, or when you're ready to make waffles, add:

1 tbsp.-1/3 c. honey or maple syrup (small amount is for better browning; add more if you want a sweeter flavor)

Mix well, and proceed to make waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions.