Mmm waffles

Ever since I determined that I am most likely gluten-intolerant and cut all gluten-containing foods out of my diet, I have been far healthier and happier. Unfortunately, that comes at a cost of not being able to have many of the things I used to enjoy, including breads, pizza, sandwiches and pancakes/waffles. And most people know how much I love my waffles.

Thanks to one of the guys at work who mentioned that he has a family member who is a celiac, I have discovered Kinnikinnick gluten-free pancake/waffle mix. I tend to be very wary of anything that promises to be “just as good as the real thing,” as most of the time the marketers who say that are just talking out of their rear ends. But this time they are right. The batter made by following the directions on the box is a little bit on the thick side, so I thinned it out with an extra tbsp of oil and about the same of water. I liberally sprayed the waffle iron with a cooking spray, and had no sticking issues. The first thing I noticed about the waffles is that they smell AMAZING. Before the first one was ready, I found myself thinking that if they taste half as good as they smell, then they will be awesome. And they were. The finished product is light and fluffy, has a nice amount of crispness, and has a light vanilla/nutty taste, though neither of those ingredients are included in the mix.

I can’t believe that I am writing this, but I think that these waffles are the best I have ever had, bar none. The finished product has everything one could want in a waffle. I am even eating the second one completely plain, with none of my usual peanut butter, nutella, or syrup toppings. Kinnikinnick has made a believer out of me, and I look forward to trying some of their other products.