Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vanilla Waffle Sauce - Gluten Free or Not

Vanilla Waffle Sauce - Gluten Free or Not recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenFor my family, Waffles-with-Waffle-Sauce is the only way to eat waffles. We eat this sauce on pancakes, german pancakes, waffles and french toast. I've never served this to someone who hasn't loved it. Waffle Sauce has the ability to make an ordinary meal extra special.

In 1938, my grandmother moved to the Canal Zone in Panama as a newlywed. While there, one of my grandfather's Navy friends came to a waffle dinner at their house. He offered to make his mother's "waffle sauce" to serve with their waffles that night. Ever since then, my family has been making this waffle sauce to serve with pancakes and waffles.

I've updated my grandmother's recipe below with a gluten free variation. It had been a while since I made it and my kids were thrilled when they saw the white sauce waiting on the stove this morning.

Please come back tomorrow for a new waffle recipe.
In the meantime, here are some other great ways to use waffle sauce:

Vanilla Waffle Sauce - Gluten Free or Not
Yield: 2 1/2 - 3 cups
(printable recipe)

1/4 cup brown rice flour*
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 teaspoon vanilla
Nutmeg, freshly ground if possible
* if you are not in need of a gluten free recipe, substitute 1/4 cup AP flour for the item marked with an *

In a small saucepan, whisk together the flour and sugar, then add the milk. Set the heat to medium and whisk the ingredients together. Continue stirring frequently until it begins to bubble and is thickened. Once it has thickened, remove pan from the heat. Add the butter and vanilla and stir to combine. Pour over hot waffles and grate or sprinkle nutmeg over the top. Enjoy!
Vanilla Waffle Sauce - Gluten Free or Not recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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20 comments:

  1. OMG! this sounds incredible, can't wait to try it. I'm not a maple syrup fan so I'm always looking for yummy substitutes!

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  2. Since you serve it to someone that hasn't had it - serve away Mary! I've never had it :) This lovely idea never made it to the south I guess.

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  3. I'm fascinated by this---did your grandmother use it on waffles and pancakes? Was it originally a dessert sauce? What ethnicity is your grandmother? It just looks so smooth and delicious.

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    1. I mean ethnic background...don't mean to pry, but I want to know the origins of this sauce! ;)

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    2. Sue, I love your interest in this sauce. I've updated the post with the story behind it.

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  4. So simple and looks so delicious. I usually use maple syrup but I will have to try this next time I make french toast. Can you make a chocolate one too? I bet you could sub in a variety of flavors, wow I'm excited to try this. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned.

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  5. I have never heard of waffle sauce before. Now I'm craving both waffles and this delicious sauce. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. I'm totally in for this one - we love breakfast and this looks like the perfect complement for so many things!

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  7. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about favourite foods from childhood. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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  8. Just put this on my chocolate chip pancakes for brunch. it was great. Alittle too much sugar for everyones taste so we cut back alittle even though the flower taste is overpowering. overall. Very delicious and creamy. added extra vanilla for a smoother flavor.

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  9. Looks like a yummy new kind of sauce to put on waffles and/or french toast. Thanks!

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  10. I may have to swap out the maple syrup next time I make pancakes or waffles!

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  11. is this the same as the basic white sauce?

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    1. If you are referring to this white sauce, http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2011/07/waffles-with-waffle-sauce.html yes, it is the same basic recipe. This is a gluten free version.

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  12. Tried this a few weeks ago...the family loved it!!!!

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  13. I guess ill try white flour and see what happens

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    1. Yes, AP flour is regular flour. It will work fine!

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  14. Is brown rice flour better than white rice flour? This recipe is just what I'm looking for :)
    Do you think it would travel well? I'd like to pour it over campfire baked stuffed apples!

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    1. I am in the habit of using brown rice flour, so that's my go-to flour most of the time. This should travel fine. I'd just pour it into a jar and keep it cold until you're ready to warm it while camping. I bet it will be delicious over the apples!

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