While you're getting used to the Low FODMAP diet, it can be hard to keep your breakfast exciting. That's one of my favourite things about these savoury low FODMAP sourdough waffles. With a few tweaks, you can put a tasty twist on this breakfast classic.
I love this recipe because it's so simple but it's absolutely delicious. These sourdough waffles taste best when they've had some time to mellow in your fridge. So, make the batter the night before for the easiest gourmet breakfast you'll ever have. Give them a try at your next family breakfast or FODMAP friendly brunch. Trust me, these are worth waking up for.
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Keep It FODMAP Friendly
With a few easy adjustments, these low FODMAP sourdough waffles will brighten any brunch. Check out the tips below to keep this recipe FODMAP friendly.
First, if you're in the elimination phase of the diet, you'll need to use lactose-free milk. The fat content doesn't matter for this recipe. So, use whatever you have on hand.
This pancake or waffle recipe also calls for a ton of melted butter. Don't worry, though. Since butter is almost 100% fat, according to Monash University, it doesn't have any FODMAPs.
It's worth noting, though, that fat itself can be a gut irritant. So, if you're sensitive to high-fat foods, cut two tbsp of butter and make these into sourdough pancakes instead.
Last but not least is wheat. Even though sourdough bread is low FODMAP, you'll need to use gluten-free flour for this recipe.
In a traditional sourdough bread, the dough rises over a period of 24-48 hours. During this time, wild yeast breaks down the fructans in the wheat for food. We're cheating and using active yeast to ferment the batter. This will create the tell-tale tang of sourdough bread, but, unfortunately, won't lower the FODMAP content.
If you want more information on the processing of sourdough bread, you can check out this article by Monash University.
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Take your breakfast or brunch to the next level with this delicious low FODMAP sourdough waffle recipe!
- 1 pkg active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
- 1.5 cups warm lactose-free milk (105 to 115 degrees F)
- 5 tbsp butter (melted)
- 2 cups gluten-free flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
Place yeast in the bottom of a large heat-proof bowl and add warm water. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Once the yeast has dissolved, whisk in the milk and butter. Followed by the flour and sugar. Continue whisking until a batter has formed, then cover the bowl with a damp towel. Place the towel-covered bowl in the oven and TURN IT OFF. The batter should rise in volume by at least half.
Stir the batter again to deflate it, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the batter for at least 3 hours (or overnight).
When you're ready to make your waffles, let the batter stand at room temperature for 20 minutes while you heat your waffle iron. When the iron is ready, stir in the eggs and salt, pour the batter into the waffle iron in 1/4 cup batches, and cook according to your iron's instructions (remember to grease your waffle iron if needed). Serve warm!
- Your yeast should create bubbles after sitting for 5-ish minutes in warm water. If it doesn't, it isn't active anymore, and you'll have to start fresh.
- The batter can be refrigerated for up to 48 hours (Note the tangy flavour will increase the longer it sits).
You might also like one of these:
- Low FODMAP Buttermilk Pancakes With a light, fluffy texture and a sweet, clean flavour, these pancakes are the breakfast of champions!
- Low FODMAP Breakfast Burritos Looking for a savoury breakfast idea? These tasty breakfast burritos are the perfect breakfast on-the-go!
- Low FODMAP Vegetable Frittata Packed with fresh vegetables, eggs, and cheese, you'll have breakfast fit for a foodie in just 20 minutes!
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I’m confused….these are not sourdough. There is not discard or starter or anything… Am I missing something?
This recipe uses active yeast to re-create the flavour of sourdough bread without using a starter. Because the batter doesn’t rise (which would normally lower the FODMAP content), you’ll need to stick to the low FODMAP ingredients described in the post.
Hope that helps!