Try These Perfect Gluten-Free Cheddar and Chicken Waffles With Blackberries

Gluten-Free Cheddar and Chicken Waffles With Blackberries

Sweet or savory, waffles are always a good choice. And, if you’re a fan of sweet-and-savory combinations, then we have the perfect waffle recipe for you. Picture mouthwatering tender spicy chicken with aromatic cheddar on a gluten-free waffle drizzled with blackberry-maple syrup. Yum! Here’s the recipe:

The Ingredients for These Waffles

For the Syrup:

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 fresh blackberries
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
chicken tenders

For the Chicken and Waffle Batter:

  • 2 pounds of chicken tenders
  • 2 ¼ cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups almond milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup blackberries for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • cooking spray
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Chicken, Cheddar and Blackberry Waffles: Directions

Step 1

Spicy Maple Syrup

Place the blackberries in the bottom of a microwave-safe bowl or jar. Add the red pepper flakes, maple syrup, and chile powder. Stir briskly until well combined. Then, take the chicken tenders and place them in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle with orange juice and season generously with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to roast.

Step 2

Whisk the coconut flour, almond flour, paprika, garlic, and orange zest together, and set aside. Start the waffle batter by mixing the gluten-free flour, rosemary, baking powder, sea salt, and thyme together in a separate bowl. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, as well as your waffle iron (per its instructions), and spray with cooking spray.