We all have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you really know why? Think about how your entire week goes. You rush around Monday to Friday trying to cram in work, school, and after school activities. Most meals are crunched in between homework and travel or grabbed on the go! In our house, most meals involve a kid and one parent, its rare for the entire family to eat together. On the weekend, Daddy works Saturdays and the rest of us are busy rushing around trying to get chores done and play dates scheduled. When Sunday mornings roll around, we are finally all together and finally get a chance to catch up over Sunday brunch!
DH is always in charge of breakfast. From scones to pancakes to waffles, he loves whipping up a tasty breakfast that will drag even the laziest kid (er Mom) out bed! Having a gluten allergy means that he has to get creative when making a delicious breakfast. Store bought breakfast treasures such as waffles and pastries are off the table, so he makes them all from scratch.
Recently, our hand mixer of 10 years mixed its last batch of dough. After searching the market, we came across and amazing new hand mixer called the ERGOMIX. The Hamilton Beach ErgoMix Ergonomic Hand Mixer is a 6 speed mixer that has been redesigned to provide comfort and power at the touch of the button. The position of the handle keeps your wrist and arm in line to provide a less strenuous mixing experience. It’s powerful DC motor allows for quiet operation and high torque at slow speeds, with a slow start feature that reduces splatter and mess when you first turn it on.
To test it out, DH used it with the kids to make his famous Gluten Free White Chocolate waffles. The mixer was lightweight and was so easy to the use that even my 6 year old enjoyed mixing the batter. DH loved that the ErgoMix came equipped with a whisk attachment for fluffing up egg whites and the duel stainless steel wire beaters for mixing the batter.
Gluten Free White Chocolate Waffles
2 cups of Gluten Free all purpose flour
3/4 cup of sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, separated
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup melted butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
1.. Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder) in a medium bowl.
2.. In a separate bowl, separate egg whites and beat them until they form stiff peaks.
3.. Mix the rest of the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, egg yolks) and stir slightly.
4.. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
5.. Fold in the egg whites.
6. Pour into a heated waffle maker and bake for 6 minutes.
7.. Serve with strawberry or blueberry sauce.