Gluten free parmesan, basil and turmeric waffles

If you've followed me for any length of time, you'll likely know that I love a good waffle. Not only does the perceived effort of a waffle skyrocket when compared to a mere old pancake, but I can wander off and a automatic timer will alert me to the fact that my waffles are done, as opposed to the billowing smoke that generally signals to me that my pancakes are (over)cooked. 

It was pretty much my ideal assignment then, when Williams Sonoma asked me if I could create a recipe using this waffle maker. No billowing smoke in this kitchen today, friends. 

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After (another) bout of being particularly unwell in the last couple of weeks, I've started incorporating a lot of turmeric into my foodz for the anti-inflammatory effect. What better way to become less inflamed, I figured, than by eating waffles. I've also been reading up on gut health, and found a study that conveniently suggested cheese was in fact good for the gut, what with the good bacteria and all. Say no more fam. Parmesan and turmeric waffles it is. 

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INGREDIENTS - makes 2 large waffles in a round Breville machine 

1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup almond milk
5g fresh turmeric, grated (most good supermarkets and health food stores sell fresh turmeric these days, or if not your local Asian grocer. Worth hunting for!)
Generous 5g basil leaves, chopped
75g parmesan
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 

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METHOD

1. In a medium bowl, combine the almond meal, tapioca flour, turmeric and parmesan. Pour over the almond milk, and stir until combined. Follow this with the egg, basil, and salt. Stir well.
2. Add the baking powder and apple cider vinegar, stirring in the bubbles. Set aside for 10 or so minutes.
3. Heat your waffle maker as per instructions, and spray liberally with oil before you pour in half the mixture. Close the lid and allow to cook. 
4. Repeat with the second half of the mixture, and then serve with a colourful array of breakfast suited veg. Haloumi also advised. as I said, I recently read that cheese is good for gut health, so... 
 

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