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Gluten-Free Waffles with Cranberry Orange Papaya Sauce
Gluten is a specific type of protein, but one you won’t find in meat or eggs.
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Cranberry Orange Papaya Ingredients:
3 cups papaya, cut up in chunks
2 cups water + ½ cup water
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar + 1 cup
¼ cup honey
1 ½ teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
½ cup orange juice

Gluten-Free Waffles Ingredients:
1 ½ cups gluten-free flour mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 large egg
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¾ cup canned or pureed pumpkin
1 cup milk (soy milk if you’re lactose intolerant) more or less

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Step 1

Peel, seed and cut papaya into chunks. If you cannot find fresh papaya, check the frozen aisle for pre-cut papaya chunks in a bag in the Latin foods sections.

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Step 2

Place papaya chunks into a medium pot. Pour 2 cups water, just enough to cover the papaya. Mix in nutmeg, sugars (½ cup brown and ½ cup white) and honey. Add cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Cover and bring to boil. Then lower the heat and simmer until the papaya is very tender, about 20 minutes.

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Step 3

Discard cloves and cinnamon stick. Strain, separating the papaya from the liquid.

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Step 4

Place in a bowl or blender. Add 1 cup of papaya liquid back and blend. Set aside.

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Step 5

Preparing the Cranberries:
(Note: this can be prepared while the papaya is simmering.)

Wash and pick over cranberries.

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Step 6

In a saucepan bring to a boil ½ cup water and 1 cup sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries burst. Stir in orange juice. Remove from heat.

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Step 7

Add cranberry sauce to papaya compote. Set aside.

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Step 8

In a medium bowl, mix the pancake mix and spices together. In another bowl, whisk the egg and the brown sugar together. Stir in the oil, pumpkin and most of the milk.

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Step 9

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined adding more milk to obtain the right consistency.

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Step 10

Pour batter covering entire waffle iron and cook on medium for about 3-4 minutes.

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Step 11

Divide into 4 portions. Pour sauce over waffles and top with whip cream.

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Alternative Options:

If gluten-free mix is not available, use the following combination to prepare your own.

1-cup rice flour

3 tablespoons tapioca flour

⅓ cup potato starch

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon xanthan gum

Gluten-Free Waffles with Cranberry Orange Papaya Sauce

Gluten is a specific type of protein, but one you won’t find in meat or eggs.

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