I made a fortuitous discovery a few weeks back. I had made some Simple Truth Gluten Free Waffles for breakfast before I realized that we were out of maple syrup. Since the waffles were already made, I decided to add some butter and jam to salvage my meal. I was absolutely stunned by how much this combination of flavors and textures reminded me of toast; toast like you’d get at a diner along side some eggs and a strong cup of coffee, not the small, fragile, crumbly tragedies that are toasted slices of gluten free bread.
Now, I have been doing this gluten free thing since 2009. I have tried many, many, MANY gluten free breads (store bought, restaurant-served, various homemade attempts from multiple recipes, etc. ) and I am sorry to say that while some of them may be “ok”, none of them are really that much like good old gluten-full sliced sandwich bread. I had pretty much just given up on eating breads and pastries for the last few years, substituting corn tortillas or lettuce leaves for bread if I was really in a pinch. But, we had gotten a coupon for the waffles, and they were already on sale, so I think they ended up being around $1.50 for a box of 8. Since it seems like every other gluten free bread product is at least $5/package, a price of $1.50 definitely made it worth trying.
Boy, I am ever glad I did. I feel like I have rediscovered the joy of bread again. These waffles are so good as toast that I now gladly buy them without the sale or coupon (although that always helps!) They even work great for sandwiches. I don’t even care if my waffle sandwiches look funny; they taste great! 🙂