Raised Waffles

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe adapted from The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook, by Susan Peters, M.S. R.D. submitted by DaVita dietitian Susan from New York.

Portions: 8

Serving size: 2 small squares or 1/2 large square


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 envelopes dry active yeast
  • 2 cups Rice Dream® original non-dairy rice drink, unenriched
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/2  cup cornmeal
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. In a large mixing bowl, place the water and yeast and stir to dissolve. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add the Rice Dream®, oil, salt and sugar.
  3. Beat in the flour, cornmeal and eggs to mix, but do not over beat.
  4. Set the mixture in a warm place until mixture just begins to rise, about 15 minutes.
  5. Cook in a pre-heated waffle iron.
  6. Divide cooked waffle into 2-square portions (1/2 large waffle) and top with your favorite syrup, fruit spread or fresh fruit.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  222
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  78 mg
  • Potassium  109 mg
  • Phosphorus  96 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For those with diabetes, top with a sugar free syrup or fruit spread.
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour may be substituted for 1/2 cup white flour. Waffles are higher in fiber (2.3 g for 2 small squares), potassium 130 mg, phosphorus 119 mg.

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Raised Waffles
Janedsh says:

An additional 1/2 cup of flour (2 cups total) was required to make it less runny so it cooked better in the waffle iron.

Dec. 27, 2013, 8:58 PM - Inappropriate review?
Raised Waffles

I found the batter too runny for waffles, but it did make good pancakes. It might be ok with less rice milk.

Dec. 07, 2009, 4:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

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