How Do You Say Waffle in Spanish?

Hmm, it didn’t sound right to say, el wafle, as several books and translation sites suggested. When dictionaries came up empty on this breakfast essential, we invented a name. Once the term stuck, I learned that Spaniards use the word el gofre. En nuestra casa es pan cuadrado – In our home it’s bread of squares. So far we’re the only household using the term, but we’re sticking with it. : )

Our pan cuadrado recipe has changed a lot as we’ve made the switch to gluten free over the past two years. What started as the recipe from Cooking A to Z, has morphed into a tasty no sugar, no dairy and no gluten fluffy treat made with cassava and teff flours.


Cassava, also called yuca, is a delicious food from the Americas. I’d like to thank Latin American cassava growers for making a nutritious flour that is GF.

Pan cuadrado = Waffles

Combine dry ingredients well in a large mixing bowl.

  • 2 1/2 C Cassava flour
  • 1 C Teff flour
  • 2T Baking Powder
  • 2 T Arrowroot starch
  • 2 t Salt

Wet ingredients

  • 4 C Coconut milk or Almond milk
  • 1 Mashed banana
  • 12 T Coconut oil
  • 6 Egg yolks (Eggs whites in a separate bowl)
  • 2T Apple cider vinegar

Combine wet ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with a hand or an electric beater until it forms soft peaks. Add to wet ingredients. Pour into dry ingredients. Stir well. Ladle onto a hot waffle iron. Makes 3 four squares plus one square, a baker’s dozen. ¡Pan cuadrado! Great topped with jam or maple syrup.

Weekends are made for brunch. Enjoy! ¡Buen provecho!

Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! Olé!



Rebecca Cuningham

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