Delicious & Easy Gluten-Free Recipe for Belgian Waffles!

Are you a waffle-lover looking for a gluten-free option that will satisfy your cravings? Look no further because I have the perfect recipe just for you! These Belgian waffles are not only delicious, but they are also incredibly easy to make. Plus, with options for dairy-free and vegan variations, this recipe is perfect for anyone who is health-conscious or has dietary restrictions.

Now, let me tell you why these waffles are worth trying out. First of all, they are made with high-quality ingredients that are both nutritious and flavorful. With a blend of gluten-free flours such as sorghum flour and tapioca flour, along with xanthan gum to give it that perfect texture, these waffles come together to make a light and fluffy treat. We also use wholesome sweeteners like real maple syrup and brown sugar and heart-healthy fats like olive oil and coconut oil to make them not only tasty but good for your body as well.

But perhaps the best part of this recipe is the flexibility it offers. With variations that cater to different dietary needs (such as those who follow a gluten-free or vegan lifestyle), there is truly something for everyone here. So whether you’re making breakfast for your family or hosting friends for brunch, these Belgian waffles will impress any crowd.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Belgian Waffles (Gluten Free)
Belgian Waffles (Gluten Free)

Are you a fan of the classic Belgian waffles but need to avoid gluten? Then this Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles recipe is the perfect solution for your cravings! Not only does this recipe provide you with mouth-watering and fluffy gluten-free waffles, but it also ensures that you maintain a healthy lifestyle by using organic and dairy-free ingredients.

I know what you’re thinking – “gluten-free food never tastes as good as the real deal”. But trust me, these Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles will change your mind about that. Made with a blend of sorghum flour and tapioca flour, these waffles are just as delicious and light as traditional Belgian waffles. In fact, they are so good that even your gluten-loving friends and family won’t be able to tell the difference!

But what really sets this recipe apart is that it’s not only gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and organic. Instead of using butter or regular milk, we substitute olive oil or coconut oil and plant-based milk. This makes our Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles recipe suitable for vegans and ideal for people with lactose intolerance. Plus, using real maple syrup instead of refined sugar adds a natural sweetness that is much healthier for our bodies.

And the best part? This recipe is easy to follow, making it perfect for busy mornings when you don’t have much time for breakfast. All you need is 10 minutes to mix the ingredients and 5 minutes to cook, and voila! You’ll have delicious Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles ready to be devoured.

So why settle for regular waffles when you can indulge in fluffy Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles that are not only healthier but also more scrumptious? Trust me; once you taste these waffles, there’s no turning back.

Ingredient List

 A delicious start to your morning routine!
A delicious start to your morning routine!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients we will need to make these delicious gluten-free Belgian waffles. You may already have some of these items in your pantry or fridge, but if not, check your local grocery store or health food store.

Here is what you’ll need:
1. Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

2. Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or substitute with melted coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups dairy-free milk (such as almond milk or coconut milk)

Make sure to check the labels when buying ingredients to ensure they are suitable for a gluten-free diet. Let’s move on to the recipe instructions!

The Recipe How-To

 An irresistibly crispy gluten-free delight!
An irresistibly crispy gluten-free delight!

Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients

Start by combining 2 cups gluten-free flour blend, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Use a whisk to mix everything together until it is well combined.

Step 2: Mix the Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 1/3 cup olive oil (or melted coconut oil).

Step 3: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Stir everything together until it is just combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy; don’t overmix!

Step 4: Let the Batter Rest

Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes while your waffle iron preheats. This allows the liquid to be fully absorbed by the dry ingredients, giving you fluffy gluten-free belgian waffles.

Step 5: Cook the Waffles

Preheat your waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. When it’s hot, lightly brush or spray with cooking oil. Pour enough batter into your waffle maker to cover both plates, then cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Set cooked waffles directly on a wire rack to keep them from getting soggy. Repeat with remaining batter, lightly greasing the waffle maker as needed.

Now you have delicious gluten-free Belgian waffles that are perfect for breakfast or brunch!

Substitutions and Variations

 Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside!
Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside!

One of the best things about this gluten-free Belgian waffle recipe is how easy it is to customize it to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Flour blend: The flour blend used in this recipe is a combination of sorghum flour, tapioca flour, and a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. You can use any gluten-free flour blend you like, such as a rice flour or almond flour, just make sure it includes xanthan gum. Bob’s Red Mill makes a great gluten-free all-purpose flour blend that works well in this recipe.

– Milk: If you’re dairy-free, you can use any type of non-dairy milk, such as almond milk or coconut milk, in place of the cow’s milk called for in the recipe. Just be aware that different types of milk may affect the texture and flavor of the waffles.

– Oil: You can use any type of oil in this recipe, such as olive oil or coconut oil, depending on your taste preference.

– Sweeteners: Brown sugar adds a rich flavor to these waffles, but you can also use granulated sugar, honey, or maple syrup. Just adjust the amount to taste.

– Toppings: While these waffles are delicious on their own with a drizzle of real maple syrup, you can also get creative with your toppings. Try adding fresh fruit like bananas or strawberries, whipped cream, or even some dark chocolate chips for an indulgent brunch treat.

Overall, don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations of ingredients to make these Belgian waffles your own. With so many options for substitutions and variations, there’s no reason not to enjoy fluffy gluten-free Belgian waffles that cater to your personal requirements and preferences!

Serving and Pairing

 Your breakfast just got an upgrade!
Your breakfast just got an upgrade!


Belgian Waffles are a classic brunch item and a perfect treat for breakfast in bed. Serving these delicious gluten-free waffles is easy and effortless, as they require minimal preparation time.

To truly savor the flavors of these gluten-free Belgian waffles, it’s best to serve them warm and crispy right off the waffle iron. You can complement the flavors of these waffles with a variety of toppings, such as sliced bananas, fresh berries, or whipped cream. For a more decadent touch, drizzle some real maple syrup on top.

Pairing options for these waffles are not limited. You can pair them with bacon or turkey sausage for a traditional breakfast feel, or serve them with scrambled eggs and avocado slices for a hearty brunch plate.

If you’re looking for something lighter, you can top your waffles with Greek yogurt and honey or peanut butter and jelly for an energy-packed start to your day.

These gluten-free Belgian waffles are versatile and flavorful, making them the perfect addition to any mealtime occasion. Bon Appétit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfectly golden waffles to brighten up your day!
Perfectly golden waffles to brighten up your day!

Now that you’ve mastered the art of making these delicious Belgian waffles, you might want to know how to store and reheat them. Fortunately, this gluten-free Belgian waffle recipe also stores very well.

To store your leftover waffles, place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and keep them in the fridge for up to three days. If you’re planning on keeping them longer, you can also freeze them for up to three months.

When reheating your waffles, there are several ways to do it. The quickest is to just pop them in the toaster or toaster-oven until they’re heated through and crispy on the outside again. Alternatively, you can heat them up in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for around five minutes until they’re perfectly heated through. Another technique is to use the microwave, but be careful not to overheat or they may end up soggy.

If you’re planning on serving your Belgian waffles as part of a big breakfast, then consider making your batter ahead of time and storing it in the fridge overnight. This will save you ample time in the morning, allowing you more time spent chatting with family or friends!

In all these cases, remember that reheating methods vary depending on the appliance – so keep an eye on your waffles while reheating until they reach the perfect degree of crispiness or fluffiness according to your preference.

But whether you store or flip right away, serve with a drizzling of real maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream – I promise you won’t regret it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Guaranteed to impress your family and friends!
Guaranteed to impress your family and friends!

Now that you know how to make gluten-free Belgian waffles, let me share with you some tips to ensure they come out perfect every time.

1. Measure your ingredients carefully: We all know that precision is key in baking. Use measuring cups and spoons to accurately measure all the ingredients. Any small inconsistency in measurement can significantly impact the outcome of the recipe.

2. Grease the waffle maker before cooking: Whether you are using a non-stick waffle maker or not, it is essential to grease the plates before cooking the waffles. Use a cooking spray, olive oil or coconut oil to prevent sticking and evenly distribute heat.

3. Rest the batter: Allow the batter to sit for 10-15 minutes after preparing it. This will help the flour absorb the liquid and make for a fluffier texture.

4. Don’t overfill: Do not devote too much batter on your waffle maker when preparing each waffle. Overfilling can cause overflow and messy spills from the machine.

5. Cook until golden-brown and crispy: One essential part of getting perfectly cooked gluten-free waffles is proper timing. Cook them appropriately until they’re crispy on the outside with fluffy interiors.

6. Keep them warm in an oven: To keep your Belgian waffles warm, preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C), line up a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place your cooked waffles on it as you continue making others.

7. Add toppings just before serving: Top your Belgian waffles with fresh fruits, honey, whipped cream, peanut butter or anything else that strikes your mind right before serving for maximum flavor and visual appeal.

By following these expert tips, I hope you’ll achieve some amazing gluten-free Belgian waffles for yourself and loved ones!


Now that we have covered all the necessary details of making Gluten Free Belgian Waffles, it’s time to address some of the most frequently asked questions that people have about this recipe. Here are some of the queries that I often get from readers and my expert response to each of them.

What is the difference between a waffle and a Belgian waffle?

Belgian waffles are a tasty breakfast option that differ from American waffles in their thickness and batter composition. Typically made with yeasted batter and pearl sugar, these waffles have deeper pockets that are perfect for filling with a variety of toppings such as butter, jam, maple syrup or whipped cream.

What is the best flour for Belgian waffles?

When it comes to waffles, most recipes use all-purpose flour, but I’ve found that adding some cornmeal can give them an extra crunch. While it’s not essential, I’d suggest giving it a try if you have some on hand. Even without it, your waffles will be crispy and delicious.

What are the ingredients in IHOP gluten free waffles?

To make delicious gluten-friendly Belgian waffles, we need a handful of ingredients including rice flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and some flavorings like vanilla.

Why are my Belgian waffles not crispy?

To ensure your waffles come out perfectly crisp and light, it’s crucial to wait for the iron to heat up fully before pouring in the batter. It’s also important to avoid overworking the batter, as this can lead to a dense, chewy texture. Lastly, be sure not to stack your freshly cooked waffles, as they will become soggy and lose their crispy exterior quickly.

Bottom Line

in summary, this gluten-free Belgian waffle recipe is an absolute game-changer for breakfast. With the perfect blend of ingredients and a fluffy texture, these waffles are sure to delight your taste buds. They are easy to make and can be paired with a multitude of toppings, making them a versatile treat for any morning. Whether you’re gluten intolerant, dairy-free or simply looking for a healthier option, these waffles will not disappoint.

Plus, with so many substitutions available such as banana or oat waffles, there’s no excuse not to try them out today! And don’t forget to serve them with some real maple syrup to take the taste factor up even further. So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself how amazing gluten-free Belgian waffles can be? Trust me, once you’ve made these delicious waffles once, you’ll never look back!

Belgian Waffles (Gluten Free)

Belgian Waffles (Gluten Free) Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine Belgian
Servings 4 waffles
Calories 295.1 kcal


  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour (corn based)
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (also contains corn)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks (I use egg replacer)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups rice milk
  • 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff peaks form (I use egg replacer)
  • real maple syrup, for serving


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • In a bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl or large 4 cup measuring cup, whisk together egg yolks, oil, and rice milk.
  • Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
  • With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, gently fold in beaten egg whites to batter. You should still be able to see white streaks of beaten egg white running through batter, this is what you want! Try not to over-stir the egg whites into the batter!
  • Pour batter into your hot waffle iron and cook per instructions on for your iron.
  • Serve with real maple syrup or your kind of topping.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 391gCalories: 295.1kcalCarbohydrates: 34.6gProtein: 8.4gFat: 14.4gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 124.5mgSodium: 521.7mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 4g
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