Delight in Every Bite: Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always on the lookout for healthy and delicious recipes. Today, I want to share with you my gluten-free waffles recipe that will truly blow your mind! These waffles are not only delicious but also free from dairy, making it an ideal breakfast option for people who are health-conscious or prefer a vegan lifestyle.

I understand that breakfast can be one of the most challenging meals to prepare when following a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Luckily, this recipe is simple to follow, and the end result will be fluffy and mouth-watering waffles perfect for any morning or brunch.

Using a convenient flour blend made from rice flour, tapioca starch, almond flour, and cassava flour as well as unsweetened almond milk instead of cow’s milk; these waffles are gluten-free and dairy-free yet still offer a great texture and flavor that both you and your family will love.

In this article, I’ll provide detailed instructions on how to make these waffles, including substitutions and variations for our vegan friends while offering tips for storing and reheating. Trust me; this recipe is foolproof- perfect for beginners or experienced cooks. But before that, let’s take a closer look at why you’ll love this recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Waffles
Gluten Free Waffles

Are you looking for a delicious breakfast option that is healthy, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free? Look no further than this easy gluten-free waffles recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create fluffy gluten-free waffles, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning or a quick breakfast on-the-go.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s versatile – you can use any gluten-free flour blend that you like. Whether you choose a blend of rice flour, tapioca starch, and almond flour or prefer to use a store-bought mix like Schar or Nature’s Path, this recipe is sure to be a winner.

Not only are these waffles free from gluten and dairy, but they also have vegan options available. You can use unsweetened almond milk and coconut oil in place of traditional dairy ingredients to make these waffles entirely vegan-friendly.

But don’t let the healthy ingredients fool you – these waffles are absolutely delicious. The granulated sugar provides the perfect amount of sweetness while the baking powder ensures that they come out light and fluffy every time. And if you want to mix things up a bit, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon or swap out the maple syrup topping for fresh berries or whipped cream.

In conclusion, this recipe offers not only excellent nutrition but also versatility and delicious taste. So why not give it a try? You’ll love how easy it is to whip up and how great it tastes!

Ingredient List

 Wake up and smell the freshly made gluten-free waffles!
Wake up and smell the freshly made gluten-free waffles!

Let’s take a look at the ingredient list you’ll need to make these delicious gluten-free waffles:

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend: You can use the store bought ones such as King Arthur Flour or Bob’s Red Mill, or create your own with rice flour, tapioca starch, and almond flour.
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar

Wet ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of milk: You can use whole milk, unsweetened almond milk or any other dairy-free alternative such as coconut milk.
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup: optional, but recommended for a slightly sweet taste.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Don’t forget to gather all your ingredients before starting the recipe. Less time spent on searching for ingredients means more time spent on enjoying your waffles.

The Recipe How-To

 These golden waffles are extra crisp and gluten-free.
These golden waffles are extra crisp and gluten-free.

Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients.

We’ll start by combining 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Mix in the wet ingredients.

In another bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or flavoring of your choice, and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil until well combined.

Then add in 1 and 1/2 cups of whole milk (use unsweetened almond milk for dairy-free option) and whisk to combine.

Step 3: Combine the ingredients.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well-combined. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter.

Step 4: Let the batter rest.

Let the batter rest for about five minutes while you heat up your waffle iron. This will help ensure that your waffles turn out light, crispy and fluffy.

Step 5: Cook the waffles.

Cook waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions on your waffle iron. Pour in enough batter to cover about three-quarters of the iron’s surface area, close and cook until ready.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!

Serve immediately with butter (use vegan butter for a vegan option) and maple syrup or any other toppings of your preference. This recipe makes around six full-sized waffles that are perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

Note that this recipe can also be made ahead, stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days, or frozen for later use.

Enjoy these deliciously gluten-free, dairy-free, and healthy organic waffles any time of the day!

Substitutions and Variations

 Eating gluten-free never tasted so good!
Eating gluten-free never tasted so good!

Variety is the spice of life, and this applies to gluten-free waffles too. There are many substitutions and variations you can make to the recipe to suit your taste buds or dietary needs.

Firstly, for a dairy-free version, you can substitute whole milk with unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk, and melted butter with coconut oil or vegetable spread.

If you’re vegan, replace eggs with “flax eggs” (1 tbsp of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp of water per egg) or use mashed bananas instead.

For a rich flavour variation, try adding 1 tsp of cinnamon to the batter before cooking.

If you prefer savory waffles, reduce the granulated sugar quantity and add shredded cheese or chopped herbs like rosemary or basil.

If you are allergic to cassava flour, tapioca starch can be used as a substitute.

You can also try using different gluten-free flour blends such as rice flour or almond flour for unique texture and flavour profiles.

For convenience, there are many store-bought gluten-free flour blends available at supermarkets like Walmart, Trader Joe’s or online retailers like Amazon. Some examples include Nature’s Path, Schar, and Kashi.

Finally, frozen and ready-made gluten-free waffle brands such as Vans and iHop have gained popularity for their convenience and taste.

Whatever substitution or variation you choose, make sure it’s tasty and satisfying while keeping on track with your healthy diet goals.

Serving and Pairing

 Get cozy with a plate of gluten-free waffles on a cool morning.
Get cozy with a plate of gluten-free waffles on a cool morning.

Who doesn’t love a hot and fresh waffle in the morning with some blueberries and honey or maple syrup? These gluten-free waffles are no exception. Pair them with your favorite toppings and sides, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast or brunch that will make you feel like you’re dining at a fancy hotel on vacation.

For those who prefer a simple breakfast, these waffles can be served plain or with a little butter and syrup. But if you’re feeling creative, there are endless pairing options that can take this dish to the next level. Fresh fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are always a great addition to waffles. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon or cocoa powder for an extra flavor boost.

If you’re looking for something more savory, consider pairing these waffles with crispy bacon or sausage links. The salty and sweet combination is sure to satisfy your taste buds. You can also get creative by adding some fried chicken or even scrambled eggs on top of your waffles to create a whole meal in one single dish.

For those of us who prefer something plant-based, these waffles go great with sliced avocado and roasted veggies like bell peppers or broccoli. They also pair well with nut butter or hummus for an extra protein kick.

As for beverages, coffee is always a classic choice to pair with waffles. For something fancier, try serving these waffles alongside freshly squeezed orange juice or a smoothie packed with fresh fruits and veggies.

No matter how you choose to serve these gluten-free waffles, they are guaranteed to be a hit among all ages and dietary preferences. And the best part? They can be enjoyed any time of day- breakfast, brunch or even dinner!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who said gluten-free waffles can't be delicious?
Who said gluten-free waffles can’t be delicious?

Once you’ve satisfied your craving for these delightful gluten-free waffles, store any leftovers for later use. This recipe offers great flexibility as you can make-ahead and reheat the waffles at any time without affecting their taste or texture.

To store extra waffles, let them cool down first, then place them in a tightly sealed container or plastic bag. You can either freeze or refrigerate them depending on your preference.

To reheat the waffles, use a toaster or an oven (assuming you have a large batch). I recommend using the toaster for quicker and more convenient reheating. But if you’re working with a larger amount of waffles volume, consider opting for the oven instead.

If you’re reheating frozen waffles using a toaster, it may take two to three times to reach your desired level of crispiness. Meanwhile, if using an oven to reheat, allow your waffle patties to thaw first before placing them inside the oven. Bake them at 350 degrees for about five minutes to warm through.

Remember that reheated gluten-free waffles will never be as fluffy or crispy as fresh ones. However, they still make for a delicious and easy breakfast option when you need a nutritious and quick meal during busy mornings.

By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy this gluten-free waffle recipe many days after cooking them while maintaining their delicious state.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect gluten-free waffle for any breakfast occasion.
The perfect gluten-free waffle for any breakfast occasion.

As a nutritionist cum food blogger, it’s my job to ensure that each recipe meets the highest standards of quality and taste. In this section, I will give you some tips on how to achieve perfect results with this gluten-free waffles recipe.

1. Use a good quality flour blend

When searching for gluten-free flour for your recipes, look for a blend that has a mixture of rice flour, tapioca starch and almond flour. The combination of these three ingredients produces fluffy gluten-free waffles.

2. Whisk the ingredients separately

Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in one bowl and whisk the wet ingredients (eggs, milk and oil) in another bowl before combining both bowls. This will ensure that all ingredients are well mixed.

3. Do not over-mix the batter

Over-mixing the batter can result in tough waffles. Mix the batter until it’s just combined.

4. Let the batter rest

Allowing the batter to sit for 10-15 minutes helps to activate the leavening agents (baking powder and baking soda) in the mix. This makes your waffles fluffier.

5. Heat up your waffle iron

Preheat your waffle iron before adding your batter. This way, your waffles cook evenly and prevent sticking.

6. Don’t open the lid too soon

Resist the urge to open the lid of your waffle iron too early as this will interrupt the cooking process and may ruin your waffles.

Following these simple tips will help you achieve perfect results every time you make this gluten-free waffles recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free waffles recipe is an excellent option for those who want a healthy and organic breakfast. With simple ingredients like gluten-free flour blend, eggs, sugar, and baking powder, you can create fluffy gluten-free waffles that will rival even the best gluten-filled IHOP or Vans waffles.

But this recipe is not only delicious but also versatile. You can make it vegan or dairy-free by using unsweetened almond milk and coconut oil, for example. Moreover, you can serve it with a wide range of fruits, syrups, or butter to create different flavor combinations.

Finally, if you are looking to increase your store-bought options, there are some excellent brands you can try such as Kashi, Nature’s Path or Trader Joe’s. However, nothing beats homemade waffles where you know precisely what ingredients are in them.

In conclusion, this gluten-free waffles recipe is easy and tasty, and perfect for anyone who wants a healthy and organic breakfast that doesn’t compromise on flavor. So grab your favorite toppings and enjoy a satisfying breakfast with these gluten-free waffles!

Gluten Free Waffles

Gluten Free Waffles Recipe

Light Fluffy waffles with a crisp outside
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 4 Waffles
Calories 212.9 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk (add 3 Tbsp water if using Almond, Flax, or Soy Milk)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil


  • Blend all ingredients in blender or whisk vigorously in bowl until thoroughly blended. Let batter sit for five minutes.
  • While batter rests, preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. (Adjust temperature setting after cooking first waffle.).
  • Lightly oil hot waffle iron, if necessary. Pour 1/4 of batter (or manufacturer’s recommended amount) onto heated waffle iron. Close and bake until steaming stops and waffle is deeply browned, about 4-6 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

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Serving: 170gCalories: 212.9kcalCarbohydrates: 16.4gProtein: 7.2gFat: 13.6gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 110.1mgSodium: 1354.5mgSugar: 9.5g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breakfast, Easy
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