Deliciously Gluten Free Waffles: A Perfect Weekend Breakfast

Behold, the ultimate gluten-free waffle recipe that is sure to be a game-changer for breakfast enthusiasts everywhere! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’ve been on a mission to create and share healthy, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes that not only taste delicious but are also incredibly easy to make. After many experiments and trials, I’ve come up with this recipe that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

There are few things in life that are more satisfying than a fluffy, golden-brown waffle that oozes with buttery goodness. But for those of us who are gluten-intolerant or have celiac disease, indulging in such a treat can be a nightmare. Fear not, dear friends; this recipe will give you all the waffle goodness without any of the gluten.

These waffles are light yet filling, sweet yet not too sweet, and best of all – healthy! They’re made using only the finest ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and stevia. And if you’re looking for alternatives to traditional wheat flour, fear not; we’ve got you covered with our gluten-free flour blend made from white rice flour, oat flour, and more.

So fire up your waffle iron because this recipe is about to change your breakfast game for good. Once you try these fluffy gluten-free waffles, you’ll never go back to the regular kind again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

The Ultimate Gluten Free Waffle
The Ultimate Gluten Free Waffle

Looking for a crowd-pleasing breakfast that’s both delicious and healthy? Look no further than this ultimate gluten-free waffle recipe! I am confident that once you try this recipe, it will quickly become a staple in your kitchen. Here’s why you’ll love it:

First and foremost, these gluten-free waffles are incredibly fluffy and light, just like the classic waffles you probably grew up on. You won’t even be able to tell the difference between these and those made with wheat flour. They’re also easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

But here’s the best part: not only are these waffles gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free and free of any harmful additives or preservatives that can be found in store-bought mixes. These waffles are made with wholesome, real ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and stevia, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking to eat healthier without sacrificing taste.

Another thing that makes this recipe special is how versatile it is. You can easily adapt it to fit your dietary needs by swapping out certain ingredients or adding in fun mix-ins like cinnamon or vanilla extract. You can even make vegan variations of these waffles by using flax eggs instead of regular eggs.

So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a breakfast that is both tasty and nutritious with these ultimate gluten-free waffles. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Wake up to the ultimate gluten-free waffle!
Wake up to the ultimate gluten-free waffle!

Let’s dive into the ingredient list! For these ultimate gluten-free waffles, you’ll need the following:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend (try Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur’s)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of guar gum (this helps give the waffles a fluffy texture)
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of stevia
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of milk (use almond milk for a dairy-free option)
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil (for a vegan option, use vegetable oil instead)

Make sure to have all these ingredients in order to make these delectable gluten-free waffles.

The Recipe How-To

 Start your morning with a bang of flavor!
Start your morning with a bang of flavor!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend (use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour)
  • 1 tbsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of guar gum
  • ½ tsp. of sea salt
  • 3 tbsp. of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of stevia powder (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups of milk (use almond, soy or oat milk for dairy-free version)
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, guar gum, sea salt, granulated sugar and stevia powder (if using).
  3. In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy.
  4. Add in the milk, oil and vanilla extract to the beaten eggs and mix well.
  5. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while stirring with a spatula until well combined and there are no lumps left in the batter.
  6. When the waffle iron is hot enough, spray it with cooking spray before pouring batter onto it.
  7. Pour around ¼ cup to ½ cup of batter onto each waffle square depending on how big your waffle iron is.
  8. Close the lid and let it cook until golden brown and crisp around the edges for about five minutes.
  9. Once done, transfer your waffles onto a plate and repeat this process until all your batter is used up.

Optional Add-ins/Variations:

You can add some cinnamon to your dry ingredients while whisking them together in Step 2 above. Another variation could be adding 1 cup of blueberries or chopped strawberries to the batter for extra flavor and nutrition.


For a Vegan option, you can substitute eggs for 2 tsp. of gluten-free baking powder mixed with 2 tbsp. of water to form an egg substitute. You should also replace the milk with a dairy-free alternative of your choice, like almond or soy milk.

Now you have learned how to make the ultimate gluten-free waffles at home! Enjoy your delicious homemade waffles, topped with fresh fruit, maple syrup, or whipped cream. Don’t forget to store any leftovers in an airtight container and freeze them for future quick breakfasts on the go.

Substitutions and Variations

 Meet your new favorite breakfast food.
Meet your new favorite breakfast food.

When it comes to making waffles, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations that can fit into your dietary needs and preferences. For instance, if you’re looking for a vegan option, you could use almond milk or coconut milk in place of regular milk, and replace the eggs with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water) or applesauce.

If you are allergic to gluten or have celiac disease, replace regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill. You can also use white rice flour, oat flour, or pastry flour in your baked goods to make them gluten-free.

As for sweeteners, you can use natural sweeteners like stevia instead of sugar. However, sugar is also an option if that is what you prefer. Cinnamon is a favorite of many waffle enthusiasts and can be added for a touch of warmth and depth.

For those who are dairy-free or vegan, replace butter with coconut oil or vegetable oil. Additionally, milk can be substituted with almond milk or coconut milk depending on your taste preference.

There are also several variations you can try with this recipe! If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding vanilla extract or cinnamon into the batter. For a healthier option use pureed pumpkin puree or mashed bananas in place of some oil as well as oatmeal and other grains.

Ultimately, the choice of substitutions and variations is yours. Don’t fret too much about whether your choices will work – baking is somewhat flexible and provides unique surprises from time-to-time! Be creative, experiment your way through the recipe world – who knows what delicacies lay ahead!

Serving and Pairing

 Who can resist a stack of fresh, warm waffles?
Who can resist a stack of fresh, warm waffles?

Once you’ve mastered the art of making these gluten-free waffles, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair them. These light and fluffy gluten-free waffles are a versatile breakfast option that can be enjoyed in many different ways.

For a classic pairing, top your waffles with a generous drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of butter or whipped cream. You can also add some fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries to give them a sweet and tangy twist. If you’re feeling more indulgent, go for some crispy bacon or sausage on the side.

If you want to add some extra crunch to your waffles, sprinkle some chopped nuts or granola over the top for added texture. Alternatively, you can add some cinnamon to the batter for a warming hint of spice.

When it comes to pairing, these gluten-free waffles go well with a variety of sides. You can serve them with scrambled eggs and bacon for a hearty breakfast, or with yogurt and fruit for a lighter option.

For a savory twist, try adding some grated cheese or herbs like chives and parsley to the batter. This will give your waffles a savory flavor that pairs well with toppings like avocado, smoked salmon, or grilled vegetables.

When it comes to beverages, coffee is an obvious choice for pairing with these waffles. But you can also try tea, hot chocolate, or even orange juice for a citrusy kick.

No matter how you choose to serve or pair them, these gluten-free waffles are sure to be a hit at the breakfast table. So get creative and make them your own!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These are so good, you won't even know they're gluten-free.
These are so good, you won’t even know they’re gluten-free.

Once you’ve whipped up a batch of these delicious gluten-free waffles, you’ll want to keep them fresh for as long as possible. Luckily, they are a great make-ahead recipe! They can be stored in the fridge or freezer and reheated quickly for busy mornings.

To store waffles in the fridge, allow them to cool completely on a wire rack. Then, layer them between sheets of wax paper or parchment paper and place them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

To freeze waffles, allow them to cool completely and then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet before placing them in the freezer until frozen solid. Once frozen, transfer the waffles into an airtight container or Ziploc bag – this will help prevent freezer burn – and label with the date. Frozen gluten-free waffles can last up to three months.

When reheating, use a toaster or pop them into a preheated oven at 350°F/180°C for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

No need to defrost before reheating! Top with your favourite toppings like fresh fruit and whipped cream, maple syrup, honey or yogurt.

So make-ahead and store your fluffy gluten-free delights without worrying about being short on time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready for an explosion of deliciousness.
Get ready for an explosion of deliciousness.

Are you ready to make the ultimate gluten-free waffles? Here are some tips to ensure perfect results every time.

1. Use a good quality waffle iron. A cheap one may not cook the waffles evenly, resulting in uneven textures and burned spots.

2. Rest the batter for 5-10 minutes before using it. This allows the gluten-free flour blend to absorb liquid and improve the texture of the waffles.

3. Do not overmix the batter. Once all the ingredients are combined, mix only until it is just combined, and there are no visible lumps.

4. Preheat your waffle iron before using it; this will ensure you get crispy edges and evenly cooked waffles every time.

5. Make sure not to overfill your waffle iron with batter. If you do, it will result in messy overflow and undercooked center.

6. When cooking gluten-free waffles, it is crucial not to open the lid too soon; otherwise, they may not release from the waffle iron, leading to tearing or sticking.

7. Always use a spatula to remove from the waffle maker to avoid scratching or damaging its non-stick coating.

8. Serve immediately after cooking for maximum enjoyment, and garnish with fresh fruits or whipped cream for an extra touch of luxury.

By following these tips, you’ll ensure that your gluten-free waffles are deliciously airy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and utterly drool-worthy every time.


Before wrapping up this ultimate gluten-free waffle recipe, let’s take a moment to address some frequently asked questions to ensure that you get the best out of it. Whether you’re new to gluten-free cooking or an experienced baker, these FAQs will help you troubleshoot any issues and make necessary adjustments to achieve the perfect fluffy gluten-free waffles.

Why do gluten free waffles stick to the waffle iron?

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Do you know the trick to avoid your waffles sticking to the iron? It’s simple: just don’t be shy with the non-stick spray! When you fire up your waffle maker, give it a generous coating of the spray of your choice, and repeat before each new batter batch. I’m telling you, this will make your waffle-making game much smoother and hassle-free. Don’t let a sticky situation ruin your breakfast, spray it away!

What are gluten free waffles made of?

Waffles are a beloved breakfast staple, but traditional waffle batter includes wheat flour, milk, sugar, butter, and eggs for richness, flavor and texture. While delicious, this recipe can be problematic for those on gluten-free, dairy-free or low-carb diets. However, by substituting alternative gluten-free flours or going the extra mile with specially formulated waffle mixes, you can still enjoy this indulgent breakfast food while ticking all the boxes for health and nutrition requirements.

What can I use instead of all purpose flour in waffles?

When making waffles, I usually utilize all-purpose flour. However, if you’d like, you can exchange it with whole wheat flour. Additionally, if cake flour or pastry flour is what you have available, either of them can be used for this recipe. If you decide to use cake flour or pastry flour, be prepared for a softer and more gentle waffle.

Why aren’t my waffles Browning?

When making waffles, achieving the right amount of moisture is crucial. A balance must be struck between having enough moisture to ensure tender waffles and not having too much which will cause the outer crust to soften. Buttermilk can also pose a challenge because it can lead to a denser batter and less crispy waffles.

Bottom Line

therefore, if you’re looking for a quick and delicious gluten-free breakfast option, these waffles are definitely worth trying. With their fluffy texture and tasty flavor, they’re sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Plus, with so many variations and substitutions available, these waffles can easily be tailored to suit your own dietary preferences or restrictions.

So why not give them a try? Whip up a batch of these delicious gluten-free waffles today and see for yourself just how easy and satisfying they can be. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just indulging in a leisurely weekend breakfast, these waffles are sure to hit the spot. So go ahead – indulge your taste buds and start enjoying the ultimate gluten-free waffle recipe today!

The Ultimate Gluten Free Waffle

The Ultimate Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

This is a basic adaptation of the Joy Of Cooking Waffle recipe and it has become a hit around my household from all of my non food allergy challenged friends as well. I made a gigantic batch for Easter Brunch and people could not get enough! Now: you can add anywhere from 1/2 stick to 2 sticks of butter depending on how crisp or healthy you want the waffles to be. Also: I have been substituting the sugar with Blue Agave Syrup which works wonderfully. ** this recipe is gluten and corn free (if you use baking powder that is corn free, or you could always mix your own with baking soda and cream of tatar). Needless to say, you could substitute the eggs with egg substitute, and the milk with almond milk or something of that nature. serve with whipped cream (or cinnamon whipped cream), fruit, or any of your favorite toppings!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 6 waffles
Calories 523.9 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum (or xantham gum)
  • 1 1 tablespoon agave syrup or 1 pinch stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, vanilla extract, etc (optional)


  • beat egg whites until stiff first with electric blender.
  • combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • mix well (especially to evenly mix up the guar gum).
  • beat up egg whites in clean bowl first until stiff.
  • melt butter in pot or microwafe.
  • thoroughly blend all wet ingredients with electric blender except for egg whites.
  • mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients with electric blender.
  • carefully add egg whites to batter and mix in with spoon until all are barely combined.
  • heat up waffle iron.
  • cover about two-thirds of grid survace with batter.
  • cook.
  • *you can keep waffles warm and crisp on a baking sheet in 200 F oven.

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Serving: 173gCalories: 523.9kcalCarbohydrates: 42.1gProtein: 8.2gFat: 36.1gSaturated Fat: 21.8gCholesterol: 195.6mgSodium: 476.6mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.4g
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