These Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles are made with a handful of ingredients and a total time of 30 minutes. Easy to prepare, they turn out light, fluffy, and delicious every time for a protein-rich, dairy-free, and allergy-friendly breakfast recipe the whole family will love. Make them ahead of time to grab and go on busy mornings, or keep them in the freezer for easy meal prep! Vegan and egg-free options included.
- Gluten-Free Waffle Time!
- Good for You Waffle Ingredients!
- How to Make Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles
- The Secret to Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles
- Fun Toppings & Add-Ins…That Aren’t More Peanut Butter
- Can Homemade Peanut Butter Waffles Be Prepped Ahead of Time?
- Common Questions About This Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles Recipe
- More Gluten-Free Waffles and Pancakes
Gluten-Free Waffle Time!
Yet, if we’re being honest, peanut butter waffles are our favorite way to start the day. In fact, if we could only live off one food, it might be this recipe. Seriously!
After all, there’s a reason why waffles are a staple in nearly every American household, right? They’re delicious and super easy to make.
However, store-bought versions can be full of sugar, additives, and not-so-allergy-friendly ingredients. So, in an effort to bring this classic comfort food to everyone’s table, we created this gluten-free flourless waffle recipe.
Made with simple, budget-friendly ingredients like oats, dairy-free milk, and peanut butter, they’re full of protein, nutrients, and healthy fats for the perfect way to start your day! Even better, they can be prepped ahead of time, eaten hot or cold, and customized with fun toppings and add-ins.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. We’ve got waffles to make! Take a look to see how quickly they come together, and keep reading to find the best baking tips, toppings, and more.
Good for You Waffle Ingredients!
Is it possible that something this tasty can actually be good for you? Yes! In fact, the health benefits of peanut butter waffles are virtually endless. Okay, not really. BUT there are quite a few!
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the primary ingredients and their benefits.
- Peanut Butter – Often thought to be a protein source, peanut butter actually contains more fats than protein. The good kind, of course. In addition, peanut butter is rich in vitamins and minerals such as manganese, vitamin B3, vitamin E, and resveratrol.
Fun Fact! We learned all about how peanuts (in the U.S.) are grown and the real facts about peanut allergies when we were lucky enough to attend the Peanut Institute of America. It’s definitely worth checking out for all your peanut allergy needs!
- Gluten-Free Rolled Oats – Considered to be one of the healthiest grains on the planet, gluten-free oats are super rich in antioxidants and fiber. As a result, oats can help improve blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, relieve constipation, and more.
- Large Eggs – In our opinion, eggs should be classified as a superfood! At just under 80 calories each, eggs are packed with healthy fats, protein, and tons of nutrients. In fact, they contain a little bit of everything our bodies need to function properly. Plus, they’re a complete protein that can help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve eye health, and aid in weight loss all while working to help the waffles hold their shape.
Ingredient Swap: For a vegan option, replace the eggs with flaxseed instead! A common egg substitute, flaxseeds are a nutrient powerhouse full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber, and high-quality protein. Including flaxseeds in your diet may help fight cancer, lower cholesterol, improve blood sugar levels, and aid with digestion.
- Organic Honey or Maple Syrup – Not just used to sweeten these peanut butter waffles, honey is actually really good for you, too. It is a good source of antioxidants and is less harmful to diabetics than regular table sugar. Consuming honey can help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and quell coughing in children with colds or respiratory infections.
How to Make Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles
What we love most about these pb waffles is that they require minimal prep time and are so easy to make! You won’t even need a hand mixer, separate bowl, or whisk. Once you take a bite, you’ll never go back to bland and chewy store-bought versions again.
- Blend. Add the gluten-free oats to a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse until a soft, flour-like consistency is achieved.
Pro-Tip: Save time and skip this step by using store-bought or homemade oat flour instead!
- Add the Wet Ingredients. Add the egg, non-dairy milk, applesauce, peanut butter, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to the blender with the oat flour. Pulse again to combine. Then, add the apple cider vinegar and vanilla, and continue to blend until a thick batter is formed.
Prep Tip: Stop and scrape down the edges of the blender as needed to ensure all the wet and dry ingredients are incorporated into the waffle batter.
- Rest. Set the batter aside to thicken. Do not skip this step! Otherwise, your waffles won’t turn out fluffy and crisp.
- Cook Your Waffles. Heat a waffle maker to medium-high, and spray it with non-stick cooking spray, or brush the griddle with melted unsalted butter. Ladle part of the batter onto the hot waffle iron, and cook until it is brown and fluffy. Repeat this step until all the batter has been used.
The Secret to Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles
Nobody likes a soggy waffle. Luckily, a big reason waffles turn out soft and soggy is due to the use of buttermilk, which we aren’t using!
By adding in non-dairy milk, the batter will be slightly thinner and crispier than your standard waffle batter without any effort from you. However, I’ve got a few more tricks up my sleeve to help ensure that your flourless waffles turn out perfectly golden and crisp every single time.
- Use a Hot Waffle Iron. You want to let it warm for at least 5 minutes before use. To double-check that your iron is hot enough, simply flick a bit of water onto it before cooking. If it sizzles and evaporates, you’re good to go. Otherwise, wait another minute or so, and try again.
- Cool. Once cooked, transfer your waffles to a wire rack (not a plate or baking sheet) to cool. They will continue to cook a bit, and the edges will crisp up nicely.
Fun Toppings & Add-Ins…That Aren’t More Peanut Butter
This peanut butter waffle recipe is super flavorful and nutrient-dense all on its own. However, more is always better, right?
So, if you want to add even more healthy ingredients or even just treat yourself, feel free to experiment! Whether you’re adding ingredients to the batter, or using them as toppings you really can’t go wrong with options such as:
- Fresh Fruit
- Jam or Jelly
- Chopped Nuts
- Chocolate Chips
- Pumpkin Puree
- Additional Spices
- Maple Syrup or Honey
- Whipped Cream Or try out Dairy Free Coconut Whipped Cream!
Can Homemade Peanut Butter Waffles Be Prepped Ahead of Time?
Not only can these waffles be prepared ahead of time, but we would argue that they taste even better the next day! For the best results, let your waffles cool completely after cooking.
- To Store: Transfer them to an airtight container, and transfer them to the fridge for 2-3 days.
- To Freeze: Transfer the waffles to the freezer for up to 3 months. To prevent them from clumping together, place a piece of parchment paper between each waffle.
- To Reheat: Place your waffles (thawed or frozen) in a toaster for a minute or two or reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Pro-Tip: Reheating your waffles in an air fryer for 2-3 minutes is the best way to help them crisp up again and taste good as new!
Common Questions About This Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles Recipe
Contrary to popular belief, pancake mix and waffles are not the same things. They share basic ingredients like milk, eggs, and flour, but waffles contain more fat and sugar in order to achieve the crisp exterior we love.
Eggs are responsible for creating the crisp exterior and helping waffles hold their shape, but we do not recommend adding any more to this recipe!
We might be biased, but we think it’s great! Not only is it tasty, but peanut butter is an excellent way to incorporate extra fats into your meal, keeping you satiated until lunch.
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