This easy Gluten Free Waffles recipe is made with simple ingredients for an easy breakfast. Crisp on the outside yet soft inside, they come together with minimal prep time and cook in minutes. Serve them with all your favorite toppings! Dairy-free-friendly, too.
The Best Gluten Free Waffles Recipe
This gluten free recipe for waffles is a traditional American waffle just made with gluten-free flour! Unlike Belgium waffles, which are thicker with deeper pockets, American waffles are slightly thinner and a little more crisp in texture.
This is because the yeast batter with whipped egg whites is swapped for a baking powder batter. As a result, this recipe comes together quickly and requires no rest time. That means you can whip up a homemade breakfast fast!
Just combine the ingredients, transfer them to a waffle iron, and wait. You’ll have breakfast on the table in no time. You can even make a big batch to keep on hand and reheat throughout the week!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details and nutrition information including prep time, total time, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein!
- Gluten-Free Flour – We use our 1:1 gluten-free flour blend. However, you can substitute all-purpose gluten-free flour and almond flour instead for a slightly sweeter flavor. See the recipe card for details.
- Raw Sugar – Feel free to use your favorite sugar substitute instead. Adjust to taste.
- Baking Powder – Make sure it’s fresh! Otherwise, your waffles won’t become fluffy.
- Non-Dairy Milk – We recommend using a dairy-free milk with a higher fat content such as cashew milk or almond milk. Canned coconut lite also works well!
- Oil or Unsalted Butter – Feel free to substitute refined avocado oil or coconut oil to make dairy-free gluten-free waffles.
- Large Eggs – These provide structure to the batter, helping it become crisp and hold its shape. We haven’t tested this recipe with an egg substitute and can’t guarantee your results if you do.
We kept this gluten free waffle recipe plain and simple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with mix-ins for even more flavor! Some of our favorite options include:
- Chocolate Chips
- Banana Slices
- Chopped Nuts
How to Make This Gluten Free Waffles Recipe
- Combine the dry ingredients. Sift or whisk the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
- Whisk the wet ingredients. Add the dairy-free milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract to a separate bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Working slowly, add the dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl of wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined. Then, set the waffle batter aside.
Pro-Tip: Do not skip resting the batter! Otherwise, your waffles won’t turn out fluffy and crisp.
- Cook the waffles. Preheat a waffle maker, and grease it with butter or oil. Pour the batter into the waffle iron, and cook until golden and crisp on both sides.
- Repeat. Grease the iron again, and repeat the process until all the batter is cooked.
Tips for Success
- Heat the waffle iron properly. Make sure to allow plenty of time for the waffle iron to heat. Water should sizzle when flicked onto the pan. Otherwise, your waffles won’t become crisp!
- Use a measuring cup. For easy portioning and less mess, use a ¼ cup measuring spoon to scoop the batter onto the iron. It also helps ensure all the waffles are exactly the same size.
- Use a wire rack. Transfer your waffles to a wire cooling rack to cool as you cook the rest of the batter. This will help prevent your waffles from becoming soggy.
Naturally sweet, these waffles are great on their own. However, if you want to go all out, try adding your favorite toppings such as:
- Maple Syrup
- Dairy Free Whipped Cream or Regular Whipped Cream
- Peanut Butter Drizzle
- Sunflower Seed Butter
- Chocolate Syrup
- Chocolate Chips
- Fresh Berries
- Banana Coins
How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- Freeze cooled homemade gluten free waffles for three to four months. To do so, arrange them on a baking sheet, and freeze until solid. Then, transfer them to a sealable bag, and store them in the freezer.
- Reheat your waffles thawed or frozen in a toaster oven. Or, warm thawed waffles in a skillet over medium heat or the microwave.
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