An easy Strawberry Waffles recipe that's crispy on the outside and soft & fluffy on the inside. Naturally sweetened and speckled with ripe berries. A great healthy breakfast or brunch! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free option.)
These homemade Strawberry Waffles are a delicious, healthy breakfast!
Each naturally-sweetened waffle is crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and speckled with red ripe strawberries.
Plus they're simple to assemble.
They are made with no eggs, no dairy, and no gluten. They're also protein and fiber-rich, with no cholesterol.
Ingredients for Strawberry Waffles
For this recipe you'll whisk in a large bowl, then cook in a waffle maker:
- Fresh strawberries: Be sure to find ones that are ripe and flavorful for best taste. You'll need about 5 ounces (or 1 cup finely diced) to fold into the batter. I like to dice mine extra-fine so they seamlessly combine into the batter. Feel free to dice extra berries for serving if you'd like!
- Plant milk: Use your favorite dairy-free milk. I use homemade cashew milk, but almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk works too.
- Ground flaxseed: You'll need 2 tablespoons which helps bind the ingredients together.
- Pure maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract: This is strong, so a little goes a long way. Use more or less to your taste.
- Gluten-free all-purpose flour: I use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flour blend.
- Almond flour: Either natural or blanched almond flour works. Natural almond flour will give the waffles a darker color. (See notes below for nut-free options if you prefer to omit this.)
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon: I use Ceylon cinnamon. Feel free to increase the amount if you prefer.
- Salt: I use fine-grain salt for this recipe.
Gluten-free flour options: I use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour. If you don't have all-purpose flour, you can use 1 cup oat flour + 1 cup almond flour for the base instead.
Nut-free version: For nut-free, omit both the almond flour and all-purpose flour mixture, and use 2 cups oat flour for your base. We find this results in denser (but still very tasty!) waffles.
Waffle maker: I use a large 7-inch round Belgian waffle maker (non-stick), so you may find the recipe yields more waffles if using a smaller waffle iron.
Note: This recipe is slightly adapted from my basic Vegan & Gluten-Free Waffles if you'd like to try a version without the berries!
Toppings: Serve with pure maple syrup, coco whip or vegan whipped cream, or fresh berries or fruit like more strawberries, blueberries, sliced banana, etc.
Freezing note: I haven't tested these as a freezer meal, but I'm guessing they would do well. I'd suggest cooling them completely, then place leftover waffles in a freezer bag or container with lid. Then toast from frozen in a toaster or toaster oven when ready to enjoy.
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Strawberry Waffles (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
For the wet ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups plant milk
- 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. almond extract
For the dry ingredients:
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour*
- 1 cup almond flour** (super-fine)
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 5 oz. fresh strawberries (about 1 cup finely diced)
- In a large mixing bowl, add all wet ingredients. Whisk and set aside.
- In a separate medium bowl, add all dry ingredients. Stir well.
- Add dry ingredients to wet. Whisk until just combined.
- Finely dice strawberries, stems removed. (I dice mine extra-fine to seamlessly combine with the batter.) Fold strawberries into the mixture.
- Turn on and preheat waffle iron to desired setting. (I set mine to medium/medium-high.)
- When iron is fully heated, scoop out batter and place in the middle of waffle iron. (I use a 1/2-cup measuring cup.)
- Close lid and let cook 5-7 minutes or until steam has completely stopped. Be sure not to open during cooking!
- When fully cooked, carefully remove waffle and continue process with the remaining batter.
Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)
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These came out great!! Kids enjoyed them too.
Wonderful to hear. Thanks for sharing!