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Plate of vegan gluten-free waffles with maple syrup

Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles

These tasty waffles are crispy on the outside and soft & fluffy on the inside. A perfect way to start your morning!
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:30 mins
CourseBreakfast
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings5 medium round Belgian waffles

Ingredients

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups plant milk
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour*
  • 1 cup almond flour** (super-fine)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Turn on and preheat your waffle iron to desired setting. (We set ours medium to medium-high.)
  • In a small bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Stir and set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir until just combined.
  • Using a 1/2-cup measuring cup, scoop out batter and place in the middle of waffle iron. (No need to overfill it - we find it cooks better when we don't push the batter all the way to the edge.)
  • Close 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.

Notes

*I use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour. You can substitute oat flour with the all-purpose, but we found them to be slightly crumbly this way.
**Nut-free version: omit the almond flour and all-purpose flour, and use 2 cups oat flour for your base. We find this results in denser (but still very tasty!) waffles.
Adjust flavoring as desired (more vanilla extract, cinnamon, or add a touch of almond extract.)
Our waffle iron (a 7-inch round Belgian) is non-stick and doesn't require oil/spray. Be sure to lightly spray yours if your machine requires it.
This batter also works well for pancakes.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 263 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 347 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 4 g | Calcium: 302 mg | Iron: 2 mg