Gluten Free Waffles
These gluten free waffles are golden crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside! They are the best gluten free waffles. Make them for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. They are great with maple syrup, chocolate chips, blueberries, fresh fruit or whipped cream!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These gluten free waffles are quick and easy.
- They taste like classic Belgian waffles.
- They have a beautiful golden exterior.
- The maple syrup gets into those pockets on top.
- They are made with only pantry staple ingredients.
- Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
- Delicious served as gluten free chicken and waffles.
- This recipe is gluten free, nut free, and can be made dairy free.
- Check out these grain free Cassava Flour Waffles for another delicious recipe.
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for gluten free waffles. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Use gluten free 1 to 1 flour. Another flour will not work. Both King Arthur Flour and Bob’s Red Mill make great gluten free flour blends. For an almond flour option, make these Keto Waffles.
A little sugar adds some sweetness. For refined sugar free, use coconut sugar.
Baking powder allows the waffles to rise and become fluffy inside.
Milk helps thin out the batter. Feel free to use regular or dairy free milk.
An egg help binds the waffles together. I do not recommend a flax egg, chia egg or vegan egg replacement in this specific recipe.
Melted butter adds a delicious buttery flavor!
Lastly, vanilla extract adds a homemade taste.
Taste & Texture
These gluten free waffles taste like classic homemade waffles. They are not overly sweet. They are buttery.
Their texture is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside. They have those classic pockets on top. Perfect for maple syrup!
How to Make
First, preheat waffle maker.
In a mixing bowl, add gluten free flour, sugar and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
Then, add in milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Stir to combine.
Spray waffle maker with nonstick spray. Pour half the batter into the waffle maker. Shut lid and cook according to manufacturer instructions.
Once waffle has reached desired color, remove from waffle maker.
Spray again with nonstick spray and repeat for remaining batter.
Finally, serve gluten free waffles with butter and maple syrup!
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use a gluten free 1 to 1 flour. Do not replace directly with almond flour, coconut flour or cassava flour.
The waffle batter is thin.
Spray waffle maker generously with nonstick spray. This prevents sticking.
Feel free to add a minute or two longer to the cooking time. This creates a more crispy waffle.
For best results, eat waffles hot and fresh. They do not retain their perfect texture overnight.
This recipe makes 2 waffles. Double or triple recipe to feed a crowd.
Topping Ideas & Add Ins
Consider these toppings for your gluten free waffles.
Top with pure maple syrup or honey.
Add whipped cream on top.
Top with fresh fruit or blueberries.
Add chocolate chips on top or to the batter.
Drizzle peanut butter on top.
Add Nutella on top.
Serve with butter.
Top with chopped walnuts or pecans.
How to Serve & Store
Serve gluten free waffles hot and fresh. They are best eaten immediately.
Serve with maple syrup and butter.
Top with blueberries, strawberries, sliced bananas or chocolate chips.
Pair with coffee, hot chocolate, tea or milk. These waffles go well with Instant Pot Bacon, Air Fryer Bacon, and Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes.
Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. These waffles can be frozen if necessary. They will not hold their perfect texture though.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gluten free waffles are made with gluten free flour. Otherwise, they contain the same ingredients as normal waffles.
They are sold at some grocery stores. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s carry great gluten free options.
Yes, you can use pancake mix in a waffle maker. The texture may be slightly different, but it will work well.
I highly recommend King Arthur Flour gluten free 1 to 1 flour or Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking flour.
Sure! Use dairy free milk and dairy free butter.
Waffle Maker: This is a great affordable waffle maker. It is easy to store too.
Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: These are the best glass mixing bowls for any recipe.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: Use these glass cups for measuring.
Whisk: Use this whisk to mix the waffle batter.
You May Also Like
- Sourdough Pancakes
- Pancake Mix Muffins
- Bananas Foster Pancakes
- Oat Flour Pancakes
- Cassava Flour Pancakes
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Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Waffles
- 1 cup gluten free 1 to 1 flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- First, preheat waffle maker.
- In a mixing bowl, add gluten free flour, sugar and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
- Then, add in milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Spray waffle maker with nonstick spray. Pour half the batter into the waffle maker. Shut lid and make according to manufacturer instructions.
- Once waffle has reached desired color, remove from waffle maker.
- Spray again with nonstick spray and repeat for the remaining batter.
- Finally, serve with butter and maple syrup!
- Use gluten free 1 to 1 flour. King Arthur Flour and Bob’s Red Mill are my two favorite brands.
- These waffles are not very sweet. The maple syrup on top adds sweetness. For a sweeter waffle, add another tablespoon sugar.
- The waffle batter will be pretty thin.
- Be sure to spray waffle maker. Even though mine is nonstick, I always spray it. This makes removal super easy.
- I usually add 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time to the manufacturer’s instructions. This creates a more crispy waffle.
- These waffles are best eaten day of.
- While they can be made ahead and frozen, the texture is not quite as good.
- To make them dairy free, use dairy free milk and dairy free butter.
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7 Comments on “Gluten Free Waffles”
The waffle came out perfect! We loved the flavor and texture of this gluten-free recipe.
These are hands down the BEST GF waffle I’ve tried. They have that traditional Belgian texture that’s so hard to find with GF recipes. Thanks for our new go-to for weekend breakfasts!
I made these waffles this morning, and they were a hit! They had that perfect crispy exterior with fluffy interior. Just perfect.
So happy to hear that, Amanda! Thank you for reporting back.
These waffles were so good! No one could tell they were gluten free!
These gluten-free waffles were so delicious and I loved the beautiful golden color. I served them with berries as a topping and the kids loved them.
So happy they were a hit with the kids too! Thank you, Shilpa!