These delicious Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Waffles are perfect for a lazy weekend morning. This recipe is also vegan and egg-free. Serve the waffles with fresh berries and syrup for the ultimate healthy comfort breakfast food.

waffles served with butter and syrup

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Almond milk, coconut oil, and flaxseed are healthy, flavorful ingredients that make for a fluffy waffle that is crisp on the outside.
  • Two flax eggs stand in for regular eggs to make this recipe egg-free.
  • You can simply substitute vegan butter for regular butter if you want a creamy topping.
  • A touch of maple syrup added to the batter provides just enough sweetness.
  • Crispy waffles are comforting and warming. This recipe is gluten-free too!

Key Ingredients

Gluten-free baking flour makes this recipe appropriate for gluten-free diets. If you aren’t gluten-free, you can use an all purpose baking flour. I like the Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Mix.

Unsweetened almond milk adds creaminess to the waffle batter with no dairy. You can use other types of plant milks including soy milk, oat milk, or cashew milk. It’s really just personal preference.

Apple cider vinegar mixed with the almond milk makes for a buttermilk replacer. The vinegar adds a little bit of tartness and sourness to the milk.

Flax seeds mixed with water form a gel that makes for an egg replacer. You can use chia seeds, if you prefer.

Maple syrup adds a nice bit of sweetness to the batter.

Vegan butter can be served with the wafflers, if desired.

ingredients for waffles on a table

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the flaxseed and water and let it stand for 5 minutes. This mixture will substitute for an egg in the batter. Preheat your waffle maker.

Step Two

Combine the almond milk and the apple cider vinegar in a small cup.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and then stir in the flaxseed and almond milk mixtures.

Step Three

Spray your waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray and pour 1/2 cup of the waffle batter. Bake until crispy, about 4 minutes per side (if your waffle maker is one that requires you to turn it. If not, then the waffles will need to cook for about 6-7 minutes total).

waffle batter poured on a waffle maker

Step Four

Serve with maple syrup, vegan butter, and fruit, or your favorite toppings.

waffles served with vegan butter and blueberries

Top Tips & Substitutions

  • Work in batches to avoid overfilling your waffle iron.
  • The batter will make about four large waffles.
  • Make the waffles ahead of time. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat waffles in a toaster or toaster oven until they are warmed through.
  • Feel free to use chia seed instead of flax seed for your egg substitute.
  • You can use whatever type of plant milk you like including cashew milk, hemp milk, or oat milk.
  • You can find vegan butter in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores.

FAQs

Can I make these into pancakes instead of waffles?

Yes, you can! Just use a griddle sprayed lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Flip the pancakes once during cooking. Or, try these Rice Flour Pancakes.

Are Waffles Healthy?

On a clean eating diet, there aren’t black and white rules about which foods are healthy versus unhealthy. Instead, my recommendation is to think about eating whole foods and unprocessed ingredients. Waffles with syrup aren’t as nutritious as my Anti-Cancer Green Smoothie, for example, but waffles every once in awhile are definitely part of a balanced approach.

This waffle recipe is made with wholesome ingredients and can be considered part of a healthy diet. Since this recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, it is appropriate for a lot of food sensitivities.

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dairy free waffles on a plate

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Waffles


Description

These Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Waffles are perfect for a lazy weekend morning. This recipe is also vegan and egg-free. Serve the waffles with fresh berries and syrup for the ultimate healthy comfort breakfast food.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or your favorite plant milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour like Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Mix (use all-purpose flour if you aren’t gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Vegan butter and extra maple syrup (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and the water. Stir to combine. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat your waffle maker. 
  3. In a measuring cup, combine the almond milk and the apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine and set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sea salt, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pour in the almond milk mixture and the flax mixture and stir to combine. 
  5. Working in batches, spray your waffle maker with the nonstick cooking spray. Pour about ½ cup of the batter onto the waffle maker and bake. Repeat until all the batter is used up. You should have enough for about 4 large waffles.
  6. Serve hot with maple syrup, vegan butter, or your favorite toppings.

Notes

  1. Work in batches to avoid overfilling your waffle iron.
  2. The batter will make about four large waffles.
  3. Make the waffles ahead of time. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat waffles in a toaster or toaster oven until they are warmed through.
  4. Feel free to use chia seed instead of flax seed for your egg substitute.
  5. You can use whatever type of plant milk you like including cashew milk, hemp milk, or oat milk.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle maker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten free waffles, vegan waffles, vegan breakfast

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