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Gluten-free Vegan Waffles

I recently received a new waffle maker so I’ve been experimenting a lot with waffles. The challenge has been figuring out a recipe that is gluten free, while also being nut, dairy and egg free, and not just a made from starches and sugars. After 5 failed attempts, which my family happily ate anyway, I finally figured it out. I’m really excited to share these with you!

These waffles contain buckwheat, which isn’t wheat or even related to wheat, and does not contain the gluten protein. Buckwheat is a grain originating in Asia, that is actually fruit seeds (known as groats) that are related to rhubarb. It is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, and is also claimed to help with digestion.

I also used Teff in the recipe. This is a tiny grain that comes from Ethiopia. Beyond being gluten free, it is touted to have a number of health benefits including aiding in growth and development, improving bone health as it is high in calcium, and boosting the immune system as it is high in Vitamin C.

I made them in the blender because I had to grind up the grains anyway, but it made it really easy to blend and pour.  The waffle maker I received is pictured here.

These can be made ahead of time, refrigerated or frozen then re-warmed directly in the toaster oven, oven or toaster. I’m sure they’ll also reheat easily on a stove top for camping or other travel with a stove available. I have a lot of ideas for my waffle iron including some dinner waffles, so look for those experiments on Instagram.

Gluten-free Vegan Waffles
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An allergy friendly and gluten free waffle recipe.
Gluten-free Vegan Waffles
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An allergy friendly and gluten free waffle recipe.
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat groats gluten free cereal or whole groats
  • 1/2 cup teff flour or whole grain
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce unsweetened. 1/2 cup is equal to one of those 4oz single serving containers.
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  1. Warm up your waffle iron according to instructions.
  2. Put all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little more water depending on the thickness of the batter. It should pour out of the blender easily, but still be pretty thick.
  3. Pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook according to instructions and liking.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 6 waffles on my machine, but yours will vary depending on the size of the cooked waffles. Serve with a little maple syrup or coconut whip cream and fruit.

There is no Nutrition Label for this recipe yet.

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