Do you love waffles? These gluten-free waffles are made with brown rice, chickpea, and tapioca flours and ready to eat in 20 minutes! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. They freeze very well - perfect for a quick breakfast during the week!
I don't know about you but I've always been obsessed with waffles. Even as a kid I'd always order them at family vacations for breakfast with Nutella and maple syrup (hello no self-control) so when we finally bought a waffle maker to use at home I was VERY excited.
Why did it take me this long to share a waffle recipe?
Well, three years ago I moved to Canada and sadly couldn't take my waffle maker with me. I didn't make waffles at home for almost three years until a few months ago when I was sitting at home during quarantine and decided it was time to finally order a waffle maker! As soon as I got it, I started testing a gluten-free waffle recipe. Now that I finally perfected it, it's time to share it with you! I can't wait to make savory waffles in the fall too but for now, I'm sharing these sweet GF waffles that are delicious served with any and all the sweet toppings your heart desires - maple syrup, chocolate sauce, yogurt, nut butter, berries, etc.
What you need to make these gluten-free waffles:
It's super simple. Well, okay, I use a mix of three flours which you might not have if you don't often bake/cook with gluten-free flours. BUT those flours are very easy to find either in health food stores or now even in most regular grocery stores!
- brown rice flour
- chickpea flour
- tapioca flour
- baking powder, baking soda, fine sea salt
- ground cinnamon
- eggs (I haven't tried making these vegan yet so substitute at your own risk)
- almond milk
- vanilla extract
- maple syrup
I use brown rice flour as a base here because it's a really versatile flour and it tends to work well. I really like using chickpea flour in my recipes as it adds protein and it tends to work well in combination with other flours. The tapioca flour binds everything together and works great in place of gluten in recipes. If I didn't have tapioca I'd use arrowroot flour in the same amount. Without tapioca or arrowroot, the waffles would be too try and tough.
I tried making these with a gluten-free flour mix with good results. Every GF flour mix so I can't guarantee it'll turn out great but if you have a favorite GF flour mix, you can totally use that instead of the three flours (1 cup + 1 tablespoon GF flour mix).
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Basic gluten-free waffles sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and cinnamon. Perfect for a Sunday brunch served with fresh berries.
- ¾ cup brown rice flour*
- ⅓ cup chickpea flour*
- ¼ cup tapioca flour*
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp fine sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp avocado oil (sub melted coconut oil or other cooking oil)
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (plus more for serving)
- In a big bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, add the avocado oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup.
- Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the wet and whisk until there are no lumps.
- Set aside for 5-10 mins while you heat up the waffle iron.
- Once it's hot, spray it with a bit of avocado oil if needed and ladle in the batter leaving space around the edges so the waffles have space to expand.
- Cook for 3-4 mins or based on how hot your waffle iron gets. I set mine to medium-low so the waffles don't burn.
- Keep your waffles on a baking sheet in the oven or on a plate covered with a bigger one to keep them warm.
- Serve immediately or freeze.
* If you want to use a GF flour mix, you can skip the brown rice, chickpea, and tapioca flours and use 1 cup + 1 tablespoon gluten-free flour mix instead. I tried one and it worked great. Every mix is different, though, so success isn't 100% guaranteed.
You can preheat your oven to 200F (100C) to keep the waffles warm while you finish cooking the rest of the batter.
These freeze really well, just pop them in the toaster when ready to eat!
Keywords: basic, gluten-free, waffles