This made from scratch gluten-free waffles recipe will make the best gluten free waffles you have ever had. Made with Bob's Redmill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour or your favorite gluten free flour blend, this easy to make recipe produces fluffy waffles with crisp, golden brown edges. If you are looking for a dairy free waffle recipe, simply substitute your favorite plant based milk for the whole milk in the recipe. They will still come out perfect! This will quickly become one of your go to recipes for gluten-free breakfasts.
In this post, I will walk you through how to make this simple gluten free waffle batter, how to cook the waffles, how I like to serve the waffles and finally directions for storing any leftover waffle batter. We created this easy and delicious breakfast recipe because you all loved our gluten free pancake recipe so much! If you're looking for other gluten-free recipes, be sure to check out our recipe for Best Gluten Free Pancakes or our Easy Apple Butter Oatmeal Pancakes.
❤️ What You Will Love About the Recipe:
- these waffles are so light and fluffy - and they're gluten free!
- crispy, golden edges
- perfectly sweet with a hint of vanilla
- quick and easy to make - one bowl and less than 15 minutes to serve them
- nothing tricky or challenging here - just an equal swap for Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1
- dairy free? - swap out the milk for your favorite plant based milk for fluffy and delicious waffles
Be sure to see the recipe card for the full list of ingredients and detailed instructions.
- gluten free flour mix - try using Bob's Redmill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour or King Arthur's Measure for Measure.
- whole milk - adds extra moisture and fat content to the recipe
- canola oil - adds moisture and supports those crispy edges
- vanilla and sugar - add flavor and a hint of sweetness to the waffles
🫐 Topping and Mix-In Ideas:
- fresh berries and whipped cream
- fresh fruit and pure maple syrup
- chocolate chips
- pecans or another favorite nut
- bits of bacon or veggie bacon
- apple or banana slices and cinnamon
- any other favorite toppings that I didn't think of
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together the gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in your mixing bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Mix the batter until the ingredients are well combined. Be careful not to over mix. Batter should be the perfect consistency to pour onto waffle iron.
Cook waffles in a warm waffle iron using the instructions from your waffle maker. Top with fresh fruit and warm maple syrup.
Hint: Looking for crispy waffles? Give your waffles and extra minute or two in the waffle iron. You waffle will be a nice golden brown with perfectly crisp edges.
Store leftover waffle batter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To make fresh waffles, simply warm your waffle iron and scoop batter directly from the refrigerator. Store cooked waffles in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. You can refresh the waffles in the oven.
To freeze leftover waffles, allow the waffles to cool before moving them to a gallon freezer storage bag. Store in the freezer for 2-3 months. I like to warm a frozen waffle in the over at 350° for 3-5 minutes. I just place it right on the oven rack. This warms the waffles and crisps up the edges a little.
🧇 How to Reheat Cooked Waffles:
Reheated waffles are perfect for busy mornings when you need quick breakfasts, warm the waffles directly on the oven rack of your oven or toaster oven. Bake at 350° for 3-5 minutes.
🙋🏽♀️ Frequently Asked Questions About Gluten Free Waffles
Absolutely! This recipe is delicious when made with dairy free milk. We have used both almond and coconut milk and the waffles come out perfect every single time.
The most common reason I have found for sticking waffles is that you haven't used enough non-stick cooking spray. Make sure to always generously spray your waffle iron with your preferred cooking spray. I spray my waffle iron right away when I plug it in and then I spray again before each new waffle. Even though my waffle iron is non-stick, I still spray it. Also be sure not to overfill your waffle iron. Too much batter will lead to batter stuck everywhere. Follow these steps to make the perfect gluten-free waffle.
We have tried many different gluten free baking flours and find that Bob's Redmill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour is a favorite for pancakes and waffles. All gluten free flours offer a different combination of grain alternatives that have been specially blended to work well in place of wheat flour. The Bob's gluten free flour has 5 simple ingredients and I find that it produces perfectly fluffy pancakes and waffles that will trick gluten lovers of all ages into thinking they are eating a traditional pancake or waffle.
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The Best Gluten Free Waffles
- waffle iron
- 2 cups gluten free flour I used Bob's RedMill 1:1
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1.25 cups whole milk add up to ¼ cup more to smooth out your batter
- 3 tablespoons canola oil melted coconut oil works well too
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Whisk together the gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in your mixing bowl.
- Add the liquid ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter may be slightly lumpy which is good. If the batter feels too thick, add a splash of milk and mix again. You want the batter to be smooth enough to pour or drizzle into your waffle iron.
- Choose your favorite waffle iron and turn it on to warm up. Spray the iron with a little bit of canola oil or nonstick cooking spray. Once the waffle iron is warm, use a measuring cup or ladle to pour a cup of batter onto the hot waffle iron. Cook waffles, following the directions on your waffle maker. Mine has a little orange light that turns off when the waffle is ready.
- Serve waffles with some fresh fruit and warm maple syrup.
- You can store leftover waffle batter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To make fresh waffles, simply warm your waffle iron and scoop batter directly from the refrigerator.