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For the longest time, I had been wanting to buy myself a waffle maker but I couldn’t find the right one no matter where I looked. I like to avoid Teflon coated cookware and had not had a problem finding non-Teflon products, but when it came to waffle makers, I wasn’t so lucky. They definitely existed, but in Canada, they were hard to find. I didn’t really want to order from the US…customs, duty, high shipping costs…all things I wanted to avoid. I also didn’t want to end up spending a fortune on a simple waffle maker. But just before this past Christmas after another fruitless search on Canadian websites and in local stores, I caved. And I caved at the right time because I found a great deal on my coveted ceramic waffle maker. (EDIT: This is the one I bought for those of you who have asked!)
Since then I’ve been on a waffle-making frenzy. My family isn’t complaining.
These easy vegan gluten free waffles were the second waffle recipe I developed, the first was for vegan gluten free gingerbread waffles I made on Christmas morning. I’ll share that recipe with you as this year’s holidays get closer! (UPDATE: You can find the recipe for those gingerbread waffles here and I’ve also come up with some more delicious waffle recipes that you can find here!
This recipe is for plain, good old easy vegan gluten free waffles. They come out crispy on the outside and deliciously fluffy on the inside. I served these with blueberries and pure maple syrup but you can dress them up however you prefer. Different berries, coconut whip—whatever you like.
- If you’re like me, you want to have your family around the table at the same time to enjoy these waffles together. To keep them hot and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside while you are finishing the full batch, follow this simple tip to keep your waffles crispy.
- A few readers have had not-so-good results when they used a different gluten free all-purpose flour blend instead of the Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend used in this recipe. It’s important to know that different blends use different ingredients and ratios, so results will always vary if you substitute. I have never used any other brand of flour to make these easy vegan gluten free waffles (other than Bob’s Red Mill), so please know that your results may not be the same as mine if ingredients are substituted.
These easy vegan gluten-free waffles also freeze very well. Make a batch on Sunday, freeze, and quickly heat in the toaster, oven, or toaster oven for a quick weekday breakfast. To enjoy them this way, simply cool the waffles after they’ve been made, cut into quarters, and freeze.
How to Make Easy Vegan Gluten Free Waffles
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I've only used Bob's Red Mill brand for this recipe, see note below)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
Turn oven on to "warm" setting or to 200°F to keep your finished waffles warm and crispy (click here for more info on keeping waffles crispy).
Turn on waffle maker to desired temperature setting. Setting will vary depending on your waffle maker and how you prefer your waffles.
Whisk almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, ground flax seeds, and maple syrup together in a medium-sized bowl, whisking enough to incorporate the flax seeds. Let sit for 5-minutes.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.
Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.
Ladle enough waffle mixture into your waffle maker so the bottom of the waffle maker is filled. Close waffle maker and cook according to your maker's directions.
- This recipe makes 4 standard sized round waffles.
- These waffles freeze very well, see note above.
- In the comments section, you will see that a couple readers have had not-so-good results when they used a different gluten free all-purpose flour blend instead of the one I use. It's important to know that different gluten-free flour blends consist of different ingredients and ratios, so results may vary if you use a different blend than what I've used here. I have never used any other brand of flour to make these waffles (other than Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour), so please know that your results may not be the same as mine if ingredients are substituted.
If you like this easy vegan gluten free waffles recipe, you’ll probably like my other waffle recipes too! Click here to check them out!
Photos for this post were updated April 2017.