Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
Waffles with fresh fruit

Gluten-free waffles can taste just as delicious as, if not better than, regular waffles when you have the right recipe. Keep this basic recipe on hand so you can make ingredient substitutions and change up your favorite toppings to enjoy a different gluten-free waffle each day of the week.

Making Gluten-Free Waffles

Enjoy this easy-to-prepare waffle recipe that everyone in the family will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white rice flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of 2-percent milk
  • 1/2 cup of potato starch
  • 1/4 cup of tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the milk, melted butter and eggs together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir well.
  4. Spread the batter in a preheated waffle iron and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Servings: 5 to 6 waffles

Gluten-Free Topping Ideas

When your waffles are freshly made and still hot from the iron, add a few gluten-free toppings such as:

  • Sliced bananas
  • Sliced apples
  • Fresh berries
  • Peaches
  • Sliced almonds
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Almond butter
  • Honey
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Greek yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Avocado

Ingredient Substitutions

Pastry Ingredients

If you don't have all of the ingredients required to make this recipe or simply want to change things up a bit, try these ingredient substitutions:

  • Substitute 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose Celiac flour for the rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour. Doing this may be more expensive, but it can save you a little time. This substitution shouldn't affect the taste or texture of your waffles.
  • Substitute brown rice flour, coconut flour, almond flour, or millet flour for white rice flour. The ratio will be the same, except in the case of coconut flour. When subbing coconut flour for rice flour, you'll cut the amount used to about half, and you'll notice a slightly sweeter flavor. Using brown rice flour instead of white rice flour may make your waffles a bit grainier and higher in fiber. Subbing almond flour adds a sweet nutty flavor, extra protein, and graininess. Using millet flour can create a cornmeal-like flavor and heavier texture.
  • Substitute ¼ cup of oil for ¼ cup of melted butter. This substitution may change the taste of your waffles slightly depending on which type of oil you choose, but it shouldn't change the consistency or texture. Try subbing coconut oil, olive oil, or canola oil in place of butter.
  • Substitute 1 ¾ cups of soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, buttermilk, or skim milk in place of 2-percent cow's milk. It really doesn't matter which type of milk you use in this recipe. Using soy milk or almond milk may give the waffles a slightly sweeter flavor. Using buttermilk adds a richer flavor and subbing skim milk for 2-percent milk lowers the calorie and fat content of your waffle recipe.
  • If you follow a vegan diet and don't eat eggs, you can eliminate eggs from the recipe. Simply add a little extra liquid (about 1/2 cup of soy, almond, hemp, or rice milk) instead, and your waffles will still taste delicious.

Going Gluten-Free

Going gluten-free means you can still enjoy the same great taste and texture of waffles without the potential side effects caused by gluten (if you're sensitive to it). Numerous substitutions and topping selections are available for gluten-free waffles, which means you'll never get bored with breakfast again.

Gluten Free Waffle Recipe