• Gluten Free Vegan Waffles

    by Ellen Allard on April 20, 2014 · 5 comments



    I’m all about loving my gluten free breakfast. You love your gluten free breakfasts, too, don’t you?!? I’ve posted on my blog about pancakes and waffles and smoothies for the last bunch of years. And I just never seem to tire of trying new recipes. This morning was no exception.

    My sister, Faye, who is an amazing preschool special needs teacher AND gluten free, vegan, oil-free cook, shared this recipe with me. She was going for five criteria:

    1. Oil free
    2. Gluten free
    3. Vegan
    4. Crisp
    5. Yum

    Admittedly, it took 3 tries to get it right. The first two times, the batter cooked nicely but stuck to the bottom and top of the waffle maker. The trick: spraying the waffle maker with ample coconut oil spray (use oil of choice). Which of course renders them not totally oil-free, but since my criteria for this recipe match with Faye’s #2, 3, 4, and 5, that worked fine for me.

    These aren’t your big, fluffy waffles of yesterday. But that’s ok with me. I’m going for healthy. And these are. Healthy. This is what I call plant-based eating at its’ best.

    By the way, in case you’re wondering why I’ve posted an oil-free recipe…I’m not completely oil-free. But my sister, referenced above, was able to kick almost all of her heart meds (she had two stents put in her heart to help with her blockages) by following Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease. She is my hero. Imagine that, my baby sister, my hero! So, in a nod to her, I occasionally (and sometimes more often) cook/bake oil free. This recipe fits the bill.

    Gluten Free Vegan Waffles


    • 1 c. rolled oats (make sure gluten free)
    • 1/2 banana
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 c. milk (I used flax milk, use milk of choice)
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 tsp coconut sugar (use sweetener of choice)
    • Coconut oil spray (or veg spray of choice)


    Put all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until thoroughly combined.

    Allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

    Pour into preheated waffle iron sprayed generously with coconut oil. Cook as directed.

    Serve to one happy gluten free, vegan belly.


    Only question I have is this: what toppings would you put on your gluten free, vegan waffles? Happy Belly!

    { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    Angela Elsey May 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    These sound amazing! I’m new to gluten free and started blog for a 30 day gluten free challenge, I wi defintly be trying these in my meal plans! Love your blog 🙂


    Renee July 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your gluten, dairy, and egg free recipes! I was hoping that you could help me trouble shoot my waffle problem…My family has always enjoyed waffles, and since the dietary changes, we have not been able to make them! I have tried a few recipes and I cannot figure out why the waffles are sticking to both sides of my waffle maker. They pull apart when I open the waffle maker. Any suggestions?


    Ellen July 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Working with gluten free flours and starches CAN be frustrating and challenging. Have you tried liberally oiling your waffle iron? That could make a big difference in whether your waffles stick or not. Give it a try and keep me posted.


    @JohnPBryer October 27, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Made these today. Absolutely fantastic!! I'm going to add some flax


    www.joshr.info May 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    paleo + vegan = pegan. This is the way to go, diet to have and lifestyle to live. So many improvements in your overall health. Also, staying low on starchy foods.


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